Friday, March 2, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

I am not sure if all you Cricut lover's out there knew this or not, but Jinger Adams, former Provo Craft spokesperson, is in the process of starting two of her very own product lines.  One line will be shoes and the other, crafting.  How exciting is that?  To kick off her crafting line, she is holding a design team call.  What a dream it would be to make the design team!  I know it's a shot in the dark, but you never know unless you try.  Here is my submission:


I started off with a 12" grapevine heart.  This is the backside.

Next, I started adding the shamrocks with a hot glue gun after I added texture to each by rolling a metal ball tool along the backside of them.  I cut the shamrocks in 3 different colors of green and in three different sizes ~ 1.5" H x 21, 2.0" H x 10 and 2.5" H x 4 for a total of 70 shamrocks.  I didn't have a pattern to how I applied the shamrocks.  I just put all three colors in a pile, grabbed, and glued.

I hand sewed a ribbon onto the back of the wreath to hang it from.
 
Next, I added the phrase "LUCKY" from the Cricut cartridge Sophisticated to adorn the bottom of the wreath.  I used glitter glue to highlight the shapes in the phrase and sprayed the wreath with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist for added interest.

I finished embellishing the wreath with a bow and gold craft wire for sprigs.
Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridge Sophisticated and digital cartridge St. Patrick's Day
  • 12" grapevine heart
  • Core'dinations Elements paper stack
  • Stampin' Up! cardstock in Early Espresso and Old Olive
  • Stampin' Up! 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon in Early Espresso and Old Olive
  • Stampin' Up! linen thread
  • Stampin" Up! Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons
  • Gold craft wire
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Olive Vine
  • Glitter Glue
I am including my craft files for easy recreation:
Gypsy:

Cricut Craft-Room

I wonder if I make the design team, I get shoes too...lol!  ;)

17 comments:

  1. What a great wreath Renee! Good luck in the DT call, you would be a great addition to her team!!!

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  2. This is beautiful Renee! Best of luck with the design team. You are an amazing crafter and Jinger would be lucky to have you!

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  3. Good Luck Renee! I think Jinger would be impressed with this project! Really pretty!

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  4. This is so cute!! I wish you all the "luck" I can...I think it's a really wonderful idea for the season...I think I need to order this digital cartridge. Hope I can create something as cute as you did!!

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  5. She'd be lucky to have you. Good luck!

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  6. Renee - I saw this in Jiner's Blog!!!! So glad to see you are trying out because you are so talented. Great wreath! Good luck.

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  7. Awesome wreath Robin...Good luck in the DT call. I may just throw my hat in the ring too !

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  8. Oh, my goodness, Renee! What a beautiful wreath! Another beautiful wreath...you are amazing! Good luck with the challenge to be on Jinger's team!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  9. Looks awesome!
    Best of luck on the dt call!

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  10. Very pretty wreath and such a super idea for the upcoming holiday!

    Precious Hugs

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  11. Your project is fabulous... :)
    Wishing you a beautifully blessed week,
    **Lots of BIG Hugs**
    Deborah

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  12. What a wonderful project. Good luck on the Design Team Call. No matter what happens we are all in for some exciting new products when Jinger rolls out her designs.

    Linda - The Tulip Collector

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  13. What a great idea for the upcoming holiday! Love the Lucky from the Sophisticated!!! Thanks for sharing

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  14. Renee, another fantastic project! I don't know how you do it, but every project of yours is always fabulous! Good luck on the design team call.

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  15. Great job on your wreath!!!! And lots of luck with Jinger's Design Team call!!! Thanks for checking on me on the MB...I'm still around...but I've had lots going on. Hope to see you sometime soon. Looks like you are doing great!!!! :)

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