My Sheri Crafts #138

Christmas in July

There's a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts... Christmas in July (with lots of layers).  That's right!  Design Team Sister, Sue, has asked us to create a Christmas project that includes lots and lots of layers. 

I couldn't really decide on what project to work on but eventually ended up making two things.  Here they are... a wreath and a tree!

For the wreath, I decided to recycle an old book that had missing pages.  I've always admired wreaths made up of newspapers, book pages, music sheets... paper in general.  I found quite a bit of images online of these type of wreaths and decided to make my own for the first time.  What do you think?

The only problem (which I didn't notice until the project was completed) is that each of those cones were rolled up the same way... showing the Author's name at the top.  So, I hope I can find someone who likes Pierce Anthony to give this wreath to


For the tree project, I decided to make multiple layers from using a Fiskar border punch, then folding at each scallop.  It turned out fatter than I had imagined so I stopped at the 9th layer and added a "stem" or base made from a finished roll of glue dots then covered with a coordinating paper from the tree

Here is a view from the top

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My Sheri Crafts #137

FOOD, FOOD, and more FOOD

My turn to choose a theme for a challenge over at My Sheri Crafts... and I chose FOOD !

I have been seeing a lot of cards made from Spellbinder die cut pieces as the base so I wanted to give it a go.  I took a die cut that would fit an A2 envelop and ended up making it an easel card

For my food choice... naturally, I went with cupcakes.  I sooo LOVE cupcakes!  I chose a cupcake cut from one of my original Cricut cartridges... Home Decor.  The coordinating papers are from Basic Gray.  The icing part of the cupcake is embossed with Darice then I used glitter over the embossed section.  I used flowers from my stash and the leaves are from one of Martha Stewart border punches.  The sentiment is a stamp and heat embossed.  Now that I look at it... I don't think it was the best sentiment to use.  I'll probably change it to "You're Sweet" or something along those lines.  Oh well!

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