Last Saturday I was cutting sticker sheets into individual pieces. I decided it would go much quicker if I cut 2 pages at a time. Brilliant, right?
"So how did that go for you paula?"
"not so good", she said.
"Stickers should all be facing the same direction when cutting in a stack", she said.
But you know me.
I figured I could use them for something...I mean, they are my very favorite Vial labels! I can't just throw them away!
...and that's exactly how today's project was born.
What to do with the cut up Vial labels sitting on my desk?
I decided to make a new insert for the 7gypsies Vintage Book Stand. If you remember, I made one back in February (you can see it here at the bottom of the post)......but it's time for a change. To do that you need start with a piece of book board, mat board or cardboard, really anything that will keep your artwork upright. I cut a piece of book board 5 x 8.5" and a matching piece of manila paper. I was actually surprised how thick the manila paper is. Love that because it can withstand a lot of layers of paint, sprays, and stain.
Coffee Archival Ink, Warehouse District stamp with a bit of numbers from the School Desk set.
TYPEI need a good saying for my stand so I decided to use the Sizzix Alterations Alphabetical die to cut all this tiny type. The die is long and skinny so I cut two strips of paper and ran one through the Vagabond with the print side up and one with the print side down so I could mix up the letters in the phrase.
I colored the flowers with Broken China and Frayed Burlap.
I added a lock at the top with the tiny little brads that come in the package as well as the key hanging from one of the flower brads. I did add a bit of cheescloth that I colored with Frayed Burlap Distress stain to the back of the flowers. And a little phrase with the Chitchat stickers at the bottom right.
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Cheers for a great day!