I keep trying to think of ways to use my Cricut machine – other than scrapbooking layouts.
The following pictures show the latest project.
In order to use the paper I had I needed something that gave thin paper some body and to give a sheen to the paper. Answer to this problem – cover the paper with clear adhesive paper (brand name as we know it – Contact paper). Had to make some extra settings to the Cricut to cut it properly. I had a new Christmas cartridge that I was wanting to try out – there were a couple of cuts I wanted to try on it.
Last year I had bought (after Christmas) a couple of boxes of the gold chargers – not knowing what I would do with them – as I don’t use them on the table- guess we are not “fancy” enough. Anyway, I thought one would work as a Christmas display unit on a easel type stand. Here are the results:
Still had some ideas churning around in my head – why not put some cut outs on candles – to spruce them up a notch or two.
Got out some old candles that had not been used in the current decorating whirlwind for Christmas. Of course, had no idea if the plan would work – or where I would put them if the plan produced something useable.
Added some ribbon to the middle one for an extra pop.
Trying to get the paper to stick to the candle proved to be a difficult task…used several different methods – none were real successful. The above candle was a stinker – don’t know why – so had to go to another plan. Being in the sewing room for these craft designs I spotted my straight pins that have different colored heads. I picked out the white ones ….cut part of the pin off and then used the rest to hold the cutout in place….sort of adds still another dimension to this.
This might be an idea to use different cutouts for the different seasons – who knows!
♥ Amelia ♥