Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cooking with Cricut/Papercrafting World blog hop

Welcome to the CWC & PCW design teams Home Decor blog hop, we've joined forces to show you how to decorate your home with your Cricut cartridges.
Welcome to Paper Crafting World 

( and Cooking With 

Cricut’s ( Home D├ęcor

Blog Hop!  Our Design Teams are so excited to bring you a 

two-day hop that focuses on projects for your home – that’s

right no cards or scrapbook layouts in this hop!  You should

have arrived here from visiting Madison at If you’ve joined us in

mid-Hop and would like to

check out all the other fantastic projects head on over 

Melinda’s Paper Crafting World   

( and start at the 


Today I have chosen to show you my very first vinyl project.  I was really nervous but turns out it's not much different than using paper.
 I love Cherries and turns out, it's not so easy to find cherry kitchen stuff.  Well, I made my own and I love it! Even the hubby likes it and he usually doesn't have many comments about my work.
 I used the From my Kitchen cartridge and cut the oven mit at 6 inches, the pot holder is cut at 4
If you look really close you can see my boo boo's, a few bubbles and not perfect alignment. But it's home made and I'm not trying for perfect, it makes me happy and that's why I love crafting.

And for my second project, I made this gorgeous flower tree.  I recently signed up for Close To My Heart and I got the Art Philosophy cartridge.  There are several different types of flowers you can cut from this cartridge.  I used 3 different ones on my tree. I started with a Styrofoam cone, cut lots and lots of flowers in sizes 2, 3, & 4 inches in peach, yellow and purple paper.  I then quilled and quilled and quilled.  Once the flowers were dry I put some more glue on the foam then used a pearl headed pin to stick it to the foam.  I used a very random placement. I went very fast to keep my perfectionism at bay and to avoid a pattern.  The ribbon on top is from my stash, I just tied a bow at each end then stacked them and tucked the loose ends under and stuck it to the top with a pin.
I LOVE this project and it will be displayed prominently in my home.  I plan to make more of these for gifts.

There are a whole list of projects from yesterday too, so head back to the beginning once you finish today's list, to check out all the projects for both days.

Thanks for looking please head over to Jamie's blog

Here's the line up in case you want to revisit anyone or get lost


Jen said...

Great projects, Marji! I haven't tried vinyl yet -- glad to hear it is so easy to use. LOVE the flower tree!!

~ Jen

Melin said...

Your projects turned out wonderful! I love the vinyl projects! I have to give that a try. Your Flower Tree-Topiary is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors! Fantastic work!

kimmiluxich said...

I love your oven decor! That was such a great idea. And that flower tree is just "to die for". So pretty and very stylish!

Anonymous said...

The kitchen projects are so cute! and the flower tree is - WOW - so intricate. Must have taken you hours, but well worth it!

Sharon said...

Love these vinyl projects x

CherylP said...

Great project!! TFS!!

Linsey said...

No way---that flower tree you made is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! I'M so gonna try this, I absolutley love it to pieces! What a creative gal you are Miss Marji, super inspiring!! I love your cherry kitchen decorations too--way cute! :) Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous ideas! Have a great day my friend xoxo

mitz said...

... never tried this yet.. but you make it look like i wont fail.. lol thanks wtg..mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Mad Crafter said...

All I can say is WOW! That flower tree is amazing. You are so talented and you ROCKED this blog hop:) TFS.

kathy serrahn said...

great projects

CREATIVE M said...

Lovely Projects!!!Your Flower Display is Gorgeous!TFS

Suzanne said...

All your projects are awesome. LOve the vinyl. Very cute idea and the flower tree is gorgeous. Great color combos.

Moments by Marla said...

Super fun ideas!!! Your kitchen - cherry items are so cute!!! The tree is so pretty. You had many flowers to make and I'm sure you are able to make them in no time. Thank you for sharing!!

Olivia said...

Great job on your projects. I love the flower tree especially addicted to making my own flowers now too! Olivia

Michelle said...

I LOVE the flower pillar!! So so pretty! AND your vinyl project is awesome. I have never used vinyl....looks great!!!


Heather P said...

Beautiful projects Marji! The vinyl kitchen decor is so cute, but the flower tree is stunning! GREAT job!!
Heather :)

Anna said...

Very cute. Great job.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great projects. Your vinyl is a great first go. Keep it up. I love, love, love your flower tree. Scrappy hugs and have a wonderfully blessed day!

PCW DT Sister

Java Jen's Creations said...

Your projects are awesome!!! I love the flower tree!! That Art Philosophy cartridge is simply amazing!!

Esther said...

Vinyl is fun to play with, you did a great job!

Your flower tree is gorgeous!!!