Mar 24 2010
Welcome to Day 2 of the Mega March JustRite Blog Hop!
For my project today I created a Gift Ensemble using Stitched with Love. Yes, I’ve done a few ensembles with this set already, but honestly, I LOVE this set and just can’t seem to put it down!!! Today’s ensemble was easily made using alterable pieces I picked up this past weekend at Michaels for 50% off — and that’s a good thing! Any one of these pieces would make a great gift for Mother’s Day or anytime you need a little gift for a crafty friend! Take a look at the completed project:
A four piece sewing ensemble, to be given together as one gift or each could be given individually. The garden bench is actually intended to hold a small potted plant, I think! But I saw a fun pin cushion when I looked at it! The other 3 boxes were altered to suit my needs. Here’s what I purchased and started with:
Now these are all very nice as is. And that’s the beauty of buying nice pieces already finished — just a little altering to the lids and you have a custom piece ready to give as a gift. Much quicker than purchasing a completely blank alterable. And I like things quick and easy!!! And I LOVED the garden bench when I spotted it — instantly I KNEW it was going to be a pincushion for this project.
The first thing I did was to cover the lids, just the very tops. I traced the lid onto my DP, cut it out, glued it on, sanded the edges to get it smooth and blend it in nicely, then I took a small chalk ink pad and applied ink to the edges covering where I sanded. Very little effort and the boxes look as though they came this way, but NOW they are all set to become a custom gift ensemble. Papers I used for this project are by Graphic 45, both LeRomantique and On the Boardwalk. The 2 pads worked together well. Links to all product used are down at the end of my project photos.
Now, on to the pincushion – that was fun!
To make the pincushion I just cut a piece of chipboard (backing from a DP pack) to the shape of the bench seat, found a scrap of fabric and some polyester fiberfill, and using the fiberfill as stuffing I wrapped the fabric around it, with the chipboard base on the bottom, and hot glued the fabric to the underside of my chipboard base. Then I trimmed it up with a bit of lace before gluing it to my garden bench seat.
Here’s a closer look at the focal image. There are so many projects you can come up with using Stitched with Love! Fun set! It requires a 2 3/8″ Round Wood Stamper. I used Copics to color my images for this ensemble. Here I used my Circle Nesties and Heart Nesties. All items used on this project are available in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
This is the largest of the oval boxes. It is about 7.5 x 5″ and 3.5″ high. The buttons are sewn on with heavy button thread and all the bows for this project were made of 100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts in Ivory, on the Bow Easy. Here I used my Petite Oval Nesties (4 pack). I can see this box filled with spools of thread in a variety of colors. It’s plenty large to hold a goodly amount!
This is the smaller of the oval boxes, measuring 5.5 x 3.5″ and 2.5″ high. Again, here I used heavy button thread, the Bow Easy, and circle dies and oval dies from my 4 packs of Petitie Circle Nesties and Petite Oval Nesties. All images on this project are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic Colored. All sentiments are stamped with my favorite, crisp black ink, which is Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink. This box is intended for buttons — oh how fun to fill it to the brim with vintage buttons!
This is the rectangular box, measuring 6.5 x 4.5″ and 3″ high. Again, the same product details as the oval boxes, but here I used my Classic Rectangle Nesties for the base as well as my Petite Circle Nesties (all 4 packs, which IMO is the best way to purchase them). This box would be fun to fill with ribbon, lace and twill — items held very dear to a crafter!
Aside from the alterables which came from Michaels, all items used to make this project are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Click here to see the Ribbon used as well as all ribbons which are 10% off BY THE SPOOL through 3/31.
Click here to see the JustRite Stamps, paper pads sold individually, ink and other supplies. All JustRite Products are 10% off through 3/31.
Click here to see the Bow Easy and all the Spellbinders Nestability Dies used on today’s project as well as many more.
Click here to see these Graphic 45 papers sold in KIT form, along with other KITS as well.
Now, as to the details of how this HOP works:
30 designers, FIVE shopping sprees each day. No one knows where the prizes will be! Each day of the hop JustRite will have five Mystery Blog Candy Prizes hidden along the hop with a total retail value of $600. JustRite will randomly select five mystery blogs each day of the hop and randomly allocate each of the shopping sprees. For your chance to win, simply leave a little love (a comment) on each designer’s blog including the JustRite blog. The more designers you leave comments with, the better your chances of winning. Each day’s comments will remain open for three days. A winner from each of the mystery blogs’ comments will be randomly chosen using Random.org. Consult the listing of designers at the JustRite blog each day (each day’s designers will be different) and start out on your way! Beginning Friday, March 26, summaries of all the winners will be posted on the JustRite blog. Good luck to everyone and enjoy all the JustRite eye candy along the hop!
Today during the JustRite Mega March Blog Hop (Day Two) JustRite and its sponsors will be giving away the following five prizes:
Blog comments for Day Two will be open until Friday at 6pm EST. On Saturday, JustRite will announce on their blog which five blogs have the mystery candy for Day Two. You will need to go to the JustRite blog to determine where you need to go to find out if you are one of the five lucky winners.
Now check out all the designers participating in the HOP for Day 2 and be sure to leave comments on each Blog to increase your chances of winning some of that fabulous Blog Candy being offered! Here they are:
JustRite Inspiration Blog
Keri Lee Sereika
Thank you so much for joining us today! Your visits are what make it so FUN!!! Thanks much and see you real soon!
The weekly Stamp Simply Challenge will be posted late Thursday night, as usual.
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is pleased to offer ALL RIBBON BY THE SPOOL and ALL JUSTRITE PRODUCT IN STOCK at 10% off through 3/31. This sale applies to ribbon by the spool only, not cut yardage, and Just Rite product in stock. All prices listed in the store are FULL PRICE. 10% will be taken off when you are invoiced. To order your May Arts ribbon, JustRite stamps and other supplies, Tools or Kits, just email me at email@example.com.
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