Thursday, April 2, 2009

Is It As Hard For You...

Is it as hard for you as it is for me to come up with handcrafted items that a man would like and, perhaps, actually use?! That was my frame (he he he - no pun intended!) of thought when I made this item! I wanted to do something altered and when I recently saw these giant clothespins at a get together I thought "hey......potential"! Well this is what I came up with!



Here's what I used to create this manly gift - a giant clothespin, Basic Grey Marrakech paper pad, Making Memories dots (another sale bin rescue BTW!), 2 brass brads, random ribbon that coordinated, and a great stamp from The Rubber Cafe! The square is actually a coaster that I recovered using more of the Basic Grey paper and my glue stick to adhere it. I used my recently deceased Cuttlebug (I'm still in mourning!) on this to cut out the stamped image. I took a small scrap of the DP I used to redo the heart in the stamped image and just glue it on top of the other one! Could you tell?!
Well, did I get the "manly" part good enough? Now, the toss up - give it to my Dad...give it to my DH or....turn it in to Melissa as a sample....he he he I'm turning it like a good girl but I sure am tempted to keep it! LOL!

Well...

Until next time....

7 comments:

thefrugalcrafter said...

Wow girl, you have today's post up already?!? Cool idea, that would be great for hubby's desk with a photo of wife and kids!

Jaspere said...

What a great idea. TFS and I love that paper.

Jackie said...

this is neat Michelle....very nice! tfs!!!

Vicki said...

cool!

Ronnie said...

I agree, it is very difficult to create "man" paper crafts. Your paper clip turned out very well!

Mary said...

This is great!! Definitely 'manly'! TFS!

Michelle - transprntbutterfly on SCS said...

Great guy gift! And this is oh so cute!