Have you ever stopped to think about what items you have around the house to help aid your scrapbook creativity? There are hundreds of items you can use either directly on your layout (ex: a tag that came off a new piece of clothing) or to aid you in creating a technique on your layout (ex: run your sons hot wheels car through your ink pad and then run it on your paper for a great tire effect). Lets see what you can find around the house to make this layout awesome!
Yeah! I finally got blogger to work again! I couldn't load up any of my pictures for the past week....argh!Anyway, here is my project I made for this challenge. I made little party favors for a graduation banquet. I started with the Stampin' Store containers. You can purchase these in packages of 6, or you can just use empty ones like I did. I have plenty of containers that held buttons and I hated to just throw them away. I decided they would be perfect to hold little pieces of candy at our graduation banquet at church..
So here is the top of the container. I cut a 3X3 square of basic black paper and poked a hole in the center to hang a tassle. I held the tassle in place with a black glimmer brad.
For the sides, I ran a piece of Sticky Strip all the way around and then placed a piece of basic black satin ribbon along the bottom edge of the container. (If you get it too high, the container doesn't close easily).
On the bottom I simply punched a 2 1/2 inch circle out of basic black paper.On the inside I punched a 2 3/8" scallop circle to cover the plastic area. I didn't have to do that, but I wanted a clean area to place mints!
Now for the final touch, I stamped this sentiment from Word Play on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I colored the stamp with basic black and a matching school color for the arrow. So, for this hat I colored the arrow cherry cobbler since the color this high school is maroon.
I made about 10 of these little graduation hats - they were so easy and cute!
Now for our sponsors for this month as prizes....
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We combine multiple manufactures each month for a unique kit that you won't find anywhere else. We also include a Scrapbook Circle custom printable page that coordinates with each monthly kit.
Our May Kit, Grandma's Attic, is filled with brand new products we ordered at CHA and we are excited to share it with you. This month is Scrapboook Circle's 5th Anniversary and they are also offering an Anniversary Kit with a huge discount to any of their subscribers.
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