Friday, September 30, 2011

Want to Scrap?


The E-Team is excited to share in fun blog hop with the Want2Scrap Design team. If you are new to eclectic Paperie or Want2Scrap, here is a little information about these two creative companies. Each offer a unique line of products for all paper crafters.

eclectic Paperie(eP) is an online boutique for all who love paper crafts. There is an eclectic assortment of products, supplies, tools, and materials to assist you in your quest for creative expression. Stretch your basic paper crafting skills beyond simple scrapbooking and cardmaking. Take the next step into artistic expression by "feeding your creativity" at eclectic Paperie. You keep up new product offerings by following eclectic Paperie on Facebook, Twitter, or the eP Blog.

Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the Nestabling™ line that coordinates with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line. A variety of Nestabling and Nestaboard shapes correspond with specific Spellbinders™ Nestabilities™ die templates. Want2Scrap also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrap booking products. Want2Scrap brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs. Follow Want2Scrap on Facebook and the Want2Scrap Blog!

The E-Team and Want2Scrap Design Team were on a mission to create some fun projects using the Nestabling, Nestaboard with any coordinating Spellbinders dies, too. Come blog hop with the two teams to see what kind of creative juices resulted.

The E-Team







and
Me!
Linda L is actually on a cruise this week!!  Lucky gal! But stop by and let her know she was missed!



Want2Scrap™ Design Team








Twice the number of blog hop participants means twice the fun that includes prizes, too!! Visit each E-Team and Want2Scrap participating member and leave them some feedback about their creations. One comment per person per blog, please. You have until today, Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd to visit each blog participant. eclectic Paperie and Want2Scrap will each be choosing 3 random winners from the blog hop participants. Three random winners will win an eP $20 gift voucher and three will win a Want2Scrap $20 gift voucher.   Winners be posted on the eclectic Paperie Blog and on the Want2Scrap blog on Tuesday, Oct 4th so make sure you check back to claim your prize.

OK!! Onto the project!

I started with this empty Brie cheese container that I had saved for altering.




I then pulled out one of my favorite Graphic45 paper lines, Curtain Call, Want2Scrap Nestaboard Stars Five, the coordinating Spellbinders dies and some Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon.  A combination of Studio matte Multi Medium, Antique Linen Distress Ink and some left over bling that I altered with a black Copic marker and this is what I came up with:
 


But wait! There's more!!  Take off the lid and inside is a little mini album of various pictures of my kiddos, in costume at differnt stages of their young lives, ready to play the leading men in the show!!
 



I covered circles cut from thin cardboard (the 12 x 12 cardboard that comes in paper packs) with more of the Graphic45 Curtain Call and used them as my background for pictures that I edited to a sepia tone in PSE. 

 
 





The "pages" of the mini album where adhered to a piece of black ribbon and covered over on the back with SU's Riding Hood Red card stock with Scor-tape.  I'll write the details of the photos on the back for journaling.  I did add a loop to the top of the ribbon, just in case I decide that I want to hang the collage for show.


A couple of observations:
 
1) The Nestaboard is sturdy, yet light weight.  And I was very impressed that it matched PERFECTLY with the Spellbinder's coordinating dies.
 
2) The Multi Medium held up the best to adhere the Film Strip Ribbon. I tried to use Humungo Sticky Tape, as it adheres metal wonderfully, but the twisting of the ribbon caused it to pull off.  The Multi Medium is still holding strong.
 
3) It would appear that my children stopped posing for pictures at age 3.  I really have no excuse not to get caught up on my scrap booking (I'm only behind about 12 years) as I would only have a total of 6 years to scrap.  sigh.............
 
I'm thinking that this idea would be great gifts for the grandparents for the holidays! 
 
Till next time...............enjoy some creativity!!

49 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh, this is precious! Love the vintage look you created here! SO fun to use your kids (no matter what age) as subjects! :D

SusanK said...

Oh, I've done this project before but yours is much more enjoyable! What a stunning cover!

bethann said...

this is a wonderful project, i miss those days now that my kids are out of the house. sigh.

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so adorable.....I love the whole theme of it....awesome job....awesome creations....tfs

Clare Curcio said...

What a great idea! It looks like it belongs on a billboard! Awesome work, and nice looking boys!

Joanne O'Brien said...

What a creative idea! Makes you look at the things around the house that can be reused. Great idea! Loved it!

Vail said...

