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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Home decor trio made using the Sophie cricut cartirdge.

Hello, everyone!

I hope you all had a great Monday/Labor Day! I love holidays like this because I get to spend it with my family. To make things even better it was in the 80's all day! Can you believe it? The scorching summer may finally be over. Well, at least we might not have anymore 100+ degree days.

Today I have a home decor item that I made using the Sophie cartridge (which is a Cricut Circle Exclusive). Now before you start throwing tomatoes at me, I want you to know that you can do something similar using other cartridges. Damask Decor would be a great option!I am sure there are several similar images on other cartridges as well.

I used 3 wooden plaques that I bought from Michael's. I then painted them.
Then I cut this damask shape out at 3" and modge podged the shape onto the plaques. Then I added ribbon along the edges with a hot glue gun and connected the three plaques with a different ribbon and a hot gue gun.
Then I added some adhesive backed pearls that I got from Close To My Heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Joy will back back here tomorrow with something wonderful!

Please come check out what I have made over on my other blog. Here is a sneak peak of what I made:

Click here to check it out ==> COURTNEY LANE DESIGNS


 peace, love, and crafts!

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs! Have a great day!
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163 comments:

Dinah said...

What a cool idea. It came out so elegant too. I'm sure it could be adjusted to fit several different types of decor too :)

Lisa said...

Very pretty! I could totally see myself doing some like that, only with a Christmas theme!

lydiawalker said...

beautiful xxx love the polka dots xxx

Look around the corner said...

that is so cool, realy love it.

Eveline

Crhiga said...

Very cute wall hanging!!

Carol

Brigitte said...

WOW, this is so elegant!!! Love that patterned paper!
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Holly Hudspeth said...

The decor trio is wonderful! Great idea and beautiful work.

LyndaKay said...

Very striking! Love the shadow layer to make the damask pattern pop.

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Ooh La La! Looks very Paris apt to me! Thanks for sharing!

gshrader said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing this project!

alwayscharlie said...

What an awesome idea!

scrapdiva said...

great wall hanging idea

Jeri said...

You always have the cutest ideas!

Sara said...

Great idea. I already have ideas for making this project work in my decor.

Laney's Legacy's said...

Great project very pretty TFS.

later tater,
laney

Lucy said...

I am going to try this. Love the idea! Thanks :)

Cindy said...

wonderful idea!

Gabberdoodle said...

Super cute!! I'm always looking for decor ideas for me and for gifts! :-)

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wahixane77 said...

Love home decor ideas! Came out great.

Bonita said...

The wall hanging is really cute. Could be done with so many cart images. Thanks for idea.

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty! You can't go wrong with B&W.

JenE said...

I love your home decor piece! What a great Christmas present it would make! With fund being low currently, I might just use your idea...thanks!

Linda said...

Beautiful!!! maybe I need to open my Sophie box and check it out more.

rhonda said...

Nice project idea! I can think of many ways to use this idea - for almost every room in the house.

Gramjak said...

Fabulous idea -- I'm going to "copy" it for one of my craft groups! They will lOVE it, too!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - that's GORGEOUS!!! So elegant!

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Barb A. said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing your idea and your talents.

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spelsue said...

So simple yet so lovely. What a great addition to any wall.

Brenda Moore said...

what a cute idea, we did a simular one with the letters j o y for a christmas craft and put the childs picture in the O.

scrappingnana said...

Great idea. I really like your wall hanging. TFS

Rebecca Geile said...

Cute!

NurseShelley said...

Wow great idea!!

Dream of Scrappin' said...

Very pretty! I love the polka dots! They really sets off this piece!

TeresaK said...

Love seeing your home decor items! What a great idea! It is so pretty! Thanks so much!

The Zoo Keeper said...

These are super cute! I never think about simply re-painting things! LOL. TYFS!

TanyaT said...

That is a very elegent wall piece! Such a wonderful idea....going to look at wooden shapes at Michaels a little differently now! Thanks for sharing.

motherloves3 said...

Beautiful. It will look very elegant hung up. TFS

Marissa said...

Simply adorable!

Kristi said...

How elegant and beautiful! Wonderful Work!
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dianne said...

So pretty & elegant!!! love it:). TFS
Gotta go check out a beautiful bird:).

Kate said...

Lovely! I've not seen those blocks before - but love what you've done with them!

StefanieH said...

WOW this look beautiful, TFS :)

Deanna said...

This is beautiful I love the black and white look, very elegant.

littlen said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

Christy said...

I love this!! My friend just moved into a new house and this would be a wonderful house warming gift!!

Christy

Beebeebabs said...

Great idea tfs

Kim L. said...

What a nice idea for decorating!

mary mac said...

This is lovely, Melanie!

hzeebee said...

These are really nice. I don't know how someone could come up with so many different ideas.

