Have you taken a look at our Definitely Decorative catalog lately? There are some fantastic Decor Elements and Stencil products in there, perfect for decorating your home for the holidays! The great thing about our Decor Elements line is that they are not permanent - you stick the vinyl art on anything you like and when you're tired of it you just take it off - or if you love it, just be careful not to rub it and it will last and last for years for you. How great is that?! And another great thing is that these feature exclusive Stampin' Up! artwork. As you have probably already guessed, this week on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are featuring Decor Elements. They make great gifts "as is" to add to a wall, mirror or window or you can alter something with a Decor Element and create a fabulous gift! My project this week is an altered glass block. How long do you think it took me to make it? If you guessed 30 minutes, you'd be correct... and the bulk of that time was measuring to cut my ribbon and DSP. With our applicator tool, the decor elements are so easy to apply to any relatively smooth surface.
Here's another view of my project - I took an 8" clear glass block that I found in my stamping studio that I had picked up at a hardware store some time ago (years of hoarding, uh I mean collecting - can you relate?!) and found that the Merry Trees small decor element fit perfectly on it. I attached a piece of the Candy Cane Christmas DSP to the back (the wild wasabi piece with the mittens on it) with some glue dots in the corners so that there would be a contrast behind the real red elements. To finish it off I tied a long piece of striped real red grosgrain ribbon around it. Easy-peasey... it would be even better if I could get a glass block with a hole in the bottom that I could feed tiny Christmas lights into... I've heard that some of the big box craft stores carry these. I was hoping to get my husband to drill the hole for me but that wasn't going to happen any time soon.
If you haven't purchased any Decor Elements yet, I urge you to give them a try - they're easy to use, are great for decorating walls (think kids rooms, apartments and dorm rooms) and are inexpensive and great to create altered gifts. To see some other fabulous uses for these please visit the Sisters in Stamping blog after Noon EST today. Thanks for visiting - I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Some of the products used with today's project include: