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December 9, 2010

Wreath of Stars ~ Guest Designer Today

Hello!  I am Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am so excited to be here on thebugbytes once again!!  Here is my Wreath of Stars!

I have not really used my Imagine as much as I wanted yet because I haven't had a ton of free time to decicate to learning the ins and outs.  This is my first big project with my Imagine so far.

I found this paper from the Imagine More cartridge and was dying to use it!



I started out by loading George and Basic Shapes in my Imagine. Once the I finished thinking, I loaded the Imagine More cartridge. I selected the cricut cartridge symbol in the bottom left hand corner and selected the star from George.


I just tapped it with the stylus (loving the new stylus by the way!) and it appears in the Que.
 
Then, I tapped the Imagine cartridge shape.


I tapped the star and then tapped the pencil to edit my design.



My color choices appear below (this part is way fun)!



I selected the Sheet Music paper pattern by tapping on it. I love how it fills in the space according to the size of the image. The smaller the shape, the smaller the details on the paper.
 
I changed the size to 3 inches.
 
I selected the Sheet Music paper pattern by tapping on it. I love how it fills in the space according to the size of the image. The smaller the shape, the smaller the details on the paper. 

Then I selected Apply.
 
Now I am at the Project Preview screen and I can see my star on the mat.
 
Since I need a lot of stars, I select the Auto Fill option and get 9 stars per page.
 
I loaded white paper on my mat and here are my stars ready to go. I made 27 stars (3 sheets of paper) for my wreath.
 
Here you can see how small the music notes are ~ they are soooo cute!!


Next, I inked the edges of my stars. This took a while!
 
I cut out a circle frame from Lyrical Letters at 10" so I could glue my stars on and actually keep a circular shape!


I left a little space between the stars on the first layer, then overlapped the second layer.


For the last 5 stars, I used pop dots to attach them around the wreath. I did not pop dot any stars where my bow is going to be.
 
Here is a close up of the layers.
 
I found this bow from Celebrate with Flourish.
 
Here is the bow on the wreath. It seemed a little flat, so I cut out a second bow and pop dotted it on top.
 
I added a picture of my 3 stars (I mean sons) to the center. This is one of the photos on our Christmas cards this year.
 
I cut out Christmas from the Christmas cartridge and the 2010 from Lyrical Letters.

And here it is all together. I will make a coordinating "highlight" page with 2" pictures cut from the holiday cards and photos we receive this year!

Have a Wonderful Christmas season and a special thanks to Pam for showcasing my work!!!

Lori

12 comments :

Dakota Bear said...

I like that idea very much. Even though I don't have the Imagine, I might try it with the Expression and printed paper.

Shari said...

Great idea, you are so creative. Thanks,
Shari . . .

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

what a great idea. It's a star!!!
TFS

TR said...

This would also be great around the 4th of July!
You've done a very nice job. I love to distress
things so I wouldn't mind the time it takes for
all those starts. :)

TR

JeanneLee said...

What a great job you did on this! I thought you had stamped on the stars...that is cool you have an Imagine to use!

Celeste B. said...

How creative! I love it! TFS! :)

Denine said...

Great Idea.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a wonderful idea! It looks so festive, I just love it. You are really getting good on that Imagine! TFS

tishy34 said...

very cute and simple. i love it. i am defin. going to do this layout. thanks
michele

flowerdisco said...

lori----------absolutely adorable. :)

Melin said...

What a wonderful project! It is always amazing how pretty the cuts are when they are BIG...i.e. the bow. I can' make a real bow look that good :-) Thanks for the idea!!! Melin

Karen said...

What a cute idea. Love the music paper!

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