Sunday, January 24, 2010

Grungepaper Rose Swap


I signed up for a grungepaper rose swap on the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group (from now on and forever to be known as EWV), and it recently concluded.  A very ingenious swap, thanks to my pal Lori.

Part one (Lori calls it Phase One, which actually sounds much more important), was making three GP roses and sending them to our assigned partner.  My partner for this phase was Susan from Illinois, and our roses reached one another without incident.  Unfortunately, I did not think to take a photo of any of them.  The one above is a stand in from another project.  But trust me, all of Susan's roses were lovely!

Phase Two:  take one of the roses received, use it in the project of your choice and send that to a newly assigned partner.  So, I decided to make one of my GP wallets/business card holder/gift card holder/ATC holder.  All purpose, no adhesive needed holder.  I'm proud of it; it is my design.  Others have copied it with my blessings, and I'm happy whenever I see one pop up on someone's blog.  So, here it is, adorned with one of Susan's roses, and now in its new home with Barbara from Oklahoma.  My piece from Barbara is en route.



 
After I cut the GP I inked it, ran it through an embossing folder, inked it again to highlight the embossing, attached the rose and the beaded danglies.  It closes with a Tim Holtz idea-ology hitch fastener.  There are wings that tuck in on the sides so nothing will fall out.  Look ma!  No glue! Here's a picture of some plainer ones I did for a different swap back in June....shows how they close up and hold everything inside:


22 comments:

Diann said...

These roses are the most beautiful things! I am scared to even play with the bracelet set you gave to me, but it is calling out to me...of course, with your help! This holder is just fantastic...I just have to find some of that grungepaper! Just lovely, Eileen, and thanks for sharing. This has been a great start to my morning!
Diann

Helena said...

Eileen!!! That wallet is SUPER FANTA FABULOUS!!! Love it!! I just m-i-g-h-t- have to lift the idea, with your blessings :)))))


Have a happy creative Sunday!!
(I'm stuck working, yuck, but somehow I let myself get side tracked...)

My name is CINDY...... said...

Have yet to try out these roses but have received one or two on projects - they are scrummy!! Also like your little cases, yet another project to add to the list..

Dorothy said...

Awesome rose and wallet thingy!
Love it!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen....what a beautiful rose and an AWESOME creation!! I LOVE it!!! The recipient will indeed be gaga over it!!!

Nanc said...

This is truly a piece of Art. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I love how you added the danglings. Way to go Eileen. It is truly wonderful. I love how you combined the two items. Your rose bracelet is wonderful too.

2amscrapper said...

Love it! I have the stuff but haven't made one yet. I like that yours has wings to hold everything in.

Carol's Crafts said...

Eileen, I love your roses and your holder. They are both fantastic.

Juliet A said...

I love your little cases - is there a template out there in cyberspace I could use?

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just so clever and very well done! I am sure she is loving it and showing that little baby off to whoever will take a look! I would be!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS, Eileen!!!!! Sounds like a FUN swap!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous, Eileen!!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Very cool wallet. Nice for business cards too!

Dawn said...

I absolutely love the roses. Think I may have to take some time, search your blog and try to make some of them.

Lori said...

This is so very SWANKY and COOL! Just fantastic work. I need to clarify here, and I will on the EWV group, that technically the idea for the GP rose swap was YOURS to begin with, as you had mentioned that it would be a good idea, so I ran with it, but I have neglected to give you credit for the idea. One of the many things that slip my mind anymore. Forgive me, friend! Your wallets are just great, maybe you should sell kits? You know, in your spare time. lol. Make some extra money to buy all the stuff coming out of CHA. Yikes. At any rate, your project is just fab, love the danglies.

Anonymous said...

well I havee to agree....the wallets are simply too cute...I too would luv the template or instrution sheet...Im in the EWV group so let me know...anyone on the rec. end will love your gifts! cher

The Rustic Victorian said...

Grung paper is really interesting, I need to actually play with some I bought!!lol
Very kewl !!

Julie Ann said...

So cool, Eileen!! What a gorgeous way to use those beautiful roses!

Minxy said...

Awsome little purses, i must give this a try :)

Linda Manning Findley said...

Ellen, I have a question .... do you use a die cut for the shape of the purse/atc holder or do you free hand it ... I think it wonderful and very useful ... I have done a rose and am experimenting with daisy die cut to see what I can do ... love lots of your stuff .... Linda F

HereBeDragons said...

That's a fun project! And cute flowers.

Rhea said...

I love this rose!