Monday, April 5, 2010

Guest Star: May Flaum

I love the packaging on Jenni’s products, and the buttons and pins are especially lovely since they are a great size, have a hole already in the top center, and are sturdy. I put mine on a binder ring to store them as I gather more, and then realized that perhaps they would be good just like that – as a mini book!

I have a friend expecting a baby girl and I thought that it would be fun to pull photos off of her facebook page, print in small sizes (like 2 x 2) and place in this mini book so I can make her a little brag book for those first precious weeks. I covered the backs of the product cards with Core’dinations cardstock, and for the fronts I sanded, covered some parts with patterned paper, and just had fun!

I love how the butterflies, pins, and buttons add to my projects, and how a few things went a long way to make this book.

Next I wanted to do something with this cool paper from Jenni’s latest without covering it up. I remembered I have an unfinished wood tray that I’ve been meaning to dress up to use as a portable crafting tray for my beading and other small craft projects I want to work with outside my studio. I trimmed the paper and added two strips of another patterned paper and laid them all inside the tray (coated with liquid adhesive) and coated them with a sealant/adhesive. I used a foam brush to rub out air bubbles and purposely make creases and worn looking spots in the paper. I love the results!
Then just a bit of paint, some squares of paper for the front and back, and a few of my favorite buttons ever complete it!
I love how Jenni’s stuff is inspiring me and I just can’t stop playing! - May
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  1. SO this packaging and have been saving it too...what a great idea as a mini book!

  2. Great projects May - as always!

  3. so economical.