Thursday, November 10, 2022

Festive Season OSAT Hop- Cottage Wreaths

 It is time to start on all those Christmas projects you have in your head! 

 This is one of mine!

  I have been wanting to try a sort of floating sampler of sorts as a framed piece of art.  I used this as my 3D project for this month's OSAT Blog Hop.

This month's One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop's theme is Festive Season.  We were all to make a card and a 3D project with a festive holiday feel to them.

 I made a twelve days of Christmas wreath sampler using the Cottage Wreaths Bundle and a beaded edged board I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I stuck with the color pallet of Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, White and gold.  
I used the Deckled Rectangles Dies for my backgrounds and ran a few of them through various embossing folders, some I left plain and some I flicked some Evening Evergreen die on them with my Water Painter brush.  

I used the Country Wreaths Dies that come in the bundle to cut all of the wreaths, extra branches and the bows out.  Several were stamped - the leafy wreath stamps out with some beautiful shading that leaves the leaves looking light and dark,

I added a few ribbon and twine bows and some gems to give each wreath a very different look.

It is kind of hard to see all of the details in this photo - but there is a lot of texture to each wreath.
I popped up each of the 12 pieces with dimensionals to give the piece some depth.

The card I made matches the 12 Wreaths of Christmas framed piece.
I used the Cottage Wreaths Bundle again - along with the Christmas Banners Bundle.  I started with an Evening Evergreen base,  a layer of Evening Evergreen run through the  Time Worn Type Embossing folder.  I cut a piece of Gold Foil with the Deckled Rectangle Dies - but ran it through a second time to make the piece more square, and did the some for the next size down die with Basic White Cardstock.
Adding my stamped and cut wreath and my stamped and cut Merry Christmas, I used dimensionals to pop them up.  I finished off the card with the gold bow and some Champagne Gems. 

This is just a classic looking Christmas Card with that touch of elegance.  

This is going to be a small hop this month - so please take the time to look at what other Seasonal Projects have been created by the other participants! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Give Thanks - Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!  No matter how you celebrate - big or small - it is a time to reflect and be grateful for all that we have and all the good we have experienced. I like to include some small reminder of what this holiday is all about.

I am joining my gaggle of tablescapers to share our Thanksgiving tables.  The very gracious Rita from Panoply has gathered us together to serve up some inspiration!  

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Fitting Florets Blog Hop - Birthday Card

 Welcome!  I am showing a card today made with the Fitting Florets Bundle that is a brand new offering for November with Stampin' Up!

I am joining in on a Blog Hop dedicated to this new product bundle!

Thursday, October 13, 2022

OSAT Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop - Hello Harvest Card and Gift Box

 Welcome to Plaid and Paisley where it is harvest time!

I am participating in the OSAT Blog hope were the theme is Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop.

We are to show a card and 3D creation that is anything Fall or Halloween.  The links to all of the other blog hop participants will be at the bottom of my post.

I thought I would give a nod to all the pumpkins that are grown in my home state of Ohio.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Table of Vexing Vermin for Halloween!

 Welcome to a little more Halloween Fun!

I hope you don't have a fear of bugs and snakes!!

I am sharing my vermin filled table on the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop organized by the wonderful Rita, from Panoply. 

 We have have 21 talented table stylists ready to share all sorts of Halloween inspiration for you to enjoy!  All of the links will be at the bottom of my post.

I am afraid the creatures about my kitchen have just gotten out of hand!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Halloween Card - Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop/Sketch Challenge

Welcome to a slightly spooky version of Corner of Plaid and Paisley.
Today I am showing a card I made for a Sketch Challenge.

This is for the Stamping INKspirations October Blog Hop.

It is fun to take a sketch and see what you can make and then see what everyone else comes up with!  
All of the links to the other talented card makers will be at the end of my post.
Here is the Sketch for this Challenge!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Fall Tablescape - Autumn Gnome - Blog Hop 2022

 Welcome to my fall table with my little Gnome friends!!

I am participating in the Fall Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Rita from Panoply.

All of the links to the other talented table stylists will be at the end of this post for you to get lots of fall inspiration from!
 I wanted to do a table with lots of autumn colors since we put on a beautiful foliage show every fall, here in Ohio.  I must have been in a quirky mood on my trip into Hobby Lobby when I picked up these cute little Gnome plates. Just so you know - I truly am not a huge gnome lover and do not have gnomes all over my house!!   
But these plates do make me smile!!  And I had just purchased a new gnome stamp set from Stampin' Up! and I just thought that these would be perfect for each other, so in the cart they went.  
I pulled out one of my favorite paisley tablecloths, full of yellows, oranges and rusts with a grey base to use with these fun plates.  Next out of my stash was the very textured dyed seagrass placemats.

The orange/rust textured border plates I purchased this year along with the Gnome plates at Hobby Lobby.
The twig flatware has been around for a while, I believe these are from World Market about 8 to 9 years ago. The napkins were purchased at my favorite store in Amish Country - called the Peddler.  They were having a 50% off of all linens a couple of weeks ago - I didn't even have the plates yet - but with my love for plaids, I knew I would be able to put them to good use! 
I gathered up my bark candles, mushrooms (which I used previously - here) and a mish mash of old faux fall foliage and two little gnome candles I picked up at HomeGoods last week.  After fiddling around with them for a bit I came up with this arrangement in an old bark tray for my centerpiece.

As I mentioned above, I had just purchased the Kindest Gnomes stamp and die set from Stampin' Up! so I made some little favors to go with the place settings.
I used the Peekaboo Treat Bags, and the Gingham Cottage paper for my favors.
I decorated my tags with some gnomes that I colored with my Stampin' Blends and added a sunflower for the girl gnome and a leaf for my boy gnome.  These are just big enough to fit about 8 Hershey Kisses and have a gusseted bottom so that they stand on their own.

This table was all about the colors and the leaves to honor our beautiful seasonal nature show when all the trees start changing colors here.  It is my favorite time of the year - when things start to cool down, the air is crisp, the smell of campfires and s'mores linger and the talk of football stirs the conversations! So I tried to carry some of that through to my sideboard as well.

As promised, here are all the links to more Fall Tablescapes for you to enjoy!
I hope you can find sometime to sit and relax and enjoy looking at each of these tables and get lots of inspiration for your fall decorating.

Me and My Captain - Shine On Harvest Moon
Home is Where the Boat Is - Cusp of Fall with Woodland Friends
Hyacinths for the Soul - Whoooo is Ready for Autumn?
The Painted Apron - Early Fall Pumpkin Patch
From My Carolina Home - Autumn Apples Tablescape
Celebrate and Decorate - A Fall Tablescape in Shades of Blue
Living With Thanksgiving - Fall Vibes
Dinner at Eight - Mums Lead the Way to Fall
Thrifting Wonderland - It's Time for a Fall Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Back to (Art) School
Life and Linda - Welcome Fall
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Fall Tablescape - Autumn Gnome
Red Cottage Chronicles - Cozy Up Around an Autumn Dinner Table
I hope you enjoyed my fall table and favors.
Wishing you a wonderful Autumn Season!