Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A Blue Doily for You
I 've really wanted to make something with this paper by Graphic 45 for a few weeks now. The sketch at 2S4Y and A Crafty Little Place were both somewhat similar in design this week so I combined them, added my twist and came up with this card. I also really wanted to ink up my new doily stamp from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop stamp set. I keep seeing doily type stuff all over blogland and really love the look and feel of vintage. It was a no brainer that these papers and this stamp would work well together. I paired it with some crinkle ribbon and PTI vintage buttons. Voila!
Did you notice that punched vellum along the bottom.? My new favorite product is Scor Tape. This is THE best stuff for ribbons, templates, glitter, etc. I used that to adhere the vellum and you could see it so I put another strip on the top and added glitter. It ties in with the bling on the doily I think. I also made this for the Allsorts Challenge Blog Birthday Challenge. I know it doesn't say anything about birthdays. You just have to trust me on this. It is for a very special birthday person. I haven't finished the inside yet. Working on that today. Since I'm celebrating someone's birthday this fits the Stamp Something Challenge.
I have a few links I wanted to share with you. Not enough to for a whole post on "For the Love of Links and Other Thinks." Just a few. I recently subscribed to a few new blogs that aren't about cards. Yes, it's true!:) There are blogs on things other than cards. Can you imagine???
The first one is on remodeling and she has a post about creating a section for gift wrap out of curtain rods and a frame. THIS would really rock as a place to hold all your ribbon. See how it all comes back to cardmaking??? She also shared THIS recipe for homemade CHOCOLATE:) cake. I haven't tried it myself yet. Oh, but I will!
THIS ONE is my favorite link. I saw this yesterday and I immediately had to go make this project with the idea.....
I decided to enter this into the Moxie Fab challenge Fun With Fabric. More for awareness and sharing than because I think it's "award winning." I feel like I need to spread the word on plastic bag fabric:)
Yes, my sewing still stinks. Do you know what this is???? It's a plastic bag that was ironed and fused to make a little coin purse for my daughter. When I read the statistic that we use around one million bags PER MINUTE around the globe I actually felt sick. I try to use my own canvas bags, but some days I forget to take them in or I'm with my husband ( who needs to put some in his car:) So I do have a few plastic ones floating around. Not many though.
This is were I have to share a big pet peeve of mine..... when people put a BAG of apples into a bag. Then they don't add anything else because it's already too heavy for the flimsy grocery store plastic bag. Um....it's already in a bag. The same goes for potatoes, bread, etc.... Such a waste. I just have to share that because I don't think people realize what they are doing. Ok...feels good to get that off my chest.
This is the closure of the little purse.... (clearanced velcro:)
I used the large scalloped circle nestabilites to created the flower. This is a "Justice" bag. If you have a young girl you probably know that brand. I have a few tips from the video on how to make this plastic paper. She used copy paper and recommended turning the bag inside out so the ink wouldn't bleed through. I did that for the base of the purse except that my bag stuck to the paper. So I used PARCHMENT paper with much success. In fact I was able to do a section of the bag with the ink on the outside. I like that better. Especially if you have a pretty bag. No sticking or bleeding through. This project just makes me giddy with delight. My kids loved it! I'm going to make one for my son too. The great thing....it's waterproof! Wouldn't it be awesome to "quilt" a whole bag from this...AHHH recycling at it's best! So go watch the video. It's funny because I watched it with no sound and it reminded me a a silent movie. She doesn't talk in it. Would have been really funny if it were in black and white and she sped up some of the footage.
WOW that was long! Thanks for hanging in there. Off to craft and clean today.
Have a goodie!