Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Inspired Heart Nativity Scene Tile, plus promo codes

D's Grandma Bonnie LOVES anything Christmas!  She loves religious themed (after all that's what CHRISTmas is all about), anything Santa, Snowman, etc.  She decorates her entire house when it comes time, as well as the outside.  Everything looks so cute and inviting, I love going over to visit, but especially at Christmas time. 

This year I was pondering what we should get her for Christmas, it's so hard when they already have everything they need.  I really wanted to make her something, and I remembered that I had the Inspired Heart Cricut cartridge.  So I started looking over it, and saw that there was a Nativity Scene, that has Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus in the manger.  I knew that was it, so I started to think about how I wanted to lay it out.  And of course I would put it on a dark 12x12 ceramic tile! 

Using my Cricut Design Studio, I got it all arranged how I wanted the finished product to look.  Then I cut out the "outline/shadow" of the Nativity Scene in my Gold Metallilc vinyl that I purchased from Expressions Vinyl.  Next I cut out the actual Nativity Scene itself using Dark Red vinyl, which I also purchased from Expressions Vinyl.  I grabbed my transfer tape and stuck them on the tile, centering and sticking down where I wanted them to be.  The Gold part was first, then the Red Nativity Scene was second.  I needed something else, so I got out my Accent Essentials cartridge and cut out 3 stars to put in the corners on Gold Metallic vinyl. 

I could've left it as is, but it still needed a little *sparkle*.  So I decided to use glitterfy the stars using Modge Podge and Gold Glitter.  And then I got some Gold Tinsel Garland and hot glued 2 strands at the bottom.  Viola...it was finished!!  I think it looks really neat, and will be a nice addition to her decor!!

NLT Isaiah 9:6 - For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor,[d] Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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SNOWBALL - 25% off ALL vinyl!  So indoor vinyl, outdoor vinyl, patterned vinyl, t-shirt vinyl, specialty vinyl.  Just vinyl, not accessories or transfer tape.  It is good for today December 13th only!
XMAS2011 - 10% off your entire order (excludes Machines & Software), expires 12/31/11.
FROSTY - 15% off Cricut and Silhouette accessories (excludes Machines & Software), expires 12/31/11.
CHESTNUT - free shipping on orders over $50 (U.S. only, $7 credit for other shipping methods), expires 12/31/11.

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