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I am a retired married mom of two grown boys & three grandchildren. I spend my free time crafting & creating new designs. Crafting is my therapy & it is a very rewarding gift.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Well its still raining, the sun came out for a brief moment than came pouring down again. Tomorrow is suppose to be sunny I sure hope so, because when it rains its depressing.
I worked on the second kit of the three from Cosmo Cricket for HOME DECOR WEEK. This one was called DREAMS. I think if I ever get another craft room of my own, I will put this one in there.
So lets get crafting, these are the supplies that you will need if you would like to try this idea.

6) 5"x7" naked chipboard cards to be painted or with your favorite paper, the ones in the kit were already covered.
6) 3"x3" chipboard letters that will spell the word DREAMS
3) 3"X3" chipboard photo frames
1) 3"x3"  chipboard heart
2)2 1/2" round chipboard flower
2)1 1/2" round chipboard buttons
6 yards total of ribbon, 3 colors which is 2 yards of each
Adhesive, I used glue dots memory, super strong & no mess

First, either paper or paint all your chipboard & punch holes in all chipboard pieces as in the pic for ribbon.
Then either lightly sand or ink edges, I sanded all the chipboard & inked edges of all pieces except the cards. I used  a Ranger Distress Ink, color Broken China
Take 2 of the colors of ribbon, cut 4 each of both colors at 4", tie into bows as the pic.
From the other color ribbon cut 5 pieces at 4" & tie as shown in the pic.
Glue a button to each of the chipboard flowers, making sure the holes of the flower & button line up.
Then glue the first flower w/button on the second card at the top & the letter R below the flower, with the other flower w/button on the last card at the top with the letter S below  the flower.
IMPORTANT TIP TO REMEMBER is only glue the sides & bottom of the photo frames, so you will be able to change out your photos.
Continue gluing all the chipboard embellishments & all remaining letters to cards as shown in the pic.
Cut 4) of one color of ribbon at 6"each for the last card, then tie 4 bows down right side of that card.
Cut another 4 pieces of ribbon of another color at 6" each for the first card, then tie 4 bows down the left side of this card.
Cut 3) of one color of ribbon at 22" each to lace cards together.
Cut 2) more colors each at 22" for lacing up the remaining cards together.
WHEN LACING THE CARDS TOGETHER, lace if you were lacing your shoes & tie ends of each one on the back of finished design.
I don't think I forgot anything, you can always check yesterdays directions to double check, since the ideas are similar.

If you have any questions, ideas or just a comment, I would really like to hear from you.

Tomorrow I will be posting # 3 & last kit from COSMO CRICKET & for the next two days after that I will show Y'all something completely different to decorate your home or for a special gift for someone.

Hope you like these ideas & free patterns this week. I am hoping for a lot of interest with putting ideas & free patterns on my blog, then I will know if I should continue posting in this manner.

I hope you had a Wonderful & Blessed Day.
Check back tomorrow to see what I am up to next, I will try to post earlier instead of so late.


  1. That's cute. It's portable too so you can move it from space to space. or take it down as the seasons change. Nice job.

  2. Hi, it's raining in NC also. SUN came out all day & started raining in the PM. I have never seen the Lace Project you are doing. Pretty neat. Thanks-