Friday, October 21, 2011
Hello everyone…It’s Casharina here bringing you my first ever blog post - a Hybrid Project!
In all honesty I hardly ever do anything hybrid. I just don’t have the creative hands or the patience you need to cut all the little stuff out, do the stamping, sanding, painting, and everything else that goes into making a hybrid project. But, I have recently found a few FUN and EASY hybrid projects to create. The first one I’m going to share is “easy peasy” (lemon squeasy, as my little girl has now picked up!)
If you have a little princess, or two, you might just love this project. My wonderful Mother-in-law is great at purchasing all the cute little items we need: hair bows, shoes, clothing. Recently she found a great deal on some headbands and got some for each of my girls. So now I have a ton of headbands lying around the house without a home of their own. As I was cleaning out my pantry the other day I noticed that my Oatmeal container would be perfect for hanging headbands on! So that’s where it all began!! ;)
To begin you must first gather all of your materials! This is such an easy project there aren’t a ton of things to gather up…however the sky’s the limit!
- I grabbed my twice used Oatmeal container (oatmeal and now cornmeal, soon to be headband holder!! Ha ha!)
- Spray paint (optional) – I actually found that in the end it wasn’t really necessary to use the spray paint, because I chose to cover the whole container with the photo paper.
- Photo Paper, or paper of your choice - it’ll take close to 3 pieces
- Designs of your choice.
- For this project I used one of my favorite girly kits from the Shabby Shoppe, the Twirl Collection. I used the glitter and sparkle embellishments from An Affair to Remember, and the adorable bows and journal tag (re-colored) came from Sugarplum Dreams. The scallop came from Scallops, Shapes, and More and was added to a rectangle shape to create the tall scallop.
- Mod Podge or your favorite type of glue for a project
- Double-sided sticky tape (I found that this probably would have worked a little better adhering the photo paper to the container but I didn’t know if it’d last like the mod podge!)
Okay now we’re ready for the fun part!
Make your design. For my design I didn’t do any measuring. I knew that it would take a full sheet of paper turned horizontal and then some. (I told you I’m just not into getting all technical!) I just did a center design on mine (I should’ve made the title a little smaller to fit more front and center, but it doesn’t hurt anything…I’ll just know for next time!)
I chose to place a scallop at the top of my page. On the background paper I placed the words: Headbands (using the Twirl alpha) and then I added a journal tag behind the title and wrote and accessories using another font. I placed all of this in a folder in CS5 so that I could easily remove the center wording to print another sheet of just the background paper and the scallop.
For the bottom edge I made another set of scallops on a third sheet of paper. I also added the extra embellishments, to save paper. When making the scallops for the bottom, I knew that I would need the length of almost two sheets of paper, so I added two sets to one piece of paper. I just flipped one set of scallops upside down and placed them at the top of the page so that I only had to cut the scallop part. (My printer is a borderless printer, and I LOVE it, because many times I can minimize the cutting needed in a project by placing the majority of the edges on the sides of the paper!!)
After I printed each of these pages, (three total), one for the title, one for the back of the container, and one with all the extras, I was ready to adhere.
(If you chose to paint your container first, be sure to let it fully dry.)
- I used double-sided tape and placed the title page and the background sheet together right on the edge. I then wrapped it around the container to find where I needed to cut and then trimmed off the excess.
- Next, place a good amount of mod podge on the back of the paper, and place the WHOLE thing onto the container. Here is where it might have been easier to use the tape again; I think the roundness of the container made it a little more difficult for the glue to stick to the paper. I just rolled my can until it seemed the glue was drying. After this step the hard part is done, and we’re almost done!!
- Cut out the scallops while the main part is drying. You’ll want to tape the two together just like we did in the step above with the large papers. This time I used the tape and placed a LONG strip of it down the back of the scallops. Lining the scallops up on the bottom edge is a little more difficult than I thought it would be, so be careful and make sure it stays on the bottom edge so that you don’t get a line showing!
- For the top: You can cut another piece of paper to match the container OR use fabric to cover it, OR paint it. I’m going to paint mine, eventually! ;) I also left enough room on mine (between the top edge and the photo paper edge) so that I could still open and close it. I placed extra hair bows, brushes, rubber bands etc. inside.
We’re done!!! YAY! You can add any extra embellishment you’d like around the container. After it’s all dry just add your headbands, and NOW they have a home!!
I hope I’ve made sense?! ;) If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask by adding a comment to this post!