Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks August Blog Tour! This month we are heading Back to School with cards, projects and more focusing on this most wonderful time of the year .... the beginning of School!
If you've already begun the tour, then you must be arriving from the blog of Connie Babbert. She had some amazing projects for us!
My own baby is starting Junior High TOMORROW! Sniff, sniff! I can't believe it! It's a new chapter in our lives with a new school, new teachers, new expectation and ... A NEW LOCKER OF HER OWN! So, I decided to create some Locker Art for my daughter Bethany to get her year off to a great start!
This first piece is a BIG Magnet with her name and Butterflies! I used the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper Kit for all of today's projects .... it's so bright and fun ... perfect for a tween girl!
I've relied heavily upon the Big Shot for these projects, cutting out Chipboard shapes for most of the magnets. I began with the On Board Chipboard Sheets, adhering the DSP with Tombo Adhesive and then cutting out the shapes! I love the dimension that the Chipboard gives to these projects! I used the Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die to cut the background shape and the Typeset Alphabet Bigz set to cut the letters. The magnet is embellished with multiple butterflies cut with Beautiful Wings Embosslet and I added quite a bit of bling with lots of Self Adhesive Basic Rhinestones! I attached 4 big, powerful magnet discs on the back of the piece, using Crystal Effects. Believe me, this magnet will never fall off of her locker!
Now, when you cut out the shape, you end up with what? A frame, of course! What a great way to use the "negative" shape as a picture frame. I created and decorated it in much the same way, attaching the big Magnet Discs to the back. Before I give it to her, I'm going to add a photo of her and either her best friend or her and Rueby, our puppy! She will be thrilled!
I created the thought bubbles with MDS2, using the Seriously Awesome and Cottage Garden Stamp Brush Sets!
Now, in order to get the die through the Big Shot machine, I had to go with the funky angle but you know ... I kind of like it that way. It definitely adds to the appeal for a tween girl, don't you think?
And finally, I created a card to give my sweet girl in the morning as she goes off for her first day of Junior High ... Just to remind her that her possibilities are truly endless (the Stamp Set is Word Play)!
That's it for this stop on the tour! If you've not completed all the stops, you'll want to continue by going to Judy DiScipio. You know that she has some amazing surprises waiting for you!