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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DIY Fall Home Decor - Stampin Up Vintage Leaves


Ready for Fall?
Are you ready for Fall? I am! It's my favorite time of year. Not only because the weather is getting cooler. Although that is a big plus! But because of the decorating.

I enjoy fall decorating even more than Christmas decorating (there's just so much less stress!). I love the earthtone colors and the smells. Who can resist a Pumpkin Spice scented candle or a Pumpkin Spice Latte for that matter.

The Plaque
To kick off my fall decorating I made this gorgeous plaque. Really easy and fun.


Instructions:

  • I started with this pallet plaque from Michael's. It measures 5" x 12" and cost $2.99.
  • Then I used Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape to attached a strip of 2" wide burlap (burlap also from Michael's).
  • Next stamp and cut a variety of leaves with the Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves bundle. 
  • I stamped tone on tone. Using Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango — you can use any colors that fit your decor.
  • Once my leaves were all cut, I "aged" them with a sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink.
  • Then I curled the edges of the leaves with a pencil — just roll them around the pencil similar to the way you might curl ribbon.
  • Next, let the decorating begin. Arrange the leaves anyway you think they look nice and attach them with a hot glue gun.
  • Use Stampin' Up! Larger Than Life Alphabet stamps to stamp the letters on Crumb Cake cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Cut the letters out with your Big Shot and the Circle Collection Framelit Dies.
  • Attach them to the plaque 
    • To give them enough height I cut 1" squares of cardboard from the box my last Stampin' Up! order came in.
    • This wasn't quite enough height so I doubled them up. Gluing the squares together with hot glue.
    • Then I attached the doubled up cardboard squares to the back of the letters with hot glue.
    • Next, I hot glued them to the plaque.
  • The final touch was to add the sequins. I attached them to the plaque with glue dots.

Questions or Comments:
I hope you enjoy this project! If you have any questions or comments you can shoot me an email or leave a comment (below). I would love to hear from you!


Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project:
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Monday, September 14, 2015

Give Thanks with Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves Bundle
Today I have another card created with the Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves bundle — love how easy it is to cut out the leaves with the coordinating dies! The fact that buying the stamps and dies together in the bundle saves you 15% is just icing on the cake!

The sentiment for this card is from the For All Things stamp set. Vintage Leaves and For All Things are my dynamic duo for Fall!

Bohemian DSP
I used one of the pattern papers from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper Pack. The colors in this pack are perfect for autumn!


Finishing Up!
The sentiment is popped of the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals — this really makes a big difference in the appearance of the card. And for the finishing touch, I added sequins from the Brights Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card.
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves


Vintage Leaves
Today's card features the Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves stamp set. I love these realistic looking leaf stamps...even if the colors I used aren't exactly something you'd find in nature.



I used Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon cardstock and ink for the leaves. Stamping the cardstock with the same color ink give a great tone on tone effect.  Then I cut the leaves out with the Leaflet Dies. The dies open design lets you see exactly where you are placing the for a perfect cut!

BONUS:  Purchase the stamp set and dies together in the Vintage Leaves Bundle and you save 15% on both!




Hello Fall!
The Hello Fall! sentiment is from the For All Things stamp set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the Bitty Banners die.


The Ovals are cut with two of the Ovals Collection framelit dies. The Ovals Collection contains 7 dies perfect for using alone or for layering.

Finishing Touches
I embellished the card with some of the blue sequins from the Brights Sequin Collection. It adds just the right amount of sparkle. The sentiment oval is popped off the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and a snip of Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace trim is tucked behind for the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card.
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Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

Happy Crafting!
Diana