Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman

Simple Stories Winter Woods Wall Hanging Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman Home Décor & Another Giveaway

Hello, Friends!  This Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman wall hanging makes me happy on so many levels.  First, it’s a snowman.  Can you really feel grumpy or out of sorts when you see a snowman?  I can’t!  Then, there’s the tutu trim.  I mean, people, it’s just too too much fun!  Throw in some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon, gorgeous papers, stunning chipboard and a chippy white vintage hanger and I’m just happy all over.  How about you?

A Little Confession…..

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I do have a little confession to make here.  When I was filming the video tutorial for my Winter Woods Mini Album Kit, I had a major technical malfunction.  I thought my phone was recording.  But my memory card was full…so while I cheerfully crafted and taught…nothing was being recorded.  Uh-oh.

And the nature of paper is that once you have used it…it can’t be used again.  Double uh-oh.

Thankfully, I had been given a gift certificate to for Christmas.  And because I loved this Winter Woods collection so much, I had purchased a few sheets for myself.  Also, the delivery came a week earlier than I had expected it.  So I had the papers in house to re-film the portion of the tutorial that didn’t record the first time.  Phew!

But then I was left with a duplicate page.  And that,  my friends, is how this sweet little wall hanging was born. I pulled things off, and glued more things on.  Then I stitched the revamped design onto a burlap panel and added a hanger.  How’s that for innovative thinking?

The Shaker Element

The main change was adding some gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon and this Reneabouquets Snowflake Shaker Box, flowers, tutu trim and printed beautiful board.

TIP: Create a frosted window in your shaker box with Dries Clear Adhesive and Glitter Glass.  It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but in real life, it shimmers just like snow!

TIP:  Nile Blue Crosshatch Satin Ribbon is a great color match for this paper collection.  I stitched it on at the top as a border, and I also layered it over White Satin Ribbon to form a fabric belly band.

I thought you might enjoy hearing how I got myself out of a paper fix.  Hope you enjoyed it!

10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway Day 2

All this week I’m celebrating with a 10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway.  You can find Day 1 HERE.

Today’s giveaway is a special Random Act of Kindness courtesy of Reneabouquets:

Wow, friends!  What a gorgeous gift from my dear friend, Renea!  Here’s how you enter to win this prize.  Thank you, Renea, for always inspiring me with your gorgeous artwork.  I’m so honored to be a Reneabouquets Ambassador.

  • Subscribe to my BLOG.
  • Leave a comment before NOON EST on Friday, January 13th.
  • This giveaway is open only to those in the Continental US due to International Shipping charges.
  • I’ll announce the winner on my YouTube channel on Saturday, January 14th.

Isn’t this a fun way to celebrate 10 years of blogging?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





40 thoughts on “Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman

  1. Theresa Corbe

    Kathy, I am so excited to get some Renea products. I have been scouring the items for that site and plan on checking out Really Reasonable Ribbon. You are right, that blue is fabulous!

  2. Beverly Jordan

    Well, lucky us to get to see another gorgeous project using these pretty papers! This is beautiful and love the tutu blue trim, flowers, snowflakes and ribbons!! The Reneabouquets shaker and snowflakes are so perfect for this and are over the top gorgeous!!

  3. Cheryl B

    Cute idea! There are no mistakes in crafting – just opportunities to create something totally new!

  4. Helen

    Ingenuity with a healthy dose of reality and clever design has made great use of the elements in this wallhanging. I had to comment anyway Kathy as this is such a lovely arty piece.

  5. Sandra Askew

    I like to hear others errors and how they overcome them. Love the banner! Beautiful colors, sparkles and a snowman.

  6. Vicki R.

    This little snowman wall decor is adorable! So many beautiful Renea Bouquet elements. Love the shaker design. There are no mistakes in crafting…

  7. Lillian Lumachi

    Wow Kathy that is some huge save you made with this project…it’s quick thinking that makes you the fabulous crafter/artist you are! This project is so pretty!

  8. 1sassy1Sandra Smith

    I love that you shared your “oops” because they happen to everyone and you have shown there’s always a way to make it work! This wall hanging is beautiful and I really like all the texture and that you included a shaker even on a wall hanging. Quite creative! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s project!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  9. Martie Rollin

    This paper collection surprised me with the inclusion of pastels…blues always seem to work for winter cards, but these other pastels are pushing me into new territory. Snowflake and snowman images can turn anything into winter!! Beautiful gift items from Renea!! Whenever I go to her site, I am suitably impressed by the number of butterflies I’m seeing! Definitely count me in on this drawing to celebrate 10 years of inspiration and teaching! And, once again, comes the realization that so-called mistakes are merely another opportunity to be creative! Beautiful project, Kathy!

