Thursday, January 3, 2008

Girls Club - January 26th

I'm so excited about this project!! Here is what we will be making during Girls Club this month:

It's a little purse made out of an Altoids tin! Some of the products used here are retired (the paisley DSP is Sarah from the 2006-2007 Idea Book & Catalog, and the grosgrain ribbon is the old Bluebird which matches Brocade Blue) but I used the new Time Well Spent stamp set that is SO adorable! Here is another view:

The ribbon is secured with the two Brocade brads, which keeps the inside nice and flat - better than tying knots. On the inside, I created a vellum pocket to hold little notes or name cards...

...while the other side has an accoridian pull out to hold photos and journaling, or even autographs from friends! I got the idea for the pull out from this post on Splitcoast. The photos I've used here are of my dearest friend Audrey's two precious little girls. They live in Scotland. ("Hi Audrey! xoxo")

So that is what the girls will make on Saturday, January 26th at 2pm. Girls ages 8-15 are welcome - sign up now to hold your spot! All supplies are included with the exception of adhesive. I recommend the girls also bring a pair of snips so they don't have to wait to use mine. The cost is $10 per child. Moms are always welcome (and encouraged for the younger girls) to stay and help! Normally I offer the same project to Moms, but I won't be doing that this month because of the complexity of this project.

HOWEVER... I've got more great ideas for these little tins, and I'm working on samples to show you. So stay tuned! I will be holding a Stamp Camp in the coming weeks where the big girls (ie. adults) can come and make one!

I hope to see you soon!

9 comments:

katiejf said...

This is just the most wonderful idea for girls using a tin that would normally just find its way to the trash can. In addition, I just love the way you arranged all the pieces for your picture of the final project.

Anonymous said...

This is majorly beautiful. Can't wait to try it. JCV

Diane said...

Michele, this is soooooo cute! Just adorable. How creative and how fun for the girls!

Alison Shiloh Wear said...

precious! what a fabulous idea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Auntie Michele

We love what you've done with our photos! :) Wish we were there so you could teach us too.

Happy New Year!

All our hugs and kisses.

Sarah and Lindsay

Jackie W. said...

Those are too cute, Michele! Very creative and I'm sure the girls in your group will love making and giving them! I'm sure adults would like to make them as well. Happy New Year to you!

Vickie said...

This is a darling idea! I will have to try and make one this weekend. Too cute I am sure the girls are going to love it :-)

Vickie

Nancy Riley said...

Michele, your altoid design is BRILLIANT! Love the way you've secured the ribbon handle ... genius!!!

Tami said...

super cute way to display the kids' photos! love it! tfs