Good evening folks - how are you? It's been a virtual craft desert around here I know but I have a quick little project to share with you this evening featuring the Boo and Friends stamps and dies.
Feel free to pin these to your Halloween inspiration Pinboards at pinterest - or wherever else you keep your ideas!
I made some oversized paperclips, because a) I found a couple of boxes of oversized paperclips while I was burrowing in the craft room looking for something else and b) because these are handy dandy little items - I can use them on notebooks, they are also good for closing paper bags etc, they are fab as bookmarks, which is something I always need and also, these are great for bribing the kids.... not that I need to bribe my kids you understand...
Simple ingredient list for these:
• Stamped image - which has been trimmed out with the matching die - I'm using Batty Boo here.
• A piece of co-ordinating card - for the back piece - also trimmed with matching die.
• A piece of thin foam - I'm using black fun foam (cheap in 'The Works' store in UK currently)
• A large paperclip.
• Superstrong glue - I used a combination of our extra strong Double Sided Tape and also liquid glue for funny shaped bits.
It's a pretty straightforward assembly job - but the one piece of advice you should take away is to flatten the foam with the paperclip BEFORE sticking the front on - press the paperclip in really well, until it leaves an imprint - like in my pic below - that way, once you have applied glue and stuck on the front - you won't end up with a paperclip shaped bump in your image. :)
Sandwiching the foam between the two card pieces gives the paperclip top a little chunkiness, which feels better and helps it to last longer than a simple card topper - If you really want to get the maximum lifespan from your paperclip topper, I'd advise varnishing with some sort of clear varnish - at a push, 2 parts PVA glue mixed with 1 part water should do it.
I love all these guys, but this one's my fave...
Hope it tickles!