Friday, December 14, 2012

Shabby Chic Mouse Trap Note Pad Holder - Cheery Lynn Designs

This week for Cheery Lynn Designs, I have revamped a mouse-trap into a note holder, using a range of dies.  I have spied these on many social media outlets and just had to try one.  These would make wonderful last minute Christmas presents!

Do not forget my Christmas Blog Candy Give-Away, details can be found 'HERE'. 

 On the back of the 'trap' are 3 flat magnets, so the note holder can be placed on the fridge.
Firstly, I spray painted the mouse-trap in white, then started decorating.  The base below the mouse-trap is the Swedish Spring Oval Frame, which was cut from chipboard, and spray painted white.  Along each side of the mouse-trap the Lace Light Deco Border was used to decorate.  To create the main focal rose, I used the Miniature, Medium, and Large rose die's, just building the rose in layers. Beneath the rose, I created a doily by cutting the Lace Corner Deco D 4 times, and adhered all four edges together to form a miniature doily.  You may need to enlarge the photographs to see this detail. 
Foliage was created in and round the rose using the smallest leaf from the Small Leaves 2Wreath Strip, and Olive Branches which were cut into smaller segments. 

The 'today' sentiment was stamped onto the Sentiment Frame, and mounted on foam tape for dimension.  
I will be back early in the new year (4th Jan) with more Cheery Lynn Designs.  Bj, Mike and Sandy have given the design team some time off over Christmas to spend with family (very spoilt).  AND, in the new year (mid January) the design team will be revealing all the CHA release dies.  I seriously cannot wait to show you the new release, they are fabulous!!  

The Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog, will still be hosting challenges, so do call on over and check each challenge out, and of course enter for a chance to win a $20 shopping voucher.


Medium Rose (B154)
Large Rose (B155)
Wreath Strip (B216)
Foam Tape
Sentiment Stamp
Mouse Trap
Glitz 'French Kiss' 6 X 6 Paper Pad


Sonia said...

Just wonderful creation dearest Sandie,a lovely recycle for a special gift,love the flower^_^
Big hug,

Lizzyc said...

What a wonderful idea, and that flower is divine.. Have a lovely Christmas season!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Sandie. Such a beautiful design and all the detailing is wonderful.

Hugs Sue

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is gorgeous! Love everything about this beautiful creation!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Beautiful work lovely soft colors to.
happy weekend byeeee,Lean

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant!! Have seen these once or twice before, but yours is the first one that has inspired me to give this a try, it looks stunning!!

Keren Tamir said...

This is stunning!!! Love it

Vicky Alberto said...

ohhh fabulous - love that flower!!!!

Cindy Gay said...

Very creative!

Kim Price said...

This is such a beautiful project Sandie and I love how you have handmade that gorgeous bloom! Amazing stuff!

Margyz Paper Games said...

What a great idea and a lovely creation. Something like this would make a perfect last minute Christmas gift. Positively awesome! oxox Marg

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Sandie and I LOVE that wonderful flower!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas dear friend. May this holiday be filled with love, light and laughter! Hugs ... Carole

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness.. I have never seen a mouse trap look so good. I just love this. What a wonderful and creative idea..


Lisa S. said...

Well I will never look at a mouse trap the same again lol. This is simply beautiful Sandie and love those flowers. :)

Juliana said...

Wow! I can't believe that was a mouse tap! Just gorgeous!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Absolutely stunning OTP piece!! Gorgeous in every way!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

glorygirl said...

What a great idea!!! This is beautiful!!!