Saturday, December 19, 2009

Need a Quick Gift Idea?

These photo binder clips are fun and easy to make! I used 2" binder clips and covered them with pretty paper from the Bella paper pack. (My pieces measure just a smidge under 2"x3.25", but measure yours to fit.) After folding the paper around the clip to get gentle guidelines, I laid the pieces flat on my workspace and stamped "precious" from my Playful Flourishes stamp set. I mean, who doesn't have a photo of something or someone precious they'd like to display?

The pair of Desert Sand/Chocolate photo holders are embellished with some tiny paper flowers and sparkles. They're for our dance teachers (Hi Stephanie & Shelley!), but I left them at home by accident Thursday. :( They'll have to get theirs on the 12th day of Christmas instead of early!
The second set also uses the Bella paper pack, but I had fun with floral patterns instead of the animal print. I made these for the nine lovely fifth grade teachers I teach with. They are such great ladies, and I wanted to give them a little something-something for Christmas. Theirs are accented with a little sparkle before "precious" (kind of looks like a bullet accenting the word) and of course the Colonial White crocheted ribbon.
Another thing that I love about this project is that you can use either a vertical or horizontal photo. (My card stock base measures 3.5"x5"; I have found in the past that 4"x6" is just too heavy for clips this size.) Just turn the top piece the way you like it.
This morning, the dog didn't really let me sleep in, but at least I got to bed early last night and slept well. We are going to have such a fun weekend, so stay tuned for a recap later.

1 comment:

  1. These are just awesome Hayley. I will have to try this.


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