I was hired out a little while ago to make a wall hanging as a wedding gift for one of my mother-in-law's friends. She sent me a baggie full of ribbon and her only specifications for this project were to use the Proverbs 16:24 verse and to have the ribbon dangling from it. She had seen a wall hanging that I had made my mother-in-law a while back that was to be used for displaying cards from. Here is the link to the one I had made myself in the past.
Paper: Frosty Days dsp, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Blooms, dew drops, Pretties kit, Labels 4 Nestabilities, frame, ribbon
I'm going to be honest. While I like this project, it was a hardship getting to the end result. Coming up with the layout and putting all the goodies and bling on it was fun, as always. When I went to assemble it, that is where the challenge came in. This frame is not the highest quality, so I had to reinforce the back with some hodgepodge that you obviously don't see. In doing so, I had to drill some small holes in the back, but I did not have any tacks or tiny nails to fasten it down. I did find some smaller nails in my husband's tool chest, so I thought 'aha, I will clip these babies down and that should do the trick.' I grabbed some needle nose pliers and decided to 'clip' the nails down to the appropriate size.
The first one was a breeze, but the second one not so much. I think it would have worked perfectly had I not gotten the meat of my hand caught in the clippers. Yes, you read that right, I took a chunk out of my hand in between my thumb and my pointer finger. Ok, it's not as bad as it sounds. I can move my hand, but it certainly 'smarts' if you know what I mean. I'm pretty sure I won't be crafting anymore tonight, but hopefully I'll be up for it tomorrow.