Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Take Note

Notepad Pens and Pencils

Marianne Colschen is the queen of dress it up!  When it comes to finding inexpensive items and transforming them into darling “handmade-ish” gifts Marianne certainly has a talent fine tuned to the art.

Here she has covered a small notebook with decorative paper and a micro beaded front plate.  The pens and pencils have all had small bit of matching paper and micro beads added to them to pull it all together into a very nice ensemble. 

Are you thinking “teacher gifts”?  How cute would that be??

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hanging Collage ATC Holder


Jennifer Toussaint created a pretty way to hold and display her favorite collectible ATC cards using lots of fun items she found in her craft room!

Supplies:  Assorted ribbons, Mono Adhesive, Crystal effects, White acrylic paint, fancy brad, Modge Podge, Assorted scrapping paper, Pennywise Arts Collage sheet, Lettuce, gold and clear micro beads and a cute wooden box from a dollar store.

Directions: Cut around each collage picture so there is no extra white space, set aside. Paint wooden box 3 coats of white acrylic paint let dry thoroughly. Using Modge Podge, apply the collage images randomly over the outside and back of the box. Let dry. Cut scrapping paper to fit the inside dimensions of the box and apply with adhesive. Attach flowers with brad to the center. Using Crystal Effects make a line of glue all around the top edge of the box, apply mixture of gold, lettuce and clear micro beads. Allow to dry. Using Mono Adhesive apply blue ribbon to the middle of each picket on the box. String through each hanging hole with pink ribbon and tie securely.


  So very pretty Jennifer!


To find Jennifer on the web go to her blog!

Hugs, Suzanne