Teaming Up – Fall Inspiration with a Mini ‘Make & Take’
Hello !! This month Patricia, Nicole and myself have teamed up together to share with you our creations inspired by Fall using our November Kits.
I love Fall. It’s my favourite time of year. I love that feeling of coziness. It doesn’t bother me as I sit here and chat with you right now that it’s grey, raining and blustery outside. I feel cozy in my warm sweater with the radio on and my apple pumpkin candles burning. I love cozy!!
Do you love Fall too?
Patricia has made a LO featuring her front door with her Fall wreath. I love how inviting this looks. Those leaves made from the Cocoa Daisy papers look great. I love how the colours are shown on the leaves.
It looks like Nicole is also a fan of Fall. That photo is so fun!! Oh my, that title work looks amazing!! This is such a fun page.
For me Fall also means the start of making Christmas gifts. I like to start off early to avoid the stress and rush as we get nearer to Christmas. I have a couple of ideas to share with you today both using the November kit. You may remember my upcycle class from a 2013 crop. I turned old glass jars in to tea lights. Well, I’m still making them. I just think they look so pretty and make such a lovely gift. I had an evening get together with our neighbours in the summer and I had loads of these homemade tea light holders everywhere outside. On the tables, on the ground, on the garden steps. They looked so pretty. They are so quick and easy to make and a great way to use up kit scraps which is what I did this month. I also decorated a little wooden heart. Another quick but cute gift idea.
I’ve put together a little ‘how to’ for you. It doesn’t just work on wooden hearts though. If you can draw around it and stick paper to it, it will work.
1. I used a piece of pp from this months main kit. I placed the heart on the paper and drew around it cutting it out. Don’t worry about perfect cutting.
2. To tidy up the edges and hide the pencil marks if you have any, simply rub down the sides with a file. I have a Basicgrey file, but a regular nail file will work just as good. You can see where I have filed on the right side. How much neater it looks.
3. I was so in love with the October stamps and had to use them again. The Chalk Ink – Moss Lawn is a favourite ink of mine. I love this colour.
4. I then cut a square and a triangle to make the little house and added a heart. The words have been printed on my printer. The green ribbon used on both projects comes with the main kit. It matches that ink I used perfectly. Such pretty but very quick and easy gifts to make using up your scraps.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. For more Fall inspiration or if you have some projects yourself that you would like to share, please join us on the message board here.