Friday, January 1, 2010

Stop #20 Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop - Birds Aplenty

I am so excited to be participating in my first Stampin' Addicts blog hop! If you are following through the hop, you just came from Twila's blog (Stamp A Little Longer) where she showcased the new Sweet Pea DSP and matching stitched felt embellishments. Didn't you love what she did?

I have a love affair with chipboard. I love the texture, the thickness, and the dimensionality you get when you use it. I love that you can cover it, stamp it, paint it, decoupage it, or leave it naked (and I love that you can call it naked!). :) When I saw that Stampin' Up is offering new chipboard stuff, I knew I had to have it! There are three new shaped chipboard books - a bird, a flower, and a heart. Everyone makes chipboard books - in fact, I'm in the middle of making the heart one for my husband for a birthday gift in a couple of weeks, but I wanted to do something a little different for the blog hop. Thinking outside the box, you know?

So I decided to make some home decor using the chipboard book. I had a picture of what I wanted in my mind until I asked my daughter which book she wanted me to use since it would hang in her room. She chose the bird book. The book comes with eight pages (each pre-punched to fit the chain that also comes with the set). I altered each side of the birds differently using the Razzledazzle DSP (one of my new favorites!). I painted, stamped, embossed, ruched (had to look that up for spelling!) and paper pieced. I used my Big Shot, shimmer paint, crimper, corduroy buttons, create a brads, (lots of) glitter, and ribbon.

The art mobile is now hanging over her bead and matches perfectly with her bedding and new curtains. Which book will you make first and how will you alter it?

Keep hopping along in order to Melissa's blog (Stamping with Melissa). She is showcasing a new stamp set, Little Angel. Such cute projects! Thanks for stopping by today.

31 comments:

Marie said...

What a neat idea to make a mobile out of these little birds!?!?!?! Thanks so much for sharing it with us - fantastic project!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

A mobile?? How creative is that????? :-) Those birds look so cute in your daughter's room!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great idea to create a mobile! Love the colors and the variety of techniques you used!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, great job! How creative!

Dawnmarie said...

what a cute idea! love it.

Cindy said...

Brilliant! I love the different way you used the chipboard - never would have thought of that myself!

Anonymous said...

Love it Heather. You are too creative.

Denise

Yapha said...

That is the cutest mobile ever! What a brilliant idea!

lisa808 said...

Great project.

Stamp/nScrap said...

Really cute! I'm amazed how you got all that blue ribbon on that one bird!! Cheryl

Melissa said...

What a fabulous idea!! I love your out-of-the-box use for the chipboard books!

Lyssa Z said...

Very clever! I may look into those books after all...

Lisa N said...

I love the mobile for the birds chipboard book. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Y. said...

Very clever and creative use of the chipboard book! I love this idea!

Cherie said...

Oh my gosh! What a totally awesome project! That is really thinking outside the box! Cool that it is done to match you daughter's room! TFS!

WebDeb said...

What a terrific project!

Kim said...

That is a great project! So cute. I love when people think outside the box!

Kristin said...

OH what a creative idea- you are so clever! Love how well it matches those curtains too! I bet your daughter is just tickled!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a fun project.. great 'outside the box' thinking!

debadoo said...

Too clever making a mobile out of these!

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

Goodness gracious, how darling is this?!?!?! So which bird is your daughter's favorite? Mine is that ruched bird!

Rhonda L. said...

Awesome!

Kandi said...

what a great idea!! the mobile is awesome

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Very creative!! Fun idea!

Sarah said...

What a fab idea and sooo fun :-)

Melina said...

GREAT idea for those chipboard items!! Thanks for sharing!

Twila said...

Aren't you the clever one! Love your idea and the DSP you used is one of my favorites!

Holly said...

I love your idea!! It is sooo cute!! Awesome job!

jeannen2 said...

Very creative! The paper matches the curtains so nicely! p.s. Love your blog name too!

Veronica A.Cole said...

Hey Heather! Love your new blog! We have missed you on SCS, can you check in at the birthday thread? The girls are worried about you, or email me if you can...thanks, Roni

Chanda Stehlik said...

This is really pretty! TYFS!!

chanda stehlik
www.bellevuestampingclub.blogspot.com