Sunday, August 26, 2012

Falling for Fall

Happy Sunday!

**UPDATE - 8/27/12 - The chipboard circle measure 12" in diameter.  Also, I used 72 wooden clothespins.  I bought them at WalMart and found them in the laundry supplies section near the ironing boards.**

I've been a busy bee this weekend.  I've been trying to get a few things done to get ready for all of my stamp camps this week.  It's a little more challenging since I'll be working at school this week to prepare for the opening next week.  That's ok.  I've been really productive and it feels SO good.

The project I have to share with you is one I created after seeing something a little like it on Pinterest.  I love all the inspiration on there!  Whew!  Sometimes, though, it's easy to get so caught up in it that I lose track of time.  :-)  Anyway...  Here's what I came up with....



Isn't it fun?  It really wasn't a hard project to put together at all yet it looks quite time consuming.  I started with a large chipboard circle as my base.  I then pulled out my stash of clothespins and got to work.  I chose the new "Orchard Harvest" Designer Series Paper to use to cover the clothespins.    Here's a peek at the prints that are included....
"Orchard Harvest" DSP - 126895 - $10.95
12 sheets, 2 ea. of 6 double-sided 12x12 designs

I just measured the top of one pin and then used my handy, dandy paper trimmer to cut strips of the various prints.  I adhered the strips to the pins using my SNAIL adhesive.  You can use whatever you'd like.  Tombo Glue works great also.

Once the clothespins were all covered, I heated up my hot glue gun and started to adhere them in a random pattern around the chipboard circle.  That was a "snap".  I LOVE all the patterns in this DSP pack.  The prints are really versatile and I've found lots of different uses for them.  You know how I LOVE that!

I created the leaves a couple of different ways.  The first way was using my Big Shot and the new "Autumn Accents" Die.  It cuts 5 different leaves at once!  Woot! Here are the leaf designs...
"Autumn Accents" Bigz Die - #127812 - $21.95

 I chose a few coordinating colors from the DSP and cut them out all at once.  **NOTE - Did you know that you can cut up to seven layers of card stock at a time with your Big Shot Dies?**  Now to add a little more pizzazz to the leaves I embossed them with the "Square Lattice" Embossing Folder for the Big Shot.

The other leaves were created using the new "Wonderfall" stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog also.  It's SO stinkin' cute!  Here are the images included....

"Wonderfall" stamp set - Wood Mount -#128084 - $24.95   Clear Mount #128087 - $17.95
I stamped them on Very Vanilla card stock in coordinating ink colors.  I created the "Bountiful Blessings" banner using MDS2 and printed it out on Very Vanilla card stock.  Don't forget....if you haven't tried MDS or MDS2 yet, you can still download a FREE 30 day trial and take it out for a spin.  I love mine!!

I really think this wreath would be a great gift for friends or teachers this fall.  I'm sure I'll be looking for a lot more clothespins in the coming weeks!

You can find all the supplies listed above at my Online Stampin' Store.  Don't forget....it's open 24/7....the light are always on...no lines....no waiting....AND you can even shop in your pjs!

Stamped Blessings,


17 comments:

  1. Your wreath is breath taking! The colors are so yummy.

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  2. I love this wreath! Could you tell us what size it is and approximately how many leaves you cut for it?

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  3. @ Jane: THANKS! :-)
    @ Anonymous: Sure. I'm not at home near it right now but I'll post it tomorrow. So glad you like it. :-)

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  4. Gorgeous!!!!

    Also would love to know the dimensions of the finished wreath and the base you attached it to. Did it only take one package of the DSP?

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  5. Beautiful!!!
    I would love to know the details also!!!
    Jan

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  6. It's gorgeous! I too, would like to know the dImensions!

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  7. Fabulous! How large was your chipboard circle that you started out with?

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  8. Love the wreath Michelle! I'd like to invite you to visit our new Color Challenge Blog. http://colormebeautifulchallenge.blogspot.com/ Come meet our new design Team on Friday August 31 and check out our new color challenge blog! We will throw out our very first color challenge this Saturday, September 1st!! I'd love to have you come play along with us!

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  9. LOVE IT!!!Hopeing you will post the dimensions also.
    Thanks for sharing
    Nancy

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  10. Beautiful!! Like it so much I had to Pin it! TFS!!
    Traci

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  11. Hi Michelle! I love this idea! I would really like to share it in my monthly newsletter for my downline. Will you email me at sudemonstrator@gmail.com and let me know if that would be okay? I hope to hear from you soon!
    Jill Olsen

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  12. Are there clothespins under the leaves and could you clip the clothespins to the chipboard instead of glueing it on?

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  13. pokerbunny1@gmail.comOctober 1, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Where did you get the 12" chipboard circle? What is the outer diameter of the circle, and what is the inner diameter of the circle? Please send info to pokerbunny1@gmail.com. Thank you... I can't wait to make these for Christmas gifts. How cute would these be in a laundry room?

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  14. This is so darn CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing and posting instructions! I might have to whip one up... ;-)

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  15. Yes, dimensions and where you got a circle of chipboard PLEASE. I suppose you could pretty easily handcut one with the paper backing from the DSP as well.

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  16. I love this wreath! Hopefully, I am going to use it for a class at the end of October. At the very least, I will make one for myself! LOL How much of a package of DSP did it take? Thanks! tlcpapercrafts@sssnet.com

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  17. Your wreath is just amazing, love, love, love it!!Thanks for sharing it with us!

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