Thursday, November 6, 2014

High School Spirit: Rah Rah Rah!

M&Ms in a cello bag isn't a new idea; nor is adorning its top with something pretty, but I still thought I'd share my idea for the craft fair. I will be making these in local schools' colors. The tops are quick, though as my mother found out, stuffing the M&Ms is the tedious part.

It's a straight-forward design. I used the star framelits to punch the stars out. Once I did that, I had an abundance of purple stars, so I made its compliment. Waste nothing! 

Speaking of wasting nothing, I have a tip to help you save on some of your more pricey products:

Here's my TIP:
I wanted to add the "bling" of the champagne glimmer paper, but I didn't want to waste the part that wouldn't be seen. Here's what I did:

Step 1: I punched my 1 3/4" circle 

and I ended up with this:

Step 2: I punched my scallop around the circle

and I ended up with this:

Step 3: I attached the scallop to the back of the topper and then covered it up

Because I used the 1 3/4" circle punch for the Crushed Curry cardstock to peek through the star front, the scalloped circle fit perfectly around it. Then I punched a 2" circle in Elegant Eggplant for the back to make it all neat and pretty.

Now I have circles that I can use for other projects (and you'll get to see it tomorrow), and I still get the bling for my topper!

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Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow I will post another tag and show you what I did with that circle.

Until then, stay crafty!