Fantabulous Cricut Design Team Post - "Virgin Mary" Home Decor Tag

Today at Fantabulous Cricut, our theme is Trimming with a Tag and the challenge is to use a tag somewhere on your project. This week, our challenge is sponsored by Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock. My entire project was created with the Core'dinations Vintage Collection.

For my project, I created a large, decorative tag to use as a home decor piece. I began by cutting a large tag shape from the Cricut Once Upon a Princess cartridge at 10.5"; first, I cut the tag out of light-weight chipboard and then I cut the same shape out of paper and adhered them together. The Virgin Mary was cut from the Inspired Heart cartridge at 8.5" and the smaller, sentiment tag is cut from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge at 2". All of my cuts were popped up foam in order to create dimension and then I heavily embellished the piece with pearls, ribbons and flowers. 

I used the roughest edge of a nail file to distress the edges of my cuts and then lightly rubbed the file over the surface of my cuts to give them a rough, worn look. 

I added a small border piece near the bottom of my tag; I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch on the bottom edge of the accent piece and then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used my nail file to distress the embossed texture, added some lace to the bottom of the accent piece and adhered the entire piece to my tag. 

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Once Upon a Princess and Inspired Heart
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
Recollections Boutique Fluer Accents
Studio G Stamp 
Paper: Core'dinations - Vintage Collection 



Annette said...

That is so pretty! I really like the beading:)

December 19, 2011 at 7:58 AM
Pookie said...

nice details. I love your color choices.


December 19, 2011 at 8:16 AM
Sherrie K. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all the details-the paper is awesome and the gem flourish, pearls and pretty flowers just add such an elegant look to thhis home decor piece! Great job!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Sherrie K

December 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM
Suzanne said...

So beautiful. I love the cuts and all the details you did to make your wonderful home decor piece. You always do an amazing job!

December 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM
Kate said...

This is absolutely stunning, Faith Abigail!! The layers are fantastic and how clever to use a nail file to distress the edges! The gems are gorgeous too! Your tag is a gift in an of itself!

December 20, 2011 at 9:29 AM
Jennie Garcia said...

Your project is beautiful!! I love all the pearls!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

December 20, 2011 at 6:47 PM
Sabrina said...

Gorgeous Faith! I love the Core'dinations paper and how you designed with it. Beautiful!

December 20, 2011 at 8:25 PM

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Hi, my name is Faith Abigail and I enjoy all forms of paper crafting. This blog features the cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and 3D projects that I have created.