Monday, February 6, 2012

My first project with a toilet paper roll - oh my!

OK- I have to admit, I have never been a fan of the toilet paper roll projects. There are several out there and they are all fabulous, but it just never struck me as something to use for a craft project. 

However, the cool thing about challenges is that they push you to think outside the box and try new things. So here is my first project using an empty toilet paper roll.
I actually found it fun to try and do something with it. I like how it turned out and may even look at other ways to use this new found craft item. 
When flattened, the roll is the perfect size to hold a gift card. So this will make a nice valentine gift card holder. I punch some holes on each end and tied it up with Twine from the Twinery to keep the gift card from falling out. 

I am linking this up to the following challenges out there....
Peachy Keen Challenge- use an empty toilet paper roll- what started it all!
Cooking with Cricut- red, white and pink, Child's Valentine
My Sheri Crafts- use two hearts challenge
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday- love challenge
Little Scrap Pieces-  use pink
FCCB- use a heart on your project

If you hop over to these challenge blogs you will see amazing projects from all the Design teams. You can't help but be inspired to create and  join in on the fun!

Here's How I did it....
Empty toilet paper roll
Paper all from my scrap box
Fox/layers cut at 2.5" from Crate a Critter
Face is stamped using Peachy Keen Stamps
Tag cut to size from Once Upon a Princess
Sentiment from Pink by Design
Martha Stewart Border punch
Hearts punched from CM heart punch
Twine from Twinery


Karen said...

Barb I haven't try the toilet paper rolls either but you have inspired me. Your card is so cute love that groovy fox....I am having a challenge at my blog this week use pink this card would fit...

Jennie Garcia said...

That is genius!! I didn't think of the Gift card idea!! I love that foxy cut!! Too cute!!
Thanks for Playing with us @ PKS!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Jovan said...

This came out so ADORABLE! Great job with the challenges!

Nikki Foraker said...

holy cuteness Batman!!! This totally rocks!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PeachyKeen!!!!


Glora said...

This is totally darling. I love your giftcard holder! Terrific idea! Hugs- Glora

Karen said...

Barb thanks for joining in!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I've seen lots of toilet paper roll projects too but haven't tried have inspired me to do so!! The fox is so sweet!! Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!

FCCB Design Team Member

Sandy Palmer said...

What a wonderful gift card holder! I love the MS border, and that fox is simply adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Cathie Rigby said...

So very cute!! The fox cut is adorable and I love the twine to keep the card in a very nice touch. TFS Cathie

Houses Built of Cards said...

So cute! Great idea for a gift card holder! I'm SOOO glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!!!

VICTORIA said...

What an awesome gift card holder and I love the little fox :)

ShelbyWoo said...

beautiful card! thanks for sharing it with us over My Sheri Crafts!

Cindy :) said...

super cute idea, love that fox, so cute :) gl

Kristi said...

So super cute! Love the fox! Thanks for joining the Peachy Keen Challenge!

Larelyn said...

Wow! your project is fantastic! Who knew what could be created with something we all probably have plenty of? I love your idea of the gift card holder and your fox is adorable.

Vicky said...

so cute,. these challenges for toilet paper rolls make you think.

Anonymous said...

I like how this turned out! Happy you went out of you box :) How did you get it so flat?? Super cute great job :)


Sherrie K. said...

Hi Barb! This is SO cute! I love the idea of using this as a gift card holder:) cute little foxy and love the stitching! Fabulous project:)
Sherrie K

Sabrina said...

For your first project, it turned out so cute! I love the fox image, adorable! The sentiment goes perfectly with it. Thanks for playing with us this week at FCCB!