Monday, December 13, 2010

It's time to Deck the Halls with Fantabulous Cricut!

Welcome to Brenda's Scrappy Blog and the third Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

In honor of the approaching Christmas holiday, we're having a "Deck The Halls" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Christmas/Holiday-themed project that could be used to decorate and spruce up their homes for the Holiday Season!

If you've come from visiting Angji's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start here.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of the DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Deck The Halls" project at FCCB!

For my photo wreath project, I used George & Basic Shapes, Christmas, and Winter Woodland.

The base of my wreath is a wire wreath form from Michaels, but you could use a chipboard or cardboard ring, also. I used George & Basic Shapes to cut various size circles from chipboard and from pp, then adhered the pp to the chipboard circles. The bottom layer consists of nine 3.5" circles, then I layered some 3" and 2.5" circles on top, varying the placement and the patterned papers used. I cut some photos into 2.75" circles and placed them on some of the 3" circles adhered to the wreath. I added some 2.5" and 2" snowflakes cut from Winter Woodlands and scattered them around the wreath, adding some crystals to the centers and a little glitter penwork to the snowflakes. The final touch was the red bow, cut from the Christmas cartridge at 8", with a button and twine embellishment at the center.

Here's a closeup of a portion of the wreath:


We would love to see your "deck the halls" project this week, so please link your project back to the Fantabulous Cricut blog. Doing this will also get your entered for a chance at an awesome blog hop prize!

Now, it's on to Candace's blog for a look at her fantabulous project!

Don't forget to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!


Happy Crawling!

62 comments:

peanut8730 said...

I love this. I will have to scraplift this project. I can see wreaths for all seasons out of this. Thank you.
Leigh Ann

Nicolle said...

I love this idea..its so creative....thanx for the inspiration..:)

Rhonda Emery said...

oh wow may have to lift this one it is super adorable.

PenLight said...

Excellent idea! Very creative and a wonderfully personal keepsake. Fantastic work!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love this idea, Brenda! Great job!

Laura Lee said...

Just gorgeous.... This one was made to be lifted..
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Kate Furner said...

Love the photo wreath idea. I can't wait to have kids to make the wreaths for grandparents with pics from throughout the year!

AmandaB said...

Wow, not only is your wreath beautiful but it makes a fabulous keepsake.. Thanks for sharing..

Amanda;0)

Scrappin' Sista said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Great directions. It seems so easy. TFS!

Christel
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Chaley said...

Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what's next!!

CJ said...

Love it!! Absolutely fantastic. I think this is going to be on my project list for next year.

CJ

GiGi said...

I love this! It would be so neat to put that up every year and remember things from years ago.....great idea! TFS!

scrapaholicaef said...

Ok now girl I have to go and make one of these! I just adore it. Hugs Alesia

sandee said...

wonderful job, love this idea!

BunnyFreak said...

Great idea.

Jolanda said...

what a fantastic idea. You can get this out year after year and see how everyone has changed :)

Ladybug Designs said...

Very nice, you did a great job.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Great idea!!!!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Your wreath beautiful & it makes a fabulous keepsake
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scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful wreath - love how you incorporated the photos into it!
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swtdrm3 said...

What a cute personalized wreath
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The Scrapoholic said...

Fantabulous idea! I so love that makes a great gift too! :) I may just scraplift this idea, if you don't mind!
Jill (aka The Scrapoholic) FCCB DT Memeber

My Hideaway said...

I love this! It is so beautiful... and creative. Thank you so much for sharing your idea!

Olivia

Suzyque Crafter said...

Wow I really love your wreath! What a great Idea

SpantastiKreations said...

This is super adorable. What a great way to display those thru the yr holiday pictures.

TFS,
Erin
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Jean said...

I love this!!

Angie said...

great idea with the pics. great job.

angie
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Angela R said...

What a cute idea, a phot wreath! Very pretty thank you so much for sharing!
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Kate said...

I've never seen a photo wreath before. What a lovely idea - and yours has turned out beautifully!

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

Your family wreath totally makes me smile! Very cool idea!

butterfly07 said...

What a fabulous idea for grandparents as a gift from the grandchildren. I'm getting lots of ideas for next year's gift-giving from all of you wonderful ladies!

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

Great idea Brenda! The scrapper in me loves the pictures and the papercrafter loves the wreath! Awesome! Merry Christmas!

motherloves3 said...

I love your wreath, what a great idea.
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ashjoy said...

This is the best wreath I've seen all year!

Andrea said...

What a great idea! Love the paper you chose.

Helen said...

I love this idea!! And you have a beautiful family!

Fellow FCCB DT :)

shelly said...

oh my what a wonderful wreath idea. great paper choices :)

Tanya said...

Wow, what a great idea using photos on the wreath. Love it :)

Denise said...

Love that photo wreath.

VinDeeLoo said...

If I had my cricut - it is my Christmas present - I could do one of these with basketballs for my niece.

Joanne said...

What a GREAT project, and such a wonderful way to display family photos!

Corrie said...

Adorable...what a GREAT idea!!
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Cathy Martin said...

Cute wreath. Very creative

Fellow FCCB DT

Jamiecrafts said...

great idea, TFS!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute wreath!

Monica Flores said...

Bueatiful!! Greta idea

Rose said...

Love it!!!Great gift for grandma TFS

Cindylu2u said...

Your wreath is fantastic, love how you put the pictures on it!!
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Katie said...

I am loving all the holiday cards and projects you have posted lately. This wreath is just fabulous!

Heather said...

This is great! I need to make one!
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Glenda said...

So creative and such a great keepsake with the photos! Beautiful job! TFS!
Glenda
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Margie said...

I love your wreath! Very pretty, looks like a lot of work!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your Christmas wreath.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Jamie said...

omgosh this is super adorable!!! love this! tfs.
-jamie
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Trisha said...

Great way to showcase Christmas photos. Thanks.

My Crafting Time said...

What lovely pictures of your family. TFS

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CricutLvr!! said...

So cute! I love how you added the pictures! Great idea. Can't wait to make this!!
Fellow FCCB DT

Melissa said...

What an awesome idea!!! I love it

jennyplace2 said...

What a excellent ideal! I love your wreath and what a great way to add your family photos for all to see! This is one I will scrap lift for sure! TFS
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Kim. said...

This is a great project and it would make a lovely gift too. Love the concept, it is so creative.
Kim xXx

PinkBlingCrafter said...

I so love this idea!!!!!!I will have to scrap lift for sure:)TFS

4boysisjoy said...

wonderful, wonderful idea!