Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Craft-Dee BowZ "Back to School" Blog Hop!

Hi everyone...I am excited to be August's Guest Designer at Craft-Dee BowZ and taking part in their "Back to School" Blog Hop.

There's nothing better than a fun blog hop and winning a prize!
Join us and hop along for the opportunity to be a winner.
Here's the deets....

Craft-Dee BowZ will be giving away a Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker Tool to one lucky winner.

To be eligible, you will need to visit and comment on the DT Blogs as well as the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog.

The prize winner will be announced on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog on Saturday, August 17th.

To claim your prize, you must notify us by e-mail within one week of winner post, so be sure to check back and see if you are the lucky winner!

Once again....visit the 6 listed blogs, leave a comment on each, including the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog, to be eligible for the prize of your very own Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker Tool!

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Now, on to my project...

I altered a mini paint can that has been in my stash for a while just waiting for the right time to come out of hiding.  It is part of a desktop collection that I made for my niece who is starting her first year in the teaching profession.

The set includes the mini paint can pencil/paint brush/catchall holder along with a few giant clothespin clips for holding important messages.

I covered the paint can with patterned paper and glued crayons the entire way around aligning them with the bottom of the can.  Next, I cut a strip of patterned paper and adhered it over the crayons.   I grabbed my handy dandy Craft-Dee BowZ Tool and a piece of sheer red, satin edged ribbon for the bow to embellish the front.  Making a bow has never been so easy as it is with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.  It takes all of the stress and frustration out of it entirely!  I tied ribbon strips around the handle of the paint can and added an apple embellishment below the bow.   The lettering strip around the top of the can was the perfect place to add a teacher's name.  I also filled the finished paint can with lots of goodies that a new teacher will need!  To complete the desk set,  I altered a couple of giant clothespins to use as note holders.

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Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker Tool

From My Stash... 
Apple Embellishments - EK Success/Jolees
Crayons - Michael's Creatology
Ink - Clearsnap
 Patterned Paper - Recollections
Ribbon - American Craft, May Arts
Sticker Letters - Making Memories
Tape Measure - Ideology/Tim Holtz
Twine - Close To My Heart

The Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker Tool is one you shouldn't be without!  It will help you make a perfect bow every time.  This small, portable tool with self-stored parts is ready to go with you to stamp parties, crops, or other crafting events.  Visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog for video tutorials too.  It's available for on-line purchase on the Craft-Dee BowZ site.

Check out this product review by Tiffany Windsor, daughter of Aleene Jackson of Aleene's Glue Products.

Craft-Dee BowZ Product Review

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you to create a bow today!


Nancy said...

WOW! What an incredible Back to School gift/project!!! Perfect!!!

Nancy said...

WOW! what an amazing Back to School project!!! I love it!!!

Brenda Frame said...

Vicki, what a great gift for back to school! Great job on the bows! Hugs

jennyplace2 said...

What a fun back to school project and a wonderful gift. TFS and great job on the bows!

Barbara Bruder said...

Vicki what a wonderful idea for Back to School. This is a great gift for for your niece!! Love all the bows you added, perfect project and you did a awesome job.

Donna Maligno said...

Vicki, this is such a creative idea for a new teacher! And to add the clothespins on the side -- absolutely adorable. Every time I look at it, I see something else tucked away. We are so happy that you are a guest design for Craft-Dee BowZ this month. Your project personifies Back to School!

Carmen Mitchell said...

Wow What an amazing project for back to school... So fun!

Avril Ann said...

OMG, Vicki, this is Outstanding, totally fab, congratulations on your GDT spot...xxxx

Gina said...

Cute project. I love all of the bows. Thanks for the chance to win.

n. olson said...

Boy, I wish I was a new teacher!! What a great idea. So colorful!

Donna Ellis said...

Cute project Vicki, and such wonderful use of colors and ribbons! Pretty centerpiece bow.

Amber (bambi64) said...

I almost did a paint can! Glad I didn't as I don't think mine would have stood up to yours at all! Great project and awesome job!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow Vicki! This project is so fun! I love how you incorporated school supplies into your design, especially the crayons. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

wendipooh13 said...

what a great back to school project!!! this is super fun

Amy A said...

Vicki this such a great gift. I'm sure she will treasure it!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is a great gift for a new teacher (or a seasoned one as well)! Very imaginative. I really like the ribbon you used on the bow too.

Debi said...

Absolutely perfect teacher's gift.
Love how colorful it is. And the matching clothespins are a wonderful extra! Nice job! I 'bow' down to your fantastic creativity!


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