I couldn't stand it. I had to have a new Martha Stewart tool to add to my crafting arsenal. Her tools are the best. THE BEST! I bought the scoring board with paper medallions in mind, but wait... you can do so much more! Like envelopes and boxes! Yes!
Back to the topic at hand... since I decided to decorate with my Victorian ornaments this year, it threw off my whole plan and I had to (really forced to) make a new garland. I usually hang something in front of my large mirror in the living room and last year I made a wreath for it. Well, that wreath didn't match the tree this year so I had move things around a bit. That wreath is now outside on the front door; the wreath from the front door is now in the kitchen; different garland on the front door and in the living room around the column - but its all good.
So here's what I came up with...
I used another Martha Stewart tool - the circle cutter, to cut out my letters. I used Word and the 'Carnival MF Open' font in a gold color to create the letters in N-O-E-L and my little dobber-doo-hickey and brown stamp ink to "age" the edges around each letter. Cream card stock was used for the letters and double-sided scrapbook paper for the medallions.
Making the medallions was super easy, but I did have a little difficulty hanging them. I was originally going to use some red and white baker's twine. However, I spaced them too far apart and even though I glued the twine toward the top of each medallion, they were top heavy and wanted to lean forward. It just didn't look good.
So, I ripped off the twine and decided to use the gold ribbon instead. Since they lean forward and are against a mirror where the back of the garland can be seen, I decorated the back sides as well. You can't see it in the photo below, but I also dobbed brown ink around the edges of each of the circles. I punched two holes in each circle to run the ribbon through, then glued them to the backs of the medallions. It turned out much better.
Excuse me? Did I actually get a picture of it hanging on the mirror? Ummmm, on my cell phone... yeah. Do you know how hard it is to take a photograph looking into a mirror? Without getting all that stuff you don't want to show? Like ceiling air vents, the fan, or an adjacent room? Ha! Well, you'll "get the picture"!Pin It
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!