Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun Little Project

As part of our work with the design team for "There She Goes," each of the team members takes a turn on Fridays to create a project from something that they picked up for a dollar! Hence, Jessica calls her blog posts on Fridays "Dollar Find Friday." It was my turn last Friday, and this is the project I made. She already posted it on her blog, but I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you, so here it is!

I am a lover of a good bargain. In fact, my family often calls me frugal (okay, well . . . cheap!). I am really good at hunting out great deals! Target's Dollar Spot has long been one of my favorite places to find fun, alterable items (this comes in especially handy when my daughter wants to make something for ALL of her friends).

As I was perusing the merchandise . . . on the hunt for something fab to share with all of YOU . . . I came across this cute little white cutting board. I think this would be really fun to give as a housewarming gift, or just as a "thank you" for a special friend.

The best part is, it was pretty simple and requires no special instructions. Here is a photo of the supplies I used to create my "Dollar Find". The only things not included in the photo are cardstock (I used SU's Pale Plum, Garden Green and Shimmery White), the ribbon (you can really use any coordinating color) and the green raffia (because I used my VERY last piece on the cutting board, so I had none to photograph!).

Tea for Two, Tea for Two Special Blend and Butterfly Happiness Stamps by There She Goes
Olive Green StazOn Ink
Jet Black StazOn Ink
Family Treasures Daisy Punch
Spellbinders Standard Circle Small (S4116 - third smallest die), Standard Circle Large (S4114 - third smallest die) and Classic Scalloped Circle Large (S4124 - second smallest die)
Green rhinestone brad by Making Memories
Copic Markers - V01 Heath, BV000 Iridescent Mauve and BV02 Prune
Pale Plum, Garden Green and Shimmery White Cardstock by Stampin' Up
Green Raffia
1/4" Lt. Plum Grosgrain Ribbon
Glue Dots
Zip Dry Adhesive

The only thing of special note is that I used StazOn ink, as regular ink rubs right off of plastic surfaces (because the are non-porous). The teapot and teacups were stamped on cardstock, colored with Copic Markers, then cut out and adhered to the board with ZipDry adhesive (LOVE that stuff!). Other than that, it is all pretty straight forward. Have a great week!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

I LOVE this project. Soooo beautifully done. :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is adorable WEndy! I left you an award on my Blog!! Go SEE!

Have a wonderful day friend!


Mary said...

I love that you only paid a dollar to make this beautiful gift.