Wednesday, June 17, 2009

USC40 - Giggle Grove scrapling bookmark

Good morning! (I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! *wink*)

We have a new Unity Addicts Challenge this morning from Cyndi, and I LOVE IT! Her challenge was "A double challenge…Use what you’ve got in your stash… Papers, buttons, brads, ribbons…needs to be scrap and not new from a package! And here’s the kicker…find your very first Unity set that you ever bought and use that!! Good luck and have fun"

Oh, I love this kind of challenge! I pulled out Giggle Grove, which was my very frist Unity Stamp Set, and the set that started my addiction even before I had the chance to buy it. I still {love} this set! *Everything* on this card is scrap, including the ribbon. The base is a scrap of Kiwi Kiss (I didn't even cut it down at all, just folded it in half and started building), which I stamped with one of the trees from Giggle Grove. I found a bit of Urban Prairie DP, and stamped one of the birds from Giggle Grove onto it, trimmed it out, and adhered it to the tree with foam tape. Then I found a teeny-weeny strip of Not Quite Navy, and punched it with a Martha Stewart Crafts border punch. The ribbon at the top of the card was a little piece about 5" long that was in my ribbon drawer (I have issues throwing away bits of ribbon...they're jsut so pretty!). I literally *barely* got the knot tied in it, and trimmed off about half a millimeter from each end just to get off the frayed part.
Then, I decided to make it into a bookmark. I dug into my magnet drawer, and found a tiny little flat magnet, and a thin metal piece it matched that I think I pulled off of a notebook I had finished with. (Yes, I do save anything I might have crafty use!) Here's a shot of the inside, with the metal strip that the magnet attracts to:
Isn't it fun? I love scrappy projects! *grins*

I hope you have a fabulous day!! Make sure to go stop by the Unity Addicts challenge thread to see the other addicts' projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy CS (SU!); Urban Prairie DP (BasicGrey)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Giggle Grove (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: Magnet clasp (recycled!); foam mounting tape (3M)


Katy said...

super cute! what a great scrappy project!

Chris S. said...

Very cute! Glad you are "back."

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

this is so cute! But one cannot expect anything less from Kiwi!

Erin Kersh said...

Love the bird - very sweet!