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.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!