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Even though it snowed yesterday, in October I might add, doesn’t mean I am ready to give up on fall. Winter will take a hold here in Wisconsin before I know it. So holding onto the beauty of fall was a must.
I always make it a habit to check out Target’s dollar bins (which really are $3 bins) ever week. A couple of weeks ago I had found this wooden leaf there and snatched it up right away. I knew this would make for a good fall art project. And I was right. I liked the golden brown color and how shiny it was.
Today was the perfect day to do a fall leaf craft. Plus I had everything I needed in my craft room to spruce it up.
I searched Cricut Design Space for the autumn blessings word art. I have the monthly subscription for Cricut Access that is only $9.99 a month. With all that is in the images that come with the subscription, it is more than worth it.
I used my Cricut Explorer to cut out the word art using the Cricut olive vinyl. I used the vinyl setting. I had tried to use the lighter cut from the vinyl setting but it didn’t cut the vinyl all the way through.
Once cut out I transferred it to the wooden leaf using Cricut transfer paper. I know a lot of crafters don’t like the Cricut brand of transfer paper, but I thought, although super sticky, it transferred pretty easily. I does take a bit of practice though, so don’t give up the first time.
I then cut out the paper leaves using Core’dinations cardstock from the Harvest pack (Be sure to check out my cardstock review here.) The leaves were cut out using the thinlit die from Stampin’Up! called Seasonal Layers. I could have also cut them out using my Cricut Explorer and Cricut Design Space, but I chose to use the dies and my Cuttlebug.
I placed the leaves on the wood leaf completing my leaf artwork.
I am pleased with the way it turned out. It makes an nice addition to my fall art projects. Plus it was cheap and easy to make, yet gives the impression that it took me hours to finish.
Below is an idea of how much it cost me for those that are crafting on a budget or selling your crafts.
Autumn Blessings Wood leaf
- Wood Leaf from Target $3
- Autumn Blessing word art from Cricut Access: $9.99/month or $.33/a day
- Olive vinyl: $6.99 per roll
- Core’dination cardstock Harvest pack: $4.99 per 50 sheet pack or $.10/sheet. (3 sheets used.)
- Stampin’Up thinlet Seasonal Layers die: $33
Although the price of the die is a bit expensive, it can be used over and over again. With how many uses you can get out of it, the price is pretty reasonable. It’s a one time investment.
Same with the vinyl. It comes in a roll and it can be used for several projects. And for all the images you get from Cricut Access, $.33 a day is dirt cheap. The wood leaf was a great find from Target from the dollar bin. All and all this is a very affordable fall art project, don’t you think?
Drop a comment below if you liked this project and will try it. Have you changed anything about it?
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