Wednesday, February 25, 2009

use your imagination

Would you like to know what works for me today?

Creativity...and a whole lot of fun doing it!

I wanted to share with you 5 creative ideas using a simple crafting tool like this...

Idea #1: Tic-Tac-Toe Game
Idea #2: Gift Tag
Idea #3: MagnetIdea #4: Baby Shower Favor
(this is made from a baby food jar)Idea #5: Valentine's Day Treat
this one I made at a Stampin' Up workshop (not my idea...I wish!)
The Finished Products

It really didn't take me long to create these...I promise! I like things simple, so that's what I went with.

So, get out your scalloped punch, buy one (use your Michaels or JoAnn's 40% off coupon), or borrow one...I'll even loan you mine if you live close enough, and join us for this month's craft challenge ending next Thursday, March 5th!

All you have to do is come up with a fun way to use a round scalloped punch (any size works!) and then we're all going to link up and share our creations on Thursday, March 5th here at Blue Eyed Blessings! It can be a new post you have created just for this challenge or something you have done in the past. All you have to do is link back to here, so that others can craft along with us.

I plan on hosting a craft challenge each month by giving you a simple crafty tool or embellishment and letting you get creative, so be sure to come back to see what we'll be crafting next for the month of March!!

Oh, and did I mention that we'll be having a giveaway for those who participate??

So, grab my button (on the left hand side bar) and spread the word. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions at heidilynneboos{at}homail{dot}com or just leave me a comment!

To get your creative juices flowing, here a few more ideas...

**Check out my original inspiration post here for a few ideas I have shared.

**And this cute little creation that makes a big statement from Simple Flourishes (love this name...wish I would have thought of that one!)

**And have you seen this fun embellishment idea from Little Birdie Secrets?

So, what works for you today? Join us at We Are That Family for Kristen's first time hosting Works for Me Wednesday.

And, thanks for stopping by and hopefully you've been inspired to get crafty with me!!


Missy said...

Heidi, these are some super cute projects. My scallop punch works for me, as well. I'll have to grab your button and post it . Hopefully on Friday. Ooh, a give away. How exciting!

Shelley @ My Treasure Hunt said...

Very cute! I love the gift tag and the Valentine's treat...I don't have one of those! Maybe I should invest:)

Kristin - The Goat said...

Those are some fabulous ideas. I like to have more than just one use for a punch and sometimes I have tunnel vision. The crafting challenge is a great idea, too. How fun!

My WFMW post this week is a bit on the crafty side.

Hope you have a great day!
Kristin (The Goat)

Anonymous said...

These are all so cute! I am a wannabe crafty person; maybe a craft punch like this could help me! Thanks for sharing this tip.

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration! I always feel like I'm too busy to actually stop and make things, but this is a great reminder that cute things don't have to take a ton of time. Great post!

I just posted a little bit more about our photo safari parties if you want to pop by!

Michie said...

Those are really cute projects! I don't have a punch like that though - I've never been much of a punch person because I'm not good at coming up with ideas of ways to use them. Maybe now I can justify treating myself to some. :)

Sarah said...

I have that stampin' up set with the baby and the cupcake so this is perfect! I don't even have to get creative with which stamps to use!

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