Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I am excited to share this project with you because it is my entry into this week's The Shabby Tea Room challenge.  I was thrilled to find out yesterday that I was chosen as one of their Tea Time Terrific Top Three in last week's challenge.  But as soon as I saw the #1 winner, I KNEW I had to step up my game this week.

You must run over to The Shabby Tea Room to see the #1 Winner.  Her art will make you swoon. I hope you will get inspired and want to join in the challenge yourself.  You have nearly a week to submit a project.  Go ahead.  You can do it!

Here is this week's challenge photo called "Homespun Fall":

This picture just reminded me of a cold New England day with hot cider waiting inside for us.

To start my project, I headed straight for the garage.  I bought this green wooden basket years ago and I just happened to have some fall decorations nearby.  So I pinched off a few leaves, sticks and do dads and headed to my studio to create.

I lined the basket with a piece of Webster's Pages paper and then started adhering the items I had gathered.  Of course I wanted to use dies too, so I took three pieces of felt and cut them with my MFT Stamps dies.  Roll, roll, roll, glue, glue, glue and I was done.

The little sign about cider was cut from a piece of Webster's Pages paper and mounted on chipboard.  Edges were distressed (of course).

I still thought it needed something, so I grabbed my PaperTrey Ink double ended banner die and cut out my title banner.  Then an easy choice - Joy's Life Stamps - for the sentiment.  The happy is from the Everyday Occasions Stamp Set and the Thanksgiving is from the Holiday Occasions Stamp Set. I used two brads on the banner, but I actually glued the banner to the basket making a bit of an arch for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today's fall decorating project.  I will be back tomorrow with a bright and sunny card to show you.  I hope I'll see you then.


I created this while on the Joy's Life Design Team


  1. Oh my shabby goodness .. this project is amazing, Susie! WOW!! Great job -- thanks for sharing this with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

  2. This is gorgeous, Susie! I love making shadow boxes and this tray or basket makes a beautiful one! Good luck in the challenge!

  3. Gorgeous! Great job on this project.

  4. Amazing work, just LOVE it! Fab, fab, fab :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom


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