I am delighted to be the June Guest Designer with Petaloo!
I've had several team-up opportunities between Petaloo and other companies and each experience
reminded me how much I truly love working with Petaloo products. I was equally excited to
learn that Petaloo would be teaming up with Graphic 45 this month in celebrating all things
Summer, patriotic and beach! For my project today I'm sharing a grapevine wreath that I
dressed up for the season...it contains stars, red, white & blue and a beach theme...
it just says "Welcome, Summer!"
I started off with two pre-cut stars that I had on hand. I used the backs of the Graphic 45
"Place in Time" papers to cover the stars. After machine-stitching around the perimeter,
I spritzed each with a little walnut spray and distressed the edges.
After deciding on the focal piece to cut out from the "July" portion of the collection, I used the
remainder of the patterned paper as the backdrop for two smaller stars and the postcard print.
I backed it with a thin chipboard and then stitched in place.
Now for the embellishments! Before attaching the postcard to the base, I added one of the
metal brackets to the bottom. A beautiful swag of Darjeeling Flowers makes a nice border,
followed by a paper pennant "held up" by two of the sweet sea shell pins.
I edged the bottom in three rows of the Paprika Crochet Trim.
Next, I punched two small holes at the ends of each large star and attached to the grapevine wreath
with a thick gauged wire. A large burlap bow to the side and my wreath is ready for
hanging and welcoming Summer guests!
See even more Petaloo and Graphic 45 goodness at www.petaloo.typepad.com