Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Glue-Art & Paper Studio Week...project #1

This week is dedicated to some fun projects I was fortunate enough to complete for Glue-Art & Paper Studio. If you've ever had the pleasure of working with these fun products, you know they are great quality products to work with! The owners are two fantastic ladies, Vicky and Kelli, who share a love of crafting and turned their passion into a wonderful line of unfinished wood products. Today I'm going to share my first project with the Organizer Box. Along with the wooden box, 6 chipboard inserts and a wood backing insert (the last insert for support) come with this kit. You will notice I only have 3 chipboard inserts here, but I actually glued 2 of each to one another to add more support since I knew I'd be flipping thru this organizer often. My first step was to cover the outside of the box. For those of you who love fabric, you will recognize this fun Amy Butler pattern. I trimmed just enough to overlap on the outside of the box and approx. 1/4 inch on the top so I could lay it down on the inside lip. You could probably use a number of different adhesives to attach the fabric, however my favorite is Matte Mod Podge when adhering fabric to wood. You get a very strong hold! Bottom view of the box! I didn't cover the entire bottom with fabric since no one is going to see it!To create the fabric strips for the top on the outside, I used a thin white cs (something thin like SU! whisper white) and wrapped the fabric around the edges and pushed it right on thru my sewing machine. Here is what it looks like once you get all the edges done. Don't worry about it not looking all "Martha Stewart" clean...your not going to see this side To adhere the strips to the fabric top, I used E6000 glue. I love this glue for its strength, but man does it smell toxic! I made a simple stamped insert to cover the inside of the box. All you need to do is cut your cs to size and decorate! Double sided sticky tape was used to adhere the inside cs.
Glimpse of the finished product. I used a generous amount of Diamond Stickles for the letters and hung them with some offray white ribbons. Like my little glass door knobs for feet? They were recycled from this Glue-Art & Paper Studio project I did last year!
The scalloped edge was created with my Fiskars Water Threading Punch and a skinny strip of SU! green galore cs. This is what my Organizer Box looks like once it's all done! And yes, this will actually stay of the few things on my desk that will stay neat:)
I just realized I posted these last few pics out of order, but just follow along! Shipping & Packing is my last label tab and this is where I keep my orders that are ready to ship after they've been packaged. Pending Orders--this is where I store orders I'm currently working on but have not yet completed.
Pending Orders in Front--these are orders that I've done samples on and I'm just awaiting final approval before the real work gets started! And finally, my finished project before I put it to use. It looks complicated, but anyone can do this! All you need is a little inspiration, some glue, fabric, and tape:)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I LOVE this one girlie.. boy have you been busy with your glue art products!! It's soo snazzy!