I was asked by my amazing upline Ronda Wade to do an inspiration table at her Creative Convention for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators this past weekend in Okemos MI. The theme of my table was the new stocking bundle that is featured in the new Holiday Catalog that goes live September 1, 2016! The bundle comes with a 19 piece photopolymer stamp set, Hang Your Stocking, and 17 Thinlit dies to cut out with your Big Shot. As soon as I knew this was my bundle my brain started thinking what projects and cards I could make with this set. I instantly thought a fireplace, with a light that flickers. Then, I had to make it come to life. I knew I needed something that was deep like a shadowbox to set a battery tealight candle and I found this wooden wall hanging which is a 6″ square.
This is actually the back of the wall hanging and I cut off the part that hangs. For the mantel I used the Hardwood Stamp Set with Soft Suede Cardstock and Early Espresso Ink. To do the brick part I used the Brick Wall Embossing Folder in the Big Shot with Crumb Cake Cardstock and then sponged over it with Craft Whisper White Ink. To make the wood logs I used Crumb Cake Cardstock and Early Espresso Ink with the Hardwood Stamp and Sponged the edges with the ink as well. The stockings are cut out with the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies in Real Red, Crumb Cake and Garden Green Cardstock along with the new Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. I embellished this with the new Mini Jingle Bells and attached them with Mini Glue Dots. The greenery is a fancy pipe cleaner I got at the craft store and also attached with Mini Glue Dots.
By the time I took my picture the”flames” candle were not at bright and glowing like originally. I hope you enjoy my fireplace. Of all the things I’ve ever made this might just be my favorite. This is my original design and I was proud of how it came together.
If you’d like to purchase supplies to make your own you can shop my online store. Remember some of these items won’t be available to purchase until September 1, 2016.
Check back to see more of my projects from my inspiration table!