The Artisan Design Team’s April box of products is a celebration of the Occasions Catalog. This catalog really has something for everyone! Just like last week, we have a great variety for you. If you have come over from amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop. If you are starting here, just continue around using the next buttons until you get back to me.
This week has unofficially been designated “I Love Demonstrator Support Week”!! What is Demonstrator Support you ask? They are the team at Stampin’ Up that is there to fix, help and otherwise make right everything that demos mess up, can’t answer or simply need assistance on when running our SU businesses. They have the best customer support of any company I have ever seen and they are truly wonderful! I thought it would be fun to dedicate my Artisan project this week to them and all they do! Oh…and I sent a card from earlier this month too because nothing beats a handmade card to say thanks! So to anyone at Demo Support:
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!
My project this week uses the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit and Tea Lace Doilies. Now the kit makes a wonderful wreath (of course) but SU asked me to use it in a new way. Because I get to give one away (see below). Yippee!!! I wanted to stay true to using only the kit if possible (plus the doilies because I get to give those away too). Other than a 12″ x 12″ piece of cork board and some Basic Pearls, I managed to do just that. I used the Burlap Ribbon from the kit and cut it into pieces large enough to wrap to the back of the cork board. I hot glued them down in layers. Easy peasy. After putting flowers together from the kit, I started arranging them in shapes. As I played, the a-ha moment came and I created a heart. To help get the shape right I added some Tea Lace Doilies in the background. I sponged all of the flower edges and the doilies with Crumb Cake ink (those sponge daubers are retiring so make sure you get them now!). Then using the hot glue, I attached everything to the board. I tied some Linen Thread in the buttons from the kit and added them. Finally I “sprinkled” on some Basic Pearls. The Burlap Ribbon from the kit meant for hanging the wreath is used for the same purpose on my heart. This is a fun alternative for the kit and it takes no more work than making a wreath (which is pretty easy too). I hope you like this!
Now for the REALLY fun part. Stampin’ Up has created a giveaway that the whole Artisan Design Team gets to do. Each one of us will choose one winner and SU will send you our designated product. Mine is the Burlap and Blooms Wreath Kit and the Doilies! Use the Rafflecopter to help you enter as many times as possible (4)!!
Legal stuff for giveaway
1. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
2. There are multiple ways to enter this blog giveaway: (1) leave a comment in the comments section of this blog post; and/or (2) share an image from this post via Instagram; and/or (3) pin an image from this post on Pinterest; and/or (4) like (or have liked) this post on facebook or my fanpage. Only one entry per person from each of these sites will be entered in the drawing. You can have up to 4 entries per Artisan site.
3. Entries must be received by April 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm MDT.
4. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
5. Valid only in the United States and Canada, except Quebec. Not valid where prohibited by law.
6. The winner will be selected by random drawing from the entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
7. A separate blog giveaway is being offered by each of the 10 members of the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team. There will be one prizewinner per Artisan Design Team member, for a total of 10 prizewinners. The value of each prize is up to $27.00 US/$34.00 CA.
8. The winner of this blog giveaway will be announced on this blog on or before April 30, 2014. The winner will have three (3) days to provide his or her contact information and claim the prize (by May 3rd) or it will be awarded to another winner selected randomly from the entries. Please check back to see if you have won.
Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber. I can’t wait for you to see what she has created! Make sure you hop around the whole loop to take a look at beautiful creations by the whole team…you’ll be happy you did!
Click HERE to purchase any of these wonderful Stampin’ Up products.
Ink: Crumb Cake; Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers, Hot Glue, Cork Board
How exciting to be able to win some prizes this week. Lots of things going on; prizes, retired list, Project Life, and DS week. I didn’t get the wreath kit so I would love to win it.
Love these ideas. I also didn’t get the wreath, claiming it wasn’t my style. I’m beginning to re-think that theory! Thanks for the great idea!!
Beautiful Jen! What a creative way to use the kit!!! Love it!
Beautiful! I would love to win this to decorate a little frame.
Love the awesome project you made with the wreath kit! As always, very creative! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!
I like your take on using the kit to make a heart. Love all of your cards!
Love the flowers & burlap, I could do this! Brenda
I enjoyed meeting you and talking with you at Rose-Ellens bash! You gave a wonderful presentation, your work is beautiful and you are such an inspiration!
Hope to see you again
I just love all of the ideas that everyone has come up with the same product. I really enjoyed your heart display, it’s beautiful!
I love your work, Jennifer! I have tried out for the artisan team a couple times with no luck yet…but I love following the artisan’s SU! does choose! you all inspire me:) this wreath kit has tempted me..but so has everything!!! I’ve already spent WAY TOO MUCH..so getting something for free would just be like icing on the cake 🙂 keep up the awesome work!
You are so creative Jennifer! Love how you transformed the kit into a unique wall hanging! Thank you always for the wonderful inspiration.
I just love your clean style! I love following your blog and am excited about the Design team giveaways this week! After spending TOO much $$$ on retiring stuff, it would be fun to win something! Hehehe
Always love what you do.
So pretty Jen! I love what you did with this kit and that you used it to share some love with demo support!
I liked that you mentioned Demo Support…. Got to love those guys and everything they do for us….
I would love to win this kit, because I haven’t had a chance to buy it yet and doesn’t look like I will be able to… I would LOVE to be able to play with it….
Beautiful! So sweet and very thoughtful of heartfelt wishes! Love thinking outside of the box! Great job! Would love to win this!
So darling! What a clever idea. I would love to win the wreath kit as I did not order one, and now have other options for creating something other than the wreath. Thanks!
Very creative use of this kit!
