American Made: 3D wreath

Hi All! Tiffany here! I'm excited to share my latest creation with you. A few days ago, I finally got my hands on one of Deena's latest kits. American Made by My Mind's Eye. It's beautiful. I love the 4th of July holiday and knew that I really wanted to do some paper crafting. Ok, so here we go…

I started thinking about stars. I love stars, always have. I knew I wanted to do some kind of 3D stars. I found this great tutorial here. Instead of using a wreath form. I used cardboard, cut to shape of a wreath, then wrapped it in strips of tissue paper.

American made wreath I did a little adjusting and added more stars, to give a little more dimension. Also, I added some of the punch-out embellishments from the kit. I thought they fit perfectly.

American made wreath1 I especially love this button. My grandmother gave me a giant bin of buttons a while back. I love this vintage one.  So cute on the dark blue polka dot.
American made wreath1 I love that the paper is all double sided. Seriously, the best combinations and made life easier.
American made wreath1

I added some inking here and there to the stars. I didn't want it to over-power the look, but wanted a little variety.

The 3D stars, honestly, not my very favorite project. They took quite a while to get all folded. I do love the way they came out. Next time, I think I'll glue the stars to a bigger wreath (more dimensional- a foam wreath maybe?

check back in the next few days for another paper-craft with the American Made kit! Happy Friday!!

Penny Lane – no sew fabric flower wreath

Hey All! It's Tiffany here, I'm so excited to show you a little bit today of what I've been working on. I've been getting some spring-fever relief from Deena's Penny Lane fabric from Riley Blake.  I'm loving these prints, and I'm so in love with the colors. Remember my fall wreath from this post?  Well, I decided my front door needed a little love.

I knew just what the remedy would be… a little Penny lane. I ditched the plate and the awesome Halloween brads on the burlap flowers and added some fresh colors. Penny lane no sew wreath4  I used the same type of idea from the Fabric flower bouquet from the previous post, minus the dowel stick stem. I glued them in place and added a few little bouts of lime green rick-rack to mimic some leaves. (PS notice the BEAUTIFUL bright blue sky on top of the snow capped mountains. It's an awesome day today. Hence the little more spring-fever. )
Penny lane no sew wreath4I wanted a variety of the frayed flowers and more of a finished edge. Like this pink one. I doubled my fabric and ironed it in half. Then, I followed the same steps as the frayed ones.Penny lane no sew wreath2
There you have it.


Deena Rutter Penny Lane Fat Quarter Giveaway WINNERS

I know, I know… You are waiting. Thanks for being so patient! Drutter-pennylane fabric-giveaway 

Penny Lane Fat Quarter Giveaway Winners!

she said: What a great giveaway. The last thing I made was a pillow case for my daughter!
she said: I finished a block for the Layer Cake Sampler Quiltalong on Moose on the Porch
Congrats to our winners!! Thanks everyone for playing, and all of your sweet comments! Can’t wait to see what you are creating with Penny Lane. Be sure to link it up to my facebook page!

Deena Rutter Penny Lane Fat Quarter Giveaway

***Giveaway closed***

My line of fabric with Riley Blake, “Penny Lane” has just arrived. I think it is so gorgeous and perfect for Spring projects that I want to share my personal stash and give away a fat quarter bundle or two.

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want to win?

do one, or all of the following and leave a seperate comment for each:

1. follow my blog

2. follow me on facebook

3. blog about it

4. Post about the giveaway on your facebook wall.

5. Tell me the last thing you made with fabric.

All entries are due by Friday February 18, 10 pm MST. Winners will be announced Saturday, February 19th. Good Luck and in the meantime, ask for Penny Lane at your local fabric store!




Got my set of "GOOD DAY SUNSHINE" today in the mail!  So fun, my favorite part…ok, well one of my favorite parts of being a designer!  It is fun gorgeous and fun.  The colors are beautiful and rich.  All the detail I added looks great. 

I can't wait until it is ready for the public.  Make sure you ask for it at your local scrapbook store.