Create Some Faux Leather Ornaments for Your Tree

We are in the midst of a renovating and redecorating our home, which means that I get to make some new home decor items for Christmas. If you have been following me online, you know that I can’t resist using my Cricut™ whenever possible, and today is no exception.  To match our new decor, I have created these simple Faux Leather Ornaments using the Free SVGS in the Holiday Cheer Bundle.

When you purchase any of the Holiday Cheer kits, your kit includes free SvG images which are designed to help you recreate more tags and ornaments. These can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, or, in my case, home decor items. Unfortunately, the SvGs and kits are only available through November 30th, so you will want to order them soon if you plan on creating these ornaments.

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To learn how find your SvG images & upload them, you can view a tutorial here. 

Once I uploaded and resized the SVG ornaments in Design Space™, I added some Close to My Heart images that would be cut from Iron-On Vinyl for my ornaments. The Deer & Wreath images are from the Flower Market Collection and the Tree is from our Digital Art Bundle 

Each of the Ornaments was cut from Faux Leather on my Air 2. When using Faux Leather, you will need to make sure to place the shiny side down and mirror your images before cutting. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerSvGOrnaments-CutLeather.jpg

You will do the same with your HTV – shiny side down & mirror the images. After the Iron-On Vinyl (HTV) has been cut, you will remove the excess vinyl from the clear backing sheet, leaving only the cut image on the liner – this is known as weeding. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerSvGOrnaments-weedvinyl.jpgTo apply my HTV onto the ornaments, I am using a Cricut EasyPress Mini™.  This little gem is perfect for small projects like this.  To determine the heat setting I used the Interactive Heat Guide which told me the temperature and heat time, then I applied my vinyl to the faux leather ornaments. misscarriescreations-holidaycheersvgornaments-heat.jpg

The final step was to add a backing and some bows for embellishment. Since many of you are new to Iron-On Vinyl and using Design Space™, I have created a process video for you, to show you how I created each of the ornaments.

 

I hope that this project has inspired you and encouraged you use your Cricut™ this week.  Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or would like to suggest more Cricut™ projects.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies that I used on my creation today

Holiday Cheer Tag & Ornament Kit (CC101915)
Holiday Cheer SVG Images
MissCarriesCreations-FamilyHistorySVG
Family History Digital Art SVG
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Cricut Explore Air 2

MissCarriesCreations-FlowerMarket
Flower Market Cricut Collection

Cricut EasyPress Mini™, Raspberry
Cricut EasyPress Mini

Z3574
Gold Heat Transfer Vinyl

Cricut® Everyday Iron-On™Mini Sampler, Classics
Everyday Iron-On Mini Sampler
Cricut® Faux Leather - Pebbled, Patina Sampler
Faux Leather

White Everyday Iron-On

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Weeding Tool SetWeeding Tool Set

Z3569
Sangria Ribbon
Z4217
Story By Stacy Short Story (Ribbon)
XL Scraper
Extra Large Scraper

StandardGrip Machine Mat, 12" x 12" (2 ct)
Cricut Standard Grip Mat

Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Cheer Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our Holiday Cheer monthly special. 73276490_10156830555192686_7077222899618152448_n.jpgIf you have come here from Darlys Recker’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

As I began playing with all of the products in the Holiday Cheer products, I pulled out my Cricut™ machine and started playing with the Free SvGs that come with the bundle. After creating those fun ornaments in the background, I realized that they did not meet the specifications for this hop, so I decided to start over and created this sweet little Tree Trimming Christmas card instead using stamped images from one of the Holiday Cheer stamp sets. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerBH-TreeTrimmingCardSM.jpg

If you take a look at the image in the Traditional Holiday stamp set, you will see that the truck and the tree are one complete image. To create the image you see, I used a masking technique. Let me show you how I did this.

I began by stamping the image onto a full-adhesive sticky note. I cut apart the sticky note into two separate images – the tree & the truck – and placed the mask down onto my cardstock. I stamped the truck portion using Intense Black Ink, then switched to the other mask and stamped the tree in Evergreen.

By creating the masks, I was able to stamp the image in the colors I desired.  This is a simple way to alter an image without cutting the stamp. I shaded the truck using TriBlend Markers, cut out the image, and attached it to the card. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerBH-TreeTrimmingCarddetail.jpg

As I said earlier in the post, I also used the Holiday Cheer SvGs to create some charming ornaments. I will be posting a tutorial showing you how I made those creations next week.MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerSvGOrnaments.jpg

Now ‘Hop” on over to Ramona Temple’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. The Holiday Cheer bundle is only available through November 30th, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can save 30% on this bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is the list of supplies I used on my Tree Trimming Card

Traditional Holiday (CC101912)
Traditional Holiday Stamp Set

X5978
12 x 12 Glacier Cardstock

1385
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Z3518
Snowflakes Embossing Folder

D1283
Say It in Style Stamp Set

Z1263
Bitty Sparkles

B005GZ2174
Full Adhesive Sticky Notes

cricut-explore-air-2-cutting-machine-mint-d-20180712145726333_631711
Cricut™ Air Two

Z2088
Clear Embossing Powder

Z8001
Candy Apple Pigment Ink

Z2497
Dark Red TriBlend Marker

Z2863
White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad

Z6512
Evergreen Exclusive Ink Pad

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Z2474
Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

Z4220
AntiStatic Pouch

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z4252
Heat Tool

 

 

A Quick Christmas Card for a Sketch Challenge

Can you believe that there are only NINE weeks left until Christmas? Sketch 339As the holidays draw closer, I start to feel the days going by quickly and tend to not have enough hours to get everything ready for Christmas. Can you relate?  Each year, we sent out over 100 Christmas cards and, this time of year, I start to scour the internet for quick, simple card sketches like this one from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Any uncomplicated card design that can be replicated quickly is a winner in my book.

This week, I decided to join the sketch challenge and create a simple card using the Holly Jolly Border stickers and Build a Plaid stamp set.   As you can see, instead of adding a scallop, I chose to create a variety of layers at the base of the card. MissCarriesCreations-ChristmasBorderStickerCard

Even though the Build a Plaid stamp set is intended for creating plaid designs, I chose to use it as a fill-in for one of my layers. Once the base of card was complete, I stamped the “December 25th” image onto black cardstock with VersaMark™ Ink, heat embossed it in white, then layered it atop a Candy Apple stitched circle. I love the look of white embossing powder on black cardstock. 

I added a stamped Holly embellishment, a sentiment, and a few Holly Jolly Dots to complete the card. This card was so simple to create and could be made using a array of border stickers, paper scraps, or stamped images.

I hope that this card has inspired you to create something new this year for Christmas and to join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I will be posting more cards I created using the Holly Jolly border stickers this week. In fact, I have created an entire workshop using them and I can’t wait to share them with you.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.