While visiting Michaels this past weekend, I noticed that Cricut cartridges were on sale for less that half price! I had been eyeing up one particular one and was glad to scoop one up for such a great price.
I came home right away and put it to use. I made a few trial cuts, then got to work on some cut-outs for my newest fall decorating project - a wreath for our front door.
This new Cricut cartridge gave me the ability to cut leaves and flowers of all shapes and sizes. Several of the die-cuts could also be strategically glued together to make layered, 3D flowers, perfect for my wreath.
I used several shades of card stock to make each flower and I attempted to use as many of the cartridge's shapes as I could.
Buttons make the simplest (and prettiest!) of flower centres and my three little floral creations matched perfectly with some silk leaves I had in my collection.
I also added in some bronze-coloured ribbon to link together my home's brick colour and the wreath.
I think it turned out perfectly!
And by the response I received when I posted a picture of my wreath on Facebook, I am guessing a lot of my loved ones ALSO like how it turned out!
Before I go, I'd love to share some pictures from our recent outing to a local apple orchard where we picked 2 big bushels of the finest Golden Delicious, Mutsu and Cortlands this side of the Great Lakes.
Little lady did some wild flower picking, too.
And big brother took over photography duties and snapped a few of her and her bouquet.
Camden taste-tested fruit from pretty much every tree.
He gave ALL the apples a "thumbs-up!"
Wishing you all a fabulous week!