Monday, July 1, 2013

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl--Red, White & Blue! Plus Blog Candy!

Welcome to The Stamping Tree and the Fourth of July Fantabulous Cricut Crawl!  I'm very excited as this is my first post as a FCCB design team member.  In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're having a Red, White and Blue Crawl.  Each Design Team member has created a fabulous project using Red, White and Blue as the main colors, and of course at least one Cricut cut!


If you've come from Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE  to start at the beginning.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Red White and Blue" project at FCCB!

I wanted to show you a pic of my inspiration--I saw this wreath while in Kohl's a year ago.  I knew right away I wanted to use Ribbons and Rosettes to make my own version, and I found some gorgeous paper from We R Memory Keepers.  Unfortunately, I didn't get my project made for last 4th of July, so when I saw the Crawl theme, I knew I had to make it.


Here is a picture of my project:


I cut various rosette patterns in sizes ranging from 1.5" to 3".  I welded the rosette sections with my Gypsy so that I could have long strips to work with.  The stars are cut from Stand and Salute, and I Love USA is from Independence Day.  SU Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Blue Bayou coordinated perfectly with my patterned paper.  I tried a couple of different methods to assemble my rosettes after the strips were joined at the ends.  First I tried Glubers--those really big glue dots.  Sometimes it worked, and sometimes not.  The method I liked the best was applying hot glue to a cardstock circle and pushing my rosette down into the hot glue.  I painted a 12" wooden wreath form from Michael's white and adhered my rosettes.

And speaking of hot glue, here is my blog candy!  A brand new Imaginisce I-Bond!  I have one and I love it.  It's cordless and has a little light on the nozzle.  



How can you win?  Leave me a comment with a way to contact you--that's it!  On Wednesday I will randomly draw a name for the winner.  

Your next stop is  Amy T at Crafting With Amy. Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!

Happy Crawling!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost:



Thanks for crawling with us at  FCCB!  Happy Independence Day!


57 comments:

Jen A said...

Amy that is such a beautiful wreath! I love it!

L.B. said...

So great. Your version looks amazing.

Michelle N. said...

Awesome Wreath! Your version is much prettier than the "store bought" one-thanks for the tips on the rosette making also! Gorgeous.

Georgiana said...

What a gorgeous wreath for welcoming someone at the door!

Valerie said...

What a lovely idea! I will be on the look out for a wreath base to make some form of wreath this year.

Cathie said...

I love your wreth! I'm going to make one you have inspired me! Thatsnoscrap@yahoo.com.

scootingranny said...

Fabulous wreath and I loved the tip on using hot glue for the rosettes... I sometimes feel like I'm dealing with snakes when I try to get them done.
tx.deb.gm@gmail dot com

Docerela said...

Oh what a great wreath! Such a great inspiration.

Fun goodies that glue gun is so awesome!

Dt member Catarina aka Docerela creations

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful rosettes on your wreath. Like the papers. I have the Rosette Cricut cartridge but have not been successful with gettign my rosettes to form properly. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Brittany said...

Such a creative wreath and use of the rosettes! Thanks for sharing!

Brittm22@gmail.com

Dawn said...

Fanatastic and creative wreath idea. I love unusual wreaths!

jennyplace2 said...

I love all your beautiful rosettes and I must say they make one heck of a awesome wreath! TFS and for the chance to win the baby glue glue. I get so sick of always having to find a empty socket to plug mine in.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Dakota Bear said...

Very nice wreath! I never heard of Glubers. I like using the hot glue to hold the rosettes together.

okscrapgal13 said...

Your Wreath is so cool!!!
Thank you for sharing it!
Thank you also for this opportunity to win a cordless hot glue gun!!!
Jill

D- said...

Oh my goodness your wreath is gorgeous. Love the paper you chose to make yours. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (at AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Jilliene Designs said...

Just gorgeous! I think I might have to pick up the rosette cart. You choice if a color palette is fabulous!
<3 Jilliene Designing

Susie said...

Love this! Great colors and an idea I'm going to try for a family get together for Labor Day. Thanks for sharing.
goenbeachin@comcast.net

Felicia said...

Very cute wreath! I like the rosettes.

Chris said...

amy, this is gorgeous!! love the roseettes!! so very all american!!

prymer@att.net said...

