Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fiskars Focus Day #2 - Sherry Cartwright


Welcome to day #2 of a 3 day celebration!  How fun to combine SRM Stickers and Fiskars fabulous products!  Remember for this celebration Fiskars designers are featured on the SRM Blog and SRM designers are featured on the Fiskars Blog.  Today's featured Fiskars designer is Sherry Cartwright!    


Here's a bit about Sherry in her own words:  

"I have long been a crafting, gluing together odd and end pieces of construction paper, pom poms and yarn for as long as I can remember.  Now, I am doing the same.  Playing with pretty craft products and sticking them altogether for memories sake.  And for fun.

I grew up in a family of crafters and hope to pass my love of pretty papers, fibers, flowers and stickers to my own family.   We are creative group of two cute K-kiddos, my artsy fartsy husband and myself living a wondramous life in an old country home in the middle of rural central Texas.   By day, I am a paper pusher of procedures and publications, but by night I push around pretty patterned papers, stickers and a bottle of glue.   Seriously, I am a madwoman ---- momma, wife, Cub Scout den leader, boo-boo kisser, reading buddy, dishwasher, homework mentