Flourishes Decor Element Storage

File Storage

I recently bought some file storage boxes.  They’re nice boxes but kind of on the plain side so I decided to to buy the Decor Elements Flourishes in black.  Let’s see what that does to the box. . .

Fourishes Decor Elements

Here we are, what do you think?  Within just a few minutes this is what I now have!  Pretty neat aren’t they?  I like the fact that these flourishes match the Baroque Motifs stamp set, and more specifically, the swirly in the stamp set.

These lovely boxes grace the StampThat classroom so you are likely to see them again when you come for a class!  I look forward to the Big Shot Magic class meeting this afternoon!

Stampin' Up! Decor Elements

Decor Elements

Have you taken notice of the Decor Elements offered by Stampin’ Up!?  These are vinyl wall rub ons that you can stick to your walls, mirrors, windows  . . . .   I’ve heard of them being used on so many different surfaces!

I love this definition of create that we offer.  This is actually a picture of the vinyl, on my wall, which I put up this past week.  It seemed very appropriate to place on the wall  of the StampThat classroom!  I hope you will stop by to see it!

Here’s a little information about our Decor Elements.  They are easy to stick whether it be to a wall or other objects.  When you are done with it, you can simply peel away the pieces and throw them away.  I have had some decor elements on my walls for a couple years now and they are holding up great!

You may not always want to put them on your wall, perhaps they are seasonal or you know you’ll move . . . . consider rubbing them onto an artist canvas or purchasing a picture frame, putting pretty DSP or fabric in it and rubbing the vinyl onto the glass.  There are many, many options!

If you have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them for you!  Thank you for stopping by today!

Another Medallion & En Francais Card

Medallion & En Francais stamp sets

The creation of this card began with a piece of cardstock which I had stamped on for another card and then put off to the side because it wasn’t quite right.  It seemed a shame to waste the piece of cardstock so I sat down to find a way to use it.

Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil

I used a lot of different stamps and accessories on this card.  It is probably hard to see but I used the Medallion stamp below the flower.  It is very faint because I sponged ink onto the stamp and then stamped it onto the cardstock.  I also used the En Fraincaise and Baroque Motifs stamp sets.    The image in the lower left corner is from the Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil

The pearls and flower are from the Pretties Kit.  Hopefully I didn’t go overboard with the pretties but I enjoyed using them!  The flower is held together with one of the small Brown Corduroy buttons.  Below the flower is Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon.

Clear Stampin' Up! Decor Elements on a Mirror

Decor Elemnts Flourishes

We’re going to take a field trip today.  It may not be the most exciting destination, it’s the powder room in my house.  I received a box last week with supplies and stamping supplies for payment to make some cards for Sherrill Graff, a fellow demo.  One of the items I picked out was the Stampin’ Up! Decor Elements Flourishes.

Clear Decor Elements

Taking these pictures wasn’t the easiest thing to do.  I didn’t really want to take a picture of myself taking a picture so you get to see it at an angle.

Flourishes Decor Elements

I chose to purchase the Flourishes elements in clear.  It works great on mirrors or other glass objects giving a nice etched effect without permanently effecting the glass.  It’s a very simple process, you simply have to rub the vinyl onto the mirror (or wall).

Vinyl on Glass

Since we are currently renting our house, the Decor Elements have proved to be wonderful!  I love the fact that I can decorate the walls and mirrors and such without really making changes to the house.  I can do it because the Decor Elements peal right back off without hurting the surface.  It’s the perfect solution for any home (rented or owned), college dorm room, or apartment.

Thank you for joining me for our field trip!  I look forward to stamping with a group of ladies in Rising Sun, MD this evening.  We’re going to have a great time!

More Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil Projects

Stampin' Up! Decor Stencil

I hope you liked the card yesterday because I was still stuck in that same design mode today!  I made both a card and a scrapbook page with the very idea I used yesterday

To make this 4×4 card I used the Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil from the Decor Elements brochure, the En Francais background stamp, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon and Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware.

Family Portrait Scrapbook Page

Here is the scrapbook page I made with the same basic idea as the card.  What do you think?  This picture is of my parents, my siblings and myself.  I’m the cute little one with pigtails!  This scrapbook page is for inside my father’s scrapbook that he asked me to make.  You can see another page of the scrapbook by following this link to a vintage scrapbook page.

The colors on this scrapbook page page are just a little different from the cards.  I used Kraft cardstock as I did with the cards, however, instead of Chocolate Chip I substituted Soft Suede since it coordinated better with the picture.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these projects, I’m sure you’ll be seeing this stencil again.  I’m thinking it would be nice with Bravo Burgundy and maybe a touch of Pretty in Pink . . .

Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil on a Card

Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil

I have a lovely card to share with you today.  This is the first time I have used one of our stencils on a card and I love it!  The stencil is pictured below the card is the one I used here.  This card would be wonderful for either a man or a woman.

En Francais & Wings of Friendship stamp sets

I used Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Very Vanilla as my colors for this card.  The stamp sets I used are the En Francais background stamp as well as the Wings of Friendship level 2 hostess set.

So what do you think?

Punch Pal class

Have you signed up for the Punch Pals class yet?  Today is the last day to sign up for the class which will take place on March 30 here in Stewartstown, PA.  Because the class includes the 5×5 art journal I need to get those ordered to have them in time for class.  Please contact me to join the class here in my home or to take the class by mail.

Big Shot, Vinyl & Tulipe Die

Up and Coming Project

I found three of these on clearance the other day.  They are like cork boards but with no cork, it is a canvas fabric to tack items to.  I thought they were really neat, I had a little Christmas money left and surely I could use them . . . .

Stampin' up! Tulipe Die

I decided to use a Chocolate Chip Decor Elements Vinyl Sheet (see page 7 of the Decor Elements brochure) along with the Tulipe Die for the Big Shot.  It was so easy to cut the vinyl with big Shot and then all I had to do was rub it on!

StampThat Classroom Decor

I placed these on the wall at the bottom of the steps to the basement.  You know, now that I have them decorated and hanging, I’m not sure I want to pin anything to them!  For now I think I’ll leave them the way they are and then maybe I’ll pin something to them later.

So, what do you think?

Shelf Life Decor Elements

Stampin' Up! Shelf Life Decor ElementsStampin' Up! DecorI’m excited to share these Decor Elements with you.  A friend and I repainted and decorated our church nursery (well, we’re still working on it really.)   These cute white shelves needed something special and yet not heavy to sit on them.  The Shelf Life Decor Elements work perfectly

You can see all of the pieces to the decor set here except for one jar.  There was one more that I didn’t Stampin' Decor Elementsuse.  It just seemed like it’d be too much.

If you’ve never used Decor Elements before, they’re very easy.  They are much like a rub-on.  You position the paper on the wall and then rub it so the decor sticks to the wall and simply pull off the paper.  That’s all there Vinyl Wall Decoris to it!  When you’re done with the  decor you simply peal it off your wall (note that these are not reusable.)

You can view the Decor Elements Brochure by clicking on the brochure in the left-hand column.