Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TCP Tuesday 273-Just for You

This week's TCP challenge is an inspiration challenge brought to us by Christine.  Aren't those sunflowers beautiful?  As soon as I saw them, TCP's Sunflower Rosette CutUps die came to mind.

Sunflower book mark-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas

Since it's kind of bulky when it's put together, instead of using the die to make an embellishment for a card, I used it to turn a large paper clip into a pretty bookmark.  After die cutting the pieces and assembling the flower, I sandwiched the clip between the flower and a cardstock circle, using thick glue dots to adhere the pieces.  To make leaves for the flower, I tied a piece of green stitched grosgrain ribbon into a bow around the side of the clip.

Sunflower book mark-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
I made a simple holder for the bookmark so that it can be given as a gift.  I topped a kraft cardstock rectangle with a slightly smaller patterned paper panel with an oval slit at the top. The patterned paper panel was glued just along the edges so that the clip can be tucked in to the slit.  I stamped the "just for you" sentiment from the Bearing Flowers set near the bottom of the patterned paper panel in dark brown ink.

I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge. Link up your finished project on the TCP blog for a chance to win this week's Cat Cash prize--and to be in the running to be our next Swanky Stamper. The Swanky Stamper is selected from among all of the month's challenge entries and gets a selection of stamps from an upcoming release and joins the Cat Pack for our Pajama Party and Blog Hop. You can find all the details on the TCP blog.

Materials Used:
Bearing Flowers stamp set, CutUps Sunflower Rosette die (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Espresso Truffle ink (Tsukineko); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Chocolate Chip cardstock, word window punch (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Let's Polka designer paper (Lawn Fawn); green stitched grosgrain ribbon; large metal paper clip; foam tape

1 comment:

  1. EEE so cute Lori! That big paper clip is awesome! Such a sharp looking project!


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