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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Just Coastin'


Large Trivet
Yet more gifts for the bride to match the frame and her kitchen dinnerware --- coasters and a trivet.  The bride chose Fiestaware in Chocolate, Turquoise and Lemongrass, so I made coasters and a trivet that would go with each color.   And I thought it fit nicely with Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger this week.

Tiles from Home Depot;  Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye 'Stella & Rose'; turquoise, chocolate and Tim Holtz shabby shutter cardstock;  Taylored Expressions Leafy Branch die; Modge Podge for paper; clear polyurethene spray. 

Moxie Fab World:  Tuesday Trigger's Squares to Cherish
All Sorts:  #114 Free and Easy

Tropical Bulletin

Another gift for the bride........fabric framed bulletin board. I saw this idea from Pinterest and this fabric went perfectly with the bride's dish selection for her kitchen. I used an 8x10 gold frame and used this tutorial and the following video tutorial to make my fabric framed bulletin board.

I wanted to make some custom tacks to go along with the board. Do you know how hard it is to find flat round thumbtacks anymore? I looked everywhere and could not find them anywhere! I only had two myself so I used them to glue on the back of two prima flowers for decorative tacks.

SUPPLIES: 8x10 frame or frame size of your choice; Fabric Modge Podge; sponge paint dabber; fabric; scissors; cork; decorative tacks.

Moxie Fab World Challenge - Fanatical About Botanical Challenge
Just For Fun: Soft and Gentle Fabric or Fiber
All Sorts: #114 Free and Easy

Wedding Keepsake

I've been busy this summer redecorating and crafting other than cards.  Here I made a wedding keepsake for the daughter of a long time friend (we have been friends for 40 years!).  I took patterned paper and adhered it to the back of cardboard for a t-shirt frame.  The wooden letter and numbers I bought at AC Moore already painted white.  I adhered the invitation and then blinged it up with several crystal flourishes and a white silk rose and enclosed it all in the frame.  I am hoping they like it!

Stamps:  None.
Paper:  DP from Die Cuts With a View; wedding invitation.
Ink:  None.
Extras:  Crystal flourish stickers, wooden letter and numbers, white silk rose.

4 Crafty Chicks:  Get Your Bling On
All Sorts - Week 114 Free and Easy

Commencement 2011

Graduation announcements I made for our youngest son's high school graduation this past June.  Haven't had a chance to post them until now.  I liked the masculine feel of the squarish Quickutz embossing folder.  I printed his name and '2011' from the computer on ivory cardstock.  Rolled up some white paper, tied a green ribbon around it and added green ribbon on the bottom. Simple and elegant.