Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Growing in Unity Day Three

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to day three of my week for Growing in Unity.

As I was preparing to start today's project, I was drawing a blank. I was thinking . . . what else can I do for Christmas gifts for my friends and family?? So I dug through my stash of things that I've picked up over the years, intending to use for stamping, hoping something would jump out at me. I found some lovely naked big clothespins, just begging me to alter them A light went on!! I am short on cash, and have a darling little boy!!! I will make a cute little photo holder for my little monkey. Here it is:


Now, this project will take you much more time than yesterday's, but yesterday's was almost too easy! Here are the deets: I covered the front and back of the clip with patterned paper (SU!). I stamped the monkey from Unity's Wild and Crazy Bunch twice, once on cocoa and once on caramel, then cut out the belly, ears and face from the caramel, to paper piece on the cocoa. Then I glued the monkey to another piece of cocoa cardstock to give him stability before I cut him out. I attached him to the clip with stampin' dimensionals. I tied a ribbon around the clip, and looped the monkey's tail over the ribbon. Finally, I stamped the word little from the "little one" sentiment and the word monkey from the "let's monkey around" sentiment. I punched it out and layered it on three squares of cocoa cardstock to give it stability, and attached the edge of it to the clip with stampin' dimensionals, tucking it under the monkey's arm. As a final touch, I added my OWN LITTLE MONKEY to the clip. What do you think?


I am not finished with my Friday project yet . . . I'm still working on it. I am SO excited about it, so make sure you come back and check it out!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog this week! It has been so much fun!

21 comments:

Tracey said...

This is just adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

Maria Levine said...

hey jess! That's really cute! I love those big clips perfect for altering.

Robynccgirl said...

Super cute Jess! Love it! Your little monkey is adorable.

Jacqueline said...

Just so adorable! This monkey is the cutest! great job this week Jess!

Tessa said...

This is so super cute!!! I have some of those laying around hmmmm!

Ramsey said...

How cute is this? Oh my! I love that little monkey and the dp!

Jessy said...

Jess- this is just too darn cute!! what a wonderful idea!! great projects this week!! :)

Angela said...

That is so stinkin' cute. I have a few of these clips just laying around asking to be altered. HMMM!

Gretchen said...

Cute, cute, cute! And the altered clip is cute too :)

Ashley said...

Jess! That is too cute! I love the picture too!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Very cute... so adorable!

jan farnworth said...

that is just so stinking cute and very neat idea. I need some giant clothes pins now :) Can't wait to see what else you have to show us.

Jenn said...

Who doesn't love monkeys, too cute! I need to find a giant clothespin now!

Joy said...

this is sooooo cute, I've had my eye on that set for a while!

FibreJunky said...

Aw, way too cute!!

KAP said...

Very cute! I just picked up a big clip like this. I'm excited to play with it.

scrappycandy said...

What a super idea! Very cute too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh my.....gosh!!!!! How absolutely precious is that photo and what a wonderfully adorable clip!!!! I've got to try making one!!

Ravengirl said...

I think your little monkey is adorable, not to mention your project!!!

Kristen said...

Your little monkey is way cuter! This looks so awesome Jess! You did a great job this week!

Lisa F said...

That is SO cute! Great job!