Tag Archives: Fall

Sunflower Box

Sunflower Box

Hi there Core Fans!

It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season for all of my American friends.  Being from Canada, we have already celebrated Thanksgiving but every year I remember something a friend on mine that lives in the United States told me…  “We let our Turkeys get a bit larger here”.  It makes me laugh every time.

As I was thinking about setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner it dawned on me that it would be nice to have some sort of treat at each table setting so the idea of a Fall themed gift box was perfect.   The sunflower box was made using the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection and I just love the look of this paper.  I decided not to emboss or sand this paper because I wanted a more elegant vintage feel to the box.  The top is covered with an embossed layer of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection and several more layers to make up the pretty sunflower, all of the layers were however lightly sanded.  The center was finished with a pretty vintage metal embellishment.

Joann-Larkin-Sunflower-Box

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Gift Tag Holder

Gift Tag Holder

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today.  Do you love making tags as much as I do?  One of my biggest problems is that whenever I want to make a tag I can’t seem to locate where I put them last in my craft room so I decided to make a fun little holder to store my tags.

Joann-Larkin-Gift-Tag-Box

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A Bountiful Table

Hi everyone, it’s Friday and I am so happy once again to be here to share a project with you…

I was preparing a nice dinner for my family last weekend and I needed a basket for my dinner rolls.  I went looking and after pulling out all of my baskets and discovering that they were  all in need of replacement I decided on my project this week.  My thinking was, why buy a basket when I can make one and customize it to the occasion?  The basket turned out to be quite sturdy so I could have easily put apples in it but I decided on rolls.  I cannot take credit for the rolls, they came from my local baker.  Hey, a girl has to have priorities, right??

Here is my basket:

I had a ton of fun putting this little beauty together and it took no time!  Oh, by the way, the tiny pine cone, is made from the Cuties 2 die.  I really wanted to add a pine cone so I simply used my quilling tool and just cascaded the strip to make it  look like a pine cone.  Not so bad in a pinch huh??

Here are the dies you will need for this project:

B117 – Fanciful Flourish
B146 – Pine Branches
B150 – Cuties 2 (for the Pine Cone)
B181 – Build a Flower # 1
B201 – Celtic Weave
B215 – Expandable Tiny Borders
B240 – Fall Pumpkins
DL121 – Sunflower
D135 – Dimensional Large Leaves #1
XL-13 – French Flair – Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies

Also, don’t forget to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Give Thanks!

You have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Of course, if you would like more inspiration please visit the other talented ladies from the Cheery Lynn Design Team.  I know you will be glad you did!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!!

JustRite Friday Challenge #084 – “Flower Power”

I hope everyone is enjoying a great Saturday.,

I was able to enjoy a bit of time in my craft room today and thought I would play along with this weeks challenge at JustRite Friday Challenges.  The challenge this week  is called “Flower Power” and the goal is to use at least 3 flower embellishments in your project.

Well I have a weakness for flowers so this one was an easy decision.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I love to hear your comments, they make my day!

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