Patriotic DIY Decor with Therm O Web

You all know by now that I just can’t let a holiday go by without a little seasonal decorating to go along. And as tomorrow is the 4th of July celebration here in the States, I wanted to share a super quick and easy DIY framed decor project that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog.

This American flag frame blends in perfectly with my summer-themed patriotic decor, and I love how easy it was to put together using some basic supplies that you may already have on hand. The frame itself is an old cheapie that I picked up at my local thrift store, with just such a project in mind. I removed the glass and gave the wood a quick whitewash of paint, then made a DIY fabric canvas using the chipboard backing that comes with the frame.

The stars and stripes were masked using dies from the GinaK Designs line and Purple Tape. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial, including some tips for creating the masks, up on the Therm O Web blog if you’d like to learn more.

I hope all my friends and family in the States have a wonderful 4th of July holiday! Any special plans in the works? I’ve got both of my college kids home this week, so this ol’ mama is celebrating big!

Fourth of July Sale

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STICH RECTANGLE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18012Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceTherm O Web - iCraft - Repositionable Adhesive - Pixie Spray For Stencils - 3.8 OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 YardsTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 0.5 Inches x 15 YardsTherm O Web FabricFuse LIQUID GLUE Adhesive 9075*



Happy Day with Therm O Web

Hi Friends, happy Monday! Today I have a quick and easy card to share featuring some mixed media fun with Therm O Web deco foil. I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, but I have definitely been feeling the winter funk with all these grey days we’ve been having lately. So thought I would turn to some bright and happy papers for my inspiration, and experiment with a fun and funky foiled background made with a favorite stencil and gorgeous Antique Pearl Transfer Foil sheets from Therm O Web. Absolutely love the bright and girly look of hot pink mixed with the elegant touches of gold. And check out the fabulous texture on that foiled background.

The shiny look of foil continues to be very trendy in the papercrafting community these days, and I am excited to say that Therm O Web has just extended their deco foil line to include even more foil colors and patterned foil, too, and lots of innovative new ways to use them. Can’t wait to share with you the new stamp and foil stamp sets that were released at the Creativation show, and are coming soon.

For this card, I created the textured foil panel you see here with Deco Foil transfer gel applied through a stencil.  This process does require a heat laminator, but it is sooo easy to do. And works with virtually any stencil in your crafty stash. I used a cool webbing stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop for my design. And the paper is from Photo Play Paper’s adorable Bloom collection. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Transfer Foil - 6 x 6 - Antique PearlTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 OuncesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Palette Knife Set - Black - 4 PiecesTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

Other: Twine

Happy Easter with Therm O Web

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am just returning from a lovely four-day scrapping retreat at the beach with the girls. It was a trip postponed from last October, when a hurricane interrupted our plans. And although that was sad at the time, I sure didn’t mind being off at the beach this weekend. It was even nice enough for several walks along the shore, before turning rainy and cold on Sunday. Regardless, there’s truly nothing like girl time to lift the spirits.

A couple of gals slipped away before this photo, but here’s the rest of us as we were packing up to leave. That room behind us was our cropping space. We had that entire building all to ourselves, which was rather brilliant on the retreat center’s part, as I hear we can get pretty loud….. 😉

Today I have another altered frame home decor project to share. This time, an Easter frame that I made for the Therm O Web blog featuring a fun way to use up those ribbon scraps.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterEggFrameAmong some of my other crafty obsessions, I do have quite a “thing” for ribbon, and am always looking for different ways to use them in my crafting projects. This basic idea, of lining the inside of a negative shape with ribbon strips, is a great way to use up some of that ribbon stash, even some of those small pieces that a few of us like to hoard.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterEggFrame2
With Easter quickly approaching, I took this opportunity to create some spring decor. But I love that this idea can be done in any shape or size, for any holiday, season, or occasion you wish. I had a bunch of adorable polka dotted trims from May Arts that I thought would be perfect for my Easter egg, and some vintage ric rac from my grandmother’s collection, too. So bright and happy. Perfect for spring.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterEggFrame3I added a big puffy bow and stamped sentiment strips. Patterned paper from BasicGrey’s Saturday Morning collection. And one of my funky junk thrift store painted frames. Super easy and fun.

I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below:

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsBasicGrey SATURDAY MORNING 12 x 12 Paper Collection Pack CSTM5114Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceFabric Fuse 5/8

Trim: May Arts, Stampin’Up, Offray, vintage
Stamps: Happy Everything stamp set by My Creative Time
Button: craft supply