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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Creative Paper Concepts


Welcome to the very first Creative Paper Concepts. Every Wednesday, I'll post some creation that has to do with paper. Which means that as long as it has paper anywhere on it, it's fair game for a Wednesday post.

Today's project is a very easy to make wall hanging. Somewhere I bought something that had these cute hangers on them and I took them off. I couldn't bear to part with them, so they've been taking up space for many years. Just like fine wine, they are now of ready for consumption after their little aging process.

Supplies:
2 coordinating designer papers
Brown cardstock
Small black tassel
8" 1/2" ribbon
5 1/2" 2" sheer ribbon
1 large flower
1 medium flower
6 small flowers
6" tiny gold open cording
Flourish stamp
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Creamy Brown Color Box Chalk Ink
Gold glitter
Glitter glue
Wire hanger
Corner punch
Various adhesives
QuicKutz Magnolia font

Outside dimensions are 6" square, the inside designer paper is 5 3/4" square. Check out the photo for a closeup shot of the corner punch used. It creates an opening into which you can slip the inner designer paper. Also the shear ribbon that is on the lower portion of the piece. I also layered the medium flower under a small flower for this embellishment. In the closeup, you'll notice that I sparingly applied glitter glue to the edges of some of the petals of the small flowers. Adhere your flowers with glue dots - nothing could be easier.














This flower came just the way it is. Isn't it scrumptious. I've been dying to use it and finally the opportunity presented itself. Stick a few smaller flowers around the large one and you have a great piece for a corner.











I punched two holes into the paper background so that when I ran a ribbon through it would hold the hanger in place on the backside. Make sure your holes are far enough into the paper so that the end pieces don't show on the front.










This tassel had lost it's hanger which made it perfect for a glue dot.



















Attach your die cut letters and enjoy. Be Creative! To celebrate the new Creative Paper Concepts, I've got blog candy to give away. I have another hanger! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by next Wednesday and by random drawing, someone will receive the hanger in the mail! Just tell what you'd do with the hanger.

6 comments:

marlis said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi Marlis,

It's Helen. I really enjoyed club today. Sorry the turnout wasn't better but it was raining and also it's summer. I love this wall hanging. I really hope you draw my name so maybe I can pull out some of this stuff I have been saving for don't know what and do my own hanging for my bath. Bye. Helen

Anonymous said...

HI MARLIS I REALLY LOVE THIS PAPER HANGING YOU MADE.I LOVE THE LITTLE HANGER...IF I HAD ONE I WOULD TRY AND MAKE A WALL HANGING FOR MY MOM'S ROOM AT THE NURSING HOME.Y REALLY LIKE YOUR IDEAL AND IT ISN'T SO COSTLY THAT IF THEY MESSED IT UP I COULD REMAKE HER A NEW ONE YOU KNOW HOW THINGS GET MESSED WITH IN THE NURSING HOMES.I THINK YOUR HANGING LOOKS VICTORIAN..IT IS REALLY PRETTY.

TAMMY ENOS

Donna said...

Hi, Marlis. I've been away from my computer for a couple of days. That is also why I missed Club today.

I LOVE your wall hangings--both this one and the crazy quilted one. You are one of the most creative and talented people I know. I've followed all of your links, and now have many of them on my favorites.

I think I want to try one of these with the 10 Seconds Studio added. I will probably have my niece Rachel come over and make one as well.

Thanks for you ideas!
Donna

Anonymous said...

Marlis,

I so enjoyed class today. You always come up with the cutest projects. We are lucky to have you as our instructor.

The wall hanging is great. If I had it I would put it hang it in my bathroom/bedroom so that I can be reminded to keep the faith even during times of trials and tribulations as faith will get me through.

I can't wait until the next meeting and all I will learn.

Thanks,

Tammy Marshall

Anonymous said...

I THINK I CAN TELL THERE IS MORE TO COME.....MAYBE I'M NOT TO FAR BEHIND....I NOTICED HOLES AT THE BOTTOM.I FOUND A NEAT BLOG SPOT CALLED inkingidaho.blogspot.com SHE HAS SOME CUTE IDEALS.I THINK YOU COULD USE QUICKUTS TO DO SOME OF THE PROJECTS AS WELL AS STAMPS.

TAMMY

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