Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Definitively Decorative Home Decor

Tuesday night, I had a wonderful time being able to demonstrate some of Stampin' Up!'s Decor Elements at a friend's house. It was a great group of women to inspire!

This jar was the hostess gift (thanks, Tammy!). It uses the medium size of the Chalkboard Decor Elements Oval Labels. I used a chalkboard pen that I found at Michaels and it came with three other colors. This pen definitely helped with my perfectionism!! It wipes away clean with a little Windex and a paper towel (I probably re-wrote this 5 times!).

These next two were door prizes! Again, the chalkboard decal is part of the Chalkboard Oval Labels I linked to above. It is the smallest of the three sizes. The jar with the flower uses some of the bulk buy flowers demonstrators can purchase to demonstrate how easy the vinyls are to use. We also used these flowers for the make n take.

This was the make n take for the workshop. We used the flower decals mentioned above and adhered them to the front of a hand sanitizer bottle with the front label removed. Add some ribbon for a little extra accent and you have a cute little bottle of hand sanitizer for on top of your kitchen counter for the cold and flu season.

I had many items on display for all to see. A few of them I was even able to demonstrate in front of everyone. Please feel free to leave a comment with any questions if you see something you like! Click on the link provided for each sample that will take you to the Stampin' Up! product description.

This will be the perfect decor for a little added touch for Thanksgiving. It uses the Hem Your Blessings decal (small) in Chocolate Chip. I used some retired Pumpkin Pie DSP for the background. This is an 8 x 10 frame.

Perfect for creative gift packaging, I used the Merry Trees decal (small) in Real Red and applied it to the front of a clear pail I found at Craft Warehouse.

I found this jar last year at Target after Christmas...50% off! I used the Jingle All the Way decal (small) in Real Red, tied a bow around the lid using the 1/8" red ribbon, and added some round peppermint candies.

This one might look familiar to some. I created this last year and have a tutorial on my other blog. For this particular project, I used the retired Old Olive Jingle All the Way (small). This one got the most oohs and aahs of them all!
This is a sample of how you can take a decal and add a small touch. This uses one of the flowers from the retired Ginormous Flowers. I plan to use these in my craft room, so adding this to the inside of this clock seemed perfect. I found the clock at Target for inexpensive and the front cover just pops right off!
Again, I'm using the Chalkboard Oval Labels. This one uses the large size and is perfect for my retired ribbon jar. I love that I can get three projects out of one product purchase (3 oval labels cost $5.95). I had to add a few butterflies and a bow on top to add that extra touch.
I found this idea on someone's blog (I'll search for that and come back to link to it and give credit where credit is due!) who adhered the "eat" on the front of an album. I just so happened to have a photo album that holds 4x6 photos. Since I type up my recipes on 4x6 note cards, this will be the perfect recipe book to keep my recipes in. And, I can even display it in the kitchen as "art". This project uses the EAT decal (small) in Whisper White. I added the Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon and tied a bow.
I took a 12 x 12 frame, removed the glass, and added a metal sheet (found at Craft Warehouse). I added the smallest of the images that come with the Flourish decals (which I can't seem to find the link to on Stampin' Up!'s page).
I love this little shadow box frame. This is a picture of my two kids, cut as a square. I added Certainly Celery DSP for the background and used the "love" out of the Faith, Hope, Love, Life decals (small) in black. The shadow boxes can be found at IKEA. I believe they were $4.99 each. I also used the same shadow box for the Jingle All the Way bells frame above.
This next project uses the "hope" from the same decals as mentioned above. I found this pink polka dotted plate at Tuesday Morning a long time ago. I pulled it out when I was looking for things to use to make for this event and felt the "hope" was perfect for the pink in representation of Breast Cancer Awareness.
I just love this little project! I really wanted to use the Her Majesty decal on something and when I saw this storage container at Target, I knew what I needed to make! I put all of my daughter's princess dolls and accessories in here. The pink is PERFECT with the Rose Red crown.
The last three pictures are some of the Decor Elements that I have put up around my home. For the workshop, I had a book of samples that the ladies could look through to get inspired. I included some of these pics, as well as some friends and things I have seen around the internet.

Wild Flower Bouquet (small) in Chocolate Chip
{I really wish I would have ordered the white!}
Life Milestones (medium) in black

Happily Ever After (medium) in Chocolate Chip

This was such a fun event and I plan on trying to book a few more! I have quite a few friends who might be a little more interested in the home decor part of Stampin' Up! I might even have one at my house, so I can get the word out about the Decor Elements. There are probably 3 or 4 more projects I never got around to making, so hopefully I'll post those as soon as they are finished!

My next event? I'm doing a couple of projects for a fairy-themed birthday party for a 7-year old and her friends. It will be so much fun!!


Kelli said...

I love reading your posts because you are just an encouragement and so thoughtful! This looks like a great workshop. I just had someone buy a few Decor Element items. Thanks for sharing!

Wonderful World of Crafts said...

I love all of them. They are really cute. I'm glad that you were able to emjoy your workshop.

Unknown said...

The workshop was a lot of fun. It was a fun change from card making! Good Job!

Sarah said...

LOVE all of it! Do you think one day you can teach me a little photo editing? Like how to make a button for my blog and the "stamp" on photos? Pretty please?? :-)

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