Welcome! I've been tied up with some family care lately, but Summer is a perfect time for that, right? As I was going through my stash looking for a quick gift idea, I found some Terial Arts Snap Clips and thought I'd make a sweet little girl some floral hair clips. Of course, I also wanted to work them into a card and share the process today.
The first thing that I noticed about the Terial Arts Snap Clips is that they have that flower shape on the closed end, which gives a much larger surface that standard clips on which to apply glue. I figured that I'd need all of the help I could get if these were to survive a little one! I had some fabric scraps coated in Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer left over from a previous banner project, and I knew that simple pink flowers would be just the ticket to please my little friend. I used a My Favorite Things Blueprints 12 Die-namics set to die cut my flowers and leaves. The Terial Magic enables a super-clean die cut on fabric, so this was a quick and easy process.
See how that large flower on the closed end gives you a great adhesive surface? I used Aleene's Fabric Glue to attach all of my layers.
My next challenge was how to present the floral clips prettily. I used MFT's Blueprints 29 Die-namics to cut my dotted card front layer and the striped strip on which to clip the barrettes. I used X-Press It 1/2" high tack foam tape on both ends of my strip, as well as spaced evenly so that I could attach my five clips. Then I turned the strip over and attached it securely to my card front before inserting the clips. (Patterned paper is from MFT Stamps Dots and Strips Confections 6 x 6 paper pack.)
Finally, I stamped a little sentiment banner using MFT's Tickled Pink stamp set. Presto--one pink floral hair clip set to send to one of my favorite little people. . . a couple of pairs to wear, and one to lose to little brother's experiments. ;-)
Thanks for stopping by today--hope you're having and awesome Summer!