Luv 2 Create said...

So sweet of you to give options for non-circle members. I love this cart. It is right up there with my Art Philosopy. Your wall decor piece is beautiful. I am heading over to your blog to check out that adorable humming bird creation. We just rescued a baby humming bird caught in a very large cob web 10 min. ago.
Marcie

Just A Pac Rat said...

Awesome project, TFS!

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Whitney's Crafty Side said...

This is such a great idea! Think I'll make one for my daughter's room in black and hot pink :)

MeGlo said...

I'm loving the inspiration I'm getting from these home decor crafts! TFS!

Sue Alger said...

This wall hanging is really neat. I love when "homemade" wall decor projects really look so professional.

UnikeByYes said...

Wonderful idea,TFS, this cart is truly versatile! Have a great day! Liz

Carolee said...

Love this one. Lots of possibilities for decorating with this idea. Thanks for the daily inspiration.

- the Happy Crafters said...

just beautiful!

rebecca
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Dreama said...

LOL...I wasn't going to throw tomatoes, promise! My first thought was that I could do this with another cart. Many of the carts do have designs that this would work well on. I love that you used wood. I'll be doing this one for sure. Thanks.

Kelly Massman said...

This is a truly fantastic project!

Connie F. said...

Neat idea and very sophisticated looking.

mimiof2 said...

This is so pretty. I can think of several people who would like to have this.
Thanks, Karen

DEBBIE ORR said...

Really great decorating idea

Stacey said...

Very awesome! I am slowly getting into home decor making with my cricut...and this would be a perfect project for my sis in law! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Carrie K said...

Beautiful!!

Tonya said...

How elegant. Very nice.

Cathy said...

I so like your home decor projects! I am definitely going to be "lifting" this one!
MCF's Mimi

Mary Ellen said...

What a cute project. Thanks

Snowmanlover said...

That will look beautiful in your home. Love damask. Love the way you tied the ribbon

Connie said...

How beautiful. I, too, will be "lifting" this idea to make Christmas gifts for friends and family. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

smlbugg said...

simply charming....great idea thanks

Lisa P said...

Love this cute wall hanging. THe sophie cartridge is so cool. Wish I was a member and able to get it.

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

carmen said...

Love this idea...TFS

Diane said...

Very nice - I have 'home decor' and 'home accents' so I'm sure I could find a symbol to go on these. What's 'modge podged' though?

Karen said...

That is really pretty I wish my projects came out half as good!!
Have a happy scrapping day!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

hopefulcrafter said...

Very nice. I don't have the Sophie cart, but could use the idea with a different cartridge. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing this project!
Sonia
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Michelle Jadaa said...

oooh so elegant!I love it.

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SherriC. said...

this is just beautiful.......

Cynthia B. said...

Such a pretty piece of home decor! Thanks for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous project, great idea!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous project, great idea!

jacgonz said...

What a fabulous idea! I am working on a piece of furnture that I painted all white...I was going to do vinyl swirls? this may look good too - what's your advice? Thanks

Lindsay said...

Great idea! It turned out really good.

Becca said...

Love the wall hanging! So simple and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful wall hanging.

Christine said...

Great idea! I am so inspired.

Kyla said...

Beautiful sneak peek! Loving the Sophie cartridge

Katherine said...

Thanks for the great idea! I am a new Circle member so I didnt get Sophie, but I will have to look around for a similiar cut. Thanks!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the colors.

Amanda said...

Birds are one of my favorite crafting elements. I love the hummingbird!

Vanessa said...

Very pretty! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Very nice.
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Amy said...

What a darling home decor project!

Hikergirrl said...

Are you kidding? Scorching summer? 100-degree days? Labor Day was in the 80's? WHERE ARE YOU? Where I live ( northern Vermont ) there was a definite nip in the air. In fact, it was chilly and rainy all day!

But it's perfect weather to stay inside by the fireplace and make your pretty project. :D. It's great! Thanks for sharing!

Glora said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I need to try something like this!!! Hugs- Glora

Gaby S. said...

Absolutely loved this! Now another reason to tell my husband cartridges are not just for scrapbooking anymore. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the great ideas!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Very nice project!

lindagk23 said...

Love this idea! So cute! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23

julie said...

That is a very great idea for a x-mass/bday gift. likeing the humming bird card also, once again the ribbon does it for me in both projects. so i better get stared on my x-mass gifts lol. thanks for all you do ;) 1205love@gmail.com

snoopygirl said...

great idea, with Christmas around the corner I can use ideas like this thanks!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! This is really beautiful!! TFS

Sue S. said...

Great project! Love the patterned paper and bow! TFS!!

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DebC said...

I love this project!! Its so pretty. I would love to win that campin critter cartridge its been on my wish list!! Thank you for the chance.
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Danka Doo said...

really nice! It would be so easy to incorporate this for holiday decor too!

