Monday, December 17, 2012

We are loving this new mantel piece made with the Teresa Collins December 25th Cricut Cartridge

So last August when I got to go visit my girlfriend Margie we were able to do a little touring of her neighboring town. She has some really great antique stores and we picked up this old ceiling tile. I was so excited, I had no idea what it would be used for but I wanted it to be something really special. Here it sits this holiday season on our mantel all aglow from the Christmas tree.

So, when Teresa came out with her latest Cricut Cartridge I new there was a project just waiting for me and this ceiling tile.

Here's a little TIP* When ever you are working with letters be sure to keep the piece you pull off so you can line them back up perfectly as you are adhearing them to your page.

Instructions on how I created this fun, easy and really simple project:
Cuts used:
SantaFrm 4"  (sentiments paper side b)
SantaFmLr 4" (red snowflakes paper)
December 3 1/2" (countdown paper side b)
I inked all of my cut outs in either a brown or green ink to match the papers.

Base paper used: Snowflakes

I used an old fashioned ceiling tile for my wall art project and covered the center with Snowflakes paper cut square at 7 3/4" and inked in the edges in a brown ink.

I started layering my cut outs from the bottom and worked my way up. Starting with the bottom cut out from December. Be sure to keep your cut piece of paper as shown in the detail photo so you can line up your word "DECEMBER" over the the bottom frame perfectly. I love doing that - it takes all the thinking and figuring out of it. (you could also use it as a stencil in the future) Then I added the second cut out from the December piece to the top. Next add your large oval frames to the center. I added some red glaze over the top of the Santa then adhered it to the center of the frame.

I hope this inspires you to create some beautiful home decor that you can treasure for years to come!


  1. Cheri this is really cute! And, LOVE those trees on your mantle! Where did you get them?

    1. thank you so much Cheryl!! You know, I've had those trees for so many years I can't remember... so sorry.

  2. I love your tip about keeping the negative space to line up your letters!!!!


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