Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Gifts...

So.. I wasn't feeling well today and instead of make everyone around me sick, I just locked myself up for the day. Where?? Is there anywhere else?? My stamp room, silly! :)

I finished up 2 clip it ups that I was making.. Yes, I made them from beginning to end. I couldn't afford $60 for one and I needed 2 so I certainly can't afford $120!!! So.. for less than $40 I was able to make 2 and have enough clips and ribbon left over to make 2 more! They probably don't hold as much as the real thing, but honestly the person who's getting one of them doesn't know what to do with one so I don't think she'll mind.. and the other I'm test driving to see if I want to make more. :) So, I'll never even know the difference since I don't have one of the real ones.
Take a look... This is what I came up with. It's 100% wood that's been painted black. I was going to paint them white but for one thing, I have no white paint! and for 2 I think the black will not show as much of the yuck that I know will get on it between inky fingers, sticky fingers and natural oils from hands I think black will do much better. (the blue coasters are from MME. I thought the base needed a bit of ME brought into it so what better than a big BEACH word?)
The next picture is a close up of the top of the thing. I used ID badge clips and some 1/8" making memories black n white ribbon to attach them with and secured the ends of the ribbon with hot glue. Looks great in RL.



This is my other creation of the day.. It's my dad's puzzle for the year. I like to make him something special each year to let him know I love him and that I'm always here for him. So when I was at the Making Memories warehouse, I saw this shadow box sitting there and thought... Dad's Christmas gift... So, I brought it home with me and put it up.. Then, When I was at the Rusty Pickle warehouse getting things for the kits, I saw the puzzle.. just sitting there all alone and what pops into my head?? Dad's Christmas Gift.. So I picked it up and brought it home. This is the puzzle before I framed it...

I used Cosmo Cricket cardstock/ patterned papers for covering the puzzle and for the brown backer behind the puzzle. I took 2 large chipboard circles and sandwiched them in between the puzzle and the backer to add more 3-D effect. then I took some AMM Coture letters and covered them with pp from the collection and decorated them. I added ribbon to the "D" along with a new stamp coming out in December.. Butteryfly wings.. Then I stamped and embossed the crown on the "A" and cut it out and "zotted" it to the letter. For the 2nd "D" I used a tab from the paper collection and put it onto the letter and then stamped and embossed the wing onto it. I used gold embossing powder for all of those images as well as the flourishes I stamped in the upper right and lower left hand corners of the actual puzzle. then I used various stamps and embossed them with white embossing powder to add some flair. :) I then stamped, embossed and cut out the "My Hero" circle and backed it with a smaller chipboard circle to add even more 3-D effect. The oval on the lower left side is Basic Grey Naked Chipboard covered with pp and I have 2 fleur du lis in the holes on each end.. and with my white Souffle' pen I wrote " I love you". The tab at the top right was made the same way and I drew the heart. When all of that was complete, I got out a metallic spray that I made with my pearl ex and spritzed the whole project. It gave a nice metallig gold glimmer and ties everything in nicely. for the frame, I just used some rub ons I had to decorate it. Here's the finished project...

Queen Kat Designs Stamps used: Flourishes, Butterfly wings (Out in Dec), Large Flourish (Out in Jan), My Hero, Friends, Great Brew, and Interchange Tattoo.

2 comments:

the dreamer said...

Cool gifts! Love the clip thingie. Will have to think up of something like that for drying things. But, knowing me, I'll just use a multi-hanger. Lazypants. Haha.

nina

Tobey Shepherd said...

very cool homemade clipit up!!! great idea!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!