Friday, January 30, 2009

Good mornin' and happy Friday to ya! Today I'm taking a break from Kim's cards to share a little altered project I played with a few days ago. I had a couple of these large clothespins sitting on a shelf and I'd never attemped to do anything with them. Well, the urge struck me, so this is what I came up with. I attended a Scrap-In-A-Snap class hosted by my downline, Lauren (aka yadroc5831), and this was some of the paper I had left over from the class. I loved the papers in this (now retired) Simply Scrappin Kit, and I can't believe how much there was, and how far it went!! Those kits are a wonderful buy!!

This project was very fast and easy to do, and wouldn't it make a great gift for someone's desk? I will use it to display the 6x6 brag book page that's pictured in the background. For embellishments I got out my trusty Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch, added some pearls, ribbon, and a chipboard "L", which was another little goody sent to me by my former big sister, Shannon. In order to get the paper to stick to the wooden clothespin, I simply applied glue stick to the pin, added a strip of DP (cut slightly larger than the surface to be covered), then sanded around the edge of the pin with a sanding block to cut the paper for a perfect fit. Easy peasy!!! For added adhesion, you can add a coat of Mod Podge if you like. I want to thank you for stopping by today, and I wish you a very happy TGIF!! May the good Lord bless and keep you today and always!

Love Ya!


Supply List

Paper: Retired SU Simply Scrapping KitAccessories: Glue stick, SU stitched edge grograin ribbon, SU taffeta ribbon, Chipboard letters, Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch, Rinestone brads, self adhesive pearls


MiamiKel said...

This is superb! This paper is so elegant and lovely ~ what a great idea to set a card in or sit on your craft space to brighten it up! Lovely choice of DSP and lace/pearls!

Carolyn Bounds said...

How very stunning!!!! I love the gorgeous paper; and as always, your design elements are exquisite!!! Your eye for details is incredible!!! ANother lovely Lorie creation!!! I love it:o)


kadie said...

WOWOWOWOW! What a great idea and I love the paper and ribbons and EVERYTHING! You always have the best creations, Lorie!

karen said...


I gotta get me one of those clothes pins!

Anonymous said...

oh so cool! I love the brown and the flowers ~ it makes it sooo neat...

*Susan* said...

What a fun project! The DP is gorgeous!! I've only altered two items for the SSS swap, but they were so much fun! (darn, wish I had taken pics; I wasn't blogging then though LOL!) I feel the urge coming on to do one of these!

Anonymous said...


This is so stinkin' cute! I love that paper...and the bow...and even the little chipboard letter with the ribbons on it. Adorable!