Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CJTOO Design Team Post

Hi my crafty friends! I am so excited to be a part of the CJTOO Design Team! Our first project was to make something for either Teacher Appreciation Day or an end of the year gift. Well, being a teacher I knew what I would make. This also gave me the chance to play with my new E2!
 One of my crafty friends that I work with is getting married this summer, and I thought I would make her something "teachery" with her NEW name on it!
I've had this frame for years, about 10 to be exact!
First, I took out the glass and mat. Then I cut off the back.
Next, I wrapped brown tulle around the entire frame and then tied a bow at the end.
I used my trusty Gypsy to help me size, and weld the pieces.
 I used Simply Sweet to cut the letters at 2". The heart is also from Simply Sweet and was cut at 4.25".
The I cut the apple and all of the layers from Give a Hoot at 3.30".
I cut the base paper (DCWV) at 8 x 8 and then started placing the pieces onto my paper. For the apple I cut 2 layers for the brown, and 5 layers for the cream or inside. I scored, pierced, folded, and then sewed the layers down the middle with a needle and thread. Then I added some twine around the stem.
I put the frame on top of the background paper and then attached the pieces.
Next, I put the paper into the frame and attached the back.
Last but not least who doesn't love gift cards??!!! I attached a Nordie's gift card to the back...
School is almost out which means I will get to spend more time with my Little Stinkerbella! I hope you enjoyed my project today! Have a great week! <3 Kristy

14 comments:

Kards by Kadie said...

Kristy: How FABULOUS is your project! LOVE how you turned an everyday frame into a work-of-art. As a former teacher - I have to say that I would LOVE to have this cute little number displayed on my desk. Know your friend is going to LOVE this project. Thanks for sharing. Kadie (fellow design team member)

ShawnfromMN said...

Love this idea!!! I have so many frames and covering them with tull is perfect!!!! Your detail on the apple was great! Am so going to steal this idea!!!

Staying Crafty said...

What an awesome project! I love the dimension you gave it - and also how you gave the frame such new life :)

kdgdi said...

I wish I was your daughter's teacher...how cool!!! Thanks for sharing a great project! Diane

Crafty Girls said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Love the apple! Your friend is gong to love this!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kristy what an awesome project! Love the tool on the frame and your eye for detail. TFS

kbclogger said...

very cute! I am a new follower and I am so excited...not only do we share the same name, I am an adoptive mother of two myself! cant wait to see more of your projects. I am very new to the blogger world and card making. but I have a few pics on my blog.. you can go check it out. www.ksbkreations.blogspot.com

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Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

OMGOODNESS Kristy -- this is an awesome project girlfriend! love love love it! :)
~Tracy

Heather said...

Well, how cute is this!! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.

Kate said...

What a fun project! The ribbon around the frame is such a nice effect. I love the dimension on the apple, too!
Thanks so much for joining this week's challenge at FCCB!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Dana said...

Great project. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

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Luv Scrapping Together said...

What a neat idea! I really like the way you made your apple. Great dimension! Thanks for playing at FCCB!

SonJa Miller said...

What a wonderful idea!