Wednesday, October 20, 2010

what mood are you in?

tonight on cool2craft, i demoed this cute "mood doll" using a mini board book for the body and fantastiques paper dolls. i was inspired by another project in the book, board book play, that debra cooper made.

inside each spread of pages is a body (the popcorn, stop sign, tin can) attached on the left with velcro, and the head and limbs attached on the right with brads. there is also a piece of velcro on the front cover. depending on how you are feeling, you swing out the paper doll that suits your mood. i put a magnet on the back cover so it can hang on the fridge or a file cabinet at work.

we have the jester for feeling happy, the sumo for feeling angry, and the skeleton for feeling dead tired at the end of a long day. so easy to for kids and grown-ups too!

Monday, October 18, 2010

thinking ahead to the holidays

today on cool2craft, i showed my spin on an idea for turning a mini board book into a holiday ornament that doubles as a greeting card.

i was originally inspired by dena coe's project in the book, board book play.

it's a perfect gift for anyone on your list!