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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Winner Wednesday - TPE246

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE246
 
 
 
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 And of course, we have a few unforgettables! 
 
 
Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE!

 Ella and the TPE DT

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE247


 This week we are challenging you with

 "Water Color"
 
(Distress Ink, Distress Markers, Water Color Pencils, Water Color Crayons, Gelatos, your kids water colors, etc.)  It's only limited by your imagination.



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Project Thursday: Felt Pinwheel Hair Clips

Pinwheels always remind me of Spring.

Instead of making them out of Paper - these sweet little Pinwheels are made from Felt.


Each one is uses two layers of felt cut into 2" squares.


I chose the Felt Color to coordinate with some pretty spring ribbons.


Once the felt pieces are cut into squares - use sharp scissors to cut half way into the center from each corner.


Be careful not to cut too close to the center, just enough to allow the corners to be folded in to make the pinwheel.


Fold in each corner of the pinwheel points and stitch them in place at the center.


This is an easy sewing job.  You could also use glue hold them in place, but because the points are so tiny, it's actually easier to sew them together (the glue added too much bulk).


Next I covered metal alligator clips with the colorful ribbons using hot glue.  They look pretty cute just as they are....but will be even cuter with the addition of the pinwheels.


 The center of each pinwheel got a coordinating button (hot glued in place).

The extra dab of glue holding the button in place, also keeps the sewn points secure.  Sometimes the felt can shred if sewn too close to the point.  The glue ensures everything stays put. 

Once the pinwheels are glued to the ribbon covered clips - you almost don't see the ribbon, but it makes a nice finishing touch to have the ribbon pattern peeking out from behind.  

Next time you think about making a Paper Pinwheel - try one out of FELT instead.  

Thanks for reading along,


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winner Wednesday - TPE245

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE245
 
   ______________________________ 

 And of course, we have a few unforgettables! 
 
Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE!

 Ella and the TPE DT

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE246


 This week we are challenging you with

"Easter"



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Creations by
  

Natasha Bailey

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    Thanks so much for joining us!
  Challenges begin on Mondays at 10 AM EST   and
  close on Sundays at 12 EST
  If you upload your card to SCS, PCP or any other gallery please use keyword TPE, but also add a link to it in Inlinkz (please show a photo of your card) so we are sure to see it.
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