Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's still Wednesday, just barely

I've been on the road today so I apologize for the delay in getting up today's Work It Wednesday.

So, what's in store for today? I thought since Christmas is just around the corner, I would show a few ways that you can really work the supplies you have and turn them into some fun Christmas projects.

First up is the ribbon frame. A few years ago fibers and ribbons were the big trend in scrapping. I must admit, I never got into the fibers. But still to this day I can't pass up cute ribbon. It's my weakness. I have a large collection of ribbon, all kinds of ribbon, and I really don't use it much on my layouts. So, for this project I put my ribbon to work by simply wrapping it around a photo mat and placing it in a frame.

Up next is a new favorite of mine. It's a metal barn star that I've covered with Christmas papers. We just made these a few weeks ago in one of my classes and out of all the projects this one seemed to be the favorite. I used some new papers that Judy has in stock but you could alter a star, or anything else really, by picking out and using papers you have on hand.

So today's Work It Wednesday is to use your scrapping supplies for something other than scrapbooking. It can be done. You've got scrapbook paper, embellishments, and tools that can all be used for many other purposes. So put them to work and enjoy the creative process along the way.

(Side note: if you are interested in making a star of your own, stop into the store. Judy has the stars in stock. And if you want it, you can even pick up a pattern and the directions for altering the star. Be warned though, there is a limited number on hand)


P.S. I've got a few other Holiday items to show in the next few days so be sure to come back. I like to read your comments too, even if you just say "hi".


Windy said...

keep the great ideas coming!

Windy said...

Question: What type of adhesive would you suggest on the star project? And should you seal the finished product with a spray or decoupage?