Monday, May 30, 2011

Purple is Best.

Hello, Friends!

Happy Memorial Day to my American Friends!  I hope you take some time today to reflect on all of the men and women that have given their lives for our freedom!  :)

Recently, I was in Boston, MA teaching a class to retailers.  One of the projects I taught was a home decor item designed by Beth.  Not only was it really fun to teach, but it's one of my favorite all time projects!  {AND, it is PURPLE!!!  The BEST color in the world!}

{Make sure you check out the beautiful doily on this project!  It was cut using the eclips!}


Stretch fabric onto hoop and tighten. Adhere patterned paper over the fabric and trim to size. Cut a Round Doily from cardstock using eclips machine and Easter cartridge. Adhere to the hoop as shown. Die-cut two Vines w/Leaves from green cardstock and embellish using peeled paint distressing ink. Adhere to the hoop. Die-cut a Rosette from cardstock and fold along perf lines to assemble. Adhere to the hoop centering over the Doily. Die-cut a Banner from white cardstock, stamp with a sentiment and ink edges. Use a pencil to slightly curl the Banner and adhere over the Rosette. Cover a piece of mat board with black felt. Die-cut Birds out of the covered mat board. Adhere the Bird with legs to the bottom portion of the hoop. Adhere the remaining Bird at the top of the hoop, trimming the bottom of the Bird if necessary. Die-cut three 3-D Flowers out of cardstock. Emboss smallest flower using an embossing folder of your choice. Use sandpaper to highlight embossed design on the small Flower. Assemble the three Flowers and adhere at the base using small amount of glossy accents. Set aside to dry. Adhere Flowers to the left of the Doily as shown. Cut Leaves using the pieces feature (from the Flowers w/Leaves shape) in a variety of sizes from cardstock using eclips machine and Decorate Your Life cartridge. Stamp leaves with a background stamp. Ink one edge of each leaf using peeled paint distressing ink. Apply adhesive to the front of each Leaf. Apply crystal glitter to the front of each Leaf and set aside. Adhere Leaves as desired, tucking the stems under the Flowers and Vines. Tie a ribbon bow and adhere under the Flowers.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix eclips Cartridge - Decorate Your Life Shapes & Alphabet

Other Supplies: Cardstock, Crystal Glitter, Fabric, Felt, Glossy Accents, Hoop, Ink, Mat Board, Patterned Paper, Pencil, Ribbon, Sandpaper, Stamps

Speaking of classes, Licensed Sizzix Artist,  Karen Burniston will be teaching some "Pop-Up" classes at various stores this summer....check out her blog for more info!

Saturday, June 11 at Scrap Happy, Tiffin Ohio
Sunday, June 12 at Simply Scrapbooks, Dayton Ohio

Saturday, July 16 at Stamp, Scrap & More, Mundelein, IL 

August 12-14 at For Keeps Sake, St. Louis, MO

Karen is a blast, so if you are near any of these stores, her classes are a must see!  :)

Happy Crafting!


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1 comment:

  1. Evette K. CiampoMay 30, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    We are so sad in NY state that we do not have a place where we can have someone like Karen teach us really cool things. Love what she did and I have come to adore "Purple" the color, so much. Ty for sharing this with us. God Bless America and ty to all men and women serving and all our fabulous veterans.


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