Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 2014 Pep Rally Featuring Glam Camp!

Hold on to your hats everyone, this kit has me thinking of the 80's and the 60's... in particular the time I'm thinking of the summer that I first saw the movie Dirty Dancing, that floral print in the kit reminds me of fabric of my favorite dresses from that summer and how we combined plaids with florals and polka dots.... yummo just like this kit! I LOVE IT! If you are just arriving from Alisha's blog, welcome! If you were just popping by to see me, then you should REALLY go through the blogroll and catch up!

I have a mini album in mind for these papers and embellies, but first I wanted to alter something that I haven't seen altered in this way, I found some slide carousels at a thrift store for less than two dollars and I bought both of the ones they had, ideas spinning like mad through my mind. They are perfect for holding tiny tags and bits of ephemera and you could use them as countdown calenders, as a roladex, for holding journalling prompts or for holding quotes. LOTS of ideas here...

Here is the box that my Carousel came in:

Here is a view from the top, partially loaded. The tags in the middle are ready to be filled out and dropped in the slots. I've used cut files from Clique Kits and other cut files I had for my silhouette and also tickets and ephemera and scrap paper that I used a punch to make tags for the slots, they are just about two inches wide and I think they are fabulous!

And here is a view from the front. 

I am just TICKLED at the way it turned out! Let me know what you think... I had SO MUCH FUN! 

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  1. what a great idea for the sider carousel! Love it :)

  2. Ooooh! What a fun project! Now you have my wheels turning haha. Love that bow in the front too! I wish I had like 50 of them!

  3. Well girl, what can I say…you are after my own heart altering a vintage thrift shop find. Its perfect with all the slots-and the bow is the perfect touch. You should be super proud to display this work of art and conversation piece anywhere! LOVE it! I really love the photograph from the top angle- it showcases the piece fabulously. Awesome work!!

  4. What a really great idea! I love how your project came out. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. This is fabulous Charity! What a clever idea and project! And it is so adorable! What a lovely interactive project! AWesome work!

  6. Wow, Charity, I love this awesome idea. It is a great way to store all of those special embellies. Way to go!!

  7. I love it. Guess what's on my thrift store shopping list

  8. This is awesome. I love love that you took something vintage and made it so wonderful great job I absolutely love this.


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