Friday, December 16, 2011

E-Team Blog Hop - Embellishment Bits Day 2

Happy Friday! Welcome to Day 2 of the E-Team Blog Hop.



Joining in on the E-Team blog hop fun. I knew these new Maya Road Embellishment Bits Kit was going to be fun to play with. Lots of options and so many uses. Trying to keep things easy peasy in the midst of holiday chaos. Between kid stuff, school stuff, and work stuff, paper crafting is precious. I have to make the most of the time in between carpool. I am all about fast and quick crafts right now.


I eyeballed those cute Round Journey Tins in the kit. With some extra supplies and paper, I was ready to make these decorative and useful jumbo paperclips with the round tins as a shaker element.

You can find this massive jar of Diamond Dust at your local craft store. Sometimes you may have to  look in the floral section. The Diamond Dust will make sound, shake and not stick to your project. You can get the jumbo paper clips at your local office supplies store. The 1-3/8 circle punch was the perfect fit for the Maya Road small round Journey Tins.



The Webster's Pages, Botanical Christmas & Winter Fairy Tales 6x6 paper pad had some perfect sized designs for my project.   



The 1-3/8 circle punch did the trick with its coordinating fit.




The silver round journey tins were just a little off in terms of coordinating color with the jumbo paper clip. I took my alcohol ink pen to paint just a little color directly onto the tin. 




Next, to figure out how to seal the lids tightly, I used some Multi-Medium Matte and squirted a little around the inside rim lid. 




With some ribbon bits around the jumbo clip, everything was ready to be assembled. Use something like E-6000 to glue the paper clip to the back of the small Round Journey Tin. Drying time is required. I have found that with something like this project and the amount of times it is handled, E-6000 seems to be more secure than something like hot glue. You can add a piece of felt, a flower, or a rosette to the other side of the jumbo clip for a more finished look. 



These jumbo paper clips with a decorated round shaker tin is a cute add-on to any gift tag, holiday recipe card, or note to someone special. We all need a little help keeping our holiday lists and coupons all together, too. 


Don't forget to visit the following E-Team Members to see what they created and shared for this blog hop:




Friday - December 16th:



Daisy Sparks (you are here)


If you missed yesterday's E-Team, here is a reminder:
Thursday - December 15th:




Don't forget about the following E-Team Blog Hop details regarding this final 2011 E-Team fun:
  • Visit each of the E-Team members and leave them some feedback about their creation.
  • It is Christmas time so eP is going to pick 6 winners for this blog hop. There will be a winner from each blog. 
  • 3 winners will win a $20 eP GC;
  • 3 winners will win an fun box stuffed with eP embellishments that will include trims, brads, buttons, decorative pins, Stickles, & more.
  • Winner's will be announced on Tues Dec 20th
  • You can visit and leave the E-Team comments on their blogs beginning today through Sun, Dec 18th.
  • Winner's will be announced on Tues Dec 20th on the eP blog.

Have a great weekend!  I hope it is filled with lots of holiday fun! 

-Daisy

"feed your creativity" at www.eclecticpaperie.com





42 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

What a cute and clever idea! Love it.

PaulaJ said...

adorable clips! such a great idea.

Dee in N.H. said...

Ooooh! I love how you put Santa in the tin with the snow! That's beautiful!

wearestampers said...

The shaker paper clips are a wonderful idea, and sweet gift too! Thanks for the hop!!
Pam

Carol E said...

Such a wonderful idea, just love it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Sandra said...

love this!
Sandra ltb

Broni said...

OMG, Daisy! What a fantastic idea to make the tins into shakers and then into book marks with the paper clips. I'm definitely going to have to whip up some of these for stocking stuffers!

Claudine C. said...

What a unique and great idea for the little tin. I love this!!

PattinSLC said...

Wow Do I love those journey boxes. What a great use of them. Thanks for the inspiration

Caroline said...

Such a super cute project!! Would make neat 'tags' for gift packaging too! Fun hop... thanks!

Terry said...

Love these jumbo paper clips! Very unique and so many ways to attach them! Beautiful!

SusanK said...

These are so cool! Now to make a run to Staples!

paperpapier said...

what a great idea to alter and decorate the clips!

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous & creative idea! Love it!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Super cute idea, Daisy! I love jumbo paperclips...and the diamond dust makes it look so magical!

Vic said...

Great idea! I love the little tins!

NanaBeth said...

I have all of these-I'm going to give this a try.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What fun. Your project is terrific. Great for all year round projects too. I so much enjoy your hops. Each design team member always has such great inspiration. Love the variety. Thanks for the fun once again

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What fun clips.

Cathy Y said...

Oh, those little tins are just too darn cute!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow...I love that shaker clip.

c.darwin said...

Those circle punches make life so easy! And I need to get my hands on some of those alcohol ink pens.

jengd said...

FABULOUS idea! Those are SO cute!!

Candy said...

Beautiful idea!

Pam said...

These clips are adorable! Love what you've made.

McStamper said...

Great idea. Love the clips.

bethann said...

so clever and really really cute

Sharon said...

Thanks for your tutorial on how to make the little shaker tins.
They really add interest to your project

Woodsie said...

Cool combination for Clips! Gonna try something similar myself...ty ty ty!

nonnie said...

i LOVE these - what a cute idea...and i have all the ingredients except the tin...better order some right now!

Renee said...

Very cute! I love interactive embellies. TFS

Deborah345 said...

Very cute paper clip idea! This would be wonderful to include with a made Christmas card list booklet.

Indy said...

This is so very clever! Thanks for sharing!

Rea' said...

Ms. Daisy , first love your choice of embellishments for the E-Team !
Very creative santa shaker clips!

Sue D said...

Fabulous idea--very festive.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

rush said...

wonderful hop with so many projects to love! thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

I love this idea! Looks like a lot of fun to make! Great gift idea.
DeniseB

Toni K said...

I love that idea! Very cute paper clips!

LaNell said...

That is darling. I'm looking for Diamond Dust the next time I'm in the craft store. Thank you so much for your cool, clever ideas.

Stacey Barrows said...

Cute clips! I love all the new and inspiring ideas that everyone came up with. Thanks to all for sharing

connie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVED the blog hop!! I forgot to leave a comment here though!! Such a Holiday Brain right now its not even funny!! =)
Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! =)