Because it is my daughter’s birthday weekend, and we’ve been planning and then executing some fun birthday plans, I don’t have a regular tutorial for you. But, I wanted to share a quick project and the Artist Trading Coins I received from my first swap with Tmika at Scrapdaworld on youtube.
I had some decorated binder clips left over from a craft fair last year that I was planning to use to display the coins on, but when I saw how amazingly beautiful the coins from my swap partners were, I realized I had to up my game and create new ones that would display their artwork in style. So, I created new clips, and showed them with the coins they were created for. Just beautiful!
The clips were purchased at the Dollar Tree, and I mostly used the medium and large for my fair, although a couple smaller ones slipped through. The smallest ones were usually used to display my prices. But, the medium and larger ones held smaller photos, inspirational quotes and greetings. I sold them for $1.00-1.50 depending on the size, but anyone who bought more than $20 could pick out one free for themselves. Wherever you get your clips, just measure the width of the clip, and the length from under the lip on the front and around the bottom of the clip to the back. The three I used from Dollar Tree were as follows:
Small: 1 1/4″ wide by 1 3/4″ around. Medium: 1 5/8″ wide by 2″ around. Large: 2″ wide by 2 1/2″ around.
This project uses up your scraps and stray embellishments, or you can personalize it for the recipient and occasion. It would be great to hold a small photo (larger for the large clip, test it!) or inspiration. Give it to your child’s teacher with a photo of your child holding up a sign. Perhaps for your coworker who is going through a challenging time with an inspirational quote or reminder that God is always with them.
The swap was hosted by Tmika at Scrapdaworld on Youtube. My partners were Eboney at Sharingmoore, Tammie at Tammie Rice Doughty, Audrey at Sewgoodall, and Robin at Crafts I Heart. They are wonderfully creative, and very inspiring.
Thank you for stopping by, and until we meet again, may your days be Blessed! Smiles, Darby