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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A couple new projects

I wanted to make this cute little tin for my granddaughter to put her Polly Pocket things in and this is what I came up with. It was a bigger project than I expected it to be. I had bought a template from "the Card Ladies' and thought it would be so easy. WRONG!!! I had trouble getting everything to fit and then I couldn't open it. So I had to rip off paper around the top. I put some mod podge on it to make it a little more usable too. Then I put all the ribbons I had in pinks, browns, and blues on it to doll it up alittle. I think Helen will like it even if it isn't perfect. She comes to visit on Thurs. so not sure how much posting I will be doing for the next week or so. Put me on your blogger and that way when I update, it will show it and you won't have to keep checking in on me. I love Blogger.
I had wanted to make a gatefold card following Beate's directions, so when Kathy came to stamp with me last week, that was our goal. This is what we came up with. I used some basic grey paper and my scalloped oval punch. Then to keep it shut I used one of the photo turns from the hodpodge hardware set. I couldn't make it shut any other way. It is so much fun getting together with Kathy to stamp. She is an inspiration as she is so willing to try anything new. Sometimes what we do works, and sometimes it doesn't. It is all fun tho.
Thanks again for checking in with me. I enjoy sharing my projects. I am improving my stamping all the time and am getting more adventurous.
Please leave me a comment if you have read this far.


Dawn Griffith said...

OH MY goodness girlie,, Your projects are sooo Cute !!
Dawn Griffith

Jen said...

Hey Cheryl,

Thanks for dropping by n' commenting!! You even used a Hawaiian word..yay!!! Mmmm... camping food is so "ONO" too, huh?! Something about cooking over a live fire. hahaha...

Love what you did with the tin can for your grand kiddie. She's going to luv it. It's so adorable. I wanted to do Beate's challenge too... will have to get my butt into gear....

have a good day dear!!!

hugs n' aloha,

kathy said...

Of course I read this far. the tin looks beautiful and I am lucky enough to have seen the real thing Helen is going to love it

Angie Z. said...

What a fabulous looking tin and sweet card! Great work! :)

mum on the run said...

Amazing work, I love your tin in particular!