I haven’t used any of the Decor Elements pieces in a while and when Wendy sent these to me to create a project for my downline meeting I had to get creative with a quick idea.  I headed to the store to see if I could find a frame or mirror to add the Happy Holidays Decor Elements label from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog to.  I didn’t have any luck finding anything that would fit – the piece is 12-1/2″ wide and 6″ tall.  So I walked around the store trying to come up with other ideas.  First stop was the craft aisle and a stroll through the painting section where I came across some stretched canvas.  At first I only saw large pieces or small ones but then looking on the lower shelves I finally found a rectangle canvas – it measured 7″ x 14″ – yeah!  These were the perfect size.  I put them in the cart, headed to check out and back home to quickly put something together.

I added some ribbon, snowflakes, buttons, stitched felt, bakers twine and jingle bells and look what they become –



The end result was a nice piece of holiday decor to display in your home for the holidays. The Happy Holidays Decor Elements is a two piece vinyl image but I only used the Real Red over lay and not the White oval since my canvas was already white.  Because the canvas is stretched over a frame and has no support in the center I did place some of my Big Shot dies underneath the open space to create a hard surface that I needed to apply the vinyl piece to the canvas.  Then it was just a matter of decorating.

I used the 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Wild Wasabi; I punched a snowflake from Shimmery White card stock with the Snowflake punch; the buttons are from the Holiday Berry Bouquet Designer Button collection – and they are tied on with Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the knot of the ribbon with the snowflake tucked behind it.  On some of them I added Winter Wishes Stitched Felt piece – the little holly leaves and berries.  And on some I tied the Mini Jingle Bells on the ends of the bakers twine.

This would also be a nice gift for the holidays.  Enjoy!