Today is the Papertrey Ink October 2011 Blog Hop.
We were provided with a lovely photograph for inspiration filled with vibrant fall colors, textures, and patterns.
I wanted to do a home decor project like the above picture so I decided to make a very fun and elegant fall wreath magnet that can be tied around a present, wrapped as a small gift, or for your own home decor that would be a definite eye catcher on your refrigerator. My glue gun was put to very good use with the project gluing on the magnets on the back, I used 4 for stability. My project started with a small grapevine wreath that you can purchase from any craft store. I die-cut several images using the Autumn Acorn Die Collection with Vintage Cream card stock and Dark Chocolate and Fine Linen felt. For my leaves, I used the Rock 'n Roll technique adding in a Scarlet Jewel color with mustard on the bottom leaves. My top leaves were more traditional with the usual fall colors. My acorns were a mix of stamped card stock and stamped felt intertwined with buttons as accents. All of the card stock was ink distressed using Chamomile from the Tea Dye duo. The majority of the ink that I used was Stampin' Up. I die-cut a Jar Label and using the matching image from Friendship Jar: Fall Filler to stamp my frame with Summer Sunrise Ink and my sentiment is also from the same set stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink. A bow was made from Terracotta Tile ribbon and adhered to the wreath with my glue gun and the sentiment was adhere to that. I made sure that the ribbon hung down in the middle of the wreath and snipped the edges at an angle. The was a very fun project to make and I know that it will provide you with some wonderful inspiration. I know my family will enjoy it when they see it on the side of the refrigerator. Homemade home decor always adds such a special touch to anything and with the selection of Papertrey Ink products available to us, the sky is the limit!
I would love for you to become my friend through the Google Friend Connect as I have so many more projects swirling around in my mind for the the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season. My next project for you will be napkin ring holders and using a wrought iron acorn and pumpkin for your table setting
Go and get inspired. That is what this blog is all about, it to inspire you using Papertrey Ink products. There is no other better stamp company than Papertrey Ink and although all of us is on a budget, I consider purchasing every single item from every single release a wise investment. In the long run, I do end up saving a lot of money by being able to make my own homemade gifts, cards, home decor, and anything related to paper crafting using Papertrey Ink stamps.
I just received the October release in record time and organized my die-cuts and put together my stamp sets, which is one of my favorite things to do. If you are ever looking for inspiration, I have all stamp sets that I've used for this blog on the right side of the sidebar. Simply click on it and all of the projects made with that stamp set will be at your fingertips.
Stop by and see me again please. I'd like to make some friends and inspire you. Here is my beautiful Autumn Wishes Wreath that I would like to share with you. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I've had fun making it. Be Inspired!