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Saturday, June 9, 2012

How about a little stamping and paper project?

Looking back at recent posts I realized that I have been neglecting my favorite medium...paper and stamps!  So today I want to share a little paper project.  Believe it or not the bones of this little beauty are the components of an old ribbon spool.

Here it is in it's original from and deconstructed.

Be careful not to tear the main parts of the structure, the top layers of paper may tear, but that is okay.

A big shot die cut machine was used to cut the two disks from the spool into  big scalloped circles, then four pattern paper scallop circles were cut to make one for each side of each disk.  Papers shown are from French General .  (On a side note if you have never been to the French General web site I encourage you to go now, well, maybe right after you are done here.  It's so beautiful and the products unbelievable!  And even better yet...If you order something ~ you will feel like it is Christmas morning when it arrives.  They package everything so beautifully, it makes you feel very special.)  A strip of coordinating paper from the same package was cut to fit around the inside and outside of the body of the spool.

Then two more small scallop circles were cut from yet another coordinating paper (I'm telling you this paper is to die for!)  The smaller circle was attached to the inside of the lid with foam tape.  This simply helps keep the lid from sliding off the top.

In the shot above you can see that the ring has been glued to one of the scallop circles.  Two circles of fluffy felt were gently glued into the bottom of the box to keep treasures from rolling around and getting scratched.  The top of the box was decorated with a stamped banner, some crinkled ribbon and a prima flower .  Then all it needed was a beautiful gift to go inside.

Do you have a favorite home made way to give a gift?  I would love to hear about it, or better yet see it.  If you email me a photo, I would love to share it here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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