Monday, February 21, 2011

Brown paper bags and gift tags


For a long time now I have wanted make one of these gift bags. Tonight I just went for it. I love the result.
I found all the inspiration and instructions here.
http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/search/label/Brown%20Paper%20Sacks
I have made half a dozen and if I still have them in March I will bring some to the charity fair and "test" them and see how they sell.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

BIRTHDAY BOOK




I had seen this post http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2009/01/birthday-organi.html
and planned on making one sometime. I forgot about it then until I came across a post on
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/downloads-f16/holiday-gifts-t500518.html to make one as a
as a Christmas gift.  Looking for another simple yet useful idea for a craft fair I tried it out this weekend.
I am happy with the front cover.  I think I have everything but the kitchen sink stuck to it. LOL. For me it is fine but for the fairs I will keep things simple. Buyers at fairs don't always "get it " as far as embellishments go.



I have to share these with you too. I think they are so cute. Perhaps many of you have seen these before ? I had n't. The wooden spools measure 1/2 inch in height. I found these on this http://www.etsy.com/shop/mwoodersonetsy etsy site . Sorry they are all gone now. Did you spot them on my cover above ?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A little something for ME !

A little late for a new years present to myself. But as they say    "better late than never".
Layout and style from http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/2010/01/12-day-of-me.html
Papers I had in my stash and cork paper I bought from http://www.etsy.com/listing/62532839/cork-paper

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

IKEA DRAWERS - ALEX

More photos of Alex drawer from Ikea as requested.

To make dividers for the alex drawers from Ikea I used some white foam board. You can just about make out two pieces of foam board I used to prop up a long piece lenght ways.  I did this to block off the back of the drawer. I did not want ribbon to go in the back as I would not be able to see it clearly.

I cut out pieces 7 cm x 3.5 cm or 7 cm x 7 cm for large ones.



I bagged very small lengths of ribbon in colour order.

The remaining drawers.  One I used for projects I am working on (not shown).

 I dipped into my supply of 2 inch round clear lid aluminum tins for storing brads and small embellishments.





The button jars are also from Ikea.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL MY BLOG VISITORS

I wish you all have a lovely day.

MORE NOTEBOOKS

A few more notebooks in preparation for fair in March.
These are my favourite so far ! 






I love this little dish. I got it as a present with tiny rose bushes in it years ago. I use it at this time every year.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

TOOTH FAIRY TINS

Today I got a chance to take some photos of the work in progress with Tooth Fairy Tins.


The tins 2 inch aluminum round clear and organza 4inch x 6 inch were bought on Ebay. They came from the USA and UK with no bother.

I bought the digi download from Whimsie Doodles boy and girl. Again no bother easy enough to download and re size for my project.

I used index cards 5 inch x 8 inch . Printed, cut in half, trimmed with Martha Stewart punch (for girls) and pinking scissors (for boys - not shown in this photo)

I printed out the poem and Lost a tooth to fit the 2inch punch.

Again I printed out girl and boy fairy, coloured and then sprayed with crafter's companion spray and sparkle multicolour ( silver would do just fine too)
Began to assemble the tins.
Completed bags again. I have an assembly line going on these at the moment. Hope to sell lots at fair in March.

PAPERTREY INK - AND FREE DOWNLOAD

I so love Papertrey Ink supplies. I came across them a couple of years  ago and to be honest they are my very favourite papercraft supplier.  I love following all their designers. They are varied and always inspiring.
Look what we get today as a free download. I am thrilled with this. I will put it to so many uses for my craft fair ideas.

Go get it for yourself !
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2011/02/2011-papertrey-stamp-designers-a-free-download.html

THANKS PAPERTREY INK.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

HAVE TO SHARE THIS !

Found this link , this morning on the Mish Mash site.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmashFan#p/a/u/0/XmaWY7Wk0qA

ENJOY !

MORE NOTEBOOKS

Today my local store Tesco donated these to my fund raising efforts. It is a tremendous help. A big Thank You to Tesco. Together with the supply I have been collecting in the past couple of weeks I now have 100 to cover !






I had some lovely Laura Ashley paper out on my desk so I had to just go ahead and make one.
I used Papertrey ink Melon Berry card stock and lux satin ribbon and other items from my stash.
As the notebooks measure 7.5cm width, 21 cm height and .5cm deep , I cut the card stock to 15.5 cm x 21 cm and scored it at 7.5 cm and 8cm . The patterned paper I cut to 7 cm  width and 20.5 cm height.
I cut a small strip of 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm for the top of the first page.

 I used a 2inch scallop punch and a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. I printed out the note topper and
put a coloured adhesive pearl over the letter O.



I cut a little strip of patterned paper to put inside the pen. This particular patterned paper is light and easy enough to roll.



Oh so cute !  99 more to go.  Ha Ha. Will I think they are cute when I eventually finish them all  ! LOL.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SPRING is here

I love Spring and I especially love spring cleaning. Sad I know but I love the fresh start when all the clutter is gone.  For the past ten days I have emptied out my entire craft room, chucked stuff, packed stuff to give away, repainted from ceiling to floor, painted shelves, and reorganized my craft drawers. I love my new look room. It is so lovely and organized I just want to sit in it, smell the paint and not mess up the desks. LOL.

Happily there is a big BUT !  I have just committed to participating in a charity fair in March and since I sold every stitch at Christmas I have to start afresh and FAST.  I wanted an item that was nice and spring like and yet would sell very easily, so I decided on making TOOTH FAIRY TINS. I ordered the tins (2 inch aluminum tins with clear lids ) and organza bags ( 4 inch x 6 inch white ) from Ebay and they have arrived so no time to loose.


The tooth fairy digi image I bought  from
http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/people-digis.html . I got both the boy and girl images. I think they are cute and modern and will appeal to kids.
I'll post finished items soon.

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