Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter Y

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “Y”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Y” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’S BLOG then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultants at the bottom of this post.

So for my “Y” I chose Yuletide which is an archaic term for Christmas. So I went with a Christmas card.  I have been wanting to use the Wreath Thin Cut so I thought this would be the prefect opportunity.

abcs-y-yuletide-wreath-christmas-cheer-catscrapbooking-comI wanted the wreath to pop a bit more so I tried rolling the stamp in Fern and New England Ivy before I stamped it.  It looked good but I wanted more color so I decided to color my leaves!

Now it is time to hop on over to JENIFER BENNER’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ W

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “W”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “W” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’S Blog then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on LAUREN’s blog HERE.

If you follow my blog then you know I have designed a WREATH WITH WHITE Pines.  I so love the way this one turned out and plan to make one more like the one I designed with the Scaredy Cat paper.  I plan to make it a larger like that one and only with the B&T paper.  But here is this one with the White Pines and Cranberry.

Cone Wreath ~ White Pines ~ ABC's W ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe holly is cut from the new Artistry Cartridge on page 48. The rosette and doily are from the Artiste Cartridges.  The holly balls are from a floral piece I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  The cones are 5″ x 5″ for the first layer and the second is 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.  The finished wreath is about 13 inches in diameter.

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Scaredy Cat Wreath

I can’t believe Halloween is tomorrow and as much as I wanted to design another Halloween layout, card or home decor, I  have run out of time.  So I decided to show how versatile seasonal paper packs can be.   Just because something is labeled as Halloween does not mean it is it only purpose.

I used last years Scaredy Cat paper pack to design this really cool wreath using cones. Dahlia Wreath ~ Cone Wreath ~ Scardy Cat ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo make this wreath I cut 4″ x4″ squares for the outer three rings then reduced the size to 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and the inner most ring is 3″ x 3″.  I then created the cones and hot glued them to an ~ 11″ circle of scrap mat board. The center is a Whisper cardstock cut from Artiste #M41354 then the Colonial White is just a 2.84″ circle.  The doily is cut from Artiste also #M41354  cut at 2.71″ high in Sunset.  The finished wreath size is about 19″ in diameter. I love this Dahlia style wreath and designed another one which I will share with you next Saturday so be sure to check back.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop ~ Sangria

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!!  The Stampers with an Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with an Attitude are going to be showcasing art work with the wonderful fall colored Sangria paper pack. You will just fall in love with the rich colors of this paper pack!!!

If you are just starting here or hopping here from JUDY FAYE GARNER’S Blog  then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultant at the end of my blog.

I have been wanting to make one of those fabulous wreaths made out of rolled flowers.  When I saw the colors in the Sangria paper pack X7199B.  I knew it was the right one.  So I rolled like 90 flowers to create this wreath.Sangria ~ flower wreath ~ catscrapbooking.comThe wreath is 13″ foam which I wrapped in burlap so if any spots showed through it would be burlap and not white. I decided since these were fall colors I would add a few leaves.

Sangria ~ Flower Wreath detail 2 ~ catscrapbooking.com

Sangria ~ Flower Wreath detail 3 ~ catscrapbooking.comI actually used three different flowers in three different sizes.  For those of you with a Cricut Explore I used #m44903, #m47643 and #m435f5 all of which are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I sized them at 4″, 4.4″ and 4.8″.  For the leaves I used #m473AB from Artbooking (2.8″ high and 2.4″ high), #m58a300 (3.2″ high and 2.4″ high) & #m411c98 (2.19″ high and 2.59″ high) are from Artistry and #m42812 (2.76″ high & 2.2″ high) from Artiste.   I used pearl straight pins to secure the flowers to and leaves to the wreath.

Here is the list of papers used:

  • Sangria paper pack X7199B
  • Cardstock ~ Eggplant, Poppy, Pomegranate, Colonial White, Fern, Desert Sands, Cocoa, and Champange
  • Inks ~ Poppy, Pomegranate, Eggplant, Fern, Desert Sands, Cocoa and Champagne.

Now it is time to hop on over to the SHEILA BENNETT ’S Blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you.  Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Valentine’s Wreath

I think this is the first year I have been so prepared for Valentines or at least started early enough to make some fun things for Valentines.  I have to be honest I was not a big Valentine’s lover but this year I have been having fun making some festive decorations and valentines.  Today I wanted to share with you a wreath I designed using Heartstrings paper pack.  This is a Valentine’s themed paper but it really can be used for other occasions as well, I promise to show you more layouts using this paper pack in a non-valentines way in the near future.

Heartstrings Heart Wreath ~ Valentines ~ Catscrapbooking.comTo create this wreath I used my Cricut Explore and the Artiste Cartridge.  I really like using the design studio to see how the hearts would look prior to actually cutting them out.  It really helped with the sizing.  I used the hearts found on pages 49, 51 & 66.  I did tweak the sizing of a couple of the hearts by unlocking the size ratio.

Items used to create:

  • Heartstrings Paper Pack X7193B
  • Pixie Extra Thick Twine Z3035
  • Stuck on You Puffies Z3037
  • Glitter Paper Pink Z1922, Teal Z1991, & Black and Gray Z1829

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ A

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  We have reset the alphabet and starting again from the letter A.  I am making it my personal goal to make it for every letter.  I missed two last year but not bad 🙂

ABC's Blog Hop

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “A”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “A” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY .  If you just came from Linda’s Blog then you are in the right place.

Now that all the decorations have come down the house feels a bit empty.  I decided I really like having a wreath on the inside of one of my doors and now it looks empty.  So why not make a wreath to take its place that has a winter feel since we are in below freezing temps here in Colorado.  I remember seeing the wonderful Snowhaven wreath featured on page 74 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and knew this would be perfect.  I used my new Cricut Explore and the Artiste cartridge to create the bow and rosettes.  I had a bit of a learning curve trying to find my Artiste images but once I learned about the codes I was all set!  So my “A” elements are Artiste and Snowhaven Assortment.

Snow haven Wreath ~ Artiste ~ Catscrapbooking.comI did make a few modifications from the one in the Idea Book, I only had one Snowhaven Assortment and Complement but they used two of each.  So I used some buttons from my stash to fill in as the centers of the rosettes.  I also decided to use the black pattern paper instead of just solid back cardstock.  I did back the bow in black cardstock so the busy pattern on the reverse would not distract from the elegance of the bow.  I cut three rosettes at one inch, seven at 1 1/2 inch and five at 2 inch.  The bow was cut at 2 1/4 inch and the tabs were at 3 inches.  The Artiste cuts can be found on pg 55 of the handbook.

Here are a couple closer photos of the details.

Close up Snowhaven Wreath ~ catscrapbooking.com

I did use some mat board that I had to create the circle to mount all the rosettes to.  You can not see it but it does provide a stable surface so the project can be hung.

Bow for Snowhaven Wreath ~ Catscrapbooking.com

 

Supplies used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven X7188B
  • Embellishments ~ Snowhaven Assortment Z3008, Snowhaven Complements X7188C and buttons
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artiste
  • Cardstock ~ Black
  • Adhesives ~ Foam tape Z1151 and Liquid Glass Z679

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’s Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along the way you can always check back with Linda’s Blog as she has the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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