Saturday, March 5, 2011
CLIPPINGS for spring-Elite Design Team projects
Spring is upon us and with it projects turn to flowers and whimsy.
I asked my design team to use images from my CLIPPINGS collection (4 sheets of designs available-hop over to ETSY for a design team special) to create projects that “were not cards” but used the images in interesting ways.
This is the first assignment for my Elite Design Team Members and I think they did a great job!
CLIPPINGS was an idea I came up with awhile back and feature flowers wit elfish faces and ranges from Daisies and Roses to orchids and Poinsettias.
Based on the idea of “FLOWER SPIRITS” I just loved creating these little characters and I think they are a great addition to cards and other projects as you will see in the samples that follow.
I love this cachepot using a variety of flower types but how about choosing a “flower spirit” for each family member and adding names to the project? What a cute and personalized gift that would be.
Another project from Helene is the “Plant Pick” which could also be used to brighten up a gift plant and stay on long after the flowers had withered to brighten up the room.
Again, consider a personalization “flag” on the dowel to make this a special gift-how about making up a bunch on Merry Christmas poinsettias or Mistletoe pics and using them on gifts as gift tags-then moving them into house plants as holiday décor?
So Many ideas…
Thanks to Helene for this project.
Elaine did this charming boutique tissue box cover-she did it from scratch and made her own pattern etc.-less adventurous crafters could buy a premade tissue box cover at Michaels or Jo Anne’s (Or your local craft outlet) and combine similar elements to create a similar feel with less effort.
I love the colours and textures Elaine used and how she repeated the iris pattern to create this cute but sophisticated look.
Carina went a completely different way and did book marks…I love this simple but useful deign and with a little thought this could be sent in a card as a sweet remembrance…I love these kinds of projects that are easily mailable.
Mother’s day is on the way and would one of these book marks be a lovely addition to a beautiful coordinated card all made by you?
I envision garden aprons with “clippings” scattered across them in the form of iron on transfers-HP makes a great high quality iron on that you can print from an Ink Jet and they even have a version for darker colours that I have used with great success on dark coloured backgrounds-another nice gift for someone who gardens-resize the images and iron on a flower bed of garden sprites on the FINGERS on white cotton garden gloves-useful for gardeners but also a finger puppet glove for a new mom or a toy for a toddler.
With some imagination and a little effort these “CLIPPINGS” will bloom in your spring crafts and maybe find themselves lasting all year long…
I also wanted to share an idea I published many years ago to make a soap dish or candy dish that could change with the seasons….
Buy TWO clear glass dishes about the size of a dessert plate-clear uncoloured works best but pale pink or lavender are also nice-be sure when stacked they sit firmly atop one another…now print off your digi stamp designs and either make one for the center of the plate or scatter a number around on the bottom plate a tiny bit of double stick tape on the back of the paper with hold it in place-when you have your designed coloured and in place put the 2nd dish over the first to seal in your design and you’re finished!
You can also fit a paper lace doily on the plate as a background for your images.
More spring ideas from my wonderful design team Next month-Happy St’ Paddy’s day and here comes Easter…
I was blown away by the watering can "Candy Box" which Carnia created for this blog piece-really the perfect finale piece-I just love it!!!!
Be sure and visit the EDT blogs from Elaine, Helene and Carina for more info about their designs!!