September Blog Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, September 6, 2013

WELCOME our Autumn themed Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Shay's Blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.


This month we’re sharing gorgeous autumn themed projects full of warm rich colors.  So get comfortable and prepare to be inspired!!  This month’s main prize is a gift certificate to the New Paper Wings Production’s online store.

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept 9th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Today I am sharing two of my favorite fall projects using the Paper Wings Productions stamps.

First up is a card.  I started with a page from an old book.  I stamped and embossed the book page with the leaf image with clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder.  Next I inked over the embossed images with Distress Inks.  When you apply the ink, the embossed areas resist the ink and the stamped image stays the same color as the paper was before you inked.

Next I stamped a small piece of brown paper with the saying "Every leaf speaks bliss to me fluttering from the autumn tree."  I applied Ranger's Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and allowed to dry.  When assembling the card, I wrapped the card front with raffia and layered the stamped pieces onto the orange cardstock.  

My next project is an upcycled book project.  I started with an old Reader's Digest book.  These books usually have gorgeous printed covers.  I carefully took out the text block of pages (I always save and use for another project...see above).  I punched holes in the cover, cut inside pages of extra paper (a great way to destash your scrapbook paper you have TONS of!) to fit inside the book and bound the whole thing with the big 2" binder's ring.

I filled the inside with scrapbook paper, cardstock, burlap, fabric, basically anything that was sturdy enough for me to punch holes in.
For the cover, I used the Circle Frame stamp and stamped the phrase "Thanks is for giving" in the middle.  I layered it onto the cover of the book and added paper leaves, a stick from my yard and raffia.

I hope you enjoyed my projects!

Now be sure and go back to the Paper Wings Productions Blog and let them know you finished the hop!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Amber Rasmussen
Cathi O’Neill
Erica Rose Thompson
Irit Shalom
Norma Gomez
Carrie Avery

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  1. Wow I really love your projects. I particularly love the altered book and the way you have decorated the front cover is adorable. tfs

  2. What a great idea. I like that used a hard cover book to make it more sturdy. TFS

  3. Both projects are absolutely gorgeous!! The altered book looks amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Fabulous!!!! Love them. Wonderful inspiration.

  5. love the uses for old books. beautiful projects. i have a few physics books i can repurpose!

  6. These are really wonderful, I especially love that upcycled book!

  7. Another gorgeous book, and card for the Fall Hop! I always enjoy your projects, Carrie, they are so inspiring and lovely. Your talent inspires me to try other projects that I wouldn't normally try. And for that I thank you.

  8. I love your projects! Beautiful and creative!

  9. Two fabulous creations, wonderful. TFS

  10. I love your card and especially the book, Carrie. I always like your ideas for recycling the book pages. Can't wait to get my September Nesting Components kit!

  11. Great projects-I especially like the creative way you repurposed the Reader's Digest!

  12. The book is amazing, Carrie! I am definitely trying this - thank you for the inspiration

  13. Fabulous upcycled book project! I definitely want to try this one too!

  14. Great projects, I too love your book. What a way to keep techniques, treasures or just have fun and play!

  15. Love the altered book project and also using the pages for other projects!!
    <3 J

  16. Amazing project. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Awesome - I love altered & re-purposed books - this is my first time hopping with PWP - in fact, I never have heard of you guys before but I am THRILLED I found you :)

  18. love this! A great minibook inspirational project


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