Monday, August 25, 2008

Papertey Blog Hop


Welcome to the Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop.

This months challenge was to make a project using a CD case. So I was not super creative but I do love what I came up with. This is Papertrey travel Checkers and Tic-Tac-Toe.

I used the Guidelines grid to create my checkerboard on Stampers Select and sponged Spring Moss into alternating squares.

I used my Scor-pal to create an insert and decorated it with the polkadots from Rustic Branches. I also used Simple Alphabet to spell out Papertrey Checkers along the spine. I adhered the board to the insert and used glue dots to keep everything attached to the case.

The tic-tac-toe board is just drawn onto Stampers Select with a Copic marker and adhered to another insert, made to fit the back of the case. This side has Papertrey Tic-tac-toe on the spine.

The large flowers from Floral Frenzy were stamped in Lemon Tart and Summer Sunrise onto Shrinky Dink material and shrunk with my heat tool. They came out the perfect size. I punched 5/8" circles from Stampers Select and glued to the bottoms of the flowers then stuck small squares of EZ Mount (the stuff you uses to make red rubber stamps usable with acrylic block, KWIM?) to the paper backing. This way the game pieces stick nicely to the cd case during your game and do not slide all around. And when you are done playing all of the pieces store in the case.

Wouldn't these bees and ladybugs make adorable game pieces?

Hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop. You can see all of the entries and chat in the PTI forum here. Thanks for visiting!







38 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow - this is too cool - I love this - I'm gonna make a set for my girls - what a fab idea, really well done.

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome, I actually thought about something like this but yours is much better than what i had in my head!

Jak said...

Oh this is so cool, what a great gift for someone.

travelingmama said...

Not creative? Are you kidding? This is awesome! I'll have to remember this idea for sure!

IamDerby said...

What an awesome idea!

Kimberly said...

SUPERB!! This is SO fabulous and SO creative!! What a perfect idea!! tfs!!! :)

Katie Renz said...

Great idea Molly!

Jennifer Holmes said...

So, so cute! I could see this coming along for a long car ride!

Frogwoman said...

What a fun idea. My kids would really love this.

Diane said...

A very creative idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

Chris said...

this is wqay cute!! what a great thing to throw in the car for my boys!!!

Karen from PA said...

What a great idea! I love how you used the Shrinky Dink for the game pieces.

Katy M. said...

Very clever idea!TFS

KellyB said...

This is so fun! Great idea to use the ez mount, I never thought of that, thanks!

Lisa H. said...

how stinkin' cute is this? what a fun idea and it is so pretty too. great job.

Lori said...

Fun! Great idea to use shrink plastic for the game pieces, too.

Donelda said...

Oh wow, what a great idea!! I would have never thought of that! You have really inspired me. Thanks for sharing

Marge said...

Again, I repeat, you ladies are way too clever for me! What a unique & fun idea!!!

Kacey Elliott said...

What a clever idea! Beautifully executed :-) Love it!

Radiogirl said...

You did well. I like the concept. I like the insects too!

One Creative Life said...

What a fun idea Molly! And I think the bee's and lady bug would be fantastic! TFS-Erica

Jewels said...

OMG LOVE it!!!!

Bridget said...

What a cute idea..I love the little game pieces and sooo many options..you could even do small pics of your kids!! Cute, Cute.. I will definitely be using this one!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Bridget

Kristie said...

such a great idea. SO GREAT!!!! I really love it, and now that i purchased some shrinky dink, I will have to try one of my own. perfect for getting the kids through church!

Kristy said...

That is so cool! That's such a great idea and the shrinky dinks just make the project so nice.

Debbie Olson said...

VERY clever--great job with yor game board!

Terri said...

Cool idea.

Regan said...

wow- super cool idea!!!

Deanna said...

Totally cute!

Lacey Stephens said...

What an awesome idea!! I am sooo glad I did NOT participate with the hop this month...I would not have been this creative!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

snarflemarfle said...

I love the easy mount! When I first saw the picture, I was expecting some kind of magnetic deal. Cute project...I think I need to make one for my son!!

Kathleen said...

What a clever idea! This is a great use for the case! How creative~

Sara Paschal said...

Very cute, I love the idea!

Niki Estes said...

This is so neat, Molly! What a great idea!

Niki Estes said...

This is so neat, Molly! What a great idea!

mycardz said...

Sooooo clever! Great idea! I love it! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just the cutest! Oh my!

Lauren (mytime) said...

LOOK AT YOU! Miss I don't have any idea what to do with the CD case! This si super duper adorable! i just love it.