|NEW EBAY AUCTIONS THIS WEEK ~ The items
shown below are up for auction from Mom23TXgirls
this week. These lovely altered box sets include one each
of the following ~ DAISY, BROWNIE, AND OLDER GIRL SCOUTS.
Each altered box will include the unique hanging photo album in
matching papers and colors. These items will make a
*wonderful* gift for your hardworking and fearless troop leader or
maybe get it for the leader's daughter who has it tough sometimes
with Mom in charge. Any girl scout in your life would enjoy
such a personalize and unique gift.
The box can
be used to hold S.W.A.P.S. or patches & pins, notes from
penpals, awards and other such keepsakes.
The display album can
be hung in the girl's room to display her many pictures of friends,
fun, and Girl Scout adventures. I hope you will check them out
before they are all gone! Just click on the pictures below to
get a closer view of each item!
KINDERGARTEN ~ the Daisies are a wonderful
age full of energy and barely able to sit still! These pretty
blues match their blue uniform smocks. Use this box to hold
their 'petals' in as they earn them and before you get around to
ironing them on LOL! This is a paper mache box, completely
covered and sealed on the outside and inner box with K & Company
girl scout papers. There is plenty of lovely matching 'daisy'
themed ribbons. A beautiful white peek-a-boo tear bear sits on
one side of the box. Inside is a lovely hanging photo display
album that says DAISIES and each panel has a saying that starts with
each letter of D-A-I-S-I-E-S. For example: D= Do a good
BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS ~ AGES 6-8 ~
Possibly the *most* fun age of girl scouts ever(of course 3 years
with this age group might have made me biased!) Who can resist
the snaggle-toothed little brownie with her pigtails and girl scout
cookie order form? This wonderful little altered wooden
box has pretty browns and pinks and is made with the K & Company
Girl Scout papers. There are lots of embellishments and even a
beautiful lacy tear bear holding onto the machine stitched sign
printed with the GIRL SCOUT PROMISE! Turn it to the back to
see 'Brownie Girl Scouts' and an area for adding a name or troop
number should you choose to do so. Inside you will find a 12
panel photo album (because there are lots of Brownie
pictures let me tell you!) to hang and display on her
JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS AND OLDER ~ AGES 8
AND UP. This altered wooden jewelry box is designed with the
older girl scout in mind....because there comes a day when girl
scouting is still fun but not *cool* (gasp!) YES I know, that day is
coming for my own junior girl scout! So why not have a
beautifully shabby chic box that says MEMORIES on the outside to
conceal all that Girl Scout fun on the inside! Open it up, and
on the upper lid is an area to personalize ~ just tell me your troop
number and I'll add that to the box if you win. The hanging
album is made from some wonderful girl scout green and pink colors
and has 6 panels to display photos, journaling and more!
Like the altered boxes but want something not
so 'girly'???? Check out www.kritterkreations.com
and click on the altered boxes &photo albums tab at the
top and you can custom order a box, an album or a set! YOU choose
the theme. YOU choose the colors. YOU choose the sizes ~ I do the
WORK! You will get a completely unique item that will hold
your precious memories for generations to come!
Have ever looked for just that 'perfect'
scrapbook item for that extra special project? If you have something
in mind that you just can't find elsewhere, have a look around in
KUSTOM KRITTERS & PERSONALIZED
So if there's an idea you
have that you would like to see, just email me! There's
no risk to see a brand new custom design from KritterKreations ~ if
you don't like it, you don't buy it! And if you order one of
my many listed designs in your own colors, poses, sizes and
personalizations ~ I will send a picture of the completed item
before shipping it so that you know what to expect when you open
|Here we are in August
already! Can you believe it? Lately, I've been
watching all these wonderful artists making their altered tins
and filling them with beautiful cards/photo mats and wishing I could
make something as beautiful as that. Personally, I have found
that tin or metal is particularly difficult for me to work with
and achieve the results I want... so I have been hesitant to try it
again. *AND* I often wondered what exactly does the buyer end
up using all those cards for that are inside their
beautiful altered tin? They are so pretty that it seems a
shame to leave them packed away out of
With all this in mind, I set off on the
task of putting my own twist on the altered tin idea. While
walking through the craft store, I had came across these lovely
unfinished wooden jewelry boxes of various sizes and shapes.
