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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Twinery & Sweet 'N Sassy Blog Hop

Welcome to a special blog hop featuring products from best twine company around, The Twinery and a fabulous stamp company, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  If you are following along on the hop you should have come from Dina Kowal's blog!  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop you can visit The Twinery's blog for a complete list!



There are prizes too!!  By commenting on EACH blog in this hop, you will be eligible to win one of two great prizes!

The Twinery will give away to one winner:

One Ultimate Color Sampler Pack (retail value $25)

and

Sweet & Sassy Stamps will give away to one winner:
One Season of Change Stamp & Die Set (retail value $28)
(Shown below)





I was able to work with the Sweet & Sassy stamp set called "Seasons of Change" (which is the set WITH dies that you can WIN just by commenting on each blog in the hop!) which I have liked since I first saw it released a few months ago.


I really like the pattern on the leaves in this set! I wanted to make a fun Fall project using these leaves and the beautiful Fall colored twine from The Twinery!


So this was what I came up with!  I really like how it turned out!! This was inspired by a project that I had pinned on Pinterest where the creator had decoupaged real leaves onto a pumpkin.  I wondered if I could mimic that look using stamps and tissue paper and it worked very well!


I painted two pumpkins white.  The littlest one I used acrylic paint and brushed it on and for the largest one I spray painted it white.  Then, while that was drying, I stamped the leaf images from the set in various fall colors and then cut them out by hand.  This stamp set has a coordinating die set which I didn't have at the time I made this and that would have sped up this process tremendously!  So hint, hint...when you buy the stamp set, get the matching dies too!! :) 

I applied a layer of Mod Podge in the area where I was going to place a leaf and then stuck the leaf onto the pumpkin.  The white tissue paper blended in with the white paint very well and it is very difficult to even see the tissue paper on most of the leaves. 


Here's a closeup of the leaves on the pumpkin.  After applying the tissue paper leaves, you can seal them down even more by applying a top layer of Mod Podge too. 


After I applied the leaves, I took Mandarin twine from The Twinery and tied a knot at the bottom of the stem.  Then, I wrapped one end of the twine to the top of the stem and then re-wrapped it down to the bottom and then tied both ends together into a bow. 


At the bottom of the large pumpkin, I also tied a bow using Mandarin, Peapod, Lemondrop & Maraschino Twinery twine at the bottom of the stem.


This was such a fun Fall project to create! 


I love being able to use my stamps and twine for home decor!! This would be a great project for a gift too!

So...have you checked out the twine from The Twinery yet?  Here's a photo showing all of their colors!  Sigh!! They are so pretty!


Your next stop on the hop is Harriet Skelly!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win the prize packs!  They are wonderful, wonderful prizes!

Have a terrific day!!  Thank you for stopping by!

76 comments:

  1. Jen, these pumpkins are simply gorgeous! What an amazing project!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Jen! Love what you did with the pumpkins!

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  3. what a fun project Jen! love the leaves on the painted pumpkins and the twine 'round the stems!

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  4. Great pumpkins and use of twine! Super cute!

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  5. What a cute idea ! They are so cool. I love the cheery colors!

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  6. these are outstanding Jen. love what youve done with both the stamps and the twine. Soo cool.

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  7. I love this idea-your pumpkins look fabulous stamped with this beautiful set-love how you wrapped the twine

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  8. I am totally in awe - I LOVE these!!! I am so doing this this weekend!!

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  9. Awesome pumpkins...thanks for sharing..

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  10. those pumpkins look so adorable what a fun project..thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  11. What a clever way to combine twine with the stamped leaves! Love these beautiful fall pumpkins!

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  12. Beautiful! And love the twiney stems!

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  13. Wow, so, so clever and creative - and beautiful!!

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  14. wow what a cool idea! your pumpkins turned out amazing!!
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/ ***check out the giveaway going on at scrapping spot!!!***

    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  15. This is an incredible project. Your pumpkins are gorgeous.

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  16. So fantastic Jen! I LOVE what you did here! Those pumpkins look amazing!

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  17. I saw those pumpkins on Pinterest and I think that I like yours even better. I'd hate to throw them away though. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  18. What a super terrific project you shared. Thanks for all of the details too. Adding the gorgeous twine really finishes off the project wonderfully!Thanks for the hop.

