Tuesday, December 31, 2013

JOY Door Hanger

Good morning!  We're taking a little break over at Fantabulous Cricut for the holidays.  Instead of challenges, the Design Team members are each posting a holiday project on different days.  Today is my day - thanks for coming by!

As I was putting out my Christmas decorations this year, I realized we do not have anything hanging on our front door.  I knew right away that had to change!!

I saw a cute "Joy" image on the Create a Critter 2 cartridge where the "O" was a wreath.  I thought that would be cute as a door hanger, but I wanted my creation to be bigger than I could fit on one piece of paper through my Cricut.  So, I found a wreath image and a fun font and created this:

The wreath is from the Jolly Holidays cartridge and the letters are from Opposites Attract.  I cut the letters out 3 times, twice in heavy green cardstock, then once in the striped cardstock.  I glued them all together to make the images a little more sturdy.  I only cut the wreath out once (it felt pretty sturdy with all its layers, especially since the cardstock I was using was all pretty heavy).  Then I simply adhered the J and Y on the edges of the wreath where they overlapped a little bit.

The wreath image already had a small circle at the top which worked perfectly for me to hang my sign.  I simply made a loop of fishing line through the circle and was able to "invisibly" hang this on my front door.

Thanks for coming by to check out my project!  I hope you enjoy checking out each Design Team member's blog for a couple weeks.  Be sure to join us the first full week in January for the next fun challenge at FCCB!!

Pattern cardstock from DCWV's The Merry Christmas stack
Letters from Opposites Attract cut at 10 inches
Wreath from Jolly Holidays cut at 10 inches


  1. Very nice! Happy New Year to you!

  2. This turned out terrific! I love how you used the wreath and the striped paper!