Saturday, October 31, 2009

SSDS Challenge Blog - Anything But A Card

This week the challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday challenge blog is "Anything but a card". That leaves the field wide open. Everyone one should be able to do this challenge. Look at it as a chance to get something done you need to do. I bet you have some Christmas gifts or possibly teachers gift that need to be made. Well make one then enter it in the challenge. Who knows you may just end up winning the prize and you will have one more thing off your list of to dos.
For my "anything but a card" project I covered this organizer for a very good friend of mine. She bought this for only about $5 and loved how it is laid out to work with each day but the cover was just too boring. She asked if I would "work my magic" on it and yes I do believe those where the words she said. hehe Didn't know I had magical powers did you? Well I do. You should see what happens in my scrap room at night. Paper flying around, glitter magically appearing on everything and scissors disappearing before my eyes. LOL Ok, back to the project.
Here is the before picture:

And here is the after:
The paper is from K&C Company, a paper pack called Wild Saffron. I use a plain old glue stick to adhere the paper to the front and I think it works great. I had some brown chipboard letters that I used for her name but I added some white rub ons to them to add some interest and make her name pop just a little. Then add lots of ribbon to the sprial rings. Christa is not a really girly girl so I had to be careful and not make this to frou frou for her. The only thing she asked was that it not be pink! : ) So I actually held back and didn't add as much ribbon as I probably would have and I didn't bling it up either. She said it was just right.

I love adding a bookmark to planners and journals. I think it's a neat touch and I know I use it on mine.
I used a tab punch and added a tab for each month so she could flip easily to any month she needed.
Christa loved her new and improved organizer.

Does this motive you to go and make a gift for a friend? Well if it does be sure to enter it into the challenge at SSDS challenge blog. Go check it out and see what the other DT's did for their "anything but a card" project.

EDIT: I scheduled this post a while back and in the meantime The Cutting Cafe became our sponsor for this week and gave the DT some fun stuff to play with. So I used the Square Box with Dividers Template and made this fun birthday box.

I used cardstock for the bottom of the box and used some thin patterned paper for the lid. I suggest you DON'T use thin paper. It just wasn't sturdy enough. I added a piece of paper to the inside top of the box to give it a little more strength. It will work find to give as a gift but next time I will use double sided heavy cardstock.

I used my circle Nesties for the sentiment. Then some flowers, bling and ribbon and ta dah!! Not sure who is getting this or what is going inside of it but it will probably be chocolate. : )

So NOW go and check out SSDS challenge blog and get in on the action. The Cutting Cafe will give the challenge winner their choice of 3 of their cutting files!


Lisa said...

Amazing job on both projects

Rene said...

Both projects are A-MAZ-ING! I really like the altered book! So cute! Happy Halloween!
Scrappy Love,

Anonymous said...

I love your original project, what a great idea. I alter notebooks all the time, but I never thought of one of those organizers. It would make a great gift. And your box is just amazing! I love the colors!

Cheri said...
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Cheri said...

Love the organizer and your box too. Great job on both projects.

Chrissy's Creations said...

What a pretty organizer! I love the papers.

Micki said...

Yup, love that organizer and your box is soooo cute! This was a hard challenge for me :-)