Dec 30, 2009

1st Christmas Paint Can

I also altered this paint can. I bought the pain can from Michael's and got some Christmas paper to embellish it with. I used the red sticky tape to stick the paper onto the can and then decorated away. I used my SU punches for the HO HO HO tags. This was really to cover up the gap the paper didn't cover and think it worked perfectly. I got bells to add to the base of the handle and added ribbon to the handle itself. I also cut a circle for the can top and embellished it with a scalloped punch!

I stuff the bottom with some shredded paper and then wrapped our baby nephew's Christmas Jammies and Bib in a way that you could see "baby's first Christmas" through the can towards the top! I also nested a gift card on the inside to make this gift complete! I really hope they liked this and were able to use the jammies as they were super cute!

Sorry about the last picture.. I really just wanted to show you the bell hanging on the base of the handle! I really need to work on getting my pictures taken for my projects a bit better!

Let me know what you think! This was a fun project.. Definitely will be doing more of these!

Gate Fold Book - My First EVER!!!

Hi Everyone,

I saw a Gate Fold book at my local scrapbooking store and fell in love with the concept. I knew I had to make one... My sister in law recently had a baby boy and figured it would make a very cute keepsake for them.

The back page and the two cover pages are cut from Chipboard and covered with cardstock. I cut the items for the "toy box" on the front with the cricut and mainly used the New Arrivals Cart. I wanted it to look like the toys were in the box and falling out! Once all my pages were covered and cut to the appropriate size, I used my BIA to bind the book together! It really was not hard, just getting the items on the front to line up and open correctly was tricky. I also didn't think about this until after but the shapes used on the front would need a back cover if (when opened) you could see the back side... hopefully that made sense! I added some cute poems and such to the book to personalize it a bit and added the baby's name to the front (with Thickers) and one of the inside pages (with Stickles)!

I think for my first gate fold book, it turned out pretty darn good. I really hope they liked it.

Dec 16, 2009

Photo Explosion Box

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to post pictures of this photo explosion box I made. I had made this a while back and couldn't find the right person to give it to and all. I had participated in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange with my team at work and thought my co-worker would be the perfect person to give this to.

This box is christmas themed. I inked the edges of the pages in burgandy ink to add that extra touch. I also embellished the pages with gem stickers and the middle and top of the lid with paper flowers. I think this box turned out really cute and was super excited everyone liked it, especially my co worker.

Thanks for looking and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Dec 1, 2009

New Project Coming Soon!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

I just wanted to let you all know that I have a very exciting project I am finishing up and will share soon! I used my BIA for the FIRST time to make a Gate Fold Album...

I will leave you with that and will post pictures once it's complete!

Hope all is well and have a great week!