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  19. What a great way to liberate stamps from the cardstock!

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  20. so creative Jen! the pumpkins look amazing, I want to try this technique now :)

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  21. I agree with Dariachick - excellent non-paper craft! And what a transferable (pardon the pun) idea for other surfaces. Nice project Jen!

    Cheers,
    Grace Hester
    Fellow The Twinery Design Team Member and Fan

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  22. WOW!!! Your pumpkins are so beautiful - and I love that it's something that little ol' me can do to!! Even if I don't get that far, I'm going to tie some twine on my un-painted pumpkins. Too cute!!!

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  23. Super fun project!! I think I would have smothered the pumpkins with leaves though! I love Fall leaves!! Will write this idea down!!

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  24. fantastic and so pretty for home decor this fall.

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  25. Very clever project! Love the leaves and the twine-wrapped stem!
    DeniseB

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  26. This is an awesome home decor project! Love the way you used the twine on the stemps and how you stamped the pumpkins!

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  27. I love it! what a fun project!

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  28. What a pretty Fall decoration Jen. Love how you used the twine and the stamps... so creative!

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  29. What a great project, I love this idea. how you used the twine on the stems, and put the bows on was a great touch. the colors really work great againist the white background. thank you so much for sharing.

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  30. Wow what a great project - those leaves look gorgeous on the pumpkins!! Thanks for sharing how you created this!

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  31. Love the pumpkins with the fall color leaves. great idea. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  32. *GASP* Jen, you amaze me every time! What a gorgeous way to decorate at Halloween and Thanksgiving. I really love your pumpkins!!

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  33. What festive fun!! Very inspirational and very creative!

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  34. What festive fun!! Very inspirational and very creative!

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  35. So creative! A great idea! Love it!

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  36. I love the leaves on the pumpkins. Great project

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  37. Fabulous home decor project! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  38. Wow - that is an amazing project! What a truly creative idea, love it!

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  39. What a great idea!! You did a wonderful job. I bet you have the cutest pumpkins on the block.

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  40. Thank you for sharing such an awesome Fall project!! The pumpkins are more than adorable!!

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  41. What a great idea! WOW! Love them!!

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  42. Great project. I love the idea.
    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  43. Oh wow - gorgeous! These are some really pretty pumpkins :)

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  44. WOW how creative and genious of you. lOve it

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  45. wow, that's really super cute and unique! love it

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  46. Very creative idea. Great job cutting out those leaves.

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  47. Great project. I don't think I could put in so much work on something that wouldn't last very long. I'd have to use the fake pumpkins from the craft store! LOL!

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  48. What a fabulous project using the stamps and twine!! Well done!

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  49. Your twine-wrapped stem is just adorable!

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  50. Your pumpkins look AWESOME, Jen!! Love the twine wrapped stems, very creative!

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  51. What a fantastic idea! These are too spooky good! CallyAnn

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  52. Cute use of the twine. Love the 3D project.

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  53. OMgoodness! What a Fabulously fun and creative idea! Love this! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  54. Love your pumpkins, the use of the stamps and the twine around the stems. They are beautiful.

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  55. Love it! I love that you used these items on pumpkins! And the twine around the stems is perfect.

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  56. Jen, your pumpkins are beautiful. Can see why the dies would have saved you a whole lot of time. These are gorgeous finished off with the twine stems!

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  57. This is such an awesome, creative idea! Beautiful job on the pumpkins!

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  58. Oh my goodness, how clever I love it!

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  59. Nothing to say except your pumpkins turned out so amazing! I love how you put your creativity to work and made the stamps and twine really work for you (too bad you didn't have the dies to use!). I really enjoyed your post!

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  60. Such a cheerful idea for fall! Your execution looks fabulous, really love it! Thank you for sharing your process!

    Katie B.

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  61. I love what you did with those pumpkins! I've seen similar on Pinterest too, but I like your spin on it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. Oh for heavens sake Jen! This project is outstanding! I love those white punkins with the leaf stamping! And those stems? Really wrapped with twine? What a gorgeous home accent!!!

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