As we begin another year, I thought it would be fun to make a 5″ x 7″ framed art piece to keep in my kitchen as a reminder that HOME is where the heart is. Home is where we get together with friends and family to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and summer fun. This project is perfect because it is small enough to be able to display in almost any room in the house! It is a fabulous gift for family or friends and can also be a grand raffle item if you take part in fundraisers. You can easily change this project to use stamps and dies you already have or, you can make it how I made it.
Let’s take a look at each month:
Even though I live in South Texas, where we have only gotten snow twice in the 37 years, I have lived here, and it is enjoyable to remember snow back home in northern Illinois where I grew up. Now, I just dream of snow while you all are dealing with it. (sorry, just had to say that)
Have you ever wanted to have a doily behind something, but the ones Stampin’ Up!® offers are just a tad too small? Worry no more!! Making the February “O,” I made a discovery! Simply cut the largest doily from the Doily Builder thinlits then use the fourth largest scallop circle die from Layering Circles to cut the center out! It works like a charm!
As the end of the year rapidly approaches, the trees get ready for winter and give us a spectacular sight as the leaves change color. This “O” makes me pause to remember the rustling of the leaves and the crackling of them as we walked, ran and rolled in them. Fall is a beautiful time of year.
Here is the only theme that did not end up on a scallop circle. This pumpkin suffices as the “O” for November. Running the ovals through the Subtle embossing folder gave it the look of a real pumpkin.
I genuinely hope you like the project. Most of the items used are current; however, some have sadly retired. You can always substitute what you have.
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