Monday, November 19, 2012

October 100 Cart Hop

For my first project, I made an antique-ish (or MY idea of antique, anyway) looking bookmark using Word Collage and Flower Shoppe. I used a cut from the Arts section of Word Collage for the background words on the bookmark. I apologize, I don't remember what size the words were cut at, as I forgot to write it down. I just did trial and error to find the size I thought was appropriate for the bookmark. Then, I took my Xyron create a sticker and ran all of the little pieces through to be able to adhere them easily to the bookmark. I should probably mention, that the size of my bookmark is 2 inches by 6 inches. I then used Flower Shoppe to cut a few leaves as an accent on the bottom of the bookmark. I did not use any dimensionals on this project. Since it's going in a book, you want it to be as flat as possible so you don't ruin the spine. I then inked over everything lightly (heavier around the edges) using Memento rich cocoa ink. I would probably laminate the entire bookmark if it's going to be used a lot.






Next is my project I did in honor of breast cancer awareness month. For this card, I used Stand and Salute, and Spring Holiday Cards. I got the ribbon and the camo shapes from Stand and Salute, and the card shape is actually an envelope cut from Spring Holiday cards. The ribbon shape is cut at 4 inches, and the camo shapes are cut at 3. I added pink rhinestones to bling up the ribbon a bit more, to make it special. To make the envelope shape into a card, I just cut off the tabs you would use to adhere it together to make an envelope, if that makes sense. This could be a very easy card to mass produce if you cut all the pieces out at once, and you get a nice "wow" factor when it's all done.



I hope you enjoyed the projects I had to share with you today. Maybe you even got an idea to use in your own crafting.

30 comments:

  1. Oh...MY...GOSH! What WONDERFUL projects you created!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica-MCCR DT sister
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  2. What a neat bookmark! I never think to do color on color! It's such a striking effect! Great work

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  3. Very cool bookmark and love your blingy card! Great job!

    Susie
    MCCR DT Sis
    http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

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  4. Gorgeous job on the bookmark and I love all the bling on that pink ribbon card!
    :O)
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister

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  5. Great bookmark!! I love how your card opens from the side! Great projects!
    Christina
    MCCR DT

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  6. Great projects Melissa! I love your book mark.
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    MCCR DT SIS

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  7. Love the bling on your breast cancer ribbon project!

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  8. love all your projects! Great job! Janet Royer-MCCR_DT

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  9. Melissa, you did a really great job with your projects today! I love your "antiquey" book mark (I make up my own words too!!) and your pink ribbon card is really pretty! All this while moving too!
    Teresa
    MCCR DT sis

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  10. the book mark looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. love the bookmark. great job

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  12. WOW! Love all of your projects today! Wonderful as always! Now I want to make bookmarks! Like I dont have enough to do! LOL

    TFS!
    Amy
    MCCR DT

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  13. beautiful work!!! just signed up as your newest follower..Would love to have you visit/follow me at

    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

    robin

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  14. Both projects are amazing!!

    ~Jenn~
    http://scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com/

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  15. I LOVE your bookmark Melissa. It looks antique to me!!I also love the card for Breast Cancer Awareness. Super job!!! Hugs~Mary M
    http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

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  16. very nice projects love them both TFS

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

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  17. Great job, Melissa! Love your card! Those colors look great together and I love the pink "ribbon". Your bookmark is very pretty! TFS! :)

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  18. Melissa- I adore your bookmark! Great Job!!

    Tess

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  19. The bookmark is just stunning!!!! I love it what a great idea. The pink ribbons is wonderful. Great projects.

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

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  20. I love your bookmark! So pretty. The Breast Cancer awareness project is super.


    Tara

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  21. Awesome projects!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  22. awesome project.new follower on the blog hop.
    adventurofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  23. Great projects!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley
    http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/

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  24. Melissa~ I love the texture and layering you did to your bookmark and the Breast Cancer card is very fun with the camo and the bling.
    Your MCCR DT Sister~Sharon

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  25. That bookmark is soooooo cool!! Beautiful!! I love your card too! So important and a great reminder!

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  26. Wonderful projects.
    Robin L.
    MCCR DT Sister

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