Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! (win something here too!)

Welcome to Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with Donna Salazar Designs.  I hope you are enjoying all the projects thus far.  We are halfway through already.  That means Christmas is that much closer ….are you ready?  I’m almost ready…..

Today is Zutter Corrugated Board day.  Cardboard,  yes.  Who knew cardboard was so awesome?!?!?!  When it’s this cardboard, it IS!  Donna worked with Zutter to make this cardboard a crafter’s dream.  To reveal the texturey ridges of the corrugation, the Zutter Corrugated Board is designed to peel  with ease. Easy squeezy, and no heartaches.  Oh, and it comes in three sizes (13X13, 7X7 and 5X7).  Now, before I forget, if you decide you want some of this Zutter Corrugated Board, here is a discount code to use at http://www.binditall.com/ for 15% off!  Use the code to get the discount on everything on the site that isn't already on sale...enjoy!  This link will take you right to the Corrugated Board.




Now, you gotta know, the Corrugated Board can be trimmed to be used as the covers for any size album or used as a background for layouts.  But you can also cut it up and trim to use it in so many other ways.  Donna and I both used it as a base for wall hangings on Day 1 of the Blog Hop.  And Donna made an adorable cardboard cover notebook here. Today, I cut it up to make a wreath.  It’s a cardboard twist on the paper wreaths so many paper crafters make this time of year.
You need a 5”-ish circle and about 12 1 ½” circles from the Corrugated Board.  I didn’t sweat the circle cutting.  I traced circles with a ribbon spool and a candy dish and cut them out without too much worry about precision.  I then peeled off the paper to reveal the texture and saved the paper. Everything got Smooched.  The smaller circles and large circle with Emerald Smooch and the paper from the large circle with Pink Smooch.  I also sprayed a couple of doilies in contrasty but pretty colors.

Save the paper from the peeled layer for making some little flowers....

To make the leaves for the wreath, you need one cardboard circle and one of the small paper circles.  Fold the circles into thirds so they look like funnels.  Layer the cardboard one on top of the paper one.  I used a glue gun to make everything dry faster and hold firm.  Glue the doilies behind the larger cardboard circle and then glue the leaves around the large cardboard circle.
Take the pink paper you peeled and sprayed from the large circle, and freehand cut some circles 1 1/2" - 2".  Then cut them into spirals, like below.  Roll these into flowers, starting at the outside.  Add a dab of adhesive to the inside of these beauties and let them dry well.  I only made three, but make as many as you want.  They make nice little berry-flowers.
I trimmed the "Merry Christmas" and the holly from Donna's Weathered Mosaics paper line.  Along with my little rolled flowers they look very festive!  As a finishing sparkly touch, I painted a dibble and dabble of adhesive and threw on some chunky glitter.  I call it the "frosty effect".  Add some twine and you have a corrugated wreath!
If you are really ambitious, you can make a larger size of this, but I like this size because it goes fast.  Hope you enjoy!  Now...a treat if you've read this far....everyone who leaves a comment here will be put into a drawing to win one package of EACH SIZE of the fabulous Corrugated Board.  I will draw a random winner on Christmas Eve Day.

Now don't forget to leave a comment and also make sure to keep hoppin'.  There are yummy prizes on the last day that Donna will be drawing, so pop onto her blog on 12/24 too....and an amazing display of products and project ideas.  Here is the rest of the schedule...starting with tomorrow:
Dec 18th - Day 7
Dec 19th - Day 8
Dec 20th - Day 9
Dec 21st - Day 10
Dec 22nd - Day 11
Dec 23rd - Day 12
Dec 24th - Winners

Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas!

50 comments:

Sheila said...

You've inspired me to use the corrugated cardboard that I purchased some time ago.

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful ornament you've created - so very lovely! And I am FAR from being ready for the holiday, but ready or not it's on it's way! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

kaw1963 said...

Cute! I think I can actually do this!

Suezi said...

Beautiful Man!SO inspired!

Ilymar said...

Very useful the cardboard. The ornament very pretty.

BunnyFreak said...

Love how you used the cardboard.

