Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Paper Piecing Blog Hop! 2 & 3rd dec 2011

paper Piecing can be a lot of fun - especially when you have an Cricut or any electronic die-cutting machine that is out there.  Today, My project is all Cricut!
In order to to be eligible to win any blog candy from Nikki's blog you must do the following:
1-  enter comments on ALL blogs participating
2.  - "LIKE" Nikki's page on paper piecings
here is the line up!
Doris -   ME
Janet-  NEXT
Mindy -
Amy Jo -
Here is my project for today  --I hope you like it!!  A Christmas Wreath - paper style.
Jolly Holiday cartridge creates this awesome Wreath cut out at 11.24h & 10.62w as well as the berries and leaves.   MERRY CHRISTMAS is created using Holiday Cake cartridge cut out at 10w & 3.h.    MORE DETAILS are noted in the pics below

Berries were outlined with black pen and layered with Glossy essentials to give it that shiny berry look!  Leaves were shaded around the edges using the Color Box; Olive pastel inkpad.      Merry Christmas is backed in Black Cardstock and the top layer is paper from the DCWV Christmas pack (had it for years..)   Inked around the edges of Christmas is using TAN ink from InkXpressions.  it looks really pretty.  hard to see it here.   I used POP-DOTS from Stampin Up' for the Merry Christmas to give it depth.

The patterned paper is from the DCWV Christmas paper pack from years earlier.  It is a cardstock weight.  and glossed over using hr Glossy Accents.   Ribbon is from Close to My Heart. and then hung and tied off.
  I hope you enjoyed MY Paper Piercings challenge.  I am also hoping to get onto Nikki's Design Team using this project.  So please leave me some love and tell me what you think..
NEXT is...   JANET    and remember - you must comment on each blog to be eligible for the BLOG CANDY NIKKI has on over at her site.


  1. Great wreath project. Makes a cute ornament. Good luck with the DT call.

    Smiles Sher

  2. What a lovely project, good luck with the Design Team.

    Jackie x

  3. Love it great idea. Turned out really nice :)

  4. Love it! You did an amazing job on it!!! TFS

    Lisa G

  5. I love the wreath, thanks for sharing!

  6. your wreath is adorable - good luck with the design team :)


  7. Doris this is gorgeous, love all the detail you put in it. Happy to have you has as fellow hopper! Good luck with getting on the DT!

  8. what an adorable wreath so bright and cherry...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  9. Your wreath is super cute!!! thanks for letting us know how you made it and the sizes so we can give it a try too. What a sweet gift idea for a teacher too.

  10. You did such a pretty job! Love all the extra details. They really make everything stand out well! With any luck, we'll both make the team! :0) Good luck to you! I've been wanting the Jolly Holidays cartridge 4ever! Everytime I find it for a decent price, it's sold out. :P

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower & hop stop)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  11. What a cute idea! It was great hoping with you and GL with the DT

  12. Great job on this project. Your wreath is adorable!

    Patti Ross

  13. that is so cute! fabulous darling fabulous! cvceggen at yahoo dot com

  14. love your wreath.. bright and cherry
    ...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  15. Really beautiful wreath!! Why can't I think outside the Cricut box to create like this?
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com