Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Canvas Decor

Hi everyone! I am here today to share a Christmas wall hanging I recently made to use as a decoration in my own home.

I had seen a sign on Pinterest that I loved using words to form a Christmas Tree and wanted to do this same sign, but with my own touches.

I started with a 12x12 canvas and then Mod Podged a 12x12 paper directly on to the canvas.  I tend to use Mod Podge quite often when making altered projects and I continue to get good results.

My next step was to cut out the words. I chose a red glitter paper and  I used my Cricut Expression and Type Candy Font cartridge.  With the Cricut set to 1 3/4", I cut the words using all capital letters.  The words then had to be placed on the canvas.  Unfortunately, due to the back of the glitter paper having such a smooth, non-absorbant back side, I couldn't use Mod Podge.  I chose to turn the letters into stickers instead using my Zyron sticker maker.  I found the center of my canvas, started with the word Christmas, and then worked my way up from there.

I wanted to do something a little special for the star so I cut another star 1/4" larger in a light gold glitter paper and then layered the red star on top.  I used the same gold paper to make a border.  I then finished my canvas by randomly adding green gems to the "tree".

I hope I am helping to get you into the Christmas spirit!

Thank you for stopping today!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Bird Christmas Card

This time of year, I tend to make a lot of Christmas cards.  

This is one of a set that I made for a friend's silent auction to raise money for the adoption of their son.

I started with a kraft 5"x7" top fold card.  I then made a base of dark blue 4.5"x6.5".  The bird was made on my Cricut Expression and then I added a few details with marker.  The snow is simply a piece of cut cardstock, and some Stickles glitter paint.  I then added the Merry Christmas with a stamp and white pigment ink.

Thanks for looking!