Sunday, October 19, 2014

the creation station blog hop - all about wreaths

I took a quick break from The Creation Station Blog Hop for the 1st Sunday of the month, but now it's the 3rd Sunday and we are back with another hop for you all to enjoy! Thanks for coming along to see all of the inspiration we have for you today. If you have already been following the hop, you probably came here from Teneale's blog. Yippee!! That means you're in the right place. :)

For today's hop we were able to choose from the following (any or all):
1. Stamp Set: Wonderous Wreath (and/or coordinating framelits!)
2. Theme: Wreaths
3. Accessory: Gift Box Punch Board

Last weekend I went away on a beach retreat with some of my Stampin' Up! buddies. It was 2 1/2 days of crafting bliss!! (I am already awaiting next year's retreat!) I was so excited to get caught up on projects I knew were coming up...and this hop was one of them! I actually don't own the Wonderous Wreath stamp set, but one of my friends I was with had it and let me do a little playing around with it.

I decided to create a card that actually opened up like double doors would. Here is a picture of the card laying flat. It's still the right size to slip perfectly into an envelope.

Standing up you can see it begins to open up in the middle...

And another view...

The Wonderous Wreath is attached to the left side of the card and the pumpkin and sentiment is attached to the other side, both using Dimensionals.
Stamp Sets
Wonderous Wreath, Fall Fest (pumpkin), For All Things (sentiment)
Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, marker - Chocolate Chip (for pumpkin stem)
Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Fun Fall Framelits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Bitty Banner Framelits Dies 

While also away for the weekend, I decided to pull out the Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit that I won while at Stampin' Up's Convention during a Prize Patrol!

I wanted to go a little "out of the box" instead of how the Frightful Wreath kit was created for. Here is the original version of the wreath, which I think is awesome, but...I just wanted something a little different,

{Please excuse the lighting below...I had to take off the flash to lessen the shine on the mirror!}

Here is my simplified "different" version. You can see that I pulled in some extra elements by using the Burlap Ribbon and I turned one of the burlap bags from September's Paper Pumpkin Kit into a little bow for added whimsy. There are many pieces of the wreath kit that I didn't use (like the sparkly web and beautiful beaded spider) which I plan to use in other ways...maybe I'll come back to update when I do find the perfect project for those pieces!

I made the same rosette from the original wreath, but just cut it down a little smaller. I added the "happy" from a different stamp set, but used the Halloween from the Frightful Stamp Set that also came in my prize patrol package. 

You may notice that this is one of the burlap bags from the September's Paper Pumpkin Kit. I turned it into a little bow by wrapping the Tangelo Twist Satin Stitched Ribbon around the middle. 

Thank you again for stopping by! Continue on the hop to find more wonderful inspiration! Next stop is the talented Jennifer Downey or if you are hopping backwards, click on the back button to visit Teneale Williams' blog and see what beautiful creations she is sharing today.


LeAnne said...

I love what you did with the Halloween lucky girl, you! Very clever to use the burlap bag as a bow! And your wreath card is adorable!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh your take on the wreath is terrific! Love burlap bow!

Deborah Smart said...

Great variety of wreath ideas! Thanks for sharing

Terri said...

great creations, Heidi!
I'd like to invite you to my blog where I'm involved in a new challenge! Thanks for inspiring everyone!

kkstamper said...

I love the way you altered the Frightful Wreath! So cute! Using the Paper Pumpkin bag as a bow is a genius idea!

Your fall Wondrous Wreath card is totes adorbs, too!!

Teneale Williams said...

I love the gate fold card with the wreath on top. Very clever

vicki said...

Both of your projects are so cute! Love the card and your take on the wreath :)
Your so creative...Mom

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