May Blog Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, May 2, 2014

WELCOME to Paper Wing Productions & Nani ke Ola Friendship Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Amber'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 excited to have the Nani ke Ola design team joining us to celebrate "Friendship".  So get ready for double the inspiration and giveaways.  That's right, there are two prizes for this month's hop.  The first is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store and the second is a generous prize package from Nani ke Ola.  Here are all the giveaway details:

The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions 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 on the PWP blog 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, May 6th, 2014 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Bonus Nani ke Ola Giveaway

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Nani ke Ola blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
7Dots Studio Collection - One collection of your choice.  Chose from the following: Nature Walk, Illumination or Cold Country (International winners may have to pay an extra shipping fee)

My project today is a wreath I made with Kaisercraft's Funky Wreath, courtesy of Nani Ke Ola.  I covered the pieces of board (already cut out wreath, leaves, and birds) with 7Dot Studio's Cold Country collection.  I sanded all of the edges to make the paper perfectly fit the pieces.

Next, I embossed the backing circle piece with the Ice Resin's Pewter Relique powder that was part of my May Nesting Components kit.

Then I stamped Big Textures onto the paper covered pieces with Gray Flannel Memento ink.

I sprayed the canvas banner pieces that also came in the May Nesting Components kit with Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in Long John Silver.  I also lightly sprayed just about everything else with this color.  Once the canvas pieces were dry, I stamped them with the word NEST from our Funky Alphabet set using Staz-On ink.  I tied the pieces together with some hand dyed silk ribbon.

I finished off embellishing the wreath with pieces from the Cold Country collection, some paper flowers from the March Nesting Components kit, and a white Uniball pen.

I stamped some of the leaves and birds with words from Paper Wings Productions' Framers sets.  The versatility of the textures and framers sets that Paper Wings Productions has are amazing!  Some of the best bang for your buck because they can be used in SO, so many ways.

Here's the finished project hanging on my way.  I think it should stay right there!  I really loved making this project for you!  A BIG THANK YOU to Nani Ke Ola for joining us and providing us with this awesome 7dot Studio paper collection!

Okay, it's time to send you off to your next stop so head on over to Thankdar's blog.
***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Jennifer - Nani ke Ola
Amber Rasmuss
Carrie Avery -------------You are here!!
Thandar - Nani ke Ola
Dana Tatar
Erica Rose Thompson
Agnes - Nani ke Ola
Katie Smith
Norma Gomez
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  1. Fantastic wreath! I love how you added the small photos. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. Wow Carrie!! Your wreath is stunning! Love all the details! Such a beautiful piece! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. Love your wreath! love all the details on the birds. Thanks for sharing :) Glad you liked the Cold Country paper!

  4. Great project, love it!! Thanks for the inspiration :D

  5. carrie, the shape of your wreath, the birds, the banners....oh my! how perfect they all look together. it is a very unique wreath. what an inspiration. tfs.

  6. What a wonderful wreath you have made love the idea of using vintage pictures :)

  7. Oh my goodness...what a fantastic project!

  8. Gorgeous! I just love the glittered flowers and the little birds with the photos!

  9. Really interesting project.

  10. Wow!!! What an awesome project. THis is so unique and wonderful. Love it especially the birds.

  11. I love the way you incorporated the pictures into your wreath

  12. What a beautiful wreath. Your details are wonderful.

  13. Beautiful wreath, Carrie! I love all the little details you added to the basic form.Great Nesting Components kit, and I love the little canvas banner. TFS

  14. This is beautiful! I'm going to have to try this!! My sister is getting married and it would be great with some of their wedding photos!

  15. Wow! this is sooooo beautiful and so imaginative!! such a beautiful wreath...i loved the banner :)

  16. Carrie, this is so imaginative, and so beautiful!


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