Thursday, September 10, 2015

Peaceful Pines for Christmas

Hello everyone!  I'm glad to have to have you stop by as part of the RemARKables "Home for the Holidays" blog tour!  This is my first time participating in a blog hop, and I'm super excited to be a part of it and to share my projects with you!!

The blog hop is showcasing the various bundles available to you in the new SU! 2015-16 Holiday catalog and the 2015-16 Annual catalog.  For my projects I have used the Peaceful Pines bundle. With this bundle you receive the stamp set and the matching framelits for $45.  Quite the deal as it saves you a ton of time from cutting out all the trees and smaller, intricate add ons.

My first card uses one of the large trees (there are 2).  I just love the saying on this tree!  The Crumb Cake circle was a scrap, as was the Real Red background piece.  The designer paper is from the Merry Moments paper stack and cut with the new Triple Banner Punch.

The Real Red background as well as the circle are popped up with dimensionals.  The tree is popped further with more dimensionals.  Some gold sequin trim and white organdy ribbon finish it off! Stapled on with our awesome stapler and colored with a gold sharpie to help it "match"!

My second card uses the medium and large trees for a layered look.  The medium tree was stamped in Real Red and layered with an Old Olive tree cut with the large framelit.

Again, this card was made using mostly scraps that were laying on my craft table!  Love I can put a card together like this using my scraps!!  Another Crumb Cake circle as the "background" for the tree popped up with dimensionals.  I used a strip of non SU! off white burlap under the Real Red and Old Olive banners.  The burlap loops are from leftover pieces off the strip.

The snowflake was stamped in Crumb Cake.  I love the feel it gives of snow falling.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my projects and I hope they inspire you to get your Christmas cards started!  Christmas will be here before we know it!!

Click on the button below for the next blog on the tour - Audra Monk!

Happy Stamping!!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Up cycled chunky picture frame!!!

Made this awhile ago and realized I haven't shared it!!
I bought the frame a LOOOONG time ago, intending on doing something with it! It originally was pink with brown crowns all over it. I painted it a soft ivory with paint I used in my living room paint job. It's a nice chunky wood frame. Once it was painted, I covered the front in a piece of off white burlap, adhered with spray adhesive.
The flowers were made with the now retired Amore fabric from SU!. The three small flowers are rolled and topped with a gold metal button. The larger flower was made using the 3 inch circle die and then folded over and hot glued to a piece of felt. The leaves are made from the Mossy Meadow satin ribbon. The ruffled burlap ribbon came from Hobby Lobby.
I love how it came out and how it really makes the photo pop! That is a picture of my husband and I on our wedding day, riding off after we were officially married!!

Thanks for looking and Happy Stamping!!!