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National Papercrafting Month: Welcome Home

Every January, we celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it! This January, we are celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with this beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. The kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home. Here are all the ways you can get the wreath kit:  (1) Purchase the Welcome Home wreath kit outright for $18.95 with no qualifying purchase, OR earn it FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase or (2) Earn a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit when you host a Gathering that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.

I hung my finished wreath on my scrapbook room door. (Note: I only had enough P’s because I had 2 kits.) The second one I used the word Welcome and it will most likely be a gift.

Tips:
* Take your time punching out the pieces, especially the stems so they don’t rip.  You won’t have any trouble as long as you don’t get in a hurry.  If something does rip, it’s easy enough to still make it work.
* I highly recommend a Quilling Tool for this project.  It works so well for holding/curling/folding the paper to create flowers and you can use it over and over when making other flowers included in our Cricut Collections.
* I also used Glue Dots instead of Liquid Glass for the white flowers.  It’s a more expensive option but you don’t have to wait and hold each flower to dry.  You could also use a variety of craft, mini, and micro sizes for the other flowers but since these can lay flat to dry I liked the Liquid Glass.  If you use Glue Dots, it will add a bit more dimension between the layers.
*I punched out all the pieces first and put each succulent in it’s own pile from largest to smallest.  If you have the Versamat or something similar, you can use this and move the project around as needed.
* When I make flowers like the white ones, I like to curl the petals before rolling the flower.  For the rest of the flowers, I also curled the petals before gluing them together and used the handle of the quilling tool (or a pencil would also work) instead of the tip.

* I’d only place the larger leaves on the base first, then I’d put the flowers on or at least temporarily so you have a better idea how things will lay.  I thought the flowers were a bit crowded when I followed the given instructions and I covered up some of the vines (I removed them and reattached to my liking.)

Here’s my second wreath:

Set of Christmas Tags

Christmas is over but you can still get these beautiful, easy to make tags and have them ready for next year.  It’s the Cut Above ‘Tis the Season Tag Kit and only available through the end of the year.

My Planner Pages

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Do you have a 2017 planner yet?  If not, check out what Close to My Heart has to offer.  This planner includes title coloring pages for each month. These are fun to do and a great way to relax.  I did some coloring over the past couple weeks while fighting a cold.  I used the ShinHan markers on the title pages.  Throughout the planner on the other pages, I used colored pencils.

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Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop

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Welcome to our blog hop featuring the Flower Market Cricut cartridge.

If you have come here from Melissa Robinson’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

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Supplies used: Close to My Heart Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Black vinyl, and printable vinyl.

I’ve wanted to make a sign for my on my front door and thought this was the perfect time to try something out.  A new door is on my wishlist so it’s not a big deal if I mess it up and with our first snowstorm in the forecast I am in the mood for the holidays.  Since I didn’t have white vinyl I used the printable and it worked just fine.  I really wanted to add the snowflakes but wanted them to be in white.  I definitely see more projects like this in the future!

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Now “Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

7f7d0c55-6de2-4796-afbc-f5df36c9a72aBeginning Monday, November 28 (midnight MST, 1am Central), when you spend $30 on retail-priced product, you can buy the Flower Market Collection or any other CTMH Cricut Collection at 30% off! This is a Cyber Monday special and is good for ONE DAY ONLY so shop now!

Large Paper Flower Tutorial

Decorate your home for Christmas with these large paper flowers made from our City Sidewalks Christmas paper packet. Switch out the papers to create large paper flowers for any holiday or occasion, like birthday parties, nurseries, and DIY photo backdrops. You’re sure to love this easy tutorial!

X7213B City Sidewalks Paper Packet
X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
Z1204 Bone Folder
Z3167 Cricut Artistry Collection