Jennifer this is GREAT!!! I love how you changed it up and did something completely different. TFS!
I would love to win this so I can create with it. Thanks for the chance to win!
Thanks for the chance to win! This is so adorable! I love what you did with the kit!
DS is definitely the best! Great way to say Thanks. Love this project would be beautiful framed!
I love this heart, and the colors are great together.
Love how you wrapped the burlap around the base!
I’ve never tried the wreath kit – would be great to have the opportunity!
What a fun spring project! Always great to see a new way to use something. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
Very clever idea – it makes me feel that spring has truly arrived! Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for the chance to win this kit!!
I absolutely love wreaths, but am terrible trying to make them myself. This kit is so pretty and gives you all the necessary items (Especially the base!) I think it would make a lovely mothers day gift !
That is so pretty, I love the heart shape (because I love hearts!), and doilies are so vintage and classic , they go on almost everything! Great project, one of your best!
Very nice idea!! Love it!
What a pretty project! I would looove to win this to make something pretty for my house
Beautiful use of the kit, the doilies seem to finish it off. Thanks for all your inspiration
Jen, I love everything you do, INCLUDING this awesome project! I wouldn’t even need to win anything….just want to say you are a wonderful artistic inspiration to me and lots of other demos as well! Keep up the good work!
Your wreath took my breath away. A very wonderful WOW! I would love to get the wreath kit and make a copy of your design. I would never have thought to take the kit apart and use it in such a creative way. I absolutely LOVE this.
I absolutely love your creativity in designing this burlap board! I would love to win the kit so I can make my own!
I have been following your blog for years and have always enjoyed your work. Thank you for sharing!
I love your creative use of the wreath kit–thank you for sharing!!!
what a great project!! your blog inspires me when it shows up in my mailbox. the design team sure are the cream of the cream. thanks for a chance to win these awesome product!
This is gorgeous against the rustic background! Love the contrast! If I won I might actually learn to make my first flower!
i LOVE the frilly center of the flowers using the new scissors … what a cute idea!!!
Cute project! Thanks for a chance to win!
Adorable…what a great idea with the ribbon.
Another fabulous design that has brought my mind to loving this set….your reinvented cork board is fabulous and the doilies are the perfect accent for your very clever design….loving the pearl touches…so elegant!
I just love these flowers! I would love to win the kit to make some myself. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
What I loved about this post was that the kit was used in such a unique way – which is exactly why I want to win – I want to make a wreath similar to this one because I LOVE it!!!! Thanks Jen, you’re such an inspiration!!!
Love the heart.
Great idea using the burlap kit. Very original.
Love what you did with this kit. So creative. Would love to win this so I could case it.
Hey Jen, I would love to win this wreath kit! You did an awesome job as always on this project.
Oh! Love it on the board even more than the wreath1
Gorgeous project! What a great way to use the kit!
I LOVE what you did with the wreath kit! I didn’t buy one thinking it wasn’t my style, but I love hearts and this is beautiful. I would love to win one now!
Very creative use of this kit. Having glanced over it a few times…makes me want to go back and revisit and order it!
Beautiful! Love to see new and creative uses for fun products!
Love this! Love all your creations! Thanks!
Rustic and gorgeous!
What a creative way to use the Burlap and Blooms Kit!
So pretty and SO creative! What a great treat from you and Stampin Up!
Always a follower of your great style! Great new ideas!
I love what you did with this kit! All the same elements, but a completely different look! Love the burlap background, the pearls, and the lace doilies behind the blooms. Beautiful!
love your blog! This kit was cute but I didn’t get it as I don’t do “wreaths”. This idea is one I would CASE.
I would CASE this idea. Great blog!
I love the project, it reminds me of the wedding style my daughter is having at her summer wedding. Thanks for the inspiration.
I love seeing your creations week to week.
What a fabulous idea for an alternate way of using the wreath kit. If I win, I plan to make a beautiful keepsake box with the supplies. Love this kit!
What a great way to change it up! I love how to found a way to use all the materials in the kit! It made for a lovely piece!
Don’t you love aha momments! The heart was a great idea and looks fabulous Jen.
I love the wall decor. Love using paper crafting for home decor.
I have used the doilies before and they are beautiful, but I would love to try the Wreath kit. To make a wreath or to make another project like you did.
love your idea. looking at it I originall thought it was a pocketbook, but after looking closely I see what a beautiful wall hanging it is.
Gorgeous piece of home decor! I love your design!
I am so inspired by your creativity! Beautiful project!
Awesome way to use the kit! I would love to case it.
how creative you are! thanks for the chance to win these goodies!!!!
Love what you did.
I love this outside the box idea! I haven’t gotten this yet, but now I just have to!!
If I won this kit I would use it to decorate my celebrate banner. Thanks for the inspiration!
I’ve already made one of these but I have to say your adorable heart makes me want to do another one!
what a great idea! Love it.
great idea would have never thought to wrap the burlap around cork board. thanks for sharing!!
LOVE this Jennifer !! I am almost out of my doilies, so I need a new pack !! Hahaha And I am sad to say, I still haven’t invested in the Wreath Kit. Thanks for the push !! LOL
I have had my eyes on that burlap wreath kit since I first got the catalog in the mail!! I would love to win it and create it show it to my customers and hang it in my craft room!
I love the wall hanging you made. This kit is so full of possibilities for fun and pretty things to make! Thanks for sharing it with us!
What a great way to use this kit in a different way. I love it! I would love to get this kit and try to use it in a way that works for my home and decor. Thanks for sharing,
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Love this Jen! What a great idea, even if just using up leftovers from a kit. The flowers are so pretty and lace & burlap are just so on trend right now. Wonderful inspiration!