Aug 31, 2011

Simply Inspiring!!!

Hi Everyone,

Barbara here with my altered Main base and Upper Tier Clip It Up. Everything except the lace and bling, was made entirely out of the Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire collection. I love their papers and I love how this came out. Almost everything is modge podged.

To start take your CIU completely apart. Then trace the bottom of the CIU on the paper you are going to use. Cut out the circle, no need to worry about being even since you can cover it with some trim.  Adhere to the top of the Clip It Up base and modge podge the top. Next measure and cut the strips for the side of the bottom. Adhere them and then modge podge. Now you need to cover your pole with paper. Once you have that done, I suggest modge podging the outside while it is still on the pole. On to the flowers and leaves. Cut or punch out whatever flowers you want to use. Apply modge podge to the top and shape immediately. Do each piece this way. When they are dry, turn them over and put a light coat of modge podge on the back. After they dry, adhere them to the paper on your pole.

Do the Upper Tier of the Clip It Up the same way. Add a middle piece or top piece if you like, or make dividers. My dividers are not anything fancy. I just wanted to use my scraps of leftover paper.

Now here is my altered Clip It Up:

ciu altered

another bottom view of CIU

close up

middle of ciu

top of ciu


another divider

I had a lot of fun with this project. I hope it inspires you! Have a great day!!



  1. Wow! Gorgeous! So much work & detail! Now mine just looks boring!!!

  2. Gorgeous project Barbara! I love the paper (of course - who doesn't LOVE Graphic 45 and not just because she's a friend of mine).
    I love all the detail and how you completely changed the CIU into a piece of artwork!
    Thanks for all the wonderful projects you've done for us and for being a part of our DT. You have a lot of talent and we appreciate you sharing it with all of us!


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