Monday, May 10, 2010


The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path. ~Mason Cooley
I am Super late posting my latest Say it With Letters project, I put it off until the last minute (I am So good at procrastination!!!) and then I got sick...

The shape I received to play with this time is the 8 in. Crafty Scissors...Super fun shape! So many things popped into my head when I sat to alter it...I was out of the paper I Really wanted to use (Cosmo Cricket Material Girl.) I sat looking at the shape and my new October Afternoon Thrift Store pad was sitting right there next to seemed like the Perfect match! I chose the light minty doily pattern, some Luscious Silk Ribbon from Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, a Zva Creative Rose and a few Prima Flowers.

Altering these shapes are Super easy! I use Decoupage Gel, just spread it all over with a foam brush, then lay the paper over it, once the paper is stuck down you can flip the shape over and cut around the shape with an Xacto knife. I sometimes have to sand the edges, but if you cut carefully you don't even need to do that! I paint the sides after I lay the paper so that the paint will go over the edges and distress it a bit, but you can paint first or even cover the edges, too! After the gel is dry and the paper is fully adhered you lay on a top coat, let that dry and then decorate! In this case I just tied the ribbon, added the flowers, letter stickers and pearls and I was done!

Paper: Thrift Store (October Afternoon)
Embellishments: Silk Ribbon, Prima Flower, Zva Creative Rose, American Craft Alphabet Stickers, Stickles, Zva Creative Pearls
Adhesive: Mini Glue Dots, Decoupage Gel


Incy Wincy: Photo Inspiration
Penny's Challenges: Shapes
Crafty Ann #17: Anything Goes
Sunday's With Chrissy: Favorite Things (Some of mine are: Alterable Shapes, Stickles, Flowers, Pearls)



Everything Must Go!


  1. What a great project :) Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  2. Fabulous project! These scissors look like they're all ready to cut the ribbon on a brand new craft store - thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's and I hope we'll see you for the blog hop on the 21st.
    Ann x

  3. A novel idea and a fabulous project.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Beryl xx

  4. There you go again with fantastic altered objects! WOW

  5. Wow I am blown away by this project how wonderful it is with those gorgeous papers, ribbon and flower it is fabulous thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's
    Lorraine x

  6. Great idea, it's beautiful!

  7. Fun altered project. That would be a perfect gift for anyone handy with a sewing machine (which I guess wouldn't include me since I suck at sewing) but I love your scissors.

  8. what a fun project. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  9. Wow this is truly magnificent!!!

    Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

    Id love it if you would come and visit my personal blog at Vanilla Hevn

  10. Hello Rachel, love this fun project!! The colors look adorable together! Thanks for playing at Sunday's with Crissy!!


  11. Oh nice! Very creative. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday's with Crissy! Hugs, Zoe xxoo

  12. What a creative the colour scheme! Thanks for playing at Sundays With Crissy!


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