Saturday, July 12, 2008

A few projects to share :)

Got a few things done the past couple of days. Everything here is for Sweet Shoppe Designs (LOVE THEM!!!).

I wanted to make a birthday box with this adorable birthday kit called It's My Party by Christy Lyle. I made a tag to go with it but it wouldn't fit with that honkin' big bow so I left it off :)



This next one was a bit of an experiment - I saw this kit by Dani Mogstad. Its a pre-made album kit for a round coaster album. I added my photos and printed four of the pages (and cut them out). I attached each of the circles with ribbon at the sides. I added a bottom and handle and made a basket. The photos make it look a bit wonky, it looks better in person. Didn't really make the basket to hold anything, just a "memory basket" I guess - I'll put it on the shelf in my craftroom.


I made this card using a layered digital template (see below). Really easy if you've never used one, just drag the digi papers over onto the template and drop them in place. I wanted to make it hybrid so I printed out the different layers separately for the card, cut them out and added them back to the card - to give it dimension. I also added some lace.


Here's the template I used and the envelope I made with the template is below:


The last one is a card I made with Dani's MVP Kit. I made another project with this same kit last year (I'll post photos below). The more I look at this kit the more potential I see. My daughter plays/has played basketball, soccer and volleyball - I was thinking it would be fun to make up some "baseball cards" (you know, like the trading cards) for her with the different sports (another idea to add to the super-long list).


Here's the other project I did with this kit last year - this was an altered shoebox to hold her first pair of basketball shoes (I loved those pink Converse Chuck Taylor high tops!!)






Well, that's about all for now. Hope you have a great weekend!

17 comments:

Christy Lyle said...

Wow Cindy! These projects are fan-freakin'-tastic! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

denine zielinski said...

Hi Cindy...
Your projects are incredible. I'd like to purchase a kit and give something a try. What type of paper do you print the designs out on? Thanks!

Leslie Ashe said...

Cindy, WOW! LOVE all your creations! That gift box is incredible!! Thank you for sharing with us!

Danielle said...

holy WOW! Your projects are incredible!!!! I love the shoebox idea! So sweet! I may have to try that! :)

Lucrecia said...

What a great idea the shoe box is!! I wish I'd not tossed all those firs pairs now! Also thanks for using the word wonky - I used awhile back and no one knew what I was talking about. Lol

Amy said...

I just love all your designs! They are always so bright and cheerful. I remember seeing the shoebox on the origan post and just thought that was the cutest idea ever!!

Elaine said...

These are just darling projects! Great colors, and sooooo happy and fun!

scrapbookideas said...

I love every one of these Cindy - but especially the birthday box! That huge bow is so great!! What an awesome Idea for saving the shoes, sooo sweet!!!

Holly said...

Cindy you seriously make awesome hybrid stuff!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Laura said...

Wow, seriously inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing these super ideas!

LuAnn said...

Excellent projects Cindy! love the altered shoe box with her first pair of BB shoes!!! and what better way to show off that they are PINK than with an altered box!!!

Liz Qualman said...

Cindy,

These are just gorgeous items you made. I love what you did with your dd's chucks. I never even thought about the shoe box idea, but I really like it. Your coaster album is so cool. Some really wonderful ideas. TFS.

Andrea said...

What kind of paper do you print your digital designs on? Can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share how you made that "big honkin' bow"?

Thanks.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

It's always such a pleasure looking through your blog site....so much inspiration....love the coaster album....looks like it could be something I could handle doing LOL!

Deb M. said...

WOW!! Everything you do is so creative & beautiful. Love stopping by to visit your blog. I have a blog award for you on my blog...when you have a chance to stop by. TFS!!

April said...

Oh oh oh, I love those boxes so much, I spotted them in the gallery and forwarded them to my sister because they were so cute! Great work!

Louly said...

Wow wow wow! You sure have been busy! I'd love to know how you made that rosette on the first project. they are all absolutely fabulous.xx