It's always fun to see what kinds of projects our Altered Project Designers come up with each month. I love when they think outside the box, taking something we might not automatically think of as being a creative "canvas", and making something really cool with it.
Wine Bottle Tags, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I always like to take flowers and/or wine when we visit friends and usually end up just taking the bottle. I've seen different versions of cute wine tags here and there so I decided to try my own with some Bella Blvd products.
I cut each base piece of patterned paper to 3 1/2 x 8" and punched a 2" circle in the top to fit over the neck of the bottle. I rounded the corners on a couple and not on the others but sanded the edges of them all before I started embellishing.
Mixing the Engaged At Last and Love and Marriage was perfect for these fun tags. he journal cards made a great start on a couple and adding in cute cuts, borders, stickers, feathers and a button too really pulled them together!
These were super fun and easy to put together for literally any occasion. My wine will never be 'naked' again :)
Engaged At Last: Bachelorette Extras; Love and Marriage: Turner Hall Ballroom, Vows, Esther Flemming Floral; Baby Girl: Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sand & Surf: Miniatures; Feathers: Bell Pepper, Gulf; High Five Alphas: Gulf, Black-White, Piggy-Punch; Button Market: Feminine Mix
Vacation Mini Album, by Jennifer Edwardson.
If you're like me you have a friend (or five) that do not scrapbook in the slightest BUT love the look of it all. I wanted to create something for a friends recent vacation that wasn't too time consuming but was the perfect little keepsake for a few of their favorite photos of the trip.
To create the mini album (finished size 4 x 5 1/2") I cut (2) pieces of patterned paper to 5 1/2 x 12" and scored them at every 4". I sanded the edges of the side that I wanted to be my base and then overlapped one 'page' and adhere together using a strong quick dry glue.
To finish the album I embellished each page as though it was its own mini layout making sure to leave space for photos and dates. The back of each page is also blank to add more photos it they like!
The 'envelope' measures 4 1/2 x 6" and was cut using my Silhouette. I used kraft cardstock for the base and embellished it with a border strip, cute cuts and alphas. To close it at the back I punched out 1" circles from patterned paper and adhered them to the envelope using button shaped brads. I added some colored twine to tie it closed. Throw in an adhesive runner and it's good to go!
Sand & Surf: Surf's Up, Paradise, Cute Cuts, Borders, GPS, Alpha + Bits, Miniatures; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Blue
Altered Bird Project, by Wendy Antenucci.
I found a paper mache bird at Michael's awhile back while strolling through the dollar section and while it looked really neat, I figured a little color would make it even better! I papered my bird in small bits of colors I love and then embellished the nest and bird with some feathers. My son already claimed the "duck" as that is his favorite animal right now!
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Gulf, Freestyle Cotton Candy, Freestyle Peep, Freestyle Banana, Freestyle Saltwater; Feathers: Bell Pepper, Pickle Juice, Gulf; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry (I used my cropodile to punch eyes); Designer Tape: Combo