Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Home decor plaque made using American Alphabet cartridge.

Hello, friends!

I hope you guys are having a great week.  I am trying to get my crafting back log taken care of. You see I typically craft in advance, so I am not scrambling last minute to get something up. Well, I am nearly out of things to post. Which means I am spending tons of time in my crafting room making things for both blogs. It was good that I had a little break for a while. I had lost my mojo and needed to find it.

I had several people ask me yesterday which DCWV stack I used for the layout. It is the Blossom song stack.

Today's project is a home decor project that I made using the American Alphabet cartridge that comes on the E2. If you have been following my blog for a while you know I love a good tree (flower, kite, or butterfly).

The patterned paper used for this is from Papertrey Ink. The cardstock if from Close To My Heart.
I cut the tree at 6 1/2" and 'family out at 1 3/4".
I used modge podge to adhere this to the plaque. Making sure each bit of paper is saturated on both sides to prevent bubbles.

Thanks so much for stopping today! I hope that you guys are liking the mix up of projects. Sometimes I get tired of making cards and layouts and want to widen my repertoire. I did make some cards and scrapbook pages though today, so don't give up on me if that is all you want to see.  

My friend Christina is showing off the Art Philosophy cartridge that she got from me this week. She did a cool video showing you what you get in the bundle and how to use all of the coordinating pieces together. Click here to check it out ==> Creations with Christina

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If you get your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge bundle between now and the end of the month you will qualify for the $5 Stamp of the Month and the FREE Pair a Phrase stamp set!

What you will get if you get this deal?

*Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (retail price of $59.99) , Three Stamp Sets (retail value of $17.95 each), & Three Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each). Total retail value of $128.69 for only $99.

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Have a Terrific Tuesday!

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33 comments:

Joan Smith said...

This is a cool looking tree...it is a neat project....I do miss your cards and LO though. Glad you are getting your mojo back :)

Auntie Em said...

Such a pretty plaque but it would also make a sweet cover for a scrapbook album.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Ohhh Snap said...

Great looking tree! I sooo am pining for the E2 carts to be linkable to my Gypsy. But you making want to work with them anyway. TFS :D

Christy said...

WOW!! This is gorgerous...I've been hesitant to try out home decor. Might have to give it a try after seeing this. So beautiful.

SallyP said...

Please keep showing us different projects! I primarily do scrapbook pages and cards, but I want to widen my projects too!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

What, no tote bag ;) Really pretty item. That would make a great gift!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Northwoodszoo said...

Nothing like a family tree to bring a smile! Glad your "mojo" is back!

Karen said...

Very pretty. I love a good tree, especially in the fall!

Kate said...

Ohhh, I really, really like this, Melanie! What a great project! The papers are perfect and that tree is just fabulous!

Sue Alger said...

This tree is really neat. I always like seeing home dec projects--makes our craft purchases multi-purpose

Crafting Katie said...

I LOVE your plaque, Melanie! Such pretty colors, and that tree is gorgeous! Makes me want an E2!

alwayscharlie said...

That is an awesome tree!!

TropicalWon said...

What a gorgeous plaque!! I love the colors you used!! Very cute!! Great idea for Christmas gifts!!

amanda


Amanda.peterman at gmail dot com

Scrapper69 said...

That looks so pretty... and I like the spot you put it in, in your house... it looks lovely there! :o)
I don't mind what you make... it's all good to me and keeps me interested! :o)

Theresa

Deneen said...

I love it! TFS.I like that you show us different things we can make. I don't mind that you mix it up.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I love seeing all different ways to use our cartridges!

Anonymous said...

This is a great home accent idea! I made baby announcements with this idea. Got rave reviews. The couple even painted a tree like this on their son's wall in his nursery! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. Speaking of Mojo. You still got it.

Kathleen (jbaugh1481@aol.com)

surfnfroggie said...

I love this project and the colors look beautiful together.
surfnfroggie

Kim. said...

This is really pretty, I would love to have one of these as I to love tree's and anything to do with genealogy.
Kim xXx

Susan said...

I LOVE that tree! Just beautifully done!
SusanJ in Atlanta

sewnsew1943 said...

Don't worry about your project I really enjoy seeing different ideas in all sorts of areas. Home Decor is a winner for me, as I am just moving into a new house. Thank you for sharing all your ideas they are great!

Dee said...

So. . . any tips for getting your crafting mojo back? I am way behind and wonder if I will ever catch up.

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely project! While I do scrapbook pages and layouts 98% of the time, I really enjoy looking at altered projects as well. Thanks for switching things up, now and again.

Marissa said...

Love your project! Very beautiful!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love that tree.

scrapdiva said...

love the plaque, love the colors,looks so elegant

Chris Wooten said...

awesome projects Melanie as always..love it



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OCCricut said...

Really pretty! LOVE YOU STYLE!!!

The Zoo Keeper said...

Beautiful! Nothing more to say!

wahixane77 said...

Adorable. Thanks for the adhesive tip!

wahixane77 said...

Thanks for the adhesive tip! It came out great.

danielle said...

I have used this tree to make some cards, love the home decor!!! P.s. I just bought the Art Philosophy bundle from you and absolutely love it so far!!!!! Thank you for showing me so many creative ways to use this cartridge and introducing me to Close to My Heart! Great products!!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the tree for home decor.
Sharon (scrappyone)
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