Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday with Flourishes

Today I have a little project to share using the Sunshine 123 Create Kit.
123 Create Kit Sunshine  With Banner
I’ve been loving using this kit! It has a wonderful MME paper pad with matching buttons and coordinating ribbons and gems. I just love the color combo too! So, I decided to use it to alter this clothes pin.
I purchased a few of this giant clothes pins a few years ago with the intention of altering them for teachers gifts but I never got around to it (that’s a big theme here on this blog!). When I was moving into my new studio (doesn’t that sound fancy?!) I came across them and knew it was time. I made this one for my husbands niece for Christmas. She’s in college, so of course this will come with some cash!
I painted the clothes pin with white acrylic paint then using Mod Podge adhered patterned paper to the front and back. When it was dry I sanded all of the edges then sponged all around with Distress Ink in Walnut. On the front I added four buttons tied with twine.
And on the back I added some fabulous ruffled ribbon, gems, and a pretty fabric butterfly that I think is from Prima. Here I have shown the clothes pin holding a photo…it’s my Christmas card ( I couldn’t resist slipping in a pic of my boys) but it can easily hold a recipe or note or to do list…anything!
Get your kit before they are all gone! And I hope everyone is ready for Christmas (and if you celebrate Chanukah, it’s too late, lol). Now check out the sweet samples from the awesomely talented Flourishes design team!
Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy (you are here)
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle
Jan Marie Caruso


Barbara said...

SWEET idea, Danielle! And your boys are totally handsome! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Carol Dee said...

Fun project, Fabulous photo of the boys! Happy Holidays Danielle and Family, Hugs....

LeAnne said...

OMGosh, this kit is fabulous---and so is your project! Your kids are adorable (all three of them)! Merry Christmas!

ChristineCreations said...

Really cute Danielle! Such a perfect gift idea. (especially for a college student with some cash:) )....but your boys are adorable. What a fantastic picture!

Merry Christmas lady!

Carole said...

Love the idea Daniel and I am thinking of the many ways this could be used. Have a Merry Christmas.

Julie Koerber said...

Ok... I was so busy looking at your dog and kiddos and swooning that I didn't even really get a great look at your project -- had to go back and see it again! LOL! What a beautiful and perfect picture for the holidays and a great way to display it! Wishing you nothing but blessings in the days ahead!!! Enjoy!!

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW_ers, so so PRETTY!~

Anonymous said...

Lovin' your wintry background.

Gorgeous boys you've got there!

Great project! Love the DP in that package and you've created such a pretty gift with it. Pretty butterfly! I'm sure your niece will be thrilled with it.

Beth Greco