Monday, March 05, 2012

Gecko Galz Mini Tag Holder (Trident gum package re do)

Happy Monday!
I had the chance to play a little today between washing laundry and dishes (yuck).  I thought I would work on the Shabby Tea Room Challenge as well as the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge.  Kind of glad I waited till today to start on my second entry at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Why?  Because I am using this as my trash :0)  Which works out great, because at the Shabby Tea Room the inspiration photo shows sweets (gum qualifies as a sweet in my book).  
Here is the inspiration photo from the Shabby Tea Room.  Yummy!!
We need to use pink, aqua and green, and add a tag to your creation.  I pulled from the large suckers there on the left...the colors pink, darker pink and white and of course went to my favorite Gecko Galz Digital Papers (kitchen sink).  They have both my favorite aqua and pink paper...LOL.  So easy peasy for me!
Here is my creation below
I used some Ivory mulberry roses, pink roses, champagne flat back pearls and pink blingy bling from Pro 31 Designs Etsy store.
Used my "go to" May Arts Green Leaf Trim, and perfect medium pen with perfect pearls in perfect gold from Ranger.
I used scraps of my favorite Gecko Galz papers, inked with Ranger's Distress ink in Fired Brick and Tumbled glass.  The aqua ribbon was from my stash.  Here is the inside.
Awww...isn't that just so adorable!!  I used some more of my scraps from my ritz box that was my "trash" in my previous Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge piece.  You can see it here
The "Treat for you" words were left overs from one of my Shabby Tea Room Design Call entries. I was invited to be a guest designer for the month of July 2012.  Here is one of the items I designed.  I created the template myself :0), the rose in the upper right is the one I painted in GIMP.  The fabby little teacup is from the Graphic Fairy.  I used a vintage spoon image and collaged them together.  I specifically designed it for the Tea Room.  You can see it says..."Mondays in the ...Shabby Tea Room"   I even created the little calendar myself.  Talk about a lot of work..putting all those little numbers in there.  I added little images on Mondays.  So you wouldn't forget the challenges...LOL.
Here is a close up of the top
Here is a close up of the bottom left...You can just barley see it, but I put the words "The shabby tea room" inside the teacup too.   That is called "adding text to a path"...did that in GIMP..and I have a tutorial on that here (this will take you to youtube).
(the rest of my projects I submitted to the call,  I thought I would try to get published in the Flying Unicorn Magazine). will have to wait to see the rest... (I have no idea if they will be published or not)..otherwise, I will post them later. They are fabby!!  Back to the current project....
I took 2 1/2 inch pieces by 3 inches and folded them in half to create my little pockets.  Used my Crop O dile to punch holes and then added the little ribbons.
Here are the little tags from the inside!  They are just as cute as can be!  I left them blank so the receiver can put what they want on them.
Thank you for visiting!
Hope you have a fabulous day!
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  1. so adorable. loving the colors

  2. RU kidding me??? what a great upcyle Heather. I will be looking at gum packages a lot differently now. Thanks for sharing.
    Lesley ")

  3. Wow! Love those papers and embellishings! Best looking gum box I've ever seen! :)Hugs!

  4. Omigosh .. this is outta sight! Love the details!

  5. Precious gift set created for our aqua, pink, green plus a tag challenge this week in the Tea Room, Heather! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us all :)

  6. This is outstanding work! Please give the link to the tutorial on this. I would love to try one! The calendar is perfect and you are the master of I have so much to learn. I'm excited to learn all I can from you talented ladies !!!

  7. Anonymous6:28 AM

    What a clever idea to use a gum wrapper : ) The colors are so much fun. Huggs and love from your BFF

  8. Heather, you wow me at every the way your mind works, just wish I had some of that awesome talent. Love this trash to treasure and would have never thought of this. The inside is my fave part, I just love little places to add things. Your DT project for STR was beautiful, looking forward to seeing you there in July. Thanks for playing again at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    hugs, Patti SCH/DT

  9. Holy canoly this!!!!!!!! Will you come to my house and teach me to play with my cameo.....i want a teacup like that!!!!!

  10. this is too stinkin cute! I love what you did with a GUM container!!!! beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow AGAIN this week!

    Holly SCH DT

  11. Good gosh Heather your gum wrapper is too stinking cute, love it. You are just rockin your creations girlie, everything is AMAZING!!! Hugs, xoxo. Starr

  12. It is blog entries like this that makes me AFRAID to throw ANYTHING cardboard away!! I just know that you will come up with something REALLY COOL with just about ANYTHING found in the house. This little darling is just too pretty for words. It is sooo romantic chic (I would say shabby chic but there is NOTHING 'shabby' about it. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

  13. Olá Hearther!! Seu blog está cada vez mais lindo! adoro seu estilo com as cores suaves! O projeto é encantador, adoraria fazer uma caixinha de trident!!

  14. what a transformation, love the colours and papers so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather