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Vintage Christmas Tree

Isn’t it the BEST when you can use your crafting supplies to create a fun home decor piece?

Through the years and especially around the holidays I have bins of things I’ve created that are kept preserved and ready to take out for each of the holidays.  It’s like Christmas when I open these boxes.  It also brings back hundreds of memories from days past sitting with my friends and creating them. Hands down the BEST.


I guess it’s like your children and the art work they create. I have piles and piles I’ve saved with the hopes to organize them when I’m 80.

One of my favorite bins has always been filled with my Halloween projects.  I love seeing the paper that was trendy at the time and of course the projects too.  I also love when friends come over and I can talk about each of the pieces.

Here is a look at some of my Halloween decor displayed.

Halloween Decorations, Halloween, Stampin' Up!

Kinda spooky, huh?

Halloween Decorations, Halloween, Stampin' Up!

This year I’ve been trying to add to the collection and working on a few Christmas pieces.

One of my favorites so far is a Vintage Christmas Tree.

Vintage Christmas Tree, Cutie Pie Framelits


This project is pretty fun using the Cutie Pie Framelits.

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Here are a few more pics of my tree.  I’m pretty smitten with it and plan to make a few more to create a scene.  <SQUEAL>

Vintage Christmas Tree, Cutie Pie Framelits


Vintage Christmas Tree, Cutie Pie Framelits


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Banner Love |Stampin’ Up!

Banner Love |Stampin’ Up!




Kinda Eclectic, Banner, Stampin' Up!


One of the things I love to decorate in my home is a little place in my foyer that I change up with the seasons.  This little space is very vintage and a happy place for me.  The only problem is there  not much sunlight that comes in my foyer so taking a picture of it just STINKS.  


Bare with the picture of the entire banner.  It was not easy to get a great shot of the entire thing.  


This was all created using the Canvas Creations and Banner Framelits.  The Banner Framelits are PERFECT for creating banners.  I love the size and although there are lots of little details, it doesn’t take long to create this.  


Kinda Eclectic, Banner, Stampin' Up!

Once the Banner was created  you can see that I used the Typeset Designer Paper on each banner piece.  Just cut to the inside of the banner and before the V at the bottom.  Then it was just a matter of layering each piece with embellishments.  


As for embellishments, that’s the fun and easy part.  You just add your favorites.  You will see lace, burlap, lots of butterflies on mine.  




Kinda Eclectic, Banner, Stampin' Up!

I used all types of ribbon on my banner in the same color scheme to add more texture to the banner.  



Kinda Eclectic, Banner, Stampin' Up!



To keep the banner together I used our new Venetian Crochet Trim and sewed it all across the top of the banner leaving enough so that I could use the end pieces to hang.  


You can see all the products I used at the bottom of this post.  


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St. Patty’s Day Banner

Happy day paper crafters.  Today I have a project I’m excited to share – a fun St. Patty’s Day Banner!


I have a fun place in my foyer that I love to decorate for the different seasons and noticed that my St. Patty’s Day decor was a little blah.  Isn’t it great when we can create our own?


You will notice that I’ve used all kinds of products on this St. Patty’s banner.  I’ll have a full list of the supplies I’ve  used at the bottom of this post.  The biggest triumph I had while making this was just adding the layers and more layers.  Grab your GLUE GUN… it’s going to make your life even sweeter.  Let’s get started!


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

As you can see it’s just 4 simple panels.  I started with pre-made burlap pieces I found at a local craft store.  These are pretty small panels,  just 2.5 x 3.5.


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


After spending a good hour looking for a St. Patty’s day stamp set I finally came to the conclusion I was going to have to jump into My Digital Studio for a little help.  Remember, My Digital Studio is NOT just for scrapbookers.  The gazillion images in the program CAN be printed.  Even better you can export the SVG image from My Digital Studio and import into your e-Cutter.  I wanted some shamrocks.  Oh boy did I get them.  I had plenty of images to choose from in My Digital Studio.  This shamrock came from the Luck O’ The Irish download.   Luck 'O The Irish, My Digital Studio, MDS, Stampin' Up!

  I cut my shamrocks in all different sizes using Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I also decided to get crazy and used a vintage map I bought awhile back and cut a shamrock from that as well.  I loved that little added vintage look.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


Now each burlap panel had a piece of the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over it.  To keep this in place I added a few dollops from my hot glue gun.  You want to pay attention that the glue will not be seen so if I could strategically place the glue under a gold pokie dot it was perfect. You can barely see my arrow peeking out at the bottom but this was easy peasy using my On Film Framelit Dies and the Gold Foil paper.


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin


Using Wild Wasabi ink I stamped all of my shamrocks using images from an older Paper Pumpkin and the newest paper pumpkin for February.  OH BOY I love when I get more milage on a stamp set.  I also used the World Map Background stamp set on the BIG shamrock.  Perfect match to go with my vintage map shamrocks.  YIPPIE!!!

