The Happy Scraps: JOY to the World

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11.28.2012

JOY to the World

Do you have all of your Christmas Decorations out yet?  I don't yet.  We did pick up our tree (we go with a real one), but it isn't in the house yet.  My husband brought all of the Christmas totes upstairs a few days ago, and they are just sitting, unopened, in the living room.  I just haven't found the motivation to get it all out yet.  However, we did get the Christmas lights put up outside last Saturday, and I got the front porch decorated.   It's fun to have the outside lit up!  We haven't really been able to do that since we got married 11+ years ago, so I'm enjoying it!  I hope to get the rest of the Christmas decorations up in the house by this weekend.
I do have a few things put up in the house, the NOEL, Merry Christmas and Joy blocks, the Silhouette Nativity, and now this JOY!  Last week when I was at my favorite wood craft store, I saw the new snowflakes that they have.  They are made to be put on a dowel and stand.  But when I saw this snowflake, I loved it, and the creativity just started rolling from there!  I thought about it for a day or two and then I went back and picked up the snowflake, along with the J, Y, and the block for the snowflake to sit on.  I took it home and got right to work. :)

I painted the J red then traced and cut out my paper, then used wood glue to adhere it to the wood.

On the Y I did the same, except I used green paint and paper.
Once I had the letters done, I used white paint do dry brush the edges.  Then I added some ribbon to them.
After painted my snowflake white, I traced it onto the paper and cut out as well.  Then glued it on.  I also did the dry brushing for the snowflake.  I think it softened the edges.
I added this fun shimmery ribbon to the center of the snowflake, but I wanted to keep it pretty simple so I didn't embellish too much.
For the block, I painted it gray, then I glued my paper to the front.  I dry brushed with white around the edges.  To cut the vinyl, I used my Cricut and Cricut Craft Room and designed it using the Lyrical Letters cartridge and cut it out and put it on.  (If you have a Cricut and you haven't tried this program yet, you are missing out!  I LOVE the possibilities I have with Cricut Craft Room, they are endless!)

I adore the way this turned out and love the difference the snowflake makes!  Oh, and the polka dots.  I ♥ polkadots. :)

Linking to: Lil' Luna, SNAP!, Creations by Kara, Organize & Decorate Everything, Ginger Snap Crafts, Seven Thirty Three, Clean & Scentsible, Someday Crafts, The Crafty Blog Stalker, Craftaholics Anonymous, Artsy-Farty Mama, Cox's Corner, House of Hepworths, The 36th Avenue, Tatertots & Jello, Thirty Handmade Days, Design, Dining & Diapers, Flamingo Toes, I Heart Nap Time, Six Sisters' Stuff, Or so she says...

27 comments:

  1. Cute decoration. Thanks for sharing. I'm wondering where you find the already cut wood shapes.

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  2. Love it! I'm a sucker for polkadots! What paper line did you use?

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  3. Oh I love it... and I need it.. my name is Joy.. can I find them somewhere? can you make it for me????? :)

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  4. Oh how cute! It's one of my favorite holiday words! I have a pinterest board titled, "One little word, JOY"...I had to pin this!

    Hugs,
    Denyse

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  5. It is so cute! Where did you get your wood letters?

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  6. Love this! I love the colors! I love the look, the snowflake... Everything! You're amazing as always!

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  7. awww, this is cute! I need to get me some more holiday decorations!

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  8. I'm stopping by from "Blog Stalker" blog hop. This "Joy" display is so beautiful!!
    Thanks
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  9. I love the papers you chose...very pretty and fun! :) These are great!
    Kelly

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  10. i very much like that the o is a snowflake. super cute!

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  11. Love this. I went in Hobby Lobby for letters earlier this week and they were out of the letters I needed. I gotta get back quick so I can do something this lovely.

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  12. I absolutely LOVE this! The letters are so whimsical!!! Stopping by from TT&J!

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  13. This is fabulous! What a great job, I would lobe for you to share this on Super Sweet Saturday.
    http://swtboutique.blogspot.com/2012/11/super-sweet-saturday-15.html
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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  14. This is the cutest thing! I LOVE it! I've got in pinned!

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  15. This is so cute! Glad I stopped by to take a look!
    Allison

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  16. Love this! The shape of the "J" is so cool! Pinning! :)

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  17. Great job! I <3 polka dots too. :)

    I’d love for you to come link up at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2012/11/show-and-tell-3.html

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  18. Oh my gosh those are so cute!! Great job!!

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  19. Hi Amy, I am so happy you came over and found my blog and left me a sweet comment. I love your blog and can't wait to subscribe and see your lovely creations!! Hug, Shelly from shellybailey.blogspot.com

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  20. Too cute! I love that you used a snowflake for the O in JOY! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Such a cute display!! Love the polka dots!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday link party and show off your awesome ideas and blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/12/get-social-sunday.html

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  22. So cute! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  23. I love it Amy! I'm featuring it today at Creations by Kara. :)

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  24. This is so darling! Love that it says "to the world" not just joy! Very creative :)

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