Saturday, August 24, 2013

be thankful {into the woods paper collection}

It's lawn fawn inspiration week!  The design team is showcasing one of the new paper collections: "into the woods."  The new lawn fawn patterned papers are my favorite ones to date!  Here's what I made for you today:

be thankful.

There's a children's song that goes "because a thankful heart is a happy heart, I'm glad for what I have, that's an easy way to start."

I love that.  So, this is how our family will be working on being more grateful...

From the bucket full of die-cut leaves, we'll take one and write down something we're thankful for.

be thankful.


And then clip it up.  I started us off with very sweeping statements, but I will try to get the kids to be more specific as time goes on.  By thanksgiving, we should have a whole bucketful of thankfulness to look back on and be grateful for...

be thankful.

Some project details:

I cut down a woodgrain pattern to fit inside the 8x10 picture frame.  The letters were adhered onto the woodgrain paper, and fitted into the frame.

The mini clothespins were covered with another paper from the same collection.  I sanded the edges all around to give a cleaner look.  They were adhered to the outside of the frame.

The only time-consuming thing about this project was die-cutting all of the leaves.  But they were so pretty, with their stitched detailing, that I die-cut a bunch of them in white and sewed them into a garland.  It turned out to be my favorite part of all:

be thankful.

I hope you like it ♥.

Be sure to check out the lawn fawn blog for more "into the woods" inspiration!

14 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea for Thanksgiving, Elena!! I really like the paper banner that you made. This whole project is just so sweet! :)

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  2. This is so sweet! Love the idea of this Elena!

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  3. oh my!!! what a wonderful idea!!!! this is so wonderful!! the idea is amazing but the execution is flawless and stunning - in true elena fashion! wow!!

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  4. Beautiful project, Elena! And such a creative idea! Love it!

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  5. Very pretty and useful.
    Love the garland.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. This is wonderful Elena..love the garland, thank you for a great idea :)

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  7. such a wonderful idea and so beautiful too!

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  8. Super pretty! And a fabulous idea, too!
    I love that Veggie Tale song.....

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  9. What a great family project! And you will have some sweet keepsakes each year. TFS ;-)

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  10. Wow!! Such a great idea!
    Totally diggin' this!! wow! wow! wow!

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  11. What a beautiful idea and project!

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  12. Beautiful idea, and stunning project :)

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  13. Completely genius!! I absolutely love everything about this project, and that garland was so worth the effort! Such a great sentiment behind this idea too!

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  14. This is such a gorgeous project!! I love your creativity!

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