Cross Canada Blog Hop... April!

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing.  I have decided to show you a few quick projects that I have made over the past several weeks.  For these projects I used the For Always Paper Packet (pg. 32 $9.95) and the Cricut Artiste Collection (pg. 15 $99). 

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If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Karen of Clearly Precious  then you are in the right place!


The first project is what I call a "Luminary".  Using my Cricut Artiste I cut out 3 boxes found on page 56 (the box is on the 3D object key) and the sizes are 2 1/2, 2 1/4 and 2".  I then fold and glue the boxes together, make sure you don't glue the lid flap!  I like to put flameless tealights in each of the boxes and then stack them.  They create a lovely glow and are perfect for a space where you want a pop of colour but don't want to use a real candle.



Folded and ready for glue!

















My next project was made for a wedding fair and was created using the Cricut Artiste.  Found on page 65 it is the 3D object key and cut out at 4".  I inked the edges of the flower in Ruby Ink and I love that this is a gift box that does not require any glue!  You fold the edges as per the score marks and it is held together with the flower.  Very easy and dramatic.





 

My final home decor project is a dressed up dollar store candle!  I wanted to use up some of the scraps from my many projects with the For Always Paper Packet, so I put a few strips of the different papers around the candle then added a strip of the new black shimmer trim to the bottom and few bitty sparkles around the top for balance (and because a little extra bling is never a bad thing).

I finished dressing my candle up by using 3 Badge Buttons that were available on While Supplies Last a few weeks ago.  I toyed with extra trim, more layers of paper, flowers, etc. and came to the conculsion that sometimes less is more.  I think it looks great on my bedside table!


I am the very last "stop" on this hop across Canada but if you are still completing the circle your next stop is back at the beginning in Nova Scotia with Michelle of  My Creations with Michelle.

 Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.

Comments

  1. Wow, you've been busy! Nice work. I think the luminaries are my favourite -- LOVE the "For Always" paper with Crystal Blue.

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  2. Very nice work. You girls are inspiring me to go out and buy a cricket.

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  3. These are all so pretty, especially that luminary! Wow!

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  4. awesome ideas! Love the luminary especially

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  5. Let me add my praises....great work. Love all three projects.

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  6. i dont know what one i like better! these are so fun.

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  7. I love your projects, especially the boxes. I am thinking Christmas project for my crafty ladies here at work. Oh, what fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. More great ideas! Thanks Candra!

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  9. These are great! The candle looks like its wearing a suit jacket... Very cute!

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  10. really love the luminary! great party decor too!

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  11. What a super collection of projects. Love all the ideas.

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  12. I love all your projects!! Thanks for sharing them!

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  13. very pretty additions to your home decor!

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  14. Beautiful projects. The candle is my favourite - great way to use up those scraps!!
    Clare
    http://artsyclare.ctmh.com

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