Saturday, May 5, 2018

Altered Paper Clips

Hi, everyone!  I have something different to share today.  I made some altered paper clips!  They were made using my scraps!  It was an Earth Day project that I finally got around to making yesterday.


The die-cut flowers and leaves were leftover snippets from other projects, and I die-cut the layered banners from scraps of patterned paper and cardstock.  I was inspired by ScrapPerfect's altered paper clips video here.

Products used:
  • Dies:  Flowers (MFT Stitched Flowers, Cheery Lynn Build a Flower 1, Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers), Leaves (Cheery Lynn Ivy Strip and Flourish Leaf Strip)
  • Patterned paper:  Snippets from MME Indie Chic Saffron
  • Cardstock:  Recollections scraps
  • Other:  Paper clips, gems

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


These are going to be a gift for my Mom so I decided to make a pretty 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.  Again, I used only scraps and added a little butterfly charm.

  • Stamp:  Sentiment (Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings)
  • Patterned paper:  Snippets from MME Indie Chic Saffron
  • Cardstock:  Recollections scrap
  • Other:  Butterfly charm

I would like to support the following challenges: Card Mania Anything but a Card 1/3; Cardz TV 46 AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs May AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore May AG 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Add Flowers 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Cupcake Inspirations Flowers 1/3; Cut It Up Flowers 1E; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Diva's April Showers May Flowers 1/4; Digi Stamps 4 Joy AG Optional For Mom 1/3; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Mother's Day 1/3; Double D May Flowers 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Mod Squad How Charming 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 325 1E; ScrapPerfect Earth Day Altered Paper Clips; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday For Mom 1/3; The Cat's Pajamas Die Cutting UE; Three Amigos Blog Hop May Flowers UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 2/5; Your Scrapbook Place May AG 2/3



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

42 comments:

ScraPerfect said...

SO happy to see your Tags!!! And love the gift giving "packaging". Your mom is lucky:)

Michelle Nutter said...

I need to make some of these-thanks for the inspiration, they are so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Now aren't you clever? These are so darling and what a fun thing to give your Mom. I am sure she will love them and the special way you packaged them for her.

Liz said...

What a brilliant idea and a great way of using snippets. I love the designs. xx

Donna Ellis said...

what a great gift idea, Kitty! Your mom will enjoy them = bookmarks or business items, or on scrapbook pages - I love your innovative earth day creations! Your designs are always so sweet and intriguing. Wishing you all the best - hugs, de

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Kitty, such a creative way to use up your scraps - they are so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Gail said...

The paper clips are so lovely - I have had this on my bucket list for awhile - hmmm - I think I need to get busy and create some - you did a fab job and your mom will love those darling paper clips! Have a blessed day

Sandy said...

Great project. They turned out so pretty! Thank you for playing along with our challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
Have a great weekend!
-Sandy, DT

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Kitty, such clever idea and it's just perfect for using tiny scraps!!! LOVE your altered paper clips!!! Great design and choice of colors, these paper clips are not only beautiful, but also elegant and sweet! And the idea of packaging to make a little gift for your Mum is really brilliant!! She surely will be stunned and so happy! :) Your packaging looks very professional, it seems just made by one famous brand :D especially looking at that dp and the cute butterfly charm!! Amazing work, my friend, and so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing and for the link to the video, I will go to learn the technique, I surely will make some of these altered paperclips :)

terrie said...

Love your Paper clips especially using leftover scraps...
well done and good luck....
Hope your doing well.

Lisa said...

These are so clever and fabulous!! I love how you decorated the paper clips!! They look amazing!! And the packaging is gorgeous too!! What a wonderful gift this is!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tina Z. said...

wow, totally adorable!

Barbara Godden said...

these are AWESOME!!! fantastic job and the gift packaging is fab. too. Mom will love them. what size paperclips, the large ones? are the layered banners dies as well?

Mary C said...

What a great idea to jazz up a boring paper clip.
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh how pretty and clever! Your Mom will love these! Love how you dolled them up with the pretty papers and flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, May Flowers, Donna, DT Member.

jimlynn said...

Cute project and useful too! Your mom is going to love these. Love the way you were able to use up some scraps and they're so pretty.
Lynn

Katrina Brown said...

Such a fun project making for the perfect gift! Great idea! So happy you dropped by shared with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such gorgeous design for these altered paper clips. Great design work sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Those will be the most fun paper clips your mom has ever used! She'll love them, and it's great that you got to use up some scraps.

Thanks for sharing your Flower creation with us at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Darlene said...

What a fabulous project! Mom's going to love them! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘May Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Arlene said...

I never thought of altering paper clips, great idea and novel. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Donna said...

What a fresh, fabulous and darling idea, way too cute!

Fikreta said...

Those clips are so adorable.
I like how you package them
Hugs

Scrapper69 said...

They are very pretty... I really like this idea!

Theresa

Jackie C said...

Kool idea! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie
Digistamps4Joy.DT
Member

Suzanne Harkinson said...

What a cute idea!This gives ma an idea for a graduation gift.

Catie Cuddles said...

Cute idea.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Lisa said...

These are fun and beautiful too! Must remember this!! And so excited you are playing along with us at Three Amigos again!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh I love these and now I am inspired to make some for myself. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

Karenladd said...

I saw these on the Three Amigos blog and had to come over for a closer look. These are so fun and just adorable! I may make some of these for little Mothers Day favors to give to my sister and niece this weekend.

aussie aNNie said...

Great Idea.Thanks for entering our "MAY FLOWERS" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Judy Woodland said...

These are so stinkin' cute - how very clever, and what a perfect gift. I love them, but I am wondering where the charms are. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!


Di said...

Brilliant idea Kitty and so pretty too! Bet your Mom loves them.

Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground.

Hugs
Di xx

vinita jain said...

You are on a roll Kitty, making these cute paper clips stuffs! Your Mom love each of them!

Monika Kobus said...

Great idea for using scraps!Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” May Challenge.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a cute idea. Love these Paper Clips. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Sharon SharonW said...

what a clever planner supply. LOVE IT! TFS

Susan Fogle said...

These clip are fabulous! I love the card you made for them too! Thank you for sharing with us at Three Amigos!

Lisa Lynn said...

You are on a roll with these beautiful clip cards.

Desire Fourie said...

Kitty this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of BRIGHT COLOURS challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
Love the bookmark idea.

Julie Odil said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for entering our challenge this month at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie, DT member

Shylaa Shree said...

such an adorable paper clips, great work. Good luck and thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@CMC
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