Friday, June 24, 2011

Paper Flower Bookmarks

After finishing some scrapbook layouts using Fanfare and Sweetheart from Close To My Heart, I had some scraps left over.  I hate to waste such pretty paper, so I try to create fun handmade cards and other small trinkets.  Today I made some cute bookmarks by topping of giant paperclips with handmade paper flowers.

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The flowers were made by using the CTMH 2” scallop circle punch on patterned paper.  I then hot glued the flowers to the clip.  Super easy and very fun to make!  The scallop circle punch can be found on page 123 of the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book.  Go to my website for more details

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fanfare Fun!

So I worked on my Close To My Heart “Fanfare” workshop kit in preparation for an upcoming class.  I love this paper!  It is so fun and versatile…..There is more to celebrate in life than birthdays.  This kind of reminded me to celebrate all of my family’s accomplishments as so many goals are being reached this year.  Pictured here is the layout from the workshop with some little tweaks here and there.  I wanted to use this paper to scrap my oldest daughter’s 5th grade activities that were celebrating her last year as an elementary school kid.  

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I added some stamping as well as buttons, embroidery floss, and scallop punches. 

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In addition to the 6 pages I completed, I also created some “thank you” cards for those great teacher friends in my family’s life.

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AND……so great fun stuff like memo pads, pens (thanks to a fellow consultant buddy, Michelle Auten, for the inspiration with the microbeads Smile), and magnets.

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