OMG you are so talented. I love this. Very good idea. The colors are very pretty too.

Missy said...

Your wreath is absolutely incredible! I love all the rosettes and the fun papers you used!!

JoNeita said...

Super cute! I love it.

Mollie said...

Your wreath is AMAZING! I love it! You did a fantastic job!

katieo said...

Fabulous wreath. i like yours much better than the Kohls version. I love the saying and the colors.

Diane said...

The wreath is wonderful and I love the papers. So glad you could share your wonderful creation with us!

Diane
scrappintreasures@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Your wreath is beautiful! I would love that glue gun! Cathycusson54@gmail.com

Robin said...

beautiful wreath! I think I like yours better than the original one
thanks for sharing and the chance to win

Robin
rahoff9 at hotmail dot com

PattiB said...

Your wreath is beautiful. I even like your colors better than the original, because my favorite color is turquoise. You inspire me to try a wreath. Thank you so much for sharing and offering a fabulous bog candy glue gun.

Patti
pattipet@surewest.net

Anonymous said...

I really like this project. I have seen several wreaths lately and really need to make one. I have the rosettes cartridge so I should get busy! buck2@casscomm.com
Janet

Paula Bee said...

I just love rosette wreaths and your version is just amazing!! It is just beautiful!

Paula Bee
pbeeman02@gmail.com

Angie's Paper Passion said...

I love your wreath, Amy! (Much, much nicer than Kohl's in my opinion!) I would love to have this hanging on my front door!
Angie

Dreama said...

Cute wreath...pretty shade of blue. I love making rosettes and I really need a glue gun. Gotta love pink!

Kimberly Kett said...

Very cool and creative idea!

Cindy Womack said...

Nicely done. Love your rosettes. You really did s fabulous job. TFS!

Cindy
cindy womack @ charter . net

Vickie Sanders said...

Awesome wreath

DIANA L. said...

Super wreath I love the papers and I like yours much better than the stores -- love the design! Thanks for the fun crawl
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

scrappin2babygirls said...

oh wow you did an amazing job yours looks so much nicer than the one at the store. tfs
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Beth said...

Love your wreath. Its beautiful! I like it much better then the one from Kohls! Yours is gorgeous!!


Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Connie said...

This turned out so pretty!! TFS!
Scrappy hugs, Connie DT sis
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
New follower too!

LvMyMedic said...

I love the Wreath, and making rossettes is pretty easy. I would love to have a cordless glue gun!! That concience would be incredible.Thanks for sharing and Happy Fourth of July! Stay Safe..

JoAnn said...

Love your wreath. I have the Ribbons & Rossettes cartridge. I may have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

Vickie said...

Love the wreath. Very festive.

Ginger said...

Love your wreath!! Super adorable with all the different size rosettes! Great job!

CAVinck said...

Love the colors in the rosettes. Different from the traditional Navy, Red & Blue for fourth of July. My son's BD is July 4th so I am always looking for inspiration for his birthday card. I enjoy your blog!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous rosette wreath! Carri~Abusybee

Crafting with Amy said...

Amy these are awesome. I love love love your wreath. Great job

Pam said...

I like your wreath even better than the inspiration wreath!
p19 hodges@comcast.net

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

Love the colors on your wreath!

Gail said...

Wonderful wreath project - thanks for the display of your project! Enjoy your week!

Gail

http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Bunny said...

Oh these are gorgeous..

Caz xx

Karen D' said...

I love this wreath. But then you know that I love RW&B.

Angela said...

Awesome wreath...yours is way cuter than the inspiration wreath...love it!

An Inspired Craftroom said...

Awesome wreath! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win this great hot glue gun.
-Mary
aninspiredcraftroom@gmail.com
aninspiredcraftroom.com

Lynn B. said...

This turned out great, I love it! Welcome to the DT.

Lynn

Heather said...

Great wreath!! I love the rosettes in different sizes and different pattern papers and the stars and I <3 USA image are perfect additions! Welcome to the FCCB DT!!

UnikByYes said...

fabulous Wreath! TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.
unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, your version is BEAUTIFUL! Love the gorgeous colors and the wreath would be gorgeous on any door!
TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com