Sunday, May 6, 2018

Altered Paper Clips - Frogs

Hi, everyone!  I made some more altered paper clips!  Yesterday I shared the clips I made to give to my Mom, and today's clips will be going to my Dad.  I should add that he really likes frogs!  


I used some dimensional metallic frog stickers that were in my stash. I think I bought them at the dollar store last year - they are so cute!  I die-cut the cross-stitched banners from patterned paper scraps (Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck - Twenty-Three).  The little sentiments were fussy-cut from the same paper pad.  I keep my scraps in an envelope glued to the back of my paper pads, and I like to reach for my scraps before cutting into a new sheet. I was inspired to make these altered paper clips after watching ScrapPerfect's video here.

Here's a photo of the back.  They can be used just like any paper clip. These clips were fun to make and I already have ideas to make more!  This project is a great way to use up scraps!


Since these are going to be a gift for my Dad, I decided to make a nice package for gift-giving. I used a craft knife to cut a tiny slit in the patterned paper behind each clip so they can be removed easily. The stitched sun die-cut was in with my patterned paper scraps and I thought it went well. I finished off the packaging by adding a small insect charm. The sentiment stamp is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings. The patterned paper scraps used in the packaging are from MME The Sweetest Thing.


I would like to support the following challenges: Aud Sentiments Masculine plus Sentiment 1/5; Brown Sugar Masculine or Father's Day 1/2; Card Mania Anything but a Card 2/3; Cardz TV 46 AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs May AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore May AG 3/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Add Flowers 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Mod Squad How Charming 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Magic 2/5; The Male Room Anything Apart from a Card; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Critter Crazy 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 3/5; Your Scrapbook Place May AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my altered paper clips! Wishing you a joyful day!

38 comments:

Mrs A. said...

How fab these are and I love how you have packaged them. Very professional looking and no plastic insight! l hugs Mrs A.

vinita jain said...

Wow Kitty! Such a unique idea! Love how cleverly you stuck the paper clips. love the little charm too!

ScraPerfect said...

Totally adorable. I LOVE the way you present them as a gift! Great idea for selling, too!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, how clever and fun are these altered paper clips!!! You rock my friend!! :D Too fun and cute!! Also the packaging is fabulous, as it was that one you made for your Mum!! You are so inspiring!! I have to make some of these too, it's a great way to use scraps and do little gifts!! Love the metallic frog stickers! The cross stitching on the little banners looks so pretty!
And thanks for sharing your paper scraps organization! :)
Big hugs, hope to see other altered paper clips! Good luck with the challenges, fingers crossed for you :D

Gail said...

Frog Freak! Yep that is me - loving these - OK so I have to make time to create some of these - so super cute and then ready for a project! Yes! Thanks for the inspiration - have a blessed day crafty friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I apologize if two comments appear. It seems Blogger is playing tricks on me off and on lately. Anyway, I am sure your Dad will love his altered paper clips too. They are so cute and adorable with those frogs on them.

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Kitty, cute frogs.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Liz said...

Your Dad is going to be thrilled with these altered paper clips, they are so cute! xx

Patti said...

These are SO SWEET!! I love seeing all your paperclip designs Kitty!! I used to made little embellishment cards like yours - back int he day we called then "Card Candy" so sweet!! your folks are going to love them!

jimlynn said...

Those frogs are the cutest ever!!! Precious!! Your dad is going to love these.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, they are toad-ally adorable!! Those frogs are so sweet!! They make me smile!! Your dad will adore them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

These are way too cute, love this idea and these frogs, your parents will really enjoy their altered paper clips!

Unknown said...

How cute is this?!?!?! Love the gift and packaging idea! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Barbara Godden said...

these are adorable, love those frogs, wow great ideas. I'm thinking of trying a few. they would make great tuck-in gifts. My on friend loved my steam punk ATCs I think altered steampunk paper clips would be awesome for her.

DIANA L. said...

Your paperclips are just adorable.I love em
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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Fikreta said...

Those are super cute and fun!
Hugs

Heather said...

Oh, these are adorable!! What a great way to use these puffy stickers! And I love how you packaged them up; so fun!! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOODNESS!! Those are so Clever and CUTE!! What adorable paper clips!!

Theresa

Chi Cr said...

That is so cute!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous creations .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Mary C said...

Love your paperclips. I must try making some. I have some of those giant ones that I needed and not used. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

Theresa Pace said...

they are so cute! your parents must be thrilled with them. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

Lori said...

Your clips are such a great idea and oh, so cute, too! Your dad will love the frogs. The packaging is perfect. I love this idea!

Lisa said...

SO sweet! Love these froggies! And what a fantastic way to present them too... really cute project and gift!

StirYourCreativity said...

They are super cute:)

terrie said...

Kitty, these frog paper clips are adorable....the puffy stickers are perfect...well done and tfs.
My daughter is a big frog collector maybe something I could do for her to go into her plan book...

Lin said...

Really fun for your Dad, Kitty! Love how the metallics show up so well! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Creative world said...

Fantastic idea and project,love it....thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge
Željka DT xx

Linby said...

These are great and a wonderful idea. I love the packaging - it looks so professional. Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
Linby x
DT

TracyM #6773 said...

Frog-a-licious clips and gift idea!
LOVE your cute shimmering frogs and stitched pennant bases!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

tilly said...

a lovely gift idea, very cute, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge
Tilly

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous clips. Those frogs are so cute! Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Kati said...

So sweet,your Dad will be happy to have it. Thank you for joining us over at Card Mania Challenge.
Hugs, Kakichka DT
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Deborah Frings said...

I'll bet your dad loves these cute little froggies! I think they're wonderful. Sorry to be so late commenting, thank you for playing along with our Anything but a Card challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

Andreja L. said...

WoW what a fantastic clips you made :-)) The frogs are so beautiful.
Thank you so much for joining us at The Male Room. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Andreja

Tina Campbell said...

These are so cool :) Super cute :) Thank you for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina-DT

Lisa Lynn said...

These frogs are too cute. LOVE THEM!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Such cute little froggies - you have been on a roll with project style papercrafting, and I admire each one, KT. Thank you for your recent, newsy email - and apologies for not responding privately - but I am happy for you that "things" are lining up, and my wish is that all issues will find a happy resolution. Kitty - I so admire your talent and the way all of your creations bring joy and happiness to my heart. Fabulous! Wishing you a great week. hugs, de