Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Unexpected Ideas for Creative Projects - FedEx Office "Out of Office" Blog

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Although you wouldn't know it from looking at my recent blog posts, I still like to do papercrafting.  I haven't had much time or opportunity to bring out all of my supplies, but I was glad to have the chance to do a quick project from the FedEx Office Out of Office blog.

The idea was to make a bookmark using basic supplies:  card stock, ribbon, photos, stickers, and so on.  Mooseman wasn't into hearts and flowers, so I did this project on my own; I think he would make a bookmark if I had stickers of stock cars or monster trucks.  I started with the bookmark template (at the bottom of the bookmark instructions) then added some scraps of paper I had on hand.  I used some stickers and a little bit of ribbon to dress it up, then lettered it by hand.  (I should have dug out the alphabet stickers!)

I started thinking of the name Grace because of a special young lady whose birthday is coming up--but the word Grace is a reminder that I can use often!

My bookmark will probably not last long, if I leave it this way. To protect it, I would take it to a store that offers lamination services (FedEx Office comes to mind, since their blog had this project idea) and have the bookmark laminated.  I'm sure I would have to remove the ribbon and replace it afterward, but that's quick and easy to do.

If you're looking for craft ideas--for you or for your children--take a look at the Out of Office blog to see what they offer!

Disclosure:  I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of FedEx Office and received the items necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

7 comments :

  1. I love bookmarks, I am a bookmark nut...grace is indeed a good reminder.

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  2. the bookmark is adorable!

    grace is something we ALL need to remember more often!

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  3. This so cute and I will have to go check out that blog ;) Glad you found some time to papercraft!

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  4. That's cool. We have laminated paper here, but I would love to get a laminator. I seen them at Walmart and they were not that expensive.

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  5. Very cool I so need to get back into crafts.

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  6. I like your bookmark! I participated in this blog tour, too. :)

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