Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday's New Beginnings

Hello Crafters!

So much has been going on behind the scenes with FTT that I can't even begin to tell you all of it. But, today we have a new owner, a new look and some new weekly challenges on the horizon. However, we still have the 4x4 theme going on. Check out the sidebar at FTT for some great project ideas. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sue Bridesmith for taking over FTT for Abbie and I as we move on to other pastures. I will hang out for a short time as a GDT for Sue while some of her team is on vacation. I know that Sue will do a smashing job and I hope ya'll will give her your continued support. Break a leg Sue (supposed to be good luck to say that)!

Sue has chosen the first challenge as anything goes with buttons. Whats not to like about that? Pretty easy. So here's my project.

As you can see, I'm still in Fall mode. It won't be long and you'll start seeing snowflakes and holly around here. Anyway, my friend Leslie gave me an ATC card pack (3 actually) and I found this cute little fellow on one of them. He was surrounded by pumpkins which I did not need this time so I made him into a small tag and added some orange bakers twine. I used chocolate chip card stock (SU) for my page base then layered the patterned paper from a paper pack I got over a year ago. I promised myself no more hoarding! I laid a doily down on the corners and inked a bit to add a little more dimension. Then I inked up the paper doily with chocolate chip ink (SU), cut in half, and added my twill ribbon which I also inked up with chocolate chip ink. The ribbon was wrapped up between the layers. I had to stick it down with score tape so it wouldn't tear the paper. I stapled (Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher) a small piece of the twill ribbon over the long strip then added a leaf embellishment to finish it off. The "Boo" sentiment is a trimmed sticker. I used powder on the back to eliminate the sticky then inked the edges and popped up on foam tape (3M). Of course, everything is inked around the edges. Lastly, I added my buttons below the tag and on my "Boo" sticker. I like how the buttons are different sizes on the sticker. Cute. All in all, I was happy with my fat page. But, look what I did with it:
I popped it up on foam tape and added it to a 5-1/4" square card base. I stamped leaves in the background with the chocolate chip ink (stamped off once or twice first) then added the photo corners (punch from SU) using chocolate chip card stock and the patterned paper from the fat page. Love it! I have decided I will be doing this more often with my fat pages. I love the look.

Well, that's it for me today. Get on over to Fat-Tastic Tuesday and check out the Fat-Tastic team inspiration. And hey, why not join in the challenge? There's a great prize to be won!

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Patti,
    Thank you so much for a wonderful write up on your blog..... well here goes the waiting is over.....
    Suzy B :-)