Thursday, November 1, 2007

Michael's $1 Bin Projects

Did you all get a lot of trick or treaters? I was surprised by how few we got at our house. My sister had a couple hundred in her neighborhood, I had about 30 and we live in the same city. Go figure...
Has anyone seen these at Michaels? They're in the $1.00 bin. I couldn't help but buy a bunch of them because I love Mary Engelbreit and because how cute are they? I thought that I could make X-Mas tags and little enclosure cards with them.

Here is my completed project. I made two different kinds of tags and then a small enclosure card that I can put in a 3x3 envelope and include with my gift. The tags would tie onto a present's bow. I think silver or gold cording would be better than ribbon because it's skinnier and would match all the wrapping paper, etc. But I didn't have any just yet so I put ribbon on them just for the picture. The to/from was used with my Karen Foster snap stamps.

Here I made a little ornament using one of these small round tins. The background paper is I think Basic Grey, I got it in blog candy this week. I used one of my cute stickers from the $1 bin and I used cardstock to pop it up. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes, it was like butter. I found that my ribbon was a little off-center though so I think next time I will punch my holes for my ribbon first and then decorate my tin so I can center it better.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Friday's Heart Candy!

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6 comments:

Dottie K said...

These are just adorable! :)

Elaine said...

Oh man!!! Those are adorable!! I love what you did with them!! :)

Suzy said...

SO cute! I bought the tins and have yet to do even one. I need to get on that lol.

Pat S. said...

What a cute idea for the Mary E...I see those all the time but hadn't thought of what to do with them. Nice job!

travelingmama said...

What great ideas! TFS!

Crafty Connie said...

Love your creations with the Michael's super buy.