Friday, December 5, 2008

                   
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Peppermint Twist Altered Binder Clips

Happy Friday! Is anyone else as glad it's Friday as I am?! I decided to alter some jumbo binder clips while watching Survivor and Grey's Anatomy last night, so this is what I came up with...I actually used my most precious new paper, Brenda Walton's Peppermint Twist by K and Company. It's my most favorite paper in a long time, largely due to this fabulous vintage Santa one, sigh. My friend Valerie showed it to me, which resulted in me driving to a 2nd Michael's store in Plano last weekend to find it and I got the LAST one barely when I found a second display of paper stacks in the back of the store and dug through the entire thing. Can you tell I really wanted it?! When I found it, I actually raised it above my head like Rocky and started saying "YES! YES! YES!" and what's scarier is that no one even looked twice at me! lol!

Okay, sorry for the serious digression...I have quite a few binder clips, so I thought they might be a good item to sell at the craft bazaar/bizarre. I've seen them around different blogs/websites altered to hold photos, and check out Kerry's Paper Crafting Site for a really good video tutorial I found. Here's how they will look with a photo (thanks to my sister and nephew for posing for this photo for me 2 years ago!):


And some more close-ups...the Santa is my favorite:



A few people had commented or emailed me about the craft bazaar, and if you're in the Dallas metroplex area and want to swing by, I'd love to meet you! It will be at the Duncanville First Christian Church on Saturday, December 13 from 9-4.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate all your super nice comments on yesterday's Merry & Bright card, I'm so glad you liked it! With a great sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You and a great color combination from Kristina, you can't hardly go wrong! Hugs and happy stamping!

24 comments:

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute Angie!!! Your Rocky story about the dp cracked me up! Have a super weekend chock full of creating for your bazaar/bizarre!!

Lori said...

Love the binder clips...Ok, I bought this same paper pad for the very same reasons...the vintageness and that Santa! HAD to have him...Can't wait to see what we both come up with using this awesome paper! You know how I love paper pads and this one is by far my favorite!

Lor

Tara said...

I love that paper too...the santa is also my favorite!! :) Great find! I have frequently done my own little happy dance when I find something I really wanted!! :) good luck at your craft show you ambitious girl you!!

Suzy Tyler said...

INGENIOUS! I'm going to incorporate this project in my Christmas gift set that I'm trying to get done for my girl friends. :) Thanks!

Juanita said...

I adore that santa! I work part time at a Michaels and we see crazy ladies like you all the time. I did giggle though with your description of the victory pose!

Tracy Durcan said...

eek!!! I love these!! :)

sarahw said...

Angie, what a great idea! I love it, I am going to have to try this. I have a ton of huge clips from work. TFS

kathleenh said...

Your binder clips are the cutest I've seen! Those papers are fabulous!

Chelsea Ling said...

LOVE!!! wow!!

chloe said...

Holy cuteness!!! These TOTALLY rock!!!

Kelli said...

Those are freakin' adorable!

Ann said...

Too stinkin' ca-ute!!! I see why you broke down and bought that paper--that Santa is adorable! :D

Tandra said...

Hi angie! LOVE the little clips! That paper is so cool!
Hey guess what? I got my free set from Shelli today! yay! with a little note (typed from DS) saying sorry for the wait! lol
How about you?

Jen said...

super cute!! that paper is great! i think my favorite is the JOY! so cute!! i'm sure they'll be a smash!! good luck!

Rhonda Kelly said...

Super cute! I love these and think they are such a great little gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

jules p said...

These are soooo cute. I cannot wait to hit the craft bin and make some. My kids and I will make some over the holiday break too.
Thanks!

Marlou said...

wow!! I love these!! cool idea :)

donnapiranha said...

Those are so cool! I wish I could be the one to come up with one of those neat ideas sometime. You did a great job.

Tina said...

Have I told you lately how ceative you are? These are great!

renee said...

These binder clips are way to cute, thanks so much for sharing. Blessings Renee

Deanna said...

So cute!

Savitri said...

Too adorably cute!! I LOVE these clips!

Alexandra said...

Oooh, love these Angie - totally cute!!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Silli said...

wowwww, Angie, this is so cute...