You Are My Sunshine Shadowbox

If you have ever spent time with me in my craft-room, you will learn quickly how much I enjoy using my Cricut® machine. I not only use it for scrapbook pages and cards, but I often use it to create some home decor items for family and friends.  You may recognize this week’s project from a Cricut® class that I taught last fall.  This You Are My Sunshine shadowbox was designed specifically for my daughter, at her request, after she saw the class sample I made.

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This home decor piece began with a simple 10-inch shadowbox I purchased from a craft store.  My daughter had already chosen the sentiment. I uploaded the quote into Design Space™, resized it, mirrored it, cut it from vinyl, and applied it directly to the inside of the glass.  She had requested that the flowers be made from Saffron, White, and Black cardstock so I chose to create the background using a beautiful leaf paper from our Fresh Air pack.  I love the contrast of the Juniper and Glacier against the Saffron flowers.  The Wreath image was cut from our Flower Market collection at 8.5″, inked, and added to the background paper using Foam Dots, then the completed flowers were applied to the wreath. (You can find a tutorial of the flowers here.)

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I was delighted with the way it turned out and elated to find out that my daughter immediately hung this onto her wall.  You can easily replicate this design using any sentiment or vinyl color of your choice.  You could even choose to use another type of flower from our Flower Market collection. There are so many to choose from. If you haven’t had the chance to take a look at this Cricut® collection, you can view the entire shape index HERE on my website.  There are some beautiful floral images and wreaths that you could use on this project. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Convention Bound

I am  excited, nervous, and all aflutter to be headed to the North American Close to My Heart Convention.  As an Extravaganza Creative Presenter, I have already had a chance to view some of the stunning products that will be arriving in the fall, and I can’t wait to see what else Close to My Heart has to offer you.

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I am always fascinated how their Design Team is in sync with the current trends and fashions.  Each season is full of incredible paper crafting products that reflect the current styles.  I can’t wait to be able to show you what the future holds for Close to My Heart!

If you are as excited as I am about these products, you should consider joining my team as a Close to My Heart Consultant. The HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team is supportive, creative, and small.  I have enjoyed getting to know each of the women on my team and would love for you to join us.

Continue to watch my blog, Facebook page, and Instagram for updates on the upcoming products.  I will be posting little teasers over the next few months, and some of the artwork I created for the Convention.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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