Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stampin UP Artisan Blog Hop - Thankful for...

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are working on our LAST project for the October box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of products from the Stampin' UP Holiday Catalog! I am so excited to share fun and seasonal projects to inspire you! Every Thursday of each week for one full year, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my projects this week... 
I was inspired by the utensil muslin bag show in the Holiday catalog on page 40 to create these two items for our extra weekly project this month (we usually do just 4 projects per month). I still need to finish writing what I am thankful for this year! But seriously, I am most thankful to be on this Global Artisan Design Team this year and for all of YOU that follow our blog hop each week! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your wonderful comments here and pinning my projects on Pinterest make my day! *hugs*
And then from that I was inspired to do this.....I took this crafty technique shown HERE and applied it to make a wreath. Just one change, I made the strips larger to 1" rather then the 1/2". Then I made TONS of those single "leaves" (48 to be exact) and STILL did not have enough so I had to make another 24. They are glued all together and attached to several layers of 1"x12" strips to make the circle "hoop". (I also use 1"x12" strips of the heavy weight DSP packing board in between them for even more support. I colored the edges of it with the Baked Brown Sugar marker to hide it in between the Kraft Cardstock.)
The best part? I made it so that I could take off the Autumn leaves and add other holiday embellishments to it. So watch out for what I add for the winter/Christmas! Coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

13 comments:

Wendie Waldman said...

Beautiful projects. Your fantastic is a great interpretation of the technique.

Sarah Sagert said...

Oh, Cindy! These are beautiful projects. I especially love the wreath - stunning!! I can't wait to see the winter embellishments that you will add!

Jennifer said...

This wreath is so creative and just beautiful - in awe!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Cindy, I love the rich colours you've chosen for these projects and my goodness that wreath - well WOW! Vicky x

Marine Wiplier said...

Wow gorgeous project !

~amy~ said...

These are all gorgeous!

libbystamps said...

The wreath is gorgeous!!

Heidi Baks said...

Oh Cindy, the photo on facebook did not do this wreath justice! Fabulous!

Krista Frattin said...

i just pee'ed! so ah-maze-balls!

Inge Groot said...

Absolutely stunning, totally love the wreath!

Stacy said...

These are amazing projects - I love your take on gratitude and I'm grateful that you shared these with us!

Tess Gleason said...

Totally stunning and so versatile. You are indeed an artisan!

Sheila said...

Beautiful wreath. I have been saving my toilet paper rolls to try to make something similar. Hope mine looks as good as yours turned out.