Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CJ Too Design Team Thanksgiving Project...

Hello my crafty friends! Today is a Craft Junkie Too Design Team Project day!!!! We were asked to create a Thanksgiving project (designer's choice)!

This is a project that I have had in mind for a while now and this was the perfect time to create it! I joined a MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) group in September, and LOVE it! I love the time out of the house, the "Mommy time," and meeting new friends! Last week when I picked Little Stinkerbella up from her play group time she said, "I had fun!" So, I love that too! I decided to make this project for each of the ladies at my MOPS table. I created some apple cider slider cards for my new friends! Here's a picture of the finally project:
 First, start by cutting your paper at 8 1/2 x 5.
 Then I made a type of "belly band," and cut strips of pattern paper at 8 1/2 x 2 1/2.
 Next I glued the pattern paper onto the brown paper.
I scored the papers at 2 1/2 and 6.

I made a sentiment on my computer, "So thankful for you!" and printed them out onto card stock.
 I cut the sentiment into rectangles of 3 1/2 x 2 1/2. Then I chose a cute little pumpkin from the Mini Monsters cartridge and an oval from the Plantin School Book cartridge.
 I inked the edges of the ovals and the pumpkins for some dimension.
 Then I cut off most of the leaves from the pumpkins and the entire leaf from the stems.
Next glue the sentiments onto the cards, the pumpkins onto the sentiments, and the stems onto the pumpkins.
 Then I used a glue dot to attach these fun fall leaves (I found at Michaels), add foam tape to the ovals, and attach to the middle of the pumpkins.
 Fold all the cards at their score lines, then put the apple cider inside the card, add strong tape to the edge of the card and fold together to attach.
 I punched a hole and threaded the ribbon through. Then put the apple cider back into the card, it will push down on the ribbon as you pull it down. The last step is to tie a knot at the top. Now all you have to do is "pull" up on the bow and it lifts the apple cider out of the card.
 Pretty cute, right?!!
 I really like how they turned out and I can't wait to hand them out on Tuesday! I wish I could hand one out to each of you, too! I am so thankful to all of my crafty friends! Thank you for stopping by my little part of the blog world, and most of all THANK YOU for all of your sweet comments, I'm sure you don't even know how much your comments mean to me!!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by today! Go ahead, click HERE to head on over to Craft Junkie Too to see what the other design team members have created for today's project! ♥Kristy


ShawnfromMN said...

What a great idea! I love how you added dimension to a flat cut using the oval!! Wonderful project!!

Shelley said...

These are so awesome Kristy! I had wanted to make these for my cousin's fall bridal shower, but just couldn't come up with a plan for them, and ended up printing on labels and attaching them to the packs. Eh, they turned out ok though. But these are so much cuter! Love them! Gonna have to try making some now for the holidays...your instructions were great! Thanks again!


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Sheila aka SassyLady said...

These are just great and I bet they all love you for your thoughtfulness!

Rosie said...

great idea!!

Michelle said...

These came out so cute! I love the ribbon pulling the cider out...neat idea! I am sure those moms will appreciate a nice cup of hot cider during their "me" time!!


Adrian said...

WOW, such a fabu job!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi Kristy,

These are adorable. I think it would be too cute to make a get well slider and include some chicken soup packets too! :) Oh, how the ideas are flowing.... thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Cheryl @

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These came out WONDERFULLY!!! Love them! :-)