Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Carried Away

It couldn't be helped really. I mean, these girls *need* handmade invitations, frames, and promise plaques for their Daisy Girl Scout Troop. I clearly had no choice.

Well, maybe I went a little over board, but I had fun doing it! I thought to myself how lucky I am to have a girl and "what will I do for Mitchell?" because I'm really not comfortable in my boyish crafting style just yet. Fortunately Boy Scouts won't start for 3 more years so I've got some time to figure it out.

My friend Jennifer and I decided to be the co-leaders of our daughters' new Daisy Girl Scout Troop. Or rather, Jennifer decided and I (foolishly?) agreed. We are having a great time getting carried away together, and the girls are counting down the days to our first meeting. At our first meeting we plan to teach them the Girl Scout Promise, so I made these little plaques using my Top Note die and my Big Shot die cutting machine. The print got a little blurry when I used Crystal Effects glue over the top of it, but we'll call that "artistic".

The girls will decorate them with flowers, rhinestones, and sparkly bits. The back is covered with glittery paper.

At our second meeting we'll have a very brief ceremony during which we'll present the girls with their Daisy pin. Obviously we must take a commemorative photo of each girl and send them home with custom made Daisy picture frames. ;)

I used the Beautiful Wings embosslit die to make the butterflies - this is possibly my favorite die, and the Daisies die to make the little white daisy. Some rhinestone brads and corduroy brads attach them to the frame. I used transparencies in lieu of glass.

Making the stand was tricky and took me many attempts but this is what I finally came up with. I put some Score Tape (double sided tape) on the inside of the flaps. After we put the photo in the album we can quickly remove the backing from the tape and close up the frame.

Come on now, I couldn't just throw away those sparkly Top Note shapes that I had cut out from the front of the picture frames. (My friend Deanna taught me that.) So I made invitations to the ceremony:

A tiny half back pearl adorns the flower on the belt.

These are so easy to make! You just start with an A2 size card and put the crease just inside the top cut of the Top Note die. Glue a full Top Note to the front and voila! Here's the back so you can see what I mean.

 Thanks for looking!


  1. These are awesome!!

    And YES, I'm very excited to see the frames in use :)

  2. Everything looks fabulous! I love all the colors!

  3. Awesome ideas! I had so much fun with my girls when they were in scouts. I was their leader from Daisies on up through Cadettes when they lost interest, or should I say other things stole their interest. So many wonderful memories. Hope you enjoy it!