I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I do love a good leaf! The clean simple lines of the leaf pair from the Tropical Leaves sets my heart a patter and even though this set is intended for summer, these leaves make a great DIY wreath. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I stamped the leaves in a Sea Glass, Frayed Leaf, Evergreen and Forest Glades Altenew inks and die cut with their matching dies. Then on a piece of Fog card I heat embossed the lovely Oh Happy Day sentiment with Antique Gold powder and die cut with a Stitched Rectangle. The Oh Happy Day set was part of the Masterpiece Box, which is now sold out, but the set will be releasing tomorrow as part of Simon’s STAMPtember release :D
It was then simply a case of adding the leaves around the sentiment with foam adhesive and dotting rhinestones and pearls to accent. I popped the panel on a card base cut from some 12×12 Bazzill card. For a while I’ve been using my old 12×12 card to create envelopes – cutting a 7.5 inch square and then scoring on the diagonals at 4 and 2 7/8 inches. While tidying up my craft space I came across all the left over strips from cutting the envelopes and I’ve folded and scored card bases. From one 12×12 piece of card you can get an envelope, card base and a panel of card too; it’s always good to get the most out of our supplies!
BUSY BUSY BUSY!
Oh my word I have such a lot to share with you over the next few days! To start with Simon Says Stamp kick off STAMPtember tonight at midnight EST. Believe me there is such a lot of fun, amazing new product, giveaways, hop etc happening to enjoy and inspire throughout the whole of September. I’ve delved in to a few of the new products and have been sneak peeking over on Instagram with cards I will be sharing later this week :D
I’ve also got projects to share for Clearly Besotted and Waffle Flower as more companies bring out their fall and holiday sets. I do love this time of year as everyone gets creating for the busiest time of the crafting year!
I mentioned before that being so busy this was perhaps not the best time to reorganise my craft space but when the planets align and new storage was an option I jumped at the chance. Here’s a peek in to my progress so far.
These are Ikea Alex draws (the 9 draw high set) with Ikea Bestå cupboards to the side and I’ve even left a handy-dandy little spot for my Råskog cart to tuck in rather than it floating around the room when not in use. When I’m finished organising I’ll need to straighten the units and fix them all together and then I want a work surface on top of the drawers to finish them off. Also the place needs a good lick of paint too and I’m still debating between a neutral or a little color :D
My space is now quiet minimal and it’s not to everyone’s taste; I think some of my family prefer the floor to ceiling open shelves I had before. However, for me, when I walk in to the room all the clean white calms me, clears my head and I am loving getting creative here. One disadvantage though is that my sweet photo spot has disappeared as I’ve moved my table configuration around so I’m now on the hunt for a new place to take my card photos.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D