Thursday, September 09, 2010

Middle School journal

I recently received this really cool Japanese Masking Tape from Ginko Papers. It comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns and is really fun to work with. I used the blue tape on two of my projects in this post. I used the orange on another project that I'll post next week.

My daughter started middle school this year. And after I got past the weeping and wishing my baby girl wasn't growing up so fast I decided to make her a journal. A place to record anything and everything about her very first year of middle school. She loves it! As a matter of fact while I was working on it she kept checking in to see if it was finished yet. :-) Too cute. I'm glad she enjoys writing so much.

Supplies Cardstock, Chipboard, Felt, Flair, Rubons: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts (paper airplane, blue dots), KI Memories (B&W doodles), Pebbles (orange dot), Rusty Pickle (B&W); Stickers: 7gypsies (label), American Crafts; Ribbon: Michaels; Tape: Ginko Papers.

I created a layered border strip on the journal with the Japanese Masking Tape, an American Crafts sticker, patterned paper and some machine stitching.

This Fair Ribbon was fun to make! Check out the ones that Laura Vegas made in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. They're in the Tips & Tricks column. I basically made a lollipop flower and added ribbon to it. Easy peasy!

I created this card and tucked it into my daughters backpack (with a note of encouragement inside) the night before her first day of middle school. I love how well the black flourish on the Japanese Masking Tape works together with the large black flourish sticker from American Crafts. 

Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts (yellow), Rusty Pickle (B&W); Stickers: American Crafts; Tape: Ginko Papers; Brads: American Crafts, Queen & Co.

I also created this birthday card for my daughter. She's turning 11 soon...sigh. I love the bright colors, they're perfect for my daughter. She has such a bright and sunny personality...even if she is growing up too fast. ;-)

Supplies Cardstock: American Crafts (blue), Bazzill Basics Paper (pink, black); Patterned paper: American Crafts; Sticker: AdornIt; Ribbon: May Arts; Other: button.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Anonymous said...

Great projects Cindy! I love that paper airplane paper. - too fun!
I also love that fair ribbon on the journal, and that tape looks really fun to play with. I'm feeling the need to go create something. Thanks for the inspiration!

JENNY K. said...

Cindy, I love it all!!!! Great idea. I just may have to make a journal for Miss Olivia. :~) I'm inspired once again!

Kim Watson said...

Your cards are fantastic Miss C, they are fun & so full of HOT detailing. Super stuff girl!

Sarah said...

Love all these projects! I love that tape - it's been on my wish list for a while. I saw the fair ribbon article in CK and am wanting to make one - your's is just more inspiration!

shaggyfish said...

love the card with the paper airplane... fantastic !

BabyBokChoy said...

Not only your projects are stunning, the photography of your projects make them stun even more, what is the secret? Oh no, don't say "light", don't have that 6 months of the year, lol.

And so you are one of the parents who make the rest of us look bad. My 1st grader told me that we can leave notes in her lunch box to tell her we love her because other kids get them, ROTFL!!! Has she MET her mother? LOL

Megan said...

These projects are all so happy and fun. TFS and inspiring me. :)

Staci Taylor said...

these are all so great, cindy! i especially love the journal, and i'm sure your daughter does, too!!

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