How to Make Handmade Home Decor – Creativity Abounds August ’21 Blog Hop…

Thank you so much for stopping by today, whether you have come straight here or hopped from someone else, welcome, and I hope that you enjoy my tutorial on how to make handmade home decor using the new Gorgeous Leaves Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

I am loving being a part of this amazing team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, who just love to share a whole lot of ideas, inspiration and tutorials with you. This month’s theme was using anything from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue EXCEPT Christmas, because, you know, some people still think it is a bit too early! Please do have a hop around as there are a bunch of amazing projects for you to see.

How to Make Handmade Home Decor

How to make handmade home decor - a picture of a framed piece of art made using the new Gorgeous Leaves bundle from Stampin' Up! in golds, oranges and reds.

I absolutely love using my Stampin’ Up! supplies to make things other than cards. I particularly enjoy making framed pieces of home decor so that they can be enjoyed by either myself or the recipient for years to come. I have used a Shadow Box Frame for this piece, so that the raised elements all sit nicely behind the glass.

This frame is a 25cm x 25cm frame, with an ‘aperture size’ of 20cm x 20cm. The base card is Cajun Craze cut to 25cm x 25cm with a Pumpkin Pie Mat measuring 19cm x 19cm. The woodgrain paper is from the ‘In Good Taste’ papers and has been cut to 18cm x 18cm.

How to make handmade home decor - a picture of a framed piece of art made using the new Gorgeous Leaves bundle from Stampin' Up! in golds, oranges and reds.

The first thing that I did was to stamp the greeting from the ‘Happiest of Birthdays’ stamp set in Early Espresso ink right in the middle of the woodgrain paper. I used my Stamparatus, to make sure that if I needed to re-stamp it I could do so perfectly. Sometimes with the darker inks I need to do this if I haven’t re-inked them fully!

I used mu Mini Cut and Emboss Machine to die cut 6 of the bigger leaves in the set and 7 smaller leaves, all out of Gold Foil, but you can add more or less depending on how much bling you want! The stamped leaves are stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink with some Cajun Craze sponged onto the stamp before stamping, to give a mottled effect. I stamped some straight and some are stamped off, to give a lighter look.

How to make handmade home decor - a close up picture of a framed piece of art made using the new Gorgeous Leaves bundle from Stampin' Up! in golds, oranges and reds.

Can you see those other leaves? The die cut ones with the holes in the middle and a multicoloured effect? These were created by die cutting the leaves from Basic White card and then using the dotty stamp from the set to stamp randomly in both Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. I really love this effect, as you get a really textured look.

The stamps and the dies come as a bundle and can be purchased for £41.25, saving 10% on the total price. I just adore stamps and dies like this because they can be used for so many different projects, all year round.

The new Gorgeous Leaves bundle from Stampin' Up!

To finish off my piece, I added some stunning Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots and a bow tied from the new Cherry Cobbler and Gold ribbon – this is possibly my new favourite ribbon, and it ties a gorgeous bow!

How to make handmade home decor - a picture of a framed piece of art made using the new Gorgeous Leaves bundle from Stampin' Up! in golds, oranges and reds.

I do hope that this project has given you a little bit of an idea on ow to make handmade home decor, and hopefully inspired you to have a go at creating some for yourself. If you would like to purchase any of the products that I have used here today, simply pop back after you have had a hop around and click on the photo links below, but for now, enjoy what the rest of the team have got in store for you.

Until next time, Happy Stamping xx

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