Jean said...

So cute!

carolyn's creations said...

It's amazing that you gals come up with such pretty, creative projects! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Kris said...

I just love your home decor projects! Superb!

Kris in Alaska
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Joan Smith said...

This project is really pretty and the choices you made in design and colors are all perfect.

pcrusberg said...

That's a really pretty project! Thanks!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

I love making home decor...thank you for the idea..your is beautiful!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

I love making home decor....your project is beautiful thanks for the idea!

Debbie said...

i love this home decor, a person could do this with almost any cart thanks for idea
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ehbost said...

TFS! Lovely display piece. The possibilities with this one are endless.

Carol said...

Beautiful project! This would make a lovely gift.

Carol B
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Marty said...

Love the project it really ooks elegant TFS

Angie P. said...

Beautiful project! What a great idea! TFS!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

I love this. I think it would work with letters to spell a name too. Hmmm.... may have to make a trip to Michaels now.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Awesome wall hanging!

Ryansmaama said...

Love the idea! Can think of several cuts that I would like to use with this idea.--Ryansmaama
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chignon said...

I love the finishing touch the ribbon around each plaque adds! Nice.

Sue D said...

Very classy home decor.

Anonymous said...

You've got great ideas to get us inspired! TFS

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Pretty wall decor! Thanks for sharing.

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Poots said...

Love your hummingbird card! Beautiful!!!

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Richelle said...

Really love the decoration idea. Very cute. Thanks for sharing

Jenn said...

I just love how elegant this creation looks. TFS!

HarleyScrapper said...

Wow, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing so many different ways of crafting with Cricut cartridges. Always something new. Gotta love it.

Nanette said...

Very nice!

Kimberli said...

So pretty, this would make an amazing Christmas gift!

Queena said...

What a beautiful sophisticated wall decor! So many different designs are possible but the color you used would go perfect in any room! Love it! What a perfect Christmas gift!

Scrappinraiderfan said...

This is absolutely stunning! It would go perfectly in my new scraproom! Thank you for the great idea!

Paula said...

Like this idea and may have to try it myself. Am looking for something for my bathroom.

What Can I Do Today? said...

Love the hummingbird card!

Peg said...

Great idea. Time to start thinking about gifts to make for Christmas so new ideas are always welcome. Thanks

Nanci said...

Love the idea. I am fixing to move to a new house so I can use all the decor ideas. Thanks

Mandy said...

What a great idea!!!

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is beautiful and seems like such an easy idea. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is really pretty! Thanks for sharing!

mamawcindy said...

Love that Idea! Those would make nice gifts. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Pauline said...

This is awesome:) I am thinking Christmas presents!!!

Savannah said...

This is beautiful! And so customizable!!

Karen W. said...

The simplicity of this makes it effective.

Susan said...

I just love that idea! What a terrific job you did ~ fabulous colors!
SusanJ in Altanta

Crystal said...

Wow, that is really beautiful!! The colors and pattern make it very elegant!! Thanks

Crystal Little
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Karen Wilson said...

I love this idea. What a fun and creative way to decorate your home. You have me thinking of a baby shower idea now! TFS and omgoodness, love that hummingbird! Off to chk out your blog!

Patrona said...

Wow! That's cool! My younger sis is gettin married soon, and you've given us some wonderful decor ideas! We r gonna have so much fun!!! :) ~*PD :)

Luria said...

This is such a great idea thanks for sharing.

Luria

coolnana72 said...

What a clever idea.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful Home Decor! I lovvvvvvvve this cart!!

Kim. said...

Oh wow this looks amazing, love how you created this.
Kim xXx

RockinRenee said...

So awesome!

Karenduch said...

very cool! love how it looks and you can make them so very different for different people! (Thinking Justin B. pics modge podges on for my daughter!) ladydevine73@hotmail.com

Carrie said...

Oh my I LOVE this! I'm redecorating my master bath and this would be perfect!

Carrie

Anonymous said...

This wall hanging is so pretty. I would love to have it hanging in my house. I love damask and would have it throughout my house, but, alas, I live with my husband and our 2 sons. lol!

Kathleen (jbaugh1481@aol.com)

Jamie said...

what an awesome project thanks so much for sharing the great idea!
-jamie
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Kelly Braund said...

Very cute idea & love that hummingbird!

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

What a cute wall decor project. I just picked up some Modge Podge (hehehe I think I spelled that right) tonight at Michael's. I can't wait to try it out on something for my home decor!
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Anonymous said...

I love visiting this site - you give me so many new ideas! All very creative and wonderful to try - thanks - Gail in MI

Doodlebugs said...

what a pretty hummingbird,

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Corina Daily said...

Very pretty I love this idea!

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