As you know, I've been working on projects to sell at the Bargain Hunt that my church is having on November 13, 2010. I participated in one they had over the summer. I didn't do so well, but I didn't really know what to expect and decided to do it VERY last minute. So, this time I have a plan! With the Holidays coming, I'm focusing on holiday related items or items that someone may want to give as a gift for the holidays. I've made a few Christmas/Holiday cards, so far, and will be making more along the way, but this weekend I focused on on gifty stuff. (PS on all of the projects I make for the Bargain Hunt, my goal is to use up my stash only - no buying new products!!). Ok, I'm officially determined. Especially because all my proceeds (except for the 10% donation to the church) will go directly to the Relay for Life I'll be doing in March.
This first item is an Ornament I made using a chipboard star from a Maya Road coaster mini. I covered it with My Mind's Eye Christmas paper left over from last year. I just love this paper!! In fact, I have a couple sheets of and some chipboard stickers left over, and will be making gift tags out of them :). Anyway, I chalked the edges of the star in orange ColorBox, and made a "flower" using a Fiscars scalloped border punch. I also added some thin wire, that I has curled on a skewer and popped up some cute little stars (stuck them on using Glossy Accents). And I HAD to finish it off with a beautiful banner and sentiment from my Lawn Fawn Cozy Christmas Stamps (LOVE!!) I just love how it came out so much!! I like the colors - so bright and fun!!
For the next ornament, I took a Jenni Bowlin chipboard bird/wing and traced them onto empty/flattened boxes of...fruit snacks. Yep, fruit snack boxes. I'm also doing a heaping of recycling here. Been saving them for a few months now. They work great. They're kind of thinner than chipboard but very environment friendly - especially with the plethora of fruit snack my kiddies go through - and, once you cover both sides in paper, they do get thicker. You can do this with cereal boxes, rice boxes, heck...scalloped potatoes, whatever - you get the point! I used a sheet of My Minds Eye from another collection left over from last year. I actually wasn't crazy about this paper by it's self - I got it in a kit - and thought I'd never use it. At least not on a scrapbook page, but I really like how this came out! I also chalked the edges of this lil birdie in brown Colorbox, and finished it off with a Prima jewel for an eye. Then I completed both ornaments by stamping "Merry Christmas 2010" using a Hero Arts stamp and Momento Ink. Enjoy - hope you all have a wonderful day!!
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