Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'm Back!

I dropped off the face of the earth for awhile, but I am back!  I'm glad to be blogging and creating again.  It is so therapeutic, and feels so good!  I created a bunch of things to sell at a local craft fair.  All of the things I made turned out so darling, and I had a lot of people compliment me.  :o)  I figured that I would share one of my creations, so you can enjoy designing one of these for yourselves!!!
I purchased some headbands from Hobby Lobby figuring I would just add some some paper flowers to it, which would have been just fine and really cute.  Then, I got to thinking that I wanted to make more of a statement headband.  :o)
So, I started with one of CTMH's pennant chipboard banner shapes.

For the next step, I bent the chipboard so it would fit the shape of the headband.  I learned, however, that you must do this working slowly from the outside to the inside, otherwise it will crack.

Then, I used my trusty little hot glue gun, and just glued it on to the headband!  The chipboard should lay flush against the curved surface without the glue holding it there for the best turnout.

The lovely thing about using these shapes is that the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge cuts these shapes out, so there is no hand cutting required!  Isn't that great?!  I know there are some of you out there nodding your heads.  You know who you are!  :o)

Once that is done, all that's left is decorating!  I made a few Christmas color ones and some black and white ones.  I've gotta say that I really love hot glue.  We have become really good friends!  :o)

I made my middle boy model these for me, so I promised him I wouldn't show his face in the pictures.  What a good sport he is!
Steampunk Theme

Christmas Poinsettia 

Black and White Elegance

Red and Cream Glittery Christmas Flowers

I do have to give it up for my inspiration for these.  About a year and a half ago, at the Close To My Heart convention in 2011, I saw one of the presenters with a larger chipboard hairpiece that was absolutely beautiful!  I loved it so much!  It was designed by a very talented Sara Batkin.  It really was amazing, so now I am putting my own spin on them.  :o)
If you make one yourself, please share a picture with me!  I would love to see other people's takes on them!

Happy Crafting!

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