Sunday, June 21, 2009

It's HOT y'all!!

I am not at all a summer person. The heat drives me inside and you would think I would get a whole lot of crafting done, but unfortunately that's not the case. I seem to find lots of others things that need to be attended to and I don't get to play!
But I do have a cute little project that can help to beat the least a little.

This cute little hand fan was made using two different myscrapchick patterns...the tree from the Monkey Business-Boys Only and our little logo chick. The base for the fan was cut out of chipboard to give it a little bit more stability than just cardstock. I covered it with patterned paper and added my cute paper piecings. The handle is also chipboard covered with paper, although you could use a craft stick...I just couldn't find my stash of those!

This next project is oh so cute...well, at least I think so! It's perfect for our upcoming July 4th holiday!
I washed four vegetable cans and covered them with cute red, white and blue patterned papers. I made a base from chipboard, which I also covered with patterned paper. Adhere the cans to the chipboard, leaving a gap between the two front and the two back cans so you can slip your napkins inside. I made a piecing using the Santa on Skates pattern from myscrapchick. I just modified him a bit to look more like Uncle Sam! I love the challenge of coming up with ways to the use patterns for more than their intended purpose! I adhered him to the front and all that's left to do is add your napkins and silverware! I used the fourth can in this picture as a flower vase, but it would be cute with little American flags too! Easy peasy!!
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Y'all stay cool! Hugs!! ~ Cindy
P.S.!! I received two awards from two lovely ladies too! I don't know how to add the cute little button to my blog (I'm woefully technologically deficient), but I wanted to thank them both so much for thinking of me!! I hope you'll visit their blogs as well. (my friend and sister scrap chick Syrena!) and (Wendy who makes the cutest cards!) Thanks again ladies!

1 comment:

  1. LOL...OMG, I just blew ice tea thru my nose!! I have been trying to convince my husband for the last couple of years that me crafting is cheaper than therapy, and wow&behold, here your are - confirming my statement!!!
    I'm looking forward to following your perspective in crafting and life...
    Craft on!