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I'm going to tell you the truth.  It was hard to pull myself away from the new stuff in order to make a post for today.  I will however miss the Painted Harvest stamp set and the Leaf Punch.  I decided to use these to make a pretty quick little home decor piece using these products.  Here's my project.

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest Frame in Frame by Jo Anne Hewins

I can't seem to make a good picture with the project in the frame without a lot of glare.  Here it is without the frame.

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest 6 x 6 Frame by Jo Anne Hewins

The frame is a 6 x 6 shadowbox from Michaels.  I've had it for awhile.  It had material and a spongy layer where the picture would go.  I removed that and added a layer is card board backing from a pack of designer paper.  The background for the wreath is from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper retiring.  Cut a 6 x 6 piece and glue to the backing.

To get my round shape, I got the largest circle from the Layering Circles dies and laid it in the center.  I needed a bigger circle so I put a ring of snail about a half inch out from the circle all around.

The flower is made from three of the flowers from Painted Harvest.  I stamped the more solid stamp in Crushed Curry and the more detailed in Mango Melody.  There's really no need to stamp the center.  All is stamped on Whisper White.  Fussy cut all three flowers.  Adhere all three flowers with a double stack of dimensionals in the center.  Stamp a center in Soft Suede, cut, and add to the top flower.

Spritz everything.  The detail on the flowers will disappear somewhat.  Fold each layer up toward the center separately and let it dry in the up position.  When dry press each layer down a little and arrange it to your liking.

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest Frame by Jo Anne Hewins

For the leaves I used the Sprig punch, not retiring, in Mossy Meadow and the Leaf punch, retiring, in Old Olive.  Punch a bunch.  I also used Pear Pizzazz and stamped the leaf from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Old Olive in it.  Punch a bunch.

NC Blog Hop Frame Crinkled leaves by Jo Anne Hewins

Crinkle up all of the leaves.

I began adding the Mossy Meadow sprigs all around the snail area all around.  Notice that all of the leaves face in the same direction.  Next I went in and added the Old Olive leaves all around.  I used glue dots to add.  Fold the glue dot so that it doesn't show.  Then fill in with the stamped leaves using glue dots again to add.  For my final step I did add more of the Mossy Meadow sprigs where I felt I needed them.

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest Close Up of Leaves by Jo Anne Hewins

Add the flower with dimensionals.  

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest Close Up of Flower by Jo Anne Hewins

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest Side View of Flower by Jo Anne Hewins

The tag is stamped on white scrap in Soft Suede.  Use the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  Cut out with the Bouquet Bunch dies.  These are retiring!  The tag automatically has a hole in it.  Add some Linen Thread and pull it up under the flower and add with a glue dot.  Put another glue dot under the tag.

Tie a box wrapping Linen Thread around three fingers about 4 times and then around two fingers about 4 times.  Pull off fingers and adjust so that the loops are centered.  Tie with more Linen Thread.  Add the bow with a glue dot.

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest Close Up of Flower by Jo Anne Hewins

That's it.  I think it makes a pretty frame that anyone would love as a gift.

NC Blog Hop Painted Harvest Frame No Frame by Jo Anne Hewins

This might look hard, but it really wasn't.  I ask what will we do without the Leaf punch.  That is so sad.  Luckily, we will have the new Celebrate Sunflowers bundle to help us get over the loss of the Painted Harvest stamp set.  The Beautiful Bouquet and the Bouquet Bunch dies will also be missed greatly.

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Toni Campana

Oh My Goodness! This is just stunning, Jo Anne! I am going to have to try something like this, it's breathtaking!

Nedine DuPree

What a great idea for a home decor piece! Two of my favorites were showcased. I'm going to be lost without the leaf punch! Your project is very nice!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much Toni. To tell the truth I didn't want to play with retiring stuff. I thought a punch would make a quicker project. The flower was just fun!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much Nedine. I'm keeping the Leaf Punch for my own personal use!

Erin Cook

Love this JoAnne! What a great decorative piece. The leaf punch is one of my favorites and I am so sad it is retiring.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much Erin. I'm going to keep that punch for private use.

Sue Root

Your project is gorgeous! I'm impressed with your creativity. Your instructions make this seem like a project I could CASE. Guess I better get some of those retiring products...

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much Sue. You made my day!

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - Your project is absolutely stunning! Wow - beautiful! Thank you so much for the instructions and pictures. You have definitely inspired me to look at stamps and punches in a different way. Are you okay if I CASE your project?


This is a WOW project, for sure! I am impressed with your patience to punch all of those leaves and then glue them in an orderly fashion. Beautiful home decor piece.


Jo Anne, this reminds me of a paper pumpkin we had a few years ago. I made mine and gave to my husbands Grandmother when she went into an assisted living facility. She loved it. She hung it with pride in her sitting area. Great job, brought back some good memories for me. We lost his granny at the end of March due to COVID-19.

Jo Anne Hewins

Amy, I thought of that Paper Pumpkin wreath while I made this projects. In fact, I think I still have a refill I bought with it. So sorry to hear about your granny. It's a huge loss. You'll always have her memories!

Tracy Lewis

What a great project! Very cheerful with lots of depth to it. Thanks for sharing.

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