Thursday, December 1, 2011

UStampwithDawnandFriends Up on The Roof Top Blog Hop - Christmas Mantle/Tabletop Decor




Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Up On The Roof Top 2011 World Showcase Holiday Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Dawn Kiel Mills Very Merry Scrapbook Layout. What a wonderful way to preserve those precious Christmas memories!

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem, as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the FABULOUS projects we have for you.

My project is  a Christmas Mantle/Tabletop Display. I had an older version that I had made years ago and wanted to recreate one with my SU products. I also made it smaller than my original since the old one was REALLY big. 

These decor items may take a bit to create but they are FUN! I would also encourage you to place all sorts of other items that you may have ( pieces of candy, part of a pine tree branch etc. ) on them to create your own unique piece. These decor items can last for years if stored properly. My old one is about 5 years and is still in good shape. Just fold up accordion style and place in a large ziplock bag.







I used Frostwood Lodge as my main DSP since the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler color combination are great traditional Christmas Colors. I added a little black inspired by Santa's boots and Belt.




I was so excited to break open the Stitched Felt Accents from the Holiday Mini. Man! are these little accessories cute! . 


Almost every panel has a bit of sparkle to it or a little item tucked away - It IS Christmas - Merry and Bright:)





I hope you enjoy making this Christmas Mantle/Tabletop Decoration. I would suggest you make 2 at the same time and give one away as a gift.



As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!!
Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a great goodie bag of current Stampin' Up! products.  I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!
AND there's MORE...LOTS MORE!! 

  • You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!! See the blinkie below to access the FREE Blog Hop Website.
  • In the Spirit of the Holiday Season, you have the opportunity to get in on "Special Holiday Pricing" for the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! SCORE!! Event. The Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool is HOT STUFF and SCORE!! will feature 40+ projects, all created using the Simply Scored Tool. SCORE!! is a MUST NOT MISS Event!! See the blinkie below to join and get in on the Early Bird savings.
And now for the most exciting giveaway of the season...
Everyone that joins the new and exciting upcoming event - SCORE!! - with "Special Holiday Pricing" will be entered into a Drawing to win 1 of 3 FREE Passes for an ENTIRE YEAR of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!
YES!!
You read that right!!
YOU could win a whole year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events FREE!!

***Special Holiday Pricing of just $19.99 ends Dec 8th*** 

Winners will be announced on Friday, Dec 9th. 
  Click the Blinkie below to join SCORE!! with Special Holiday Pricing
and a chance to win a FREE Year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!! 
 
Click the blinkie below and you will be taken to
THE UP ON THE ROOFTOP BLOG HOP WEBSITE!!


Of course it's ***FREE*** to join and
there you will find the tutorials for ALL the blog hop projects,
PLUS live chats, challenges and more prizes!!

You will even have an opportunity to be considered for a spot as a Guest Designer!!
Yes!! It is all FREE, so tell all your friends and
join the fun with UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!


AND last but certainly not least, it's time to hop on over to the next Designer's Roof Top, so please click below for NEXT BLOG, where you will find Melissa Stout ready to share a delightful Holiday project with you.

If you would like to hop back to Dawn's Roof Top, please click below.

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Holidays to YOU!!



51 comments:

  1. Tara, I love your work. The mantle cards look fun and interesting. It would be great to see in person since you have so many items on one card tucked away. I read your blog as soon as you post (ck daily) and love everything you do. Keep the blogs coming.
    Pam

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  2. what a beautiful table / mantle decoration. Sure looks like alot of work but well worth it in the end.
    I'm a fairly new email subscriber to your blog but must say, been enjoying going through you Blog Archives.
    ColleenB.

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  3. Very cool holiday decor! Love all the detailing!

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  4. Love your project Tara...I always love checking out your blog, cuz you always share so many awesome projects. This one is no exception!!!

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  5. LOVE this table display. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. Love this Tara. It will look great on my mantel. Can't wait to make this for my sister in law and myself. Get project.

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  7. Love your project! I never use different font stamps but I will with this project!!!

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  8. I love your project! great attention to all the details! beautiful!

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  9. Love this! What a great gift idea!

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  10. Great project. Makes a beautiful Christmas accent. TFS.

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  11. This would look great on my mantel. Love your idea.

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  12. I love it, I think I will actually make one of these!

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  13. This is a great idea! You included a lot of detail on each panel. This would be an awesome gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. very clever idea ..... I loved it And I loved the pictures of your cat & dogs.... very sweet babies..... Loved the smiling dog...lol

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  15. Tara, your new blog look is so festive! It made me smile right away.

    And this tabletop decor - WOW! I've always wanted to do one, but I don't think this'll be my year to do it, once again! I like how you varied the letter sizes, and all the different dp's.

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  16. Your projects always make me flip and this one is no exception! This is super cute and one that can be used year after year. What a great project you have shared. Thanks so very much.

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  17. What a beautiful project. I really like the different heights for each of the letters; makes it very striking and even more interesting.

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  18. wow oh wow, i love the detail in each and every piece, this is beautiful

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  19. WOW!! Great home decor project! Defintely making this....already have a spot picked out to set it up!! Great job!

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  20. This is the type of heirloom decoration that Christmas would not be complete without. So beautiful!!

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  21. This project is just so very Cheerful and so Christmasy!
    I Love It!
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  22. Very pretty! I just love how detailed it is! I have the perfect space for it, too!

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  23. This is adorable! So much details, little special touches everywhere! It's simply marvelous!

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  24. I love your project thank you for sharing with us all

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  25. What a simply gorgeous project - I'd want it up all year round! Love the details

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  26. Oh Tara, what a gorgeous project!! I just love how it all went together so well - very very cute and festive. Your blog is darling!!!!!!

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  27. Oh wow!! I love this. This one I truly think I am going to try myself. I love the DSP also!!

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  28. I LOVE your Christmas banner. What did you use between each panel? TFS

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  29. I love, love, love this! I can't wait to make one these. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Monika Davis

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  30. Love the banner and its variety. Thank you for sharing your time and talents. Merry Christmas.

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  31. Your Christmas mantle decoration is just amazing - so much detail & design! Thanks for sharing.
    Marsha E

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  32. Truly a work of art! Just amazing. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful project.

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  33. Wow! Tara! I love your project. A lot of love and creativity went in to it for sure. Can't wait to make me one.

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  34. This is so pretty! What a statement decoration!

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  35. Another really clever idea. Really neat
    Sally S

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  36. Tara--I love this--and can't wait to see the tutorial so I can make it! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I love the varying heights of the letters!

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  38. Lovely banner. I have been planning on making one for my house, now I don't even have to do the thinking part!

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  39. I love it. I can't wait to make my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Now that is a very useful project. I need to make onbe of these lolol TFS your idea with us!

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  41. This Is so Pretty! I love all the different sized letters and fonts, makes it very contemporary and interesting!

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  42. Gorgeous! You are very talented!

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  43. Tara, This is a great project and as you said a great idea for a gift too! The Frostwood Lodge is just perfect for this project as well. Thanks for the ideas!

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