Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Paper Trey Ink's First Blog Hop!!! Woohooo!!
There's a blog hop going on at Paper Trey Ink. You can read all about the blog hop details HERE!
It has been a very trying week so I forgot all about the blog hop challenge. Thank goodness I checked in on the PTI forum and was reminded about the blog hop TONIGHT! Yikers! So I ran to Wal-Mart in search of some supplies to make something for the challenge. I bought an unfinished wooden coat rack and decided I wanted to use it to store my delicious PTI ribbon. My PTI ribbon is so special to me so I wanted to store it separately from my ribbon stash. It's so pretty that I wanted to create a place of honor for it.
Our challenge for this blog hop was to incorporate ribbon as a focal point in a fun & unique way! So I decided instead of using the ribbon on a project, I would show a clever, functional and beautiful way to display and store the ribbon!
The first thing I did was spray paint the whole thing white. It has black hooks, which would've detracted from the delicate beauty of the ribbons, so the black hooks just had to go! I just traced the oval shape of the wooden plaque and cut my paper out to fit. I then used my 3/4" circle punch to punch out the circles out of the pink patterned paper to create the scallop border. I glued the little circles to the back of the oval. I printed out on the computer a saying that I just fell in love with on Nichole Heady's studio blog post. It says, "Surround yourself with the things you love". What better saying for a ribbon holder, eh? Tee hee!! To finish the project off, I punched some flowers out of more of the beautiful pink patterned paper, attached some buttons and viola!
I apologize for the low quality photography of my project. We're living in a dark little apartment right now so I tried going outside to get the shot. I had to hang my project on our front door, but it's really going to go in my new scrap room once our house is finished! I can't wait!!
So here is the finished project. Not bad for throwing something together at the last minute!!
You can click on the photos for a closer view.
Thanks for stopping by!