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Guesting at Petaloo!

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 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!

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  1. I saw this on the Petaloo blog. Loved it.

  2. WOW! what an awesome wreath! I love the patriotic theme you have done on this!

  3. Wow! This is a fabulous seasonal wreath! Would love hanging that on my front door!


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