I was really excited to do the Cricut Circle Blog challenge!
I found this mirror at a yard sale for $2.00!! I knew I wanted to do something with it as soon as I seen it. My dear, sweet mother said to me, "Honey, you know you can get a new mirror quite easily to replace that old one!" Ha, ha, ha! Silly girl! That's the charm of it!
When I saw the Cricut challenge, I perused over the Tic Tac Toes. I originally wanted to use a different set of three, but when I got the mirror, I changed to: 1. Use a Cricut cut flower. 2. Use buttons. 3. Make a ruffle.
The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet. I used a piece of ugly paper (as always! It's either that or scraps only!) I wanted to make more of them because I love how they look, but I really could not recall what it looked like before I cut it so I was not sure if I had another piece! lol!
I used the inside of a leaf from Straight From the Nest for the pine needles. I used Cricut Essentials (boy, I'll say Essential!) for the other leaves. I love that leaf! I used to use punches I bought, but I can make a lot with the Cricut at one time, I know they will cut properly and I can store the extras for later! I cut the pine needles out of a 12x12 piece of card stock and leave them all on the sheet of card stock and pull them off as I need them. It's fabulous!
I used DCWV, MME and Tim Holtz papers. I'm not sure who made the tag. The Monogram D, I believe is 7Gypsies. The beautiful buttons I also got at a garage sale... CHEAP! So blessed! You can't see the two on the ruffle I made. I tried to take a picture of this, but wow, it's hard to take a picture of a mirror! lol!
I have one of those flourishes of bling. I think they look beautiful, but omg what a nightmare to take them off of their acetate and put them on. Any tips on that would be great! The tassel bling was from a yard sale. It is gorgeous!
The clock was fun! I punched out one of the clocks from the TH paper pack. I used Glossy Accents and secured it to a large Fragment piece. The metal hands are picture turns/secures. The outer metal piece is an ear ring (yep, that's right!) that I cut and added a button (from the yard sale!)
The doilies are from MS Elegant cake.
The ruffle was dollar store ribbon that you would use to wrap a gift with. I put dollar store ribbon on it and yard sale buttons.
There are other assorted treasures on this from various places. My darling hubby was tickled pink when I used a bottle cap from his favorite pop!
I am very happy with how this turned out. I think it is exquisite! All told, I probably spent $5 - $10 (max!!!) for what I will be displaying proudly in my home, and then given to my little girl for a gift one day. I might never have made this if I wasn't wanting to enter that contest!
I also used another two carts in my journey!
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