Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing products from the brand new August-December Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog (formerly known as our Holiday Catalog).
My project for today is a Fall home decor piece. I realize we’re still weeks away from the actual first day of Fall, but with school about to start, it seems like the time to start bringing out the Fall decor.
The hardest part of this project was arranging all the leaves. I knew I wanted a few that were stamped and a few that were die cut and in a mix of colors. I stamped and die cut a pile of leaves in Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and Cajun Craze. Then I picked one to be my focal point and stamped the sentiment right in the center. Then I arranged the rest of the leaves behind it. And then re-arranged them. And then added some more. And then pulled some back out. And then separated everything and started over again. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I used mini dimensional in between each layer to glue them together.
I’m pretty happy with how my leaf pile turned out. It’s looks fairly balanced to me and has a nice assortment of colors. One thing I did learn though was that the stems were all pointing out every which way on the bottom. I ended up trimming all the stems so you can’t see them – except for the main leaf. It really looks much cleaner this way.
Here is a close up of the project. Look at that tiny acorn tied into the ribbons. Those acorns are just the cutest thing ever. They are definitely too thick on a card that is going to be mailed, but they are perfect for something like this.
If you look at the bottom of the above picture, you can also see just a hint of the embossing on the left side of the copper paper. The rows of dashed lines is made from a die in the Stitched Leaves die set. It adds a nice subtle touch to the background.
This frame holds a 4×6″ picture to give you an idea of the overall size of this project. I happened to pick this up at a local store and it was very inexpensive. I like having small things like this that I can add around the house to bring in a bit of seasonal decor. And this small piece is perfect for this.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project. If you have any questions about the project or how to put all this together, just let me know.
As you go through the New at SU! Hop, be sure to leave comments on each page in the Hop letting us know what you liked. To get to the next page in the Hop, click the Next button below to see Tricia’s amazing work.
If you think you missed anyone along the way, you can click on the link below and it will take you right to their Blog.
- Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Flight of Fancy
- A Crowning Creation – Poinsettia Petals
- Lilypad Stamper – Snowflake Splendor
- Carterieplus – Poinsettia Petals
- Creative Juice by Loni – Celebration Tidings
- Gifted Hands Ink – Trimming the Town
- Stamping Flair – Poinsettia Place
- StampinScrapper – Snowflake Splendor
- Stamping Jack – Sweetest Time
- Playing with Paper Crafting – Wishes & Wonder
- Scraphexe –
- As the Ink Dries – Fireside Trimmings
- StampinMak – Beautiful Autumn
- 247inkspiration – Love of Leaves
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