Saturday, October 22, 2011

Welcome to the Fall Blog Hop

and Nonna's Scraps! 

I love fall! The colors, the feel and smell of the air---and of course, football! Have to admit that football is a favorite only because I get extra craft time while the guys hoot and holler! On to the project.....

The inspiration piece for this piece was the charger plate; found on sale a Michael's for under a dollar! I came home thought, what am I going to do? So my little Gypsy girl came to the rexcue, I found some fall leaves and petals in Gypsy Wanderings...and off my mind went. Truthfully, it just grew from there. The monogram was really a very last minute add, but I like the effect. Unfortunately,
my G died before I could photograph the steps. So, today's post is not my usual picture fest. I am sorry. If you do not have a Gypsy feel free to use any type of 5-7 petal flower, leaves on a stem or oak leaf!

Michael's cardstock:
      2 sheets each---gold, deep red, orange, lt. brown, olive green
      1 sheet---purple
1-Plastic Charger plate
Stickles : Distress gold
Imaginisce: I-Top with small brads
Imaginisce:I-Top small punch
Imaginisce Petal Roller
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Antique linen,Wild Honey and Vintage Photo
Cook temp glue-gun
Glue dots.
small, flat brads

1. Flowers (choose a daisy shape with approx. 6 petals) cut:
      Gold: 2 @ 2.5, 6 @ 1.75, 6 @ 1.5, 6 @ 1
      Deep red: 2 @ 2.5, 6 @ 1.75, 6 @ 1
2. Leaves (choose leaves w/ stem)--from the olive green cut 8 @ 3, 3 @ 2.5 long
3. Oak leaves-- from orange and light brown, cut 5 each color.
4. Ink cuts:
      Leaves: begin with darkest color at edge, move progressively more toward center with each color,  
      going from lightest to darkest. Stems should be the darkest.
      Flowers: Use the lightest color and repeat as desired, moving from outer edge towards center of
5. Assemble the flowers: using the ball end of the tool, "roll" each flower at the center by moving the ball in circles on the paper. The petals will seem to soften and bloom. Roll the petals over the tool handle to the back of the flower. Layer 4-6 different size cuts, matching center. Punch a hole in the center and insert a brad to hold flower together.
6. Repeat step 5 with the leaves.
7. From purple, punch covers for I-top brads. Cover per tool instructions. Ink edges. Trim brad wings.
8. Cut 6" Monogram from Vinyl (or use print and cut on Imagine.) Center on plate.
9. Arrange flowers around rim of plate. Glue with glue gun. Add leaves. Pop dot I-top brads to plate.
10. Accent with Stickles in centers of flowers (over brads) and as swirls on plate.

*Hint: Keep all elements in odd numbers!

Display and enjoy!

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Now back to the hop!
Just in case you are lost, here is the list of all of the fantastic blogs on this hop! But, I think you'll have more fun if you go back to

I hope that you have had a great visit---come back to see me again soon! 


  1. Lovely plate you've decorated. Autumn colours are my favs x

  2. What a cool idea! Love it! This would make an awesome gift idea!

  3. What a cut charger plate! Love the decorations. The color so so say Fall. TFS

  4. What a wonderful and colorful charger! I love that!

  5. Beautiful. Your plate is beautiful. I might have to scraplift this as it would make a wonderful fall decoration. TFS

  6. I am filing this one away for later to scraplift :)

  7. Beautiful, I love the colors.

  8. Beautiful.


  9. Love that you decorated your charger with dimension!! Great project!

  10. What a wonderful idea Jeannie to use the charger. And you can find those everywhere for dirt cheap too. Thanks for the inspiration ! I am now following you too. Come follow me
    Debbie at

  11. Just became a follower and thanks for the ho. My blog is Loving Scrapper 101.

  12. How elegant! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Love the flowers on the edge of the plate- Great job :)

  14. This is one of the nices charger plates I've seen decorated!

  15. this is very pretty! perfect for fall! tfs callyann(new follower)