Welcome to Day Four of the RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog tour! I hope you’re enjoying all the fabulous creations that the RemARKables have posted for you, and I want to encourage you to leave a COMMENT. It’s quite easy, and really quite fun. Those of us who labor to bring you such fabulous and fascinating content LOVE-LOVE-LOVE to get your comments!
Do you like today’s projects? I’ve had this idea in mind for a while but as is often the case, it had to simmer away on the back burner for a bit. I’ve used the Paisley Prints stamp set as well as the Big Shot and the Originals Leaves #2 die to create the leaves, and I started by just stamping and cutting a heap of them. The tags are cut from Crumb Cake card stock and embellished with the leaves, Always Artichoke 1/2″ Seam Binding and the Big Designer Deck the Halls Buttons from the Holiday Mini catalog. One tag is stamped with a “thanks” sentiment from the Thank You Kindly stamp set and the other is rolled with the Bright Blessings Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel. The buttons are sewn on with our Linen Thread, one of my favorite “little touches”.
I used the same leaves and embellishments to create some autumn napkin rings. It was fun to mix and match the different leaves – they’re attached to a 1″ punched circle of cardstock with Tombo-the-wonder-adhesive.
I had a long string of wooden beads that I was given years ago when I was a scout leader, and they have been waiting for just the right project to come along. I strung them on heavy elastic cord and knotted it, then used Linen Thread to tie the leaves onto the beads. It was simple and fun and I’m thinking I’ll make a few more leaves and add them to what I have leftover to make a banner of sorts that I can hang in my dining room.
I know that somebody out there is wondering what colors I used for the ink and the card stock. There are lots of colors! I used Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, More Mustard and of course Whisper White card stock. I stamped with Classic ink pads in Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke and Old Olive. In other words, I worked with whatever was in arm’s reach! It’s liberating to be random – I’m usually so focused on matching and detail, and I enjoyed stretching myself outside of my comfort zone with this.