Sunday, May 25, 2008

Black & White Charm Swap - Fini!

There was an added challenge in Amber Dawn's very cool Black and White Charm Swap ... coming up with some sort of creative "packaging" ... I thought about it quite a bit ... I didn't want to do a simple envelope or box ... don't have scraps of black and white cloth (or the time to sew 25 pretty little bags) ... so my options seemed pretty limited ... until:

I printed the mini black and white ellies on 30lb business gloss and cut them into 2.5 inch square. Then, I folded the little squares into cranes & suspended the charms through the center of the crane. I know that they aren't wrapped, but I thought this was a nice little "delivery" system. What do you think?

In honor of turning 40 I am having my very own give-a-way. If you'd like to be included, go to: "It's My Party" and leave me a comment.

13 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

have a happy holiday!!
these charms are fabulous!!!
oxoxox,
jessi

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh, they are really goooood!!!! Awesiome job!!!!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh you have the best comments you leave on my blog! Love 'em and YOU! Had to say so!!!

My oma (ok, Jeff's oma really but MINE just the same) is a real treasure! Thank you for stopping in to meet her. I'm certain she'd enjoy the company of your grandfather on her walks... her conversation is the real journey. I can't wait to see her again soon (this year or next).

Art on girlie, Monica :)

p.s. hear about Amber's latest swap of charms??? Requesting Xtras to make art bracelets for the pink artist ART DRAWING? How kuhl is she!

ironbru1 said...

Happy birthday!
I've loved watching your progress with the charms. I found your blog through Suzi Blu's blog.

3rdEyeMuse said...

y'all are the BEST! thank you, thank you & thank you. :)

Monica - I hadn't heard about Amber wanting more charms, but I'm happy to oblige. :)

ironbru1 - I visited your blog and loved the Visit From our Fairy Friend. I tried to comment, but wasn't able to (don't have a livejournal acct). if you happen to see this message, feel free to send me an email. :)

daydreamstudios said...

Actually, I think they are pretty cool. I'm always amazed at people who can fold paper into cool little things. :-) The charms are awesome too.
Karla

e. beck said...

those turned out beautifully!

cindy said...

I think that is a very clever and cute presentation for the charms! Well done. And yep, you can come over for coffee anytime, especially if you bring cake! LOL. : D

c

Marilyn said...

I think the cranes are wonderful--a completely original idea that I'm sure your recipients will love! Your elephant charms are really cool too!

Barbra said...

Wonderful,clever and inspiring! Don't you just love when it all comes together?

Paul Sears Photography said...

Those are just beautiful! Great idea!

jkrodriguez said...

David didn't leave a CRUMB for anyone--I had to hide a slice for his poor Dad! By the way, those Swan Charms are wonderful!!

Donna said...

These are WONDERFUL!