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4.30.2013

CSS: DT favorites!

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The Clear and Simple Stamps DT is having another group project day...with a twist! Each member chose their all-time favorite CSS products to incorporate into a fun ensemble.  I'm sure it will come as no surprise when you see what my favorites are. I use them all the time!



I tried to make something a little unexpected, so here's what I came up with:

First, the card:

Pretty simple and straightforward. I selectively inked a longer sentiment to isolate the "for," and of course I used my favorite letter dies to add the "you."  I also used my fave patterned paper, the Everyday Eclectic collection from Echo Park.

Now, what is that little butterfly thing, you ask? (wait- you didn't ask? Let's pretend you did)

It's a magnet!  I die cut some pieces of a cardboardish packing material I had laying around (I'd say it's a bit sturdier than a cereal box, but less sturdy than chipboard) and covered them with paper. I slapped on some magnets, and it was done!


Now, the favor box. I die cut the base of the box twice- once it was the full thing, and once it was only the bottom portion:

As you can see, once folded I was able to use the smaller part to make a little stand on the inside of the big part:

Don't forget to stamp BEFORE you assemble the box!  I also punched a hole at the top so I could add a ribbon tab:

I used a chicken wire transparency for the outside of the box.  The regular slider that comes with the die was too wide (since I wanted the box to stand upright), so I just cut, scored, and folded it to fit.


This ensemble would be PERFECT as a teacher gift.  I always love having magnets to put on the side of my desk (especially when the kiddos make me cute drawings at recess), and I use antibacterial stuff ALL the time!  Since I teach music, we are always sharing instruments and holding hands for dances/games...and I often end up sticky, lol. Who knows where their little hands have been!?

I've got to send you on your way now...please scurry along to:
Amber
Audrey
Elena
Kim
Laura
Lori
Stephany
Tracy
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My Utility Belt (tools I use often!)


10 comments:

  1. love! the colors are making me happy, and the way you transformed the box is incredible!

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  2. This is so clean (ha ha) and fun but what I love most is that chicken wire transparency. How cool is that. Pretty cool die to make the box too, now that I think about it...

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  3. Adorable!! I love those butterflies, too.

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  4. Such a great ensemble! I love the bright colors and how you used the transparency to make the sanitizer holder. Brilliant!

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  5. This is cute! Love all the colorfully striped butterflies!

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  6. Such cool projects! My fave is the hand sanitizer holder--perfect teacher gift!

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  7. OK. You're just awesome. Plain awesome!!! The whole ensemble is amazing but that box is soooooo super duper trendy! :D
    Hugs!
    x

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  8. UH that Chicken wire transparency is fantabulous! LOVE it! just FYI I received my CSS stamps FINALLY and now I just need some time to play with them hehe.

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  9. This is such a super cute little set! Love it!

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  10. This set is amazing!! Great details, great colours, all-round greatness!!

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