tip_tuesdayHappy Tuesday Kiwi Fam! Today I am so excited to get to officially introduce you to Design Team member Arin Flynn! Tuesdays are always an exciting day of the week, being able to get a peek into the crafty mind of our Design Team to see just how versatile the Kiwi Lane Designer Templates can be! I’m sure you will agree with me that Arin’s project, combined with American Crafts product is equally as stunning as she is!

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Wow! What an honor to be a part of this amazing team! It is Arin here and I have a confession to make—I am obsessed and love working with cork and burlap. There is just something about choking on and breathing in the glorious airborne fibers of the freshly cut burlap—and the texture and smell of cork that just makes me giddy. With fall being in full swing, I have a true excuse to work with a more rustic and earthy feel and tracing out Kiwi Lane Design templates on cork fits the bill perfectly! Combining this little nugget of an idea with some amazing American Craft products, I was able to whip out this layout in no time flat!

Here is how I did it!

Templates Used:
• Aspen Court Mini: 1B,2B,3B,2A,3A
• Tiny Holiday Accessory: 4T
• Tiny Shapes: 3T,7T,8T

Step One: Building the layout—Using American Craft Neutrals 12×12 cardstock I applied the burlap layers I cut down to size. I then began to build my layout before full execution took effect. Once I had all my pieces in place, I snapped a photo for future reference and stated pulling off the Kiwi Lane templates to trace, cut and ink. The burlap layer was secured with an ATG (Advanced Tape Gun).

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Step Two: Making Cork Embellishments—Using Kiwi Lane Design’s Tiny Shapes 7T and Tiny Holiday 4T templates, I traced and cut images onto a cork roll. For the circle cut, I added another circle cut layer (Tiny Shapes 3T) using AC Dear Lizzy Neapolitan designer paper,some raffia and stick pins. Pop Dots was my secret to add height and a secure hold to the cork as well as the burlap. For the pumpkin, I added more raffia and some “fun” fabric letters I had in my stash. Again I used Pop Dots to secure and elevate the pumpkin to the burlap layer.

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Step Three: Making AC Amy Tangerine Wood Veneer Bits Embellishments—Using Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine, I added color to each wood bit. I then inked the edges and secured colored burlap under each wood bit.

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Step Four: Making AC Dear Lizzy Stamp Embellishments—Using Kiwi Lane’s Tiny Shapes 3T template, I cut and traced image. I then stamped image and inked the edges. I added Pop Dots to add height and secure to the burlap layer.

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Step Five: Adding Kiwi Lane Design Template Framing and Finishing Layout—Using Kiwi Lane’s Aspen Court Mini, I cut out the templates using AC Cardstock and AC Dear Lizzy Neapolitan designer paper as the top layer and inked the edges. I followed my reference picture as a placement guide and added some AC Dear Lizzy Label sticker sentiments elevating with Pop Dots and called it done.

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There you have it, a fun, festive and “fall -rustic” layout that makes you want to head out and pick out a pumpkin and play in corn mazes!

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Until Next Time!

~Arin

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Absolutely love it!  I need to figure out where I can get some burlap for myself and try this out! So perfect for fall!

Don’t forget that this week is the Imaginisce Blog Hop where they are featuring projects with the Kiwi Lane Designer Templates. Swing by and check out today’s blog posting for more amazing ideas and a chance to win some Imaginisce goodies!

I’ll see you tomorrow with a Write From the Heart feature by yours truly!