Monday, March 12, 2012

Western Tag calendar

Oh do I have a fun project to share with you tonight! My inspiration came from Becca's Amazing Paper Grace blog, where she shared a coin envelope/tag calendar she received as a gift. Once I got started on this my calendar took on a life of it's own and became. . .
Here's a better view of the wood plaque it sits on.

Per the description of Becca's coin envelope/tag calendar everything should fit on a 4x4 coaster. My coin envelope accordion is a bit wider than hers and would not fit on a 4x4 coaster. And being is a western theme I thought a piece of wood was more appropriate. Once all of the monthly tags were inserted it wanted to tip over so I've wired to the wood base. :D The bronco rider tag is a place marker for when you pull out a monthly calendar tag. See next pic . . .
You open the binder clip and change out the months. There's a magnet in the coiled rope to hold it in place. Here's a pic of the back of the tag holder. Ignore the wood chips, they were used to raise it a bit...

I also added some wood button feet to elevate the wood plank. And here's a pic of the monthly tags...

Well, that's the full reveal of my sneak peek posted a few weeks ago. I will be entering this in our county fair next month. I love this, hope you do to. Till next time.  Enjoy!

stamps: tim holtz; gina k designs
ink: th distress inks; memento
paper: chipboard; various dp
other: spellbinders labels; various punches; coin envelopes; assorted trinkets; hemp; magnets; clock numbers; wood pieces
calendar: found online


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Recycled tin

Quite some time ago a friend gave me this Margarita/Martini salt tin, asked could I do something with it. Sure I responded! It's been sitting on a shelf ...

Well, I've finally tackled altering it. I am so tickled with the way it turned out. Hope you like it too.

I am submitting this for Joan's Gardens Challenge #9
The requirements are:
recycle a container preferably round, use lace, use flowers and pearls.

I've stayed with a black and white color scheme with a touch of gray/silver (the tin). The black polka dp is on the top and the bottom. I've used black/gray/white striped ribbon to form petals and a pull on the side to assist in opening the very tight lid. The flower center is white crocheted lace (love those glubers) with a very large black pearl center. Around the edge of the top is a zig-zaggy looped black lace trim.

The sides were covered in two different ribbons A black/white checked ribbon (think Nascar winner's flag) on the bottom portion and a black silk on the top half. In this area I've added 4 large white pearls at the 12, 6, 9 and 3 o'clock positions. Because ...

this is the inside of the tin:

. . . on the inside I've used clockworks dp. The left one is the top (I used pop dots on a couple of the smaller clocks) and the right one is the bottom (kept flat so you can use this).

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and will not hesitate to tackle more projects like this! (Edit: Scor-tape was used to adhere the ribbon to the tin and Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue to adhere the dp to the tin.)