Friday, February 11, 2011

Four Ways Friday #36 - Four Ways To Decorate!

I've been busy preparing decorations for my niece's 13th birthday, so this week's Four Ways Friday is all about Four Ways To Decorate!!!!
Different shades of purple (Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, and Concord Crush) and Green Galore (retired) are the focus of these medallion centerpieces.  These are on 18" dowels and will be placed into glass vases with styrofoam and other decorations.  I am loving the Big Shot!  I am using it to die cut card stock and self-adhesive glittery fun foam!  I used the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set for the white embossed flowers and a retired background stamp for the large polka dots.  The lengths of feather boa are hot-glued in between the scallop circle card stock die cuts.  Here is a close up...
We are also going to use the medallions to hold the balloon ribbons together.  The medallions are just slightly different...
Here I used another retired background stamp to do some clear embossing (the color was very hard to photograph, but you get the idea :)
I also played around with the pennant die and some pom poms :)  This would look great on a cake or could be placed in styrofoam as a centerpiece on a table!  You could even create a garland with loads of pennants to string on the walls or hang from the ceiling.  Here I have them hot glued to wire, but you could easily use ribbon or even sew them together on a sewing machine to make one long strand.
With Valentine's Day around the corner, don't forget that you can use your Big Shot and fabric to create wonderful decorations for the holiday!  Here I used the scallop square die and the Serif Essentials alphabet.  This project involved a bit of sewing, but you can easily do this without a sewing machine.  Just get some iron-on adhesive for the letters and interfacing that has adhesive on both sides for the scallop squares.  Hot glue can be used for the felt embellishments and for attaching the squares to the ribbon.  If you don't sew, you don't have any excuse to not do this project :)  Hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!  I hope you have a wonderful and love-filled weekend!

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