Saturday, November 26, 2011

Good Tidings "Door Swag"

Christmas preparations are in full swing now! Kyle and I picked out a beautiful Christmas tree, and I used the leftover pine branches for front door decor. Lowe's sells similar (but not nearly as cute) "door swag."

Kyle managed to tie the branches together very nicely using beadwire.
Using the same cricut cartridge I did yesterday "Winter Frolic," I made this very fun sign! I cut the phrase shadow at 5 1/2, which was the maximum size. The phrase nesting inside of the shadow I cut at 5 3/4.

I used "Diamond Dust" around the border of the shadow phrase to make it look like snow. I added a bow front and center from some of last year's recycled ribbon.

Back to my game of Taboo! Kelly's visiting us! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Winter Frolic - Snow Angel

So excited that Christmas has officially been kicked off! Since I have a couple of days off, I've tried to craft a little bit here and there...

Lola, our "Welcome" cow in front of our door has been wearing a "BOO" sign that I found in the $1 section at Target since Halloween, and tonight, I decided that it was time that she caught up to speed with the next big holiday!

After perusing the pages of my cricut cartridge,
"Winter Frolic," and consulting Kristin, we decided to make Lola our "Snow Angel."

I used 3 different types of paper and the "Snow Angel" phrase shadow, phrase, and shift phrase cut at 5" to create this sign. The snowflakes are from a foam pack that I found at Joann's for a few dollars. They are partly what inspired me to make this sign. I punched a hole on the outer edge of each snowflake and used twine to tie the sign around Lola's neck.