Welcome to our latest edition of "Be Inspired" where we feature fabulous inspirations with our sponsor products.
I'm not sure where Summer went, but this week it is back to school in Florida, and in many parts of the country!
It has been a flurry of activity here the past few days getting ready, shopping, organizing, meeting the teachers and getting familiarized with a new school system...sheesh, I was glad to be able to sit down and look at all the beautiful Cosmo Cricket papers, and create to relax a bit.
We welcome Cosmo Cricket
Have you seen all the fun new lines from Cosmo yet? Did you know this company was started 3 years ago by husband and wife team, Eric and Julie, then added the fabulous Lindsay?
Read their story here
Check out fun inspirations on their blog here
It has been truly so much fun for our team to have been able to work with so many of their yummy lines..Please take a moment to visit Cosmo Cricket and look at the different lines you can incorporate into your crafting, and be on the look out for another challenge using their fabulous lines. A huge thank you to Lindsay, Eric & Julie.
This challenge winner will receive 1 of the lines directly from Cosmo Cricket :)
Our Challenge to you this week is to create a back to school set, gift set for a teen, for their locker, or for your desk, or a s a gift to someone.
You will see a big variety of ideas from our design team, including locker decor :)
Hanneke van Dalen
Heidi Van Laar
Heidi Van Laar
Terrie Bailey (ensemble)
Terrie Bailey (bookmark-back)
Terrie Bailey (bookmark-front)
Terrie Bailey (keepsake book)
Terrie Bailey (notebook)
June Houck (ensemble)
June Houck (locker magnets)
June Houck (clipboard)
June Houck (backpack)
Rosemary Zuba (ensemble)
Rosemary Zuba (CD pictre frame)
Dannisdoodles (ensemble 1)
Dannisdoodles (ensemble 2)
To alter: 1) A wooden box 2) a cardboard box (blue diamond almond snack-packs) 3) A chipboard book (SU) ...covered in a whole lot of Happily Everafter:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Everafter collection-Everafter Kit specifically: Something True, Something Blue, Something Special & Everafter Elements (and even the packaging!)
Embellishments: Cosmo Cricket Everafter Rub Ons, Cosmo Cricket Everafter Ribbon, Cosmo Cricket Everafter Ready-Set-Chip, Cosmo Cricket Everafter Cardstock Stickers
Miscellaneous: Image from Mo's Digital Pencil "First Day of School," White acrylic paint, Above the Mark Paisley stamp (pressed in acrylic paint), clear embossing powder, & heat gun; Double-sided tape, paper piercer, needle & thread. Clear Seed beads; Provocraft embossing folder Textile Texture; Copic markers. Drawer pulls for feet-screwdriver & drill to affix them.
Step 1) Alter the box: A) Add drawer-pull feet to the wooden box, if you like. B) Cut pieces of Cosmo Cricket Everafter collection 12x12 paper to fit the wooden box inside & out. C) Cuttlebug emboss, stitch, and add ribbon to the front panel. D) Adhere the Everafter ready-set-chip (self adhesive flower chipboard) to the ribbon center E) Cut a scallop, add it to the bottom of the front panel & stick the front panel to the box.
Step 2) Embellish the Cosmo label & add the bunny: A) LABEL: Pierce around the fancy label piece from the Everafter Elements & stitch seed beads around it. Add mats to the Everafter label & adhere it to the front panel. B) BUNNY: Print, heat emboss, colour, and cut out the "First Day of School" bunny; add him to the label on the box front. C) BOOK: Cut the tiny school children image from the Cosmo Cricket Everafter Kit packaging & fold it over some white paper to make a wee little book. Add it to the front of the box.
Step 3) Make the pencil box: A) Cut Cosmo Cricket Everafter paper to fit the cardboard box of your choice. (This is a Blue Diamond Almond box). B) Cuttlebug emboss the Cosmo paper & add a scallop at the top. Adhere the paper to the box C) Stick the round school children sticker (from the Everafter Cardstock stickers) to some scalloped cardstock layers. D) Pierce around it & add seed beads & stitching. E) Adhere the decorated sticker over top a strip of Everafter ribbon with a bow & a piece of the matching Ready set chip.
Step 4) Cover the spiral notebook: A) Layer mats of Cosmo Cricket Everafter papers onto a notebook (this one was painted white first) B) Add a strip of Everafter ribbon.
Step 5) Add the image: this image is "First Day of School" from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Thank you so much, don't forget we are celebrating our birthday all month long in September as we turn 1.. It's going to be loads of fun :)
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