christmas gift | in transit style

First off, I just wanted to say that the Friday Freebies will be free for one more day since there were a few that mentioned they had a hard time getting it. I don’t know if it’s because there was such a high volume downloading it or what, but I don’t want anyone to miss out, so it’ll still be available today.


And now, for another amaaaazing gift idea from Laura Vegas! Check this out!

Ooooooh. But wait, there’s more!

How’s about a whole set of them for all year long???


They are interchangeable. 

           

          

And here’s a close up.

[ Shapes | In Transit #1]


What a great idea!
Homemade. Inexpensive. Adorable.
Sweet!

I’m always amazed at what these incredibly talented girls create! This is no exception.


Here’s what Laura has to say:

As I was trying to think of a framed project I could make for gift giving, I came across Kerri’s In Transit #1 kit. I really love the look of subway art, but had yet to try cutting any of these on my Silhouette. After a few minutes of pondering the themes in the kit, I decided that I would make a set of framed pieces that could be used throughout the year. The beauty of these pieces, is that even though I created 5 different themed pieces, I only needed one frame to use with all of them. I choose to do a Valentines Day piece, a St Patrick’s Day piece, a spring piece, a summer piece, and a family piece.

I started by taking out a really nice, worn wood frame that I happen to have handy. My opening on the frame was 8×10, so I cut all of my subway art pieces at about 8.5″ tall. They are just wide enough, that you can cut two of each design at once, on one sheet of cardstock. I just copied and pasted the shape, so that I could cut two of each. That way, I can make two sets of these framed pieces for gift giving. I find it so much easier, to mass produce things right from the start, if you have any thoughts of making more than one of something. When all my shapes were cut, I adhered them each to a piece of white cardstock that was slightly larger than the subway art piece, and I distressed the edges of the cardstock.

I then picked out some basic pattern papers, with tone on tone prints, in coordinating colors. I added some machine stitching around the edges, and adhered my matted subway art piece to the pattern paper. I took some scraps of white cardstock, and misted them with different colors of mists, that would coordinate with each piece. After they dried, I used my favorite scalloped edged border punch on the strips, and slipped them under the sides of the subway art. I then raided my stash of flowers and brads, and added a few to each piece. Really simple and really easy. All this took was a few sheets of cardstock and pattern paper, some flowers and brads, a frame, and a little creative energy. And you have a great seasonal framed collection of pieces to give as a gift, where the recipient can change out the pieces throughout the year.



And now for a reminder about the ‘Get Started Now’ sale that ends Sunday!
This is the perfect time to get those kits you want to do for your holiday decor and gift giving!

Two more days.
That’s all ya got! :)

(I hate it when these things come to an end….)

2017-09-21T17:52:07+00:00 November 12th, 2011|laura vegas, projects|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Michelle Liimatainen November 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

    What a very cool idea!!! Total genius!!!

  2. {dawn} November 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Love this idea! This would make a great gift!

  3. Rhadonda November 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Seriously? Seriously? Amazing idea. You and your design teamies must have FULL function of the creative brain area whereas i believe i function in 1%. Wow. So inspired. I am off to try some things and grow that 1%. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Katie November 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Oh I just love these! I am hoping to do some “This and That” gifts this year, but if I happen to run out of time, I now have a quicker alternative! Love this!

  5. dawn November 14, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I think I’m late, but just saw this and LOVE LOVE THESE. Laura is the best and sooooo creative. She amazes me all the time with her talent and projects. These are my new favorites of hers. Hope I still have a chance to win, please please!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Sue Alg November 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

    These are really great. Such a neat idea and relatively easy to create.

    I was wondering why I receive your updates so late. Today is Monday A.M. and I’m just receiving your Saturday update–so again I missed out on your freebie.

  7. Vera W. Yates November 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    What a neat idea! Now, I know what I’m going to make for Christmas presents! Yay! Thank you, Laura for the idea.

  8. Karen W November 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Great project! Perfect for gift giving. I love the sub-way art. I have an idea to use the family one on some album covers that I hope to complete later this week.

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