Monday, November 30, 2009

Backpack Tags!

Time for more inspiration! Today's project is a set of 3 backpack tags (or could be diaper bag tags, lunchbag tags, etc.). I make them business card size and slip them into badge holders found at Wal-mart. I added 2 additional holes for a total of 4 ribbons and tied on grosgrain ribbon and put a drop of crystal effects in the center to secure it. Not shown in the picture is a binder ring that is used to attach it to the backpack.
I have to apologize for the poor pictures as the computer with the editing software isn't set up quite yet and daylight is lacking these days. The first one uses Sunshine Lollipop paper and some Bazzill Jewels.

The second tag uses a Unity stamp from a past KOTM, and silver brads. The background paper is also from the Sunshine Lollipop pack.

Lastly I made this one using a penguin from Unity Stamp Company. I colored him with my markers and added Sherbet buttons to the side.

Friday, November 27, 2009

countdown to Christmas

For this project I altered a mini clipboard with Eskimo Kisses paper by Basic Grey. I just love the colors and patterns. I added some matching buttons to the side, a stitched button near the bottom and various ribbons at the top. I first stitched my papers together on my sewing machine then Mod Podged them to the clipboard. For the title at the bottom, I used my Silhouette. I just love how it turned out. I am not quite sure how I am going to display my countdown, so stay tuned for that. I do know that I need more Basic Grey, this is fantastic. Check out the AMAZING deals to be had at Paper Maniac this Black Friday!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

place cards and ornaments

Today I thought I'd share a couple of quick and easy additions to your holiday decor. Both projects are kid friendly too. For starters how about some place cards for your Thanksgiving table. I used my topnote die and Big Shot (only since I don't have Nestabilities). I ran some Graphic 45 and Cosmo Cricket papers through for the base layer, and vanilla cardstock for the top layer, then distressed the edges a bit. My daughter helped me attach some Autumn Afternoon Chipboard stickers; I thought they were really nice to work with and some even have a velvety texture! Finally, I stamped the guests names.

My 2nd little project involves metal juice lids. My girls love to play with them so we have a few, I swiped 3 for these cute penguin ornaments. First I stamped a cute penguin from the Jolly Little Winter kit by Unity Stamp Company using Staz-On ink. Next I tried two methods of coloring in the penguin, and my daughter helped with the third ornament. Finally I attached an eyelet to the top using my crop-o-dile.

This one I colored with Bic Mark-It's. A word of caution, don't go over the staz-on ink or it erases it.

The next one I used a fine tip glue pen and glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts). I love the sparkle!

And here is the one Bug colored. Since her coloring erased the penguin, I stamped him again after she colored. I'll have to maybe try embossing it next time for a better result, but she had fun creating.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Wish List

Hey gals! I finally got a chance to get out some crafting supplies and create again! I decided I needed to whip up a little booklet to keep track of gifts to make or purchase for Christmas. I used some adorable Graphic 45 double sided Christmas papers as the base layer. Using my Top Note die (since I didn't have a Nestabilities set for this project...Christmas hint, hint) I cut out the base layer from the DP, then cut a top piece out of cardstock, and cut along the perforation then distressed the edges. If I could have located them, I would have used my distress inks and a jumbo eyelet to add interest.

In case you want a peek into my studio in it's current state, here it is.
And this is why I can't find my eyelets. They're in a box. Alot of the boxes belong in my studio, but that is last on the list. Areas like the kitchen and living room seem to be a bit more important.

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