Jennifer Priest said...

that is a super clever ornament! Love it!!

marla said...

What a cool way to use cardboard. Love the project you created. Thanks for sharing!!

kreativeimagination said...

lovely!
syeda
syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

Jen said...

What a gorgeous wreath. I, too, love Donna's corrugated board - but seriously NEVER would have thought to use it petals/leaves on a wreath like that - thanks for the inspiration!! Also, I LOVE the chunky glitter - totally looks like sugar - can you email me what brand you used?? Thanks!! I love getting that sugared effect.

Robin said...

There's just something that I love about corrugated cardboard plus the fact I can recycle. Merry Christmas.

Fleursbydesign said...

Nan you are brilliant - this is gorgeous!

DonnaSalazar said...

Nan... this is AMAZING! This is seriously one of my most favorite things you've ever done!!!
Smooches ~D~

scrappymama said...

Nan, this is beautiful. Seems like alot of work but worth it. TFS!!
esigmon@cox.net

marilyn said...

LOVE this!! I've never used corrugated cardboard . . . now I need to try it out!

Integrity Designs said...

Now I'll have to quit baking early today and get my corrugated cardboard out! That's great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun idea for the corrugated cardboard. I think I can really do it too.

Michelle said...

Love how you put that together! Gorgeous projects ;)

Teri C said...

That is so interesting and great use of a new product.

pamala said...

Beautiful wreath Nan!!!

pinkkarin said...

I am really enjoying the corrugated cardboard!

Deborah W. said...

Love the use of the corrugated cardboard. I have to get some !

Robyn said...

thanks for sharing.
cardboard looks interesting

Mary said...

What a great wreath! TFS, Mary M

Anne said...

Great ornament! Think I'll have to make one--or more! Love this corrugated board and thanks for the chance to win! Anne, yourmainestamper

beadz said...

Your wreath is so awesome cool! Love it!
hugs,
Gini

octlove said...

what a fabulous idea & a great use of the corrugated cardboard:)

whitehousenews said...

Very Cute! Never seen this before.

Scrapin Kat said...

I love to play with this cardboard.. so much yes it went home with me to... all of them... I plan on being very crafty next year... well I might share with a few friends...

Ms. Cheryl said...

I have been using recycled cardboard for the last two years for my crafts. I would love to play with this new cardboard. Thanks for the chance, ms.cheryl

nancy said...

Great job on the wreath! I will now be keeping my smaller pieces of cardboard to use.

Ladydoc said...

Great wreath idea!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

wow.. that's incredible, i would have never guessed that was what the green things were!

Angel said...

:The leaves and spiral flowers turned out so cool. How clever, thanks. Ange;

stephanie said...

What a great idea, love this.

Charo said...

You have no idea on what a great inspiration you have given me. My monthly ATC is coming out of this blog. Thank you for sharing!

Charo said...

You have no idea on how much you have inspired me, my monthly ATC, some little books for my friends, all are coming from this post!
Thank you for sharing!

GrammaR said...

Love the wreath! The cardboard works so well in it.

Sissel Anita said...

Lovely project! I need to get my hands on the corrugated cardboard.... :-)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

How cute, I now have a new wish on my list for Christmas.....

Tricia said...

Pretty awesome Nan! Thanks for sharing!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

That is so cute and will be adorable on any Christmas tree

Anonymous said...

Love the wreath that you made.Joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Jenn said...

How fun! Who'd have thought it was cardboard?

Cottagerca said...

Wow, that is one smok'n good looking wreath. \your pic's sure make it a doable project. thanks so much for sharing the details
ava
cottagerca

TheBibliophiles said...

What a unique and interesting idea....I could see doing one of these for each season of the year. They would also make great gifts. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win some of that lovely cardboard!

felkatz said...

sooo cute... i'm have to get me some cardboard now!!

tfs

kathy

felkatz at gmail dot com

Donna said...

Love the use of the corrugated cardboard, thanks for sharing!!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your wreath is great! Thank you for sharing it in the blog hop!

submitshop said...

Merry Christmas to you all from me.