Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Design Team project for Discount Paper Crafts!!

Well, here it is!  This months project for Discount Paper Crafts!!  I absolutely adore Cathies etsy store!! She carries all the newest, most popular items for a price lower than her competitors and she ships really fast!!  AND---I'm not just saying this because I'm on her design team.  I wouldn't have  tried to get onto her team if I didnt believe in her product, her store, and her business ethics!! Sooooo, without further adieu, I give you pictures of this altered project:

Project as a whole!

View of the whole left side at an angle

View of the left side a little more behind the "XO" letters

Right side view of the top. I thought it was so cute to add the Tim Holtz clock part like you really had to wind up the clock to make it work--with a little extra added accent, of course! 

View of the top portion as a whole.  Yes, the clock works!!

View of the decor behind the "XO". I love how the pen nib is laying on top of the Prima wood envelope! 

View of the bottom portion as a whole.  I raised the ribbon strand on the left so you could see that part better! :) 

View of the back side of the project.

View of the top of the box.

View of the top of the box on the back side. Yep! Added a kitchen cabinet handle! 
So I used decorative storage boxes you can find at a craft store and adhered them together.  The top one is laying on it's back so that the flap is on top vs how you would normally open it.  I did this for fun, plus I thought it made an easier access to open and replace the battery to the clock easily. I used a few paper lines: Prima, Recollections (Micheals Craft Store Brand) and Graphic 45. I wrapped the ribbon around the two boxes separately but lined them up so they almost looked like they were wrapped around BOTH boxes!  I did this so that the boxes could both be opened without ever having to untie the main ribbon each time. I wanted this project to be pretty, functional for strorage and tells you the time at a glance!  :)
Here are the direct links to the products I used from Cathie's store:

Kaisercraft Wooden Wings: http://www.etsy.com/listing/116775252/kaisercraft-wood-flourishes-wings?ga_search_query=kaisercraft
May Arts Mini Pom Pom trim: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108185571/may-arts-mini-pom-pom-ribbon-ivory-38
Prima Romance Novel Canvas Wood Clips: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105513141/prima-romance-novel-collection-canvas?ga_search_query=romance%2Bnovel
Prima Wooden Envelopes: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98788092/prima-wood-envelope-embellishments?ga_search_query=Prima%2Bwood
Prima Flowers--
Open white rose with pearl:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/112028564/prima-innocence-collection-2-open-white?ga_search_query=Prima%2Bflowers
Curly white rose: http://www.etsy.com/listing/112028347/prima-innocence-collection-2-white-rose?ga_search_query=Prima%2Bflowers
White crochet flowers: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98821491/prima-harmonie-white?ga_search_query=Prima%2Bflowers
Note: the Prima flowers-Roses of Spain Anais are temporarily sold out.

OK--So go get some goodies from Cathie's store and make something awesome for yourself or as a gift!  I made this for a friend!  Hope she likes it!  Oh-- and check out my You Tube channel for the video of this project!! Thanks for spending some time here!! Hugs!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December DT project for Thepiecebypiece!!

Soooo, we all created pages for a little surprise for our birthday gal and owner of Thepiecebypiece--BEVERLY!!!  She rocks!  We love her and wanted to "team" up and show our appreciation to her. So we all created  a page for a not so "mini"-mini album.  Or should I say--not so chunky!!  We laugh at these words, 'cuz this album is 5 1/2 inches THICK!!  no joke.  Leanne (YT: Luvleescrappin) laughed and laughed as she tried to figure out ways to bind this album together--well, I don't know if the word "laugh" is proper, cuz I think she wanted to strangle us for making such thick pages.  OOPSIE!! LOL.  This album is a birthday present for our Beverly!  Sooooo--here's my creation as a part of this album:

The front ensemble is all decorated on a chipboard heart that opens on a hinge to reveal the inside: my picture and a personal not to Beverly!  There are layers upon layers of paper all distressed and sewn, with laces and product from Beverly's store.  We all decided to use the Romance Novel collections or similar colors and wanted to have wings (of any type) on our project as well as our name or our initials.  This was a blast to create!  Remember the link to Thepiecebypiece is on my sidebar at the right! 
Here's the links to the product I used from Beverly's store:
Please note: the last link is for the "beige" french guipure lace.  The black color that I used is temporarily sold out. The colors in stock are the beige and pink.
Thanks for stopping by!  Hugsies!!