Monday, August 13, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge

The challenge over at Exploring Cricut for this week is to create a card, layout, or other papercraft using 2 cricut cuts and a monogram. So as a Close to my Heart Consultant I took the opportunity to use my new favorite cartridge Artiste to create a wreath.

To create my wreath I started with a styrofoam base from Michael's. I then created the rosettes using the image from page 50 from the Artiste cartridge. Each rosette is created using 2 cuts glued together. I then glued them onto a base so that they would keep their shape. To adhere the rosettes to the wreath I used stick pins through the center.

My second cuts were flowers from the Artiste cartridge. I chose 3 different flowers and once they were dry I glued them onto the rosettes. I added green buttons to the centers of the flowers and the rosettes.
I decided to add a paper ribbon instead of actual ribbon to the wreath. I used the ribbon on page 55 from the Artiste cartridge. Then glued a flower in the center. For the center of the flower I used a sparkle.
For my monogram I used the capital E from Opposites Attract. I glued it to the rosettes.
Thanks for taking the time to view my project. I hope you get to play along with us this week, but don't forget to link it to the Exploring Cricut blog!
pattern paper: Close To My Heart
Cardstock: Close To My Heart (Pear, Smoothie, Cotton Candy)
buttons: from stash
sparkles: Close To My Heart
Cricut Cuts:
rosettes (3D object-shift) page 50 (1.5")
flowers (Accent 1, Accent 1 - shift, Accent 2) page 54 (4")
ribbon (Accent 3) page 55 (1.82")
Opposites Attract:
E ( 4")


  1. Wow Emily! This is super cute! Love the bright colors and that fancy E! Bet it will look fabulous on your classroom door this year!

  2. This is just beautiful. You are giving me further motivation to conquer my Expression 2 and the CTMH Artiste cartridge.

  3. This is awesome Emily!! Just awesome!!! So very beautiful! I love love love it!!!!!! :)

  4. Emily. You have outdone yourself. This is so beautiful!! Love it!

  5. Ooo lovely! Pink and green are so pretty together:)
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  6. WOW - thats so fab and all off the Artiste cart - I really need this!! Thanks for sharing.