My imagination just *exploded* with ideas of how they could be
used. This month, I will be featuring my new ideas
both in auctions and in the website and I hope you will find time to
stop in and check them out at :
ALTERED BOXES & DISPLAY ALBUMS
I chose to make my first
altered boxes using beautiful new K&Company GIRL SCOUT
papers and embellishments. I created one box for
a Daisy Girl Scout, one for a Brownie Girl Scout and one for a
Junior or higher level Girl Scout. Each one was created with a
little girl in mind ~ it helps that I am a Girl Scout
troop leader for each of these age groups. My goal was to
create a special keepsake box that can be used to store not only
photos, but do-dads, pins, patches and SWAPS and any other cherished
keepsake from the girl scouting year. I also thought about my
own daughters, and how they love to take pictures of themselves with
their best friends and hang them all over the wall and mirrors
of their bedrooms. So the idea of a matching hanging
display album was born.
I have many more boxes
and many more ideas to come ~ and I love to hear custom
requests from YOU so I have included a special new section in the
KritterKreations webstore just for the altered boxes and
hanging photo displays. I will take requests to make YOUR
special album using names/words/colors that you choose. Have a
look at the new "NAME" albums displayed
I included instructions below for *How to
Make* this unique display album so feel free to give one a
try! Don't forget to check my ebay E-MAIL ME
a more detailed set of instructions ~ including full color step by
step photos ~ click on
The items shown in
this project plus several others are available this week in my
This item is also available custom-made to your theme and colors at
www.kritterkreations.com too ~ you will find alot of fall and holiday type
items listed in addition to the new altered items. I like
to list both BIN and auction style listings and there are some
great deals to be had in both! Feel free to request an auction
if you like ~ anything in my webstore can be listed for auction for
One last note, my design group Scrapbooking
Friends Creations (SBFC) is starting some
really fun listing days such as FREE-SHIP FRIDAY and TWO FER
TUESDAYS. So keep your eyes open for those special deals
MAKE A HANGING DISPLAY ALBUM
This project is designed to make a very unique
display item to hang photos that also folds away into a beautiful
one-of-a-kind photo album. The examples shown are
all Girl Scout themed display albums and were made with young
girls in mind....but you may tailor your project to suit your own
ideas and materials on hand.
You will need:
12 ~ 3"x5"
decorated photo mats
1-2 yards of wide decorative ribbon
glue or adhesive
large prima flower &
button(or embellishments of your choice to finish the project
needle & thread
To see color photos
with this description click
1. Lay the
decorated photo mats out onto a flat surface in the arrangement
which they will hang on the wall.
2. Cut the decorative
ribbon 6 inches longer than the length of the project as it will be
finished. This will be used to fold over the top and
secure the album in its 'folded' position.
3. Start at
the BOTTOM of the display and glue the photo mats to the ribbon.
*You will need to space them carefully* If you have
thick embellishments on the photo
mats, then you will
need to arrange each photo mat correctly by folding
the project up as you go. If you do not space them
carefully and check as you go along, you will not be able
to properly close the hanging display album into
a folded album.
4. Once the album is bound
together with the decorative ribbon, you will have several
extra inches of ribbon at the TOP of the project to put the velcro
closure on. The placement of the velcro will depend on the thickness
of the finished album and each album will be different.
Careful spacing and planning will insure that your album closes
properly and that the final flower or chosen embellishment will fall
on the center of the closed album. A second piece of velcro
place correctly will allow the ribbon to fold over and make a
hanging loop with the flower (or chosen embellishment) sitting at
the top of this hanging loop.
need 3 pieces of velcro ~ 2 'fuzzy' and one 'tooth'
piece. The tooth piece will be the end
piece that once sewn to the ribbon will be covered by the
flower(or chosen embellishment) that closes on top of the
album. The other 2 fuzzy pieces will be positioned so that the
ribbon will be folded over and sit neatly at the top of the
hanging display or fold over and secure the album in its closed
position. The flower (or chosen embellishment) will hide your
stitches holding the tooth velcro in place.
5. Once the
velcro is in place, it is a good idea to hand stitch it to reinforce
the glue and hold it in place when it is being opened. You
will also stitch the flower in place as you stitch the velcro to the
ribbon. Use a pretty button to cover the stitching on the
Now you have created a beautiful, custom keepsake! This album
is ready to hang and display or fold up and and tuck away securely
in a pretty matching box!
I hope you enjoy this project and
please feel free to email me with any questions, comments or
suggestions for future projects.
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