Now is when I get a little GIDDY about the itty bitty banner at the top of this panel.  I used our Sale a Bration BANNER punch.  (ummm… FREE with $50 purchase—-> Just saying’)

Remember me telling you about  my cool vintage music sheets I found awhile back?  I decided to use them for the itty bitty banner at the top along with our Gold Foil Sheet.  Oh my GEE!  It’s super cutely.  I attached this using my glue gun at the top of the Designer Vellum.  It’s not going anywhere.  Love that!!  I can’t forget my little wooden Mr & Mrs. Van Deep in Troubles.  These little wooden pieces make my heart beat faster.  I want MORE of them.  They were included in a Paper Pumpkin kit a few months back and I have a tight grip on my extra ones that were in my kit.


You may be wondering where all that Gold Splatter is coming from? Well…. I hoarded a few bottles of the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink that we use to sell.  I LOVE this stuff and with gold being SO trendy I can’t help but use it all the time.   You may even notice I gently placed a little bit of the Gold Smooch around the shamrocks.  Sometimes it’s great to be a craft hoarder. Do you have a coveted product that we no longer sell that you keep right next to you? I would love to hear what it is.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


This next panel was all about layering fun things.  Starting with the Designer Vellum and adding a doily.  I used my Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Pack (Pear Pizzaz) and created a banner using my Hexagon punch.

I love the Essentials Wooden Elements and that you can alter them to suit your needs.  I simply stamped the image using the Hip Notes stamp set using Wild Wasabi ink.


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


This last panel I used my Designer Paper again and added a coil of the beautiful Gold Bakers Twine.  To get this coil the way I wanted it… (THAT NEVER HAPPENED) I used my glue gun.  I’m not sure how some crafters get that coil to look so pretty.  I’m going to practice more.  The canvas heart comes from the Heartfelt Banner Kit from that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase.  It’s another one of our fun Sale-a-Bration items.


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


There you have it.  A small little St. Patty’s Day banner to brighten my foyer area hanging from a vintage frame.  I love how it turned out and it was not an all day project.  I just kept layering fun things.


Also, I’m still creating a few more things for St. Patty’s Day and to add to my foyer display.  I found these great celtic fonts  below on Pinterest.  Click the picture and start creating with these.

Celtic Fonts, St. Patty's Day fonts

If you are a font-a-holic you can find a board on my Pinterest page with tons of free fonts.  Sweet Kiss


There are many great things you can use to make fun St. Patty’s day crafts.  Don’t forget to check out the fun digital downloads Stampin’ Up! has to make your creating a bit easier. Are you looking for JUST our e-Cutter digital downloads? Click HERE to see all that you can import into your machine.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


Stamps: Hip Notes #133504,  Paper Pumpkin Images Ink: Wild Wasabi Cardstock:Wild Wasabi

Accessories:  Gold Bakers Twine #132975, Paper Doilies,  Gold Foil Sheet #132622, Silhouette Cameo, My Digital Studio, Essential Wooden Elements #132258,  Glue Gun, On Film Framelits Dies #132969, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum #133363, Banner Punch (Sale a bration), Heartfelt Banner Kit (Sale a bration), Mini Metallic Clothespins #133320, Soft Subtles Designer Buttons #130030

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Good morning Stampers!  So much going on here at my home.  Good things and a few sad things.  First, the sad news.  My grandmother has been very sick the last few weeks.  She really took a turn for the worst the past few days.  I am headed to Florida on Friday to be with my family.  The kids and I are flying down for a week.  My grandmother is a great lady, has lived a fabulous life and I know she is ready to be with the Lord.  It’s so hard to let go though. 🙁

In the meantime, I’ve been trying to keep my mind busy.  What better way to keep it busy than STAMP!  It is my therapy!!  I love it.  This frame uses Baroque Motifs and the chipboard Lots of Letters.  This frame is actually serving a purpose for my Decor Elements board that I have put together.  I will show this very soon.  I have the FAMILY Decor Elements on the board and the picture frame hangs right under it.  It looks great.  It’s actually a faux wall.  For the stamping portion, I used the new In Color Baha Breeze.  Looks great with Chocolate Chip!  What doesn’t look great with Chocolate Chip?

Well, time to start the packing process for me and the kids.  Looks like it will be a busy day!

Stampin’ love!


A Little Home Decor

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Well here is a mixture of Decor Elements, new designer paper, new In Color inks, and new stamps. 

I had purchased a few of the Alphabet Decor Elements and wasn’t quite sure what to do with them.  Last night I had this idea.  I had a large piece of chipboard laying around so I decided to cover it with the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.  Using my 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches I punched tons of Bella Rose paper and Pink Pirouette cardstock for all those circles around the chipboard.  The "K" is from the Decor Elements line.  Lastly, I used the Dreams de Jour stamp set and cut out a few butterflies to pop up.   Overall, I like the way it turned out.  Now to figure out where to hang it.  🙂

Have a fabulous day!