Wednesday, March 19, 2014

echo park winner + easy treat holder

First, the winner of the Echo Park Splendid Sunshine collection is...




Christine Kiehl said...
Wow, you are really talented!! I love your page! As I already have That's my boy; Sunshine would be next in line! Thank you for taking the time to share with us hoppers/shoppers/followers! jellybeankahler @yahoo.com

Congratulations Christine, and thanks for your kind words!  Shoot me an email with your full name and shipping address (link's in the sidebar --->) and I'll get you your prize asap!  Enjoy!

Lucky 8 Treat Holder

When I need some creative inspiration (or a little distraction) I love to browse Pinterest and see what the crafty geniuses out there are up to.  Today's post is inspired by something I found on Pinterest recently, and I thought it would be fun to show you my own interpretation of this idea.
Here's the inspiration piece I found on this Pinterest board by the darling Rebecca Cooper from Simple As That. (You may want to bookmark that one!) The original post is found here on the One Good Thing by Jillee blog. It's a guest post by the fabulous Autumn Baldwin from It's Always Autumn (another one you'll want to bookmark.)
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As soon as I saw this I thought of the Lucky 8 Punches!  Some of the designs are round and they would make the perfect fancy version of these genius little paper plate cookie baskets.


I started by punching one of my favorite patterned papers from the Chalkboard collection with my Retro Scallop Lucky 8 Punch.  Then I cut two slits on the top of the circle, and two on the bottom about 3 inches apart and 2 1/2 inches down from the top, making sure the slits were centered and lined up from top to bottom.  Then I scored my paper as shown with my Trim and Score Board. (For more detailed instructions visit the original blog post HERE.)

Here's what my circle ended up looking like:

Then I folded it and hot glued the ends.  I added a border punched with my Raindrop 2 Edge Punch, some Aqua Baker's Twine, a Chalkboard Embossed Sticker, and some Enamel Shapes.  The heart and sentiment were cut from Chalkboard Journaling CardsDesigner tip: don't forget to browse through your journaling cards for sentiments and embellishments you can cut or punch out! 
Give these a try with your favorite Lucky 8 Punch, or even a large circle cut from patterned paper.
So...where do you like to find your crafty inspiration? Please share your favorite sources with me!

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