Tuesday, April 07, 2009

altered spoolie swap

this altered spoolie (the spool that holds the ribbon) was done for a swap for a myspace group, scrapbook rink in the lowcountry. the instructions were to take the cardboard spool that holds the ribbon and create a container with fold-out pieces that can be used to put pictures and/or journaling on.

the swap participants were to list 3 things below their names, and the partner was to look at that info and create a spoolie that the other person would/could like. my recipient liked "little girl" stuff and w/ granddaughters -- i could do that!

this is the top of the spoolie that is attached w/ fiber through the top and botton, passing just inside the ring of the spool. the bow is glued in place, but the ribbon has enough slack in it so that the top can open up and lay flat while viewing the inside.
the papers are glued together w/ the ribbon running down through between the layers. there were 8 circles w/ front and back surfaces for further altering or scrapbooking. the 8th circle was glued down to the bottom of the spoolie to anchor the pull-out pages to the bottom. the ribbon sticks out of the spoolie on the other end for easy pull-out viewing.

each surface has some decoration, but still has room for putting pictures, journaling, or other altering paraphernalia. since one side of the 8th circle is glued to the bottom, that leaves 15 cirlces (plus area on the inside and outside lid) to use for more creativity.

this project was made w/ the cardboard ribbon spool that was cut apart and covered w/ cardstock paper, glued bottom piece back to spool ring, and tied top to bottom to create the opening lid. various stickers, brads, silk flowers, cardboard signs, fibers, inks, and artwork were used for decorating. the main color was pink w/ accents in various shades of pinks/purples/yellows.


Blogger Patty said...

That is really cool! I love it!

Fri Apr 17, 08:18:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Laura Kay said...

This is very girlie! I bet your swap partner will love it!

Sun Apr 19, 11:12:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous julie m said...

I like this. Great idea. I have to use more ribbon so I can get some empty spools. Actually, I will most likely just take the ribbon off the spools. Faster that way.

Sun Apr 19, 01:00:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jill, those are awesome! I have got to try a spoolie!
And what was in the green egg?????
Linda B.

Sun Apr 19, 08:56:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Aimeslee said...

This is a fab idea and you rocked it!


Sun Apr 26, 04:43:00 PM CDT  

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