Awesome project, love how you used the film strip. Great job.

snowbear said...

What a great project! I too save those containers!

Lisa Watson said...

LOVE what you did with the Film Strip Ribbon, its stunning!!

Daisy said...

Resourceful with those containers. Awesome project and keepsake!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous and the memories in those pictures must sure be precious.

Marge said...

WOW -- seen something similar, but your is the "bomb-diggidy"!!! LOVE it!

Sylvia said...

Happy last day of September, Starla! What a fabulous project you created! This is a show stopper and what a conversation piece it will be in your house! Bet the boys loved this one. Have a wonderful day.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I REALLY LIKE THIS PROJECT!! =)
The film strip and the other details are AWESOME! =)
THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Billie Dee said...

How unique? Fabulous project.

Carol E said...

What a great project, thank you for sharing it.

Cheryl Winget said...

What a fun project filled with precious memories. Love the pictures of the kids and all the elements of the project.

Kim H said...

What a great project, Love it all, thanks for sharing.

Sherry Kushibab said...

What a great idea for altering a cheese container....Love eating the stuff and have never thought to save the container....great project.

Kathy in Idaho said...

Fun project. nice use of the materials.

Woodsie said...

Just a quick note...running to the store to buy some brie...lol I'm gonna try this...love the whole concept. You go girl psst I'm now on your email list...heheheh

Noreen said...

Now THAT is blinged! And I have had one of those empty cheese containers sitting on my counter waiting for me to do something with it.

creativearts said...

Great project!

Lynda said...

What a unique project! Love the use of the filmstrip as an embellishment.

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra ltb

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's too cool! It's amazing you made an awesome keepsake out of a brie tub!! Love it!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow...This is fantastic.

Sue D said...

Very cool project!

Barbara said...

What a great recycling project. Thanks!

Candy Meyers said...

What a great way to recycle some container lids. This was so cute.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

paperpapier said...

great project!

Anita Braddock said...

WOW How Beautiful and special. to take the container and to come up with this very cool project that they can treasure for ever is perfect. I love they way you have mad this and it turnes into a wall hanging, love the colors and the bling on the lid. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

rush said...

including the kids' halloween pictures is really cute. almost like a scrapbook!

Sonia said...

Wow! What a great idea! I am sure the grandparents will absolutely love getting this!

Dee in N.H. said...

I just love this! You are right! It would be an awesome gift for grandparents! TFS!

Shirley N said...

Who would have guessed all this goodness came from a cheese box, lol! Wonderful creation and so very inspiring!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is pure genius! What a fantastic project you have created.

McStamper said...

That is so neat. Great ideas.

Sharon Peele said...

Wow, I have to say I really love your project!! This is wonderful, very creative!!

Janet L. said...

Fabulous use of the carton!! I've some Laughing Cow empties and now I know how to use them. Thanks so much.

Dana Gustafson said...

WHat a fantasic project! I love the film and theatre theme with the mini of your kids' costumes!

Shannon said...

Who new that a Brie package could become such an amazing piece of artwork? Bravo!! Great idea!! I love all that black, with a hint of red and the wintage browns mixed in. I agree with you on the Claudine Hellmuth matte medium. That stuff hold anything, even metal and it dries perfectly clear. I actually read that Tim Holtz uses it for everything now, so I tried it and I was sold after the first use.
This new "Nesaboard" is incredible, I have to buy one of every shape and size. I've always loved the Spellbinder dies and how intricate they are, now I can get them, yeah!! I have to say that the lid to your project is my favorite. Such detail in your work and it came together so wonderfully. It's amazing! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Broni said...

A Brie container?? Awesome, Starla! I love how your creative mind works!! This is totally wonderful...I love all the different "costumes" of the kids!

Micki said...

Girl THAT is awesome. I love how you added the film ribbon... (blew me away....) and a brie box???? FABULOUS.

This will make an awesome present. LOVE it. Wish you lived closer, I've got about 10 years of catchup on scrappin' to do.

Denise said...

What a fun project! Love the vintage look! Great way to re-use the box!
DeniseB

Cottagerca said...

Great project Starla. You got my attention, once i read your blog bio, indicating you are an art addict. I will be back to see what you are up to!!!! smile
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Cathy Y said...

What a fabulous altered project. Dang, I just threw away a brie container. I love the way you applied the film strip.

jill said...

Your project is wonderful. I love it!!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Stunning!