Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Garland

I loved the 'JOY' garland Dawn McVey posted to her blog SO much, I had to make one for myself.  See Dawn's Post Here

This is the first I saw of the Storybook Cricut cartridge.  I love the font.  I was already suppose to get a Cricut for Christmas this year, but after seeing this project, I had to have the Storybook cartridge too.
The snowflakes are some 4/$1 ornaments from Target.  The paper is from that Christmas paperstack I bought for all the Holiday Planners.

I used sticky strip on the letters to adhere the glitter.  That took FOREVER, so if you want to make this project I would suggest another method, although I'm not sure what.  If anyone has any ideas, please leave them under comments.

I used Riding Hood Red and Taken with Teal stamp pads.  As well as an Encore Metallic Silver Stamp pad.  I picked up most of the buttons locally. That corner red embellishment I cut from my new Cricut machine.  That's also from the Storybook cartridge.

I love love love the way this turned out.  I even experimented with hanging it around the tree.  That would look great too.  I cut the letters to 6 inches, and the marquee backgrounds as the shadow option, at 7 inches.  The matted Marquees are then cut at 6 1/2 in.  Each of the squares for the letters are 5 1/2in X 9 in.  Each of the squares with the snowflakes or trees are sized at 4 1/2in X 7 in.


  1. Fantastic!! My idea for the glitter letters is this: run the letters through the sticker machine upside down (so the sticky part is on the rightside of the letter), then peel it off and glitter it up. :) I love my cricut and my sticker machine :p

  2. I haven't used one of those, but are they sticky enough to hold the glitter well? This was my question as I was standing in the adhesive aisle of the craft store. I might have to just get one of those sticker machines, now that I can cut my own embellishments. Yippee!

  3. I love how it turned out!!! So cute!