January Flamingo Four

Ready for another Flamingo Four?  This month, three other designers and I each worked with these products:

       1. Graphic 45 patterned paper - "Well Groomed"
       2. Tim Holtz Giant Tag
       3. Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue buttons
       4. pearl trim

The first thing I did when I saw the supplies was to turn the patterned paper over and check out the B-side, as the A-side is totally not my style.  Fortunately, the B-side is!  I could definitely use the patterned paper and the tag on a scrapbook layout.

But what about the buttons and the trim?  The buttons are really chunky and I don't like putting bulky items like those on scrapbook pages.  So I started thinking about cards. Hmm... what to make?  

Inspiration struck.  I cut into the paper (always a little scary when you only have one piece and you HAVE to use it for an assignment), did some folding, added a button, and accented with Stickles.  Then I headed out into the garage, where I put on the shop glasses, grabbed a hammer, and started pounding on the pearl trim.

I removed about 1/4 of the beads on each end of the trim, headed back to the craftroom, and glued everything together.  When I was done, I had this:

The "purse" is fully lined... with the scraps left over from December's Flamingo Four!  

And when you pull out the tag... it's holding a gift card.

Curious about what the other designers made?  Head on over to Flamingo Scraps to see their projects.  As usual, my project is COMPLETELY different from what the other designers created! 


  1. This is so creative! I would have never thought to smash off the pearls! The tag made the perfect gift card holder. Really fun post!

  2. OMGoodnes! That is soooo cute and creative! I love it! Wow!!

    I agree w/ you on the bulky items... I am not a big fan. I can handle semi-bulky, but too bulky and I get discouraged. The reason is I can never seem to get a good scan of a bulky layout, and my layout-picture-taking skills are awful! Not good when you are trying to get a picture for a DT assignment!

    Now I'm off to check out Flamigo Scraps!
    Can't wait to see all the different projects!

  3. Very creative. I live the purse!

  4. That is seriously awesome! I love that you went out to the garage to take apart the pearl trim. Too cool Cindy!

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhh I love love love love this little purse!!! WOW!!! You rocked that!!!

  6. Oooooh...love your purse...especially that pop of red inside! :)


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