Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hopping with ADORNit - Day Three

This is the last day of our ADORNit Blog Hop. We are winding up the hop with the Pink Hoot and Fern collections. They are the perfect palette of brightness and fun to scrapbook the amazing children in your life. These collections are so much FUN and make for the most fun altered projects!  I chose to use Pink Hoot on a terrific from ADORNit

After I spread everything out on my table and started planning my project, I noticed one of the stickers said, "Look whooo's too Cute."  That was it!  I had my idea! I decided to turn my plaque into a mirror with that sweet little quote.  I am going to give this away to one of the little girls in my life.

Here is my Mirror Plaque:



Before you make the ruffle, trace the shape of the plaque onto the patterned cardstock.  Be sure to trace the place where the holes are to string your ribbon through.  Set this aside for later.

To make the striped ruffle, I cut 1 1/2 strips of the cardstock.  I then cut little slits about every 1/2 inch.  Just cut around half way through the strip, you want your strip to stay in one piece.  Then on the opposite side, at each of those 1/2 inch slits, I gave the cardstock a little pinch.  This process will make your paper more pliable and will make it easy to  follow the curved edges.  Use a strong adhesive to adhere it to the outside edge. 

The next step is the small scalloped ruffle.  I cut 3/4 inch strips for this ruffle.  I then used an EK Success punch to make a scalloped border along one side of each strip.  Fold these as shown in the picture below.  You don't need to cut slits in this one.  It's size is smaller, so it follows the curves very easily.  Attach it to the plaque.

Use adhesive to adhere the traced and cut-out background paper to the plaque.


To make the owl, I enlarged  (about 25% bigger) a copy of the adorable owl on the paper.  I started with this shape to make the 'back' of the owl.  I used the pattern to add the paper wings and feet.  The raised body of the owl was made using some plasic packaging from an almost empty package of flowers.  It gave me a nice, slightly raised circle to work with.  Just make a couple of punched strips and fold them up and adhere them to the plastic along the bottom.  Trace the top 2/3 (approx.) of the circle and punch the edge.  Lay that on the top of the owl.  Finally, cut out the owl's eyes from the patterned paper and use pop dots to adhere them.  Add a tiny bow with the ADORNit ribbon and you are done!

I just sketched the tree limb and the leaves.  Glue those to the plaque and add your owl.


The finishing touch is to add some of these adorable stickers to the plaque.  I LOVE THESE STICKERS!  I used pop dots for more dimension.  I also added some doodles to the sticker.  Lastly, pull some more of the ADORNit ribbon through the holes and tie a knot for hanging.

You can find the plaque at ADORNit, too!  

It has been such fun to participate in this hop!  The ADORNit products are such fun to work with and I have loved ever one of the collections!  In fact, these projects aren't the last time you will see ADORNit on my blog!  I can't wait to play with these collections some more!

If you made it here from Aphra's Blog, you are well on your way!  If you started here, go back to Melinda's blog to start the hop!










Don't forget to leave your last comment at the ADORNit blog to have a chance to win the collection!!  Hope that you have enjoyed hopping along with us!

Thanks so much for dropping by!

 






29 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fabulous project! I LOVE the cute little owls! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pammejo said...

Love the owls, your project is gorgeous

Kelly Massman said...

Robbie: What a darling idea! So cute!

Peggy said...

love your scalloped and ruffled edges around the die-cut shape - this would be perfect for the little girl in my life. Thank you for the ideas.

Lindy said...

OMG....this is fabulous! What a wonderful gift for some special little girl. TFS :)

aud1inok said...

What a great idea!

ShoppingTamii said...

too cute!!!

flamegirl said...

Those owls are so cute. you are so inspirational

Katie D. said...

Way cute idea!!!! So fun!

robin said...

Cute ideas - thanks!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a wonderful plaque - love all the details

Kim said...

Such details on the owl, I don't know if I would have the patience to piece one all together like that. Superb job!

Kathy said...

Those ruffled border edges really jazz up this sweet page! Thanks for sharing the 'how-to" instructions!

Audrey Yeager said...

Oh my gosh this is SUCH a cute idea! I love it! TFS!

Brooke said...

What a pretty plaque! I love this collection.

mimisimon said...

Awesome plaque.

Zolyshka said...

What a cute idea! Absolutely love it!

Kimberly Kett said...

That is such an ADORABLE idea!! I love it!

KateB said...

OMG-How did u have the patience for the ruffle?? Love it but know I couldn't do it :) Great project!

Debbie Cornish said...

This is so adorable. A perfect decor for the grandkids room. They would have a hoot looking at themselves

Liz said...

Robbie - this is exceptionally cute! Love the ruffled paper!

Jessica said...

A mirror is such a great idea! Sooo cute.

michelestamps2 said...

your work is beautiful. thanks for the great insipiration

Margreet said...

what a gorgeous project..thanks for sharing
xxx Margreet

stefeni said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

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Irit Shalom said...

Just lovely!! Great colors- love it!

KellyG said...

Great project, love the ruffle!

Mireille said...

robbie this is sooo cute!! really love it!

jolan said...

Hi Robbie,
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Have a great weekend. Jolanda Meurs/Netherlands