Saturday, March 31, 2012

JUGS - Zip It

   
First and foremost, I would like to thank the JUGS team for the wonderful opportunity of being their Guest Designer in March.  I have had a fabulous time working alongside this talented DT.

This week's challenge is to use a zipper on your project - as an accent or to create focal point.  My first thought was to make a zipper flower as I have never made one and always wanted to try one.  However, while following a You Tube tutorial, it became painfully obvious that my zipper was waaaay too short to make a flower (I had removed one from an old pair of my daughter's jeans).  So....necessity became the mother of invention and I made a flower center from the zipper instead.  

I rolled the zipper, stitched it together, placed it on a denim circle cut from the same jeans, stitched it on and formed a flower around it by pleating and stitching the denim circle from behind.  The back isn't a pretty sight LOL, but the flower from the front passed inspection and that's what counts! 

So, if you have ever wanted to try a zipper flower or just wanted to let your creative juices flow by using a zipper as an accent or the focal point of your card, now is your chance.  Just link your creation up to the JUGS Challenge Post and you could be this week's winner.  If you don't have a blog, you can use a public gallery and use key word JUGS130.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Off to Campus Christian Fellowship's 40th year celebration/reunion on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, Washington this weekend.  They were life changing years for me, and it is always good to catch up with those who you shared great experiences and memories with - can't wait!


Thanks for popping by, and hope you have a fabulous weekend too :)

 

What's In It?
Paper: Recollection Garden Floral DP, Night of Navy, White
Accessories:  Zipper, Denim, PTI Tag Die, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Sizzex Leaf Die, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, 5/8" Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Twine, Button, Silver Half Pearls, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Benzi said...

Marisa, I love your flower center. I have a zipper flower embellishment but I didn't make it...took the easy way and purchased it.

Great card and I really, really like it.

Sounds like a fun weekend ahead. Enjoy!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is totally FUN! Love that flower!!!

Denise Willerton said...

well this is absolutely fabulous...I love the flower centre ~ I thought is was a brad or button at first until I read on....wonderfully done! thanks for sharing and enjoy your day :-)

Maureen said...

very clever recovery!! Love the different look of this! And a tilted tag!! You went all out!! Enjoy your reunion!! THey are always fun!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your funky zipper flower...and your ANGLED tag! :-) Enjoy your w/e!

Lynn said...

Marisa, beyond gorgeous. I love, love, love what you dig with your zipper. So glad that you could play along with us at Just Us Girls. As always, your creations have been beyond gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful time at you reunion today!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh so pretty and so clever Marisa! I love your jean zipper flower! Thanks for being such a great JUGs guest this month! We loved seeing your fabby creations! Don't be a stranger!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now that is one clever zipper flower, never would of thought that. Very pretty!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You ened your GD month on a high - beautiful subtle use of a zipper -- love it! IEven though I get your posts, it has been a pleasure seeing your sample cards over the last month!! You ROCK!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous! I love your zipper flower and how you problem solved so well. Such a pretty colour combo too.

Viv said...

Gorgeous colour choice Marisa and that zip flower centre is a cracker!!! xxx

Vickie Z said...

Girl... I have been a mother with the necessity of intervention or is that imagination and this worked perfectly!!! LOVE it!!!

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

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Andrea M said...

Gorgeous Marisa! Love the denim flower with the teeth of the zipper as the center! Way to think outside the box girl! LOVED having you as our Guest DT!!!

TannyP said...

How brilliant is that?! Nice work =) That flower turned out beautifully and the papers you've used are gorgeous! Love that tag and the border!

Butternutsage said...

so clever and what a beautiful crisp card! I may have to try a zipper card!!! Thanks for all of your fun ideas and that cute bunny bum too! Hugs~Donna

Linda Callahan said...

You are a genius! That flower is funky and fabulous!

Darcy said...

this is an amazing card Marisa, the denim zipper flower is to die for!! the border punch is a perfect touch!
hope your weekend was fabulous and you reacquainted with lots of people from the past! :)

Katina said...

Fabulous!! I love how you've made the flower centre Marisa.
xx

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, I just love this color combo and design! I really love how you you recycled a zipper to make that fabulous flower. At first I was thinking....oh dear...what new thing has she set inside of the flower....then I realized it is the zipper teeth. LOVE it!

Susan (rainy) said...

Wonderful card, Marisa. Love Love LOVE that zipper flower.

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous zipper flowers, Marisa...way to upcycle! You know, it doesn't end here...soon you're going to be sewing new clothes for your whole family! Haha...but, you never know! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Could've fooled me that this flower was made from a zipper! Looks like you placed some coppery beads in the middle of a denim flower; FAB job on making this!