    1. Cindy Guymon

      This is a beautiful vintage project! I love your mixed media choices. Renee has lovely ribbons trims!

  10. MaryH

    I am a firm believer that “There are no accidents.. only happy mistakes.. with happy endings…” and as usual you produced a very happy ending. How delightful and generous of Reneabouquets to provide this treat. I love the whimsy in your project and it’s funny I was using a SB snowman die to create some thank you notes when I took a break to view your days project and some hot cocoa! A perfect way to spend some time.Thank You and Reneabouquets!

  11. Deborah Cox

    Proof positive there are no mistakes, just opportunities to create! Beautiful opportunistic mistake!

  12. Kathy O'Sullivan

    I’m differently smiling, why, because that’s the sweetest snowman and I get to congratulate you on a decade of blogging.

  13. Janet Ingraham

    You’ve confirmed a well known fact – so many great things are born of accidents. Stunning! And I’m such a fan of beautiful Reneabouquets!

  14. Renea Harrison

    You are amazing at “pulling things off” and this project is so Winter Beautiful!! Hope you are having fun with your Blog Anniversary and Giveaways~ Here is to another year of inspiration!! Good Luck Everyone!!

  15. Laura Clark

    Sometimes our mistakes can give us the opportunity to make something we would never have thought of. Your wall hanging is so cute and all the embellishments are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Christal Gill

    Another Gorgeous Winter Tag! Each bling piece is beautiful and love that trim. And who don’t love snowmen! TFS – Crafty Hugs

  17. Cindy Pierson

    I’m in again! You amaze me! I love to look at all the little details you put in to your projects…. exciting! Were you a art teacher prior to your blogging life? Such beautiful work!

  18. Cynthia Pryor

    Leave it to you to be able to make another project when you make an error. I love your Snowman hanger. It’s so cheery for this time of year.

  19. jrichardson186492gmailcom

    I’m in again! Kathy you make me feel like a child on Christmas morning! Instead of one day out of the year I get to wake up with anticipation and excitement each morning for the rest of this week. A beautiful decor piece to brighten the winter months. Hugs!

  20. Susan Steele

    Oh Wow! Kathy, what a great paper fix!!! Luv your beautiful wall hanging …it’s adorable! Technology …grrrr!!! I’m waiting patiently for my new tablet …sure hope you get your Technology going strong! And a big thank you to Renebouquets beautiful goodies. My tablet won’t let me look or order any of her goodies for several weeks now, something about my browser….grrrr! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of these goodies! So much fun on your 10th Anniversary! Hugs, Suzy Q

  21. Sherry Wilson

    Thanks for doing a great blog. I so look forward to reading your tips and tricks. And thanks for introducing us to Reneabouquets.

  22. Helen Budzik

    This is simply delightful, Kathy! What a creative way to turn a video mistake into a fun project. Keep celebrating your 10th anniversary. Thanks for sharing this project and such a generous gift. Stay well. Hugs.

  23. Helen Budzik

    Simply delightful, Kathy. Your video mistake turned into a wonderful project. The Reneabouquets gift is another perfect way to celebrate you blog anniversary. Keep celebrating! tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  24. Barbare

    Good morning. I save each and every one of your creations when it appears on my email. I have enjoyed watching the tutorials and am amazed how a little piece of paper can make all the difference. Your work is truly beautiful and inspires me to make something for a friend. Thank you.

  25. Kathy R Hopper

    This is my first time visiting your blog, after joining yesterday. And WOW! What a way to start. This is amazing! I am looking forward to getting a ton of inspiration from you!

  26. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a fantastic “innovation “! I love the little boy admiring his snowman and those gorgeous snowflakes. The shaker window and elements are so beautiful and those lovely flowers really add a beautiful accent. What a beautiful home decor this will make for Winter time. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  27. Joni E

    We all have those moments when things go wrong but you sure were able to pull off your project in the end! What a charming wall hanging this is. As always thanks for your creativity and also the chance to win this great gift from Reneabouquets.

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