Saturday, April 21, 2012

PWC and CWC Home Decor Blog Hop-There's no place like home

Welcome to Paper Crafting World ( and Cooking With Cricut’s ( Home Décor Blog Hop!  Our Design Teams are so excited to bring you a two-day hop that focuses on projects for your home – that’s right no cards or scrapbook layouts in this hop!  You should have arrived here from visiting Kimmi -  at.  If you’ve joined us in mid-Hop and would like to check out all the other fantastic projects head on over Melinda’s Paper Crafting World   ( and start at the beginning.

I am so excited about my project today. I got this bird cage on sale and planned to make a Spring Floral bouquet inside with some birds and butterflies. When I sat down to start with my Giant Flowers cartridge I decided I wanted to try the Poppy since it is the California state flower.
Well from there the next thing I knew I was doing an Oz theme and I finally cut into my Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz paper. I love Graphic 45 paper but it is always hard for me to cut into it for the first time.

Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz paper and chipboard pieces 
Pieces are fussy cut "hand cut" 
Poppys cut from Giant Flowers Cricut cart 4", 3 " and 2 1/2 "
Inked with Quick Quotes Ink 
Oz is the castle from Happily Ever After cut at 8 "  4 times
Dorothy's red shoe is from Princess Party and then I hand pieced the toe to fill it in.  
Yellow brick road is hand cut and embossed with Cuttlebug
The base is green oasis and the mountain is made with torn paper grocery bag and glued to base
Adhesives- Glue gun, Pop dots,  Dots, and Tacky glue 
Ribbon was blue and white check to match Dorothy's dress
I wanted it to match Graphic 45 muted checks so rubbed Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink on both sides.  
The last item was a red ruby slippers pin I have had for years that a friend gave me that I pinned to the ribbon.  
I am also entering this in the Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge " Center of Attention" 
and the Pink Cricut linking party 
Craft Junkie Too linking party
Also linked to Passionately Artistic linking party

We hope you’ll link up your Home Décor project for a chance at winning one of our giveaways.  One winner will be chosen by random draw and three others will be selected by the Design Team.  Head on over to Cooking With Cricut  ( for the guidelines and the link up. 

For my blog candy I will randomly select a winner from those who comment for a surprise goody bag. I would love for you to be a follower too. You have till Tuesday for me to select the winner.

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over and check out what 
Natt -  has cooked up! 


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  1. WOW! This is amazing, Suzanne! I know what you mean about cutting into "special" paper -- I have that issue, too. I love all the amazing details, especially those ruby red slippers. Great job!

    ~ Jen

  2. I love book based projects. I teach middle school literature and rotate them on display in my classroom. I am now a follower.
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

  3. Totally love this idea! What a great way to display a timeless treasure such as "The Wizard of Oz"!

  4. Suzanne,
    This is just amazing! What a fabulous idea and just beautiful. I just might have to take this idea to my classroom.

  5. Wow, this is very neat!! Great work

  6. I love the poppy/WOZ theme, right down to the blue gingham bow! Great job. I know how you feel about the paper. I'm the same way. . .
    Sometimes the paper is too pretty to use!!


  7. I love everything about your bird cage. I am a big fan of Wizard of Oz and the ruby shoes are just perfect for this. TFS

  8. Wow, awesome job! Very creative and the Wizard of Oz, amazing:) Love the little red shoes:) You ROCKED this. TFS!

  9. WOW!This is AMAZING!Love the Flowers!New Follower.

  10. Awesome project, the Wizard of Oz is a favorite movie of mine.


    Katsews at gmail dot com

  11. This is amazing! and I know what you mean about G45 papers, too pretty to cut! LOL Thanks for sharing

  12. Oh WOW Suzanne!!! This is really incredible! Isn't it awesome how our best ideas come during the process? :) This is truly a masterpiece - well done! :)

  13. WOW Breathtaking. Just amazing. Love it.
    I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  14. I LOVE this birdcage Suzanne!! It is so beautifully decorated!!


  15. Awesome job, Suzanne! I love the poppies.

  16. What a great project, Suzanne. I love the giant poppies and I have drooled over those papers and my LSS.
    CWC Hugs,

  17. Hi Suzanne! I think I told you on the FB page how amazing I think this is- so CREATIVE and unique. Really great project!
    Heather :)

  18. I am a Wizard of Oz lover, so this is so much fun!! You did such a great job bringing it all together!!

  19. That is gorgeous! What a great idea!

  20. This is very very beautiful, I would love to do one of these, ideas are already flowing and its because of your beautiful work.. AMAZING work, so I will be keeping up with you... STALKING your blogs..LOL
    I love it!

  21. This is certainly a 'wow' everything about it...♥Annie

  22. I love this project. Great job!!

  23. What a gorgeous project Suzanne! I LOVE it! So stinkin' creative! Your details are amazing! I love the nod to dorothy's dress with the ribbon and the shoes too! Thank you for EVERYTHING!

  24. I love the Wizard of Oz! So cute. Love the red slippers.

  25. What a great project!! I love the paper you used. Love the way you put it together.

  26. I just became a follower! What an interesting treatment for a birdcage! Wonder what will be in the surprise package....

  27. Fabulous decor--love the theme and the ruby slipper pin is perfect. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  28. This is so lovely! I love the theme and the cuts with the Graphic 45 paper!

  29. Wow!! What an amazing project!!! This is quite a show piece!! I love the poppys - I have that cartridge and this inspires me to get it out and use it!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

  30. Very cool project Suzanne! I love the cage, the poppies are gorgeous and love, love the Wizard of Oz Graphic 45 paper you used!! You are so talented my friend!!

  31. Your project is fantastic, great work and wonderful idea!

  32. Fantastic project! The details are wonderful. I especially love the poppies.