Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blast from the past

Hi everyone. It's been a crazy, drama filled day around
here. It was picture day at school and when you have a
10 year old daughter, the hair and the outfit have to be
just right.....
Anyway, she looked beautiful and waaay too grown up
for me, but what do you do? Just love them while you
have them! It's going by all too quickly.

The project I pulled out for you today is actually a teacher gift I made for dd's 3rd grade teacher last spring. I'd forgotten all about it until I came across the photo today so I thought I'd share it with you all.

I took a small craft slate with a wood frame and using the 2 way glue stick, attached the patterned paper from (retired) Petals and Paisleys. I just put the glue on the frame. Then I used my craft knife and carefully cut out the inside of the paper along the inside of the edge of the frame. I flipped the paper over and glued it to the interior of the slate. Easy - peasy!

The title was stamped with Letterpress Alphabet (also retired) and Polka Dots and Petals. It's layered onto Taken with Teal cardstock and popped up on dimensionals. I edged the title with Teal ink as well and color spritzed So Saffron on for a background.

The post-it-note cover was just Teal cardstock wrapped around a post-it-note pad and adhered with sticky strip. The flower was from Big Blooms (also retired, sorry!). I curled the petals with my bone folder and stamped and punched the center with Polka Dots and Petals also.

The ribbon is Apricot grosgrain, stapled onto the back and tied to a pen from my favorite store, Target that just happened to coordinate with the colors! Yay - just love it when that happens! I finished it off with a clip from Hodgepodge Hardware tied with Apricot and Celery grosgrain ribbon.

I just love altering things to make them PRETTY! It's so fun to play and turn something plain into something that makes someone smile.

Happy Tuesday everyone! Leave me a comment if you like it!

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