Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Anniversary Libby!

I have a special project to share with you today - a little hybrid gift I made for one of the digital designers I create for, Libby Weifenbach, to help her celebrate her 1-year anniversary at Sweet Shoppe Designs! We all know that the standard Anniversary gift is a bouquet of flowers, right? Well check this out:

I used Libby's new Porkchops and Applesauce digi kit and my brand-new Slice Digital Cutter from ABC Toys and Crafts on this project. I used the Slice Basics 2 Design Card (currently 15% off at ABC!!) to cut out 2 different sizes of flowers in varying solid and patterned papers from the digi kit. I layered the flowers and threw in a few of Libby's digital flowers (cut out with my hobby blade), using a dried branch cut from a dead branch from a tree in our yard to stick them into some floral foam. I shoved the foam into a cute little metal pail, added some Kraft colored "filler" and called it good. I added some large brads, buttons and hemp twine to the flower centers for a little extra depth and dimension.

I have to say that I'm so happy with my Slice machine!! I've played with it a few times now and it's just so convenient! I love that it's small and light-weight and cordless - so I can just grab it from the cabinet above my work area, turn it on, insert a design card and start cutting in minutes!! So far I have just 2 design cards in addition to the one it came with - Basics 2 and Back to School. I'm sure you'll be seeing me incorporate more and more of this new tool in my projects, so keep your eye out!!

And as a reminder, ABC Toys and Crafts still has just about everything in the store (including Slice Design Cards!!!) marked down 15% off!!! Head on over and check out all the cool things you can cut out with a Slice!

7 comments:

Nicki (CSS) said...

What a great idea - super duper cute!

Erin Bigler said...

ADORABLE, Jen...what an amazing keepsake this is!

Naomi Chokr said...

Ahhh super cute!!!

sarah said...

this is super cute jen, makes that damn slice machine all the more appealing...ugh.

RobinD said...

This is so cool. I am sure that Libby loved it! Makes me want one of those Slice machines.... to add to my Sizzix, Cricut and Accucut Mark IV!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Great project, Jen! I love the retro look ... fantastic colors!

Anthonette said...

My goodness...that is a gorgeous project, Jen! Home run! The Slice sounds like a winner.