Monday, July 5, 2010

Sweet or Sassy - with Creative Charms

The Creative Charms Deal of the Month for July is another great assortment of embellishments - this time mostly in shades of green, yellow and orange.  I just got mine a couple of days ago and one of the first things I noticed was the interesting packaging of the transparent green and orange flowers.

These flower come on a purse shaped card with a sparkly silver handle.  I decided to use the card for a door hanger for a girl's room that could be flipped to either side to indicate the mood she is in - fair warning to the family!

I removed the flowers from the board and traced it on the wrong side of two coordinating pieces of cardstock from the DCWV Citrus stack.  Then I carefully cut out each piece right along the traced line.

I chose companion designs in orange for the sassy side and yellow for the sweet side.

The words "sassy" and "sweet" are from the Paisley cartridge and I cut them at 1 1/2 inches.  I used glitter cardstock for the top layers and textured cardstock for the blackout layers, all from the Citrus cardstock stack.

I usually can cut the glitter cardstock at blade depth 6 with a two times multi-cut but I needed to do three multi-cuts on this glitter cardstock - it is very thick and glossy.

I used 1/8 inch Scor-Tape to attach the ribbon to the "sweet" panel.

I centered the ribbons and trimmed the extra pieces from the sides with sharp scissors.

I used the tip of my scissors to make a starter hole for the string flower brad.

All of the dots and loops give a young fresh feel to this side.  The bright orange daisies add some punch!

I used a few more of the flower brads to decorate the bottom of the purse.

Here is the finished panel for the "sweet" side.

I decided on placement for the three transparent flowers and added dots to mark the brad locations on the "sassy" panel.  I poked the holes and added the flowers.

These bold flowers would put anyone in a sassy mood!

I added green gradient gems at the top near the handle chain.

Extra gems on the letters make the "sassy" sparkle even more.

Seven more gems in the three graduated sizes of the gradient gem stickers finish off the lower left corner.

Once the panels were finished, I applied some more Scor-Tape along the edges of the cardboard to insure a tight bond.

I added some more adhesive in the center with my ATG.  Then I carefully aligned the panels and adhered them to each side of the board.

Here is one more view of the finished "Sweet" side...

and the "Sassy" side.

Be sure to check out the Creative Charms blog to see all of the great projects the Design Team has been sharing - there is lots of inspiration there!

So here's a question - do you feel Sweet or Sassy today?

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  1. Cute! For my daughter, I the "sassy" size would get more use!!!! LOL! :)

  2. Wow! You always come up with the most amazing creations! I love it!

  3. How clever! What a wonderful idea!!

  4. Love this idea!! I am so going to use this for my little boys will say 'big boy' and 'baby' I know he will try super hard to keep it at 'big boy'

  5. How ADORABLE!!!! I love it! Today, for me, would have to be a 'Sassy' day!!! TFS!

  6. I love this - what a great repurpose! Creative Charms products are wonderful, as are your creations.
    I guess I'm feeling kind of sweet today, but sassy could pop up at any time....

  7. Diane -- this is sooo clever and appropriate. What great utilization of packaging. I have to order the set quickly to make one for my youngest granddaughter.

    I am definitely SASSy today. (or as Grandpa used to say: "full of vim and vigor!).

  8. So perfect for a teenage girl. I think I'm always on the sweet side but my husband might say I'm on the sassy side once in a while!

  9. I just love this idea. I wish I had something similar with my kids growing up. I'll have to settle for my grankids now! Of course, there's will always be sweet!

  10. Diane, I really love this project. So cute and clever! If I didn't have so much craft supplies right now I would snatch up this month's Charms special in a minute. I love what you've been doing with it.

  11. Hi Diane! I finally got my Creative Charms July deal in the mail yesterday, and raced to put my idea onto the repurposed "purse". You can see it on my blogspot at I even gave you credit for the inspiration, so be sure to check it out! AND THANKS for the idea! Now if I could only get some help with my laundry.......

  12. Hi Ellen,

    I love what you did - it certainly brightens up the laundry room! Thanks so much for letting me know about your project!


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