One of the highlights for me while visiting any Stampin’ Up! event is enjoying the beautiful creations made by Stampin’ Up! and other talented demonstrators. This year’s display was no exception! The flower garden area (I’m sure they had a much more creative name for it than that!) was amazing! If you’re on the net, I’m sure you’ve seen a million photos of the area and would agree. Well, I was completely inspired to come home and create a similar (but WAY smaller scale) version of some of the Stampin’ Up! displays. I try and decorate and stamp according to upcoming seasons, but often Halloween displays run into Christmas and somewhere in there I forgot fall and winter. So, this year I’ve decided to try something new in my Stampin’ Up! classroom and I’ve been working on smaller displays that I can keep up year round showcasing our beautiful products. Over the next few weeks I’ll share with you a video of my classroom and it’s display, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the elements I am most proud of.
I loved all the flowers and different types that were on display at Convention. I’m not very handy or original when it comes to designing my own flowers, but I can copy! I love the simplicity of these flowers and I think they match the whimsical feel of the Designer Series Paper, Berry Blossoms.
To cover the pot, I simply Hodge Podged the DSP to the outside of the pot in strips. They don’t match up perfectly, but I’m okay with that! The rim was done in a different pattern and then I simply tied some of our flirty Calypso Coral ribbon around the edge and secured the bow with an In Colour Brad.
The middle of the pot is filled with shredded up DSP that I then crinkled and shoved in. I actually have a piece of foam about halfway down the pot that I hot glued a few of the shredded pieces to, in hopes of just holding it down (and of course so Mitts – our cat – doesn’t get tempted to eat the paper).
The flowers are all made using the Island Floral Big Shot Die. After they were created I spritzed them with a little smoosh to give the impression of a fresh spring rain. Not sure this was necessary, but I do love the extra little sparkle!
Here is a supply list for this project:
- Big Shot 113439
- Island Floral Big Shot Die 118871
- Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die 114507
- 2011 In Colour Printed Brads 122940
- Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon 122976
- 2011 In Colour Paper Stack 122384
- Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper 122350
- 8 ½ x 11 In Colour Card Stock 124329
- Bone Folder 102300
- Hodge Podge
I hope you like my paper creation today! I had a lot of fun putting this one together! I can’t wait to share more with you from my displays! I’ve had lots of fun stamping lately!