Thursday, February 28, 2008
I missed my upline's Christmas party in December, so she and I exchanged gifts Tuesday during our visit. And even though it's the end of February, would you believe my gift to her wasn't finished?! In my defense, here's what happens ... I make something and if I don't give it right away, the second-guessing begins. Will she like it? Is it nice enough, creative enough?
I told myself I'd make something new for Sue if inspiration struck. Otherwise, she would get her original gift. Inspiration struck at 1 am Tuesday morning (she was due to arrive at 10 am). I worked as fast and furiously as I could for more than an hour, but ran out of steam (go figure). Anyway, I put the finishing touches on it last night, so she'll either get it by mail or at her March meeting. (I did show it to her while she was here. I know, isn't that tacky? "Here's your gift, but you can't have it yet.")
The other three sides are all decorated, too:
These are 2-inch wood blocks that I painted first and then covered in various Bali Breeze designer paper squares. Dressed-up white binder clips are attached to the top of each block for displaying photos, to-do lists, cards, etc.
The stamping is pretty straightforward, but if you have any questions, just ask!
How did you attach the binder clips?
with a generous amount of crystal effects. I'm thinking the E6000 glue would be great too. I don't know if it will hold up to actual repeated use yet ... I hope so!
Where did you find the blocks?
I'm pretty sure I got these at Michael's. Near the section with all the big unfinished wood items (shelves, stools, frames, etc.), they have a row of small wood items, including cut-out shapes, wooden spools, spheres, the little buttons you use to cover up a screw, etc. I think the unfinished blocks were there.
Stamps: Live Your Dream, Embrace Life, Little Pieces, Tiny Talk, Amazing to Zany
Paper: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Purely Pomegranata, Pumpkin Pie, Bali Breeze designer paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: felt fusion flowers, styled silver hodgepodge hardware, artichoke ribbon, turquoise ribbon, purely pomegranate double-stitched ribbon, chipboard letters, dimensionals, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, sponge daubers, turquoise brad, rose red brad, old olive brad.
All supplies Stampin' Up.