Hello and happy Canada Day! Once again we’ve come to the beginning of a new month and my To Do list has exploded. My morning started well and then it’s gradually gone downhill from there. Of course after the excitement of placing my pre-order for products from the upcoming August to June Mini Catalogue I shouldn’t be surprised.
So for today’s project I couldn’t help but start with red and white card. Then after a little cutting, punching, embossing and sticking I had a fun new magnet for my fridge.
I began my project by stamping the smaller daisy image from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set onto Whisper White Card using Real Red ink. Next with the coordinating Medium Daisy Punch I punched out the flower. Then I punched out two more flowers from plain Whisper White Card.
I decided to make the flower look a little different by glueing the two white daisies with pairs of petals close together. Then I attached the stamped daisy so the red petals sat on top of the white petal pairs.
For the leaves I turned to the Forever Flourishing Dies. I cut three pieces from Granny Apple Green Card and glued them on top of each other.
Next came the “hello” sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. First I stamped “hello” onto a narrow strip of Real Red Card using VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing a few stray specks, I melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
It was time to put my project together.
While clearing out my craft room I found some very strong round magnets. I’ve no idea where they came from, but they gave me an idea… I decided to attach one of them to a large clothes pin with hot glue. Once the hot glue had cooled I used liquid glue to fix the “hello” strip to the other side of the clothes pin.
Next I attached some loops of Linen Thread to the blank end of the hello strip with Mini Glue Dots. Then over the top of the thread I fixed the die-cut leaves with liquid glue.
Finally I added my assembled flower to the clothes pin with a Stampin’ Dimensional and my project was finished.
Bright and cheerful, I think this altered clothes pin clip will be both useful and pretty on my desk. What do you think?
Today sees the return of a new promotion from Stampin’ Up! – Bonus Days. For every $60 CAD spent on products in a single order in July, you will earn a $6 coupon to spend in August. There’s no limit on how many coupons you can earn or how many orders you can place.
To get your Bonus Days coupons please make sure that your account has your correct e-mail address. Coupon codes will be e-mailed to you as soon as your order has been submitted. Make sure to look out for the e-mail and check your ‘junk’ mail or spam folder if you don’t see it within 30 minutes of completing your order. Once you’ve got it, keep the e-mail safe to use in August.
BUNDLE BONUS – I ordered the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. That meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links to both options below do you can explore these further if you wish.