Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday Challenge # 13--Eyelets

This week's challenge is to use eyelets. I have to confess I haven't used eyelets much, but the Cropadile has made it SO easy! Even these jumbo eyelets set easily, and the CAD punches holes in this tin like butter! I'm definitely not hoarding here as I used 12 jumbo eyelets, yes 12! (It's for my mom, and she's worth it, right?) I found this adorable little tin at Target in the dollar spot and thought it would be perfect to cover with paper. I think it's supposed to be a planter, but my thumb is definitely not green unless that's the color I'm using to stamp! (Sorry for the crooked photo.) Since my mom LOVES Soft Sky, I used the Soft Sky Prints DSP and Soft Sky double-stitched grograin ribbon.
Here's what I did. (Please don't ask me for measurements because I didn't write them down. I really should have since I may do another one. If I do, I'll write down the measurements and post them, OK?) I measured the top edge of the long side and the height of the tin. (I left a little border of the metal showing so I wouldn't have to worry about the edges of the paper butting up against each other.) I cut a rectangle that size. I held the paper up against the tin and marked on each side of the bottom edge where I wanted the paper to end and then cut from those marks up to the top corners using my paper trimmer. I cut the same piece for the other side of the tin and then repeated the steps for the two short ends. I adhered the paper to the tin using Matte Mod Podge. I painted it onto the tin and also over the paper to make sure it was secure.

I figured out how many eyelets I wanted on each side. I measured the top edge of the tin and divided that number by the number of eyelets plus one. (That's because 2 eyelets divide it into 3 equal sections.) I used a pencil to mark off where the eyelets would go then punched all of the holes with the CAD. Since I used the jumbo eyelets, I punched again a couple of times to enlarge the hole slightly so the eyelet would fit.
Weaving the ribbon was really just trial and error. I couldn't get it to fit exactly how I wanted it; I'm guessing it is because I had even numbers of holes on each side. Anyway, I used mini glue dots to adhere the ribbon in the corners so that it would look right on the outside.

After you've uploaded your eyelet creations (using keyword ISC13 on SCS), post the link here so I can check it out!

Happy stamping!


kraftykathy1 said...

very creative, I am sure your mom will love it. Would make great storage container for a shelf

Sharon Graham said...

Jana, this is awesome. I never thought of decorating those containers (which I'm hoarding) with designer paper (which I'm also hoarding). Twelve, count 'em TWELVE jumbo eyelets on one project. Hopefully your mom will appreciate your generosity!

JessicaLynn said...

Just adorable. I really love this card. Great job :)

Jessica Lynn

Tiffany said...

What a great project to make!!! I am sure your mom will love it!!! Have a great Mother's Day.

My Paper World said...

What a cute project! It looks great!

Marilyn said...

What a great way to showcase the CAD!! This is so pretty and makes an ordinary tin extraordinary!! Your mom will absolutely love it too!