Our daughter, Abby, is seven, and the subject of many of my scrapbooking projects. She has a wonderful imagination, is almost always doing something artsy, writes and illustrates short stories, loves to read - especially of horses and unicorns, and has the best horse neigh I have ever heard - they come running when she neighs! Some of my favorite moments are putting her to bed at night, and starting our day together in the morning. I love our conversations, and one that especially stood out was her recent excitement of a dream in which unicorns had wings and were flying around her room with butterflies and birds.
Today's project preserves that conversation in a project that also graces her bedroom door. I wrote a little poem about her dream, her talent and imagination, and created a door hanger that includes all of the things she loves: winged unicorns, birds, butterflies, pretty ribbons and as much bling as I could come up with. The poem is printed on Love Bandit "Bee Mine" paper prior to being punched with a 3" scallop circle punch. The tree trunk is made from layered strips of Coffee Dot cardstock, each strip inked, and stitches added for extra dimension.
This entire project was a work of love, and a whole lot of fun as well. I knew in my heart that this was going to be the best project I had ever made for Abby, and indeed, she was so very excited when she opened her gift. I had several ideas going on in my head on how I might create a rainbow, and decided upon making one with BoBunny ribbon, for something totally unique. If you hop over to my blog after reading this, I am sharing some "in process" photos and tips on creating this colorful embellishment.
Some ideas to note about this project... I used the last page of a pink BoBunny Edgy album as a base, and coated it first with a sparkle medium. The grid side of Persuasion patterned paper was used on top of the album page, and stitched along outside edges for added durability - as the project is intended for a "high traffic" area in our home.
Felt was used to make clouds, and wings for the chipboard unicorn shape. Little butterflies from Stamp and Store Fancy Frills set were stamped, embossed and embellished, with several being cut out and wings lifted off the project with dimensional adhesive. A circle was punched from Sunflower dot cardstock and coated with sparkle to represent the sun peeking out from behind the rainbow, and a variety of bling and buttons adorn a strip of Aquamarine 5/8" double dot ribbon.
As promised, many more details and instructions for this project are shared on my blog:
While you are there, consider becoming a follower. I will be giving away a collection of the new Paradise collection, drawing a name from those that are following my blog. I hope to share the love in time for Valentine's day, but it all depends upon when the new lines show up at my door. If you have created a special project for a loved one using BoBunny products, please comment and share a link to your project. It can be older product or newer - it doesn't matter! From the comments there will be a random drawing to win LOVE BANDIT!
Bo Bunny products:
Cardstock: Coffee Dot, Sunflower Dot
Blush Cascading Album – last page
Ribbon: Wild Berry, Burnt Orange, Buttercup, Clover, Brilliant Blue, Concord, Aquamarine
Persuasion papers: Persuasion paper, Combo stickers – alphabet
Love Bandit – Bee Mine paper, Combo Stickers Alphabet, U Stole My Heart rub-ons (birds)
Persuasion and Love Bandit Buttons & Bling
Stamp & Store Fancy Frills