October 13, 2008

Etsy Inspired - Circles Are Forever

Circlesareforever is this week's EtsyInspired store!
She sells handpainted bottlecap altered items ranging from pushpins to ornaments!
Her fun and whimsical style is more than inspiring...
If you would like to play along, choose an item from her store and make something inspired by that item! Just post a link to a pic of your inspired item at Heart Hugs.
Ashley will draw a winner and that person will win some ornaments that Circlesareforever has donated!!!!!
GOOD LUCK with EtsyInspired #6!!!!
~Art inspiring Art~

This is my inspiration piece for the week. I made a circle album ornament. I recently made a card with pumpkins using this technique, and thought it would be perfect for the Etsy Inspired challenge. I love the name of the store, Circles are Forever. I believe that families are forever like a circle is. I'm making one for each of my kids to hang near the entry.

See what the other design team members came up with:



Here are the instructions for the album. (Just a warning, I'm not the best at explaining.)

*1 Cut 5 circles out of patterned paper or cardstock. I used SU patterned paper. The size of circles I used are 5 1/2". I used the Martha Stewart circle cutter. You could do this album with any size circles you like.

2* Fold each circle in half, being sure the side you want to show is on the inside of the fold.

3*Glue sides of circles together by the halves, until they almost meet full circle.

4* Place piece of ribbon in the center between the two last pieces that are not yet glued. Be sure it stays in the center.

5* Glue the last halves together, and tie a knot in the ribbon at the top and bottom of the album so it doesn't slip out.

6*Decorate. I sewed the edges of my circles before gluing together, but it's not necessary.

7* USE UNITY STAMPS!!! That's what I used, because I love them.


Tiff said...

It's beautiful...just beautiful, your artwork is so inspiring!!!

Ashley said...

Lindsay, I had to scoop my jaw off the ground when I saw this one! It's GORGEOUS! I love love love this! You should open up a shop, I would be your number one customer. You are amazing!

kim* said...


this is so creative, thanks for entering!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow, this is such an awesome ornament!! I would love an entire mobile of these over my desk, full of photos!! Love this!!
hugs, Jami

Gretchen said...

Wow, Lindsay! This is so beautiful and I think you did a wonderful job of explaining- I'm going to get to work on mine today! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie Martin said...

This is a great idea and a nice gift idea for family :)

evafromca said...

WOW!!!!!! You are so darn creative. I know I keep saying that, but you are! Your project is just fabulous!!!

Ryann said...

cute cute cute!!

Jenn said...

This is a beautiful project!

Anonymous said...

Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing.