Friday, March 19, 2010

This weeks Challenge over at Frosted Designs

Our challenge this week was to think spring. We were to
include flowers in our project. I decided to enter
two projects this week. The first one is a gift card
holder made with TP rolls. All the cuts for this
project were from Walk in My Garden.
To make the TP roll gift card holder you flatten out 2 TP
rolls. I found out the easiest way to do this is to get
them slightly wet. Then place a phone book on top of
them for a couple days until they are dry. After they are
dried measure the length and width of the TP roll and
add 3/4 inches. This will be the over lap for the back
and the paper that you tuck inside the roll.
Take the paper with glue on it and wrap the TP roll
around it. Then tuck the sides in.
To make the holes on the side I used my crop a dile. And
binder rings to bring it all together. I had to add lots of
ribbon to make it feel like spring.
For the cards inside the tubes measure the width and
length and make slightly smaller so they don't fall out easily.
I then added lots of spring cuts from WIMG.
These are the perfect size for any gift card. I added
a Starbucks gift card to the last page.

For my second project I used the flower pots made with
more flower cuts from WIMG. I cut out 3 different flowers
in 3 different sizes and 6 different colors.
After I stacked and glued the flowers I crimped, curled
and folded the flowers to give them more depth and texture.
Once again I used my Crop a dile to make the holes in the
center of the flowers for the suckers to go through them.
The butterfly was cut out once and then again with the
flip button on. They are stacked together with a jumbo
paper clip in the middle. They can now be used as a book
mark. The name tags were also made with WIMG.
To put it all together I added styrofoam to the inside of
the clay pot. To hide the styrofoam I shredded green tissue
paper and then just added the flowers until they looked full.

8 comments:

  1. Sharon I love this project you did!

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  2. Sharon... these both are so adorable... and I love your TP roll project! I have seen a few done but have never tried one... thanks for including the directions! All of your embellies are so fabulously springy!!
    Barb :)

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  3. Sharon, those are both just adorable!!!

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  4. I love these! Super, super cute!

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  5. Sharon ~ Love your projects, great job!!

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  6. Both of these projects are gorgeous! Love them.

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  7. OMG I cannot believe those are TP rolls for that little gift card holder..... Stinkin Cute. Love all of your projects too.

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