Thursday, September 27, 2012
Fall treat for a challenge
I have this lovely retired paper called Autumn Spice that I used for this project. I really kind of hang onto this paper because first, it's heavy and nice for 3d projects, and second, it matches the Day of Gratitude stamp set. I have not used much of it, because it's one I really favor, but decided that now was the right time.
Don't know if you have ever seen these candy dishes, but they are very easy to make. I use a 6X6" square of paper. Score the paper in both
directions at 2" and 4", so you have 9 - 2" squares. Then score each corner block diagonally to the outer corner. Crease all the squares, and then fold the diagonal creases and push them to the inside of the bowl. I punch a small hole in the corner of each of those peaks, and string a ribbon through the holes and tie together. On my bowl, I tried a new trick I found, and used a binder ring (like a hinged key ring that clips closed), that I found at the office supply store. Then, I tied the bows to the metal ring. I think it looks cute, and no frustration from stringing the ribbon through little holes.
For the card, I used the matching paper, and cut some coordinating leaves, and a little message saying Just for You, and a brass button to tie it all together.
Both of the projects were made for a couple challenges, too.
The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 71 was to make something FALL FUN. I think I did that.
The layout I used was from Pal Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 143. It was a nice simple layout, and allowed me to tie it all together.
I always find it fun to do the challenges while I am trying to create. Makes it like a game to match as many things together as I can, and still create the project that I was aiming for to begin with.
Sure hope you all like them.
Stop by again real soon.