Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Birthday Gift - Play Every Day

Here is the gift that we gave our sweet coworker on Wednesday.  It is just a whimsical wall hanging to remind her that she needs to play EVERY day.  A good reminder for all of us I think.

The base is an eight inch chipboard circle covered with the same pink Anna Griffin paper from yesterday's post.  Then I created a pocket from coordinating papers. I love a little bit of bling, so I used platinum Stickles around the edge of the circle.
Because I love the look of vintage book pages, I decided to edge the base with paper from an old book.  I had to tape four pages together to make a square big enough - and then just pinked around the circle.  Of course then I had to cover that up on the back.  So out came my Martha Steward Circle Cutter and another piece of pink paper.
I filled the pocket with all sorts of vintage ephemera.  Just some fun reminders of playfulness to gaze at each day.  I used various stickers for the sentiment and some sheer pink ribbon for the hanger.  And of course a chandelier drop at the bottom.

Then came the dies.  I made felt rolled flowers from the MFT Stamps Rolled Flower Die, but they just weren't big enough for the piece.  So I cut 2 sizes of the Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection from PaperTrey Ink to go under the rolled flowers.  Perfect !
I added a resin flower to each rolled flower and called it done.

So use your dies to add to decorator items.  I am not sure there is a project that doesn't need a flower or two added to it!

I'll be back tomorrow with a book review for you.


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