A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Affectionate About Altering

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! I have a new blog post going up on the Momenta Blog today and I thought I'd share my projects with you here as well. I created 2 altered projects for today's post. Each of these projects are for my BFF, my Mom, Carol. I always enjoy making little gifts for her!

Altered "Animal Print Boxed Card Set"

Supplies Used
Boxed Card Set, Patterned Paper, Stickers, Bling: Momenta
Cardstock: Momenta, The Paper Studio
Ribbon: Offray
Adhesive: Helmar

Have you seen the adorable 'Boxed Card Sets' from Momenta? Oh my! They are so super cute! Each set comes with 12 cards/envelopes, stickers, cardstock borders, and bling all in a neat little box! They are so cute and so alterable! When I saw this animal print one, I had to alter it up for my Mom. We both love bold prints and I hope she will enjoy this in her scrappy studio. She is always telling me how she needs cards. So with this she can jazz up a card in a jiff to send out.
 See all the goodies that come inside?! Yum! There are 4 different patterns on the cards. There is a pink zebra print, a black zebra print, a pink cheetah print, and a gold leopard print. And the envelopes are PINK! My favorite color!!! Then when you have used up all the cards, you are left with a sturdy little box!
 Next up, I altered a little frame for Mom. As many of you may know, Mom teaches 5th grade. This year she has decided to decorate her classroom in a circus theme. How cute will that be!!! She decorates her room a little different each year and I always enjoy helping her create projects for the classroom. I thought a monogrammed frame would look nice on her desk. So, I found this frame at a local dollar store and altered it up. I did not care for the pattern on the frame so I took some chipboard, used the frame as a template, and traced onto some chipboard. I then covered the chipboard with patterned paper and adhered that over the frame using some Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
 Altered "Monogrammed Circus Frame"

Supplies Used
Patterned Paper, Stickers: Momenta
Ball Fringe: Hobby Lobby
Adhesive: Helmar

These red crimped alpha stickers from Momenta are perfect for monograms. Each sticker sheet has 2 different sizes of the letters. So I used a small 'C' and a small 'D' for her her first and middle initials. Then I used a large 'F' for her last initial. I put these in a diagonal pattern across the glass of the frame. Then I added the circus themed embellishments and some ball fringe.
 Aren't these clear layered stickers the cutest?!!!
 And they provide great dimension!
I sure hope Mom will enjoy these 2 altered items. I am pretty sure she will! And I hope these projects will inspire you to look around your world and alter something up! Altering really is so fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy Scrappin'!!!
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Jenny's Heart said...

Love them Mrs.G and I KNOW your mama will too! They are very cute!!!I like the circus theme idea, her kiddos will too.
I also love love love the handbag your friend Sheila sent to ya, you know us southern girls, anything we can put our name or initials on we do! ...lol That was so sweet of her, and what a great gift.
X's & O's Jenny

scrappinlil said...

Wow...I love these altered items...she will love the zebra print box with all the goodies inside and she will really love that you thought of her for her classroom..I love those stickers you chose and the paper on the circus themed frame..beautiful. TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I just love your altered items. That is something that I am not very good at and admire that people do. These are awesome.