Yep ... my favorite day of the week is here again! Just me, the cat and the dog to get things back in order after a relaxing, warm weekend. It was great! The perfect mix of cleaning, crafting, napping, socializing, exercising and eating. A great, great weekend :)
I'm FINALLY getting around to posting the little treats I made for my club girls last month ... I've had them done and ready to share ... but I just didn't find the time to POST them! Well today's your lucky day - the project with full pictures to boot!
I'll start by saying the idea didn't come from me - I came across it from fellow demonstrator Sherri Gross - I tried to upload a picture of Sherri's project but it wouldn't work so you''ll have to pop over to her blog at www.stampinsherrie.blogspot.ca - to see her original version - she has a great blog with some great project ideas!
So here is the project ... it is a Water Bottle Hanger ...
First off I made my own DSP ... yes, I KNOW SU sells DSP but I couldn't find what I wanted ... so I made my own. I used 2" strips of whisper white and stamped it in Real Red ink using the Travel Journal builder wheel (page 108 - $5.95)
Simply take your scissors or an exacto knife and slice along the seam in the rubber:
I then used my 1 1/4" scallop circle punch (page 36 of the spring mini - $21.95) for the black scallop and my teeny little 7/8" scallop punch (page 17 of the spring mini - $15.95) to punch out the sentiment that is from the new "Round Array" stamp set that is in the upcoming catalogue. You can buy it NOW for $17.95. I stamped it in Real Red and popped it up on a dimensional.
All that was left to do might make some of you want to stick your pokey-tool in your eye but I had to do it (the punching, not the sticking in the eye *lol*). I made a little scalloped edge to go around the hole. Here is how you do it:
Punch a hole in your cs with the 1 3/8" circle punch:
I then used my tombow glue to glue the border to the hanger. Yes, this last step added about 1 1/2 hours to the project completion time ... but I was crafting with my newest Mommy friend Sara and it was fun to just craft and glue. CONGRATULATIONS Sara on your precious little Brock ... 1 1/2 days old!
Wa-low! Here again is the final product:
Pop in again soon ... I have an AWESOME card to share that we will be making in class tomorrow night (with the Stained Glass Technique) ... just gotta get it snapped and blogged! Until then ... have a SUPER stampy day!!