Friday, October 4, 2013



Here is the centerpiece and wreath I recently made
 for a workshop I offered using the
 CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges and 
CTMH Fall Harvest stamp set.
These directions can be used for both the candle ring and wreath.

Fall Harvest Stamp set (C1504)
Bamboo CS (1301) Acorn
Colonial White CS (1388) Tag
Autumn Terracota CS (1270) Leaf
Barn Red CS (X5637) Leaf
Sunset CS (Z2191) Leaf
Buttercup CS (1271) Leaf
Pear (Z2197(, Olive (Z2137) and Barn Red (Z2104) Inks
Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790)
Art Philosopy Cartridge (Z1686)
Scissors (Z1836)
Burlap Ribbon (Z1760)
Jute Ribbon (Z1867)
Sponge wedge (Z697)
Hot Glue Gun
Straw Wreath 

  • Wrap straw wreath with burlap ribbon overlapping slightly on outer edge and more on the inner edge, securing beginning and final edge with hot glue on back side as shown
  • Using the Artiste and Artbooking  Cricut cartridges, cut the following: 
Cutting Directions: 

Red Barn CS - Art Philosophy    page 56   (21) Leaf 4 @ 1 1/4"
Sunset CS-             "                  page 56   (16) Leaf 4 @   2" 
Autumn Terracotta CS - Artiste   page 78   (20) Accent 2 shift @ 2 1/2"
Casmere CS - Artiste                 page 78   (20)  Accent 2 shift @ 2 1/2"
Buttercup CS -  Artiste               page 78    (20  Accent 2 @ 1 1/4"
Buttercup CS -   Artiste              page 78    (16) Accent 2 @ 2"
Colonial White CS Art Philosophy page 50  (1)  Tag 2 @ 3 3/4"
Olive CS - Art Philosophy           page 50   (10  Tag 2 @ 4"
You may use more or less cuts depending on how close together you place the leaves.
  • With sponge, ink center of leaves with Barn Red, or Olive ink
  • Ink around edges with Barn red ink

  • Using the Fall Harvest stamp set, stamp maple leaf  and acorn images in Chocolate ink on Colonial White, ink center of leaf with olive ink, cut out, ink edge with Barn Red ink

  • Using the Fall Harvest stamp set, stamp oak leaf images in Chocolate ink on Sweet Leaf CS, cut out, ink edge in Barn Red
  • Trim around acorn
  • Shape leaf edges rolling some up and some down

  • Using a glue gun, work back and forth on left and right sides
  • Vary different leaves, keeping both sides semetrical

Candle Ring:
  • Starting at center top of the ring, apply leaves with glue gun
  • Work around the wreath in one direction
  • Tuck final leaves under the first ones applied
  • Fill in areas where more leaves are needed ( I mostly did the top, then came back and added more to the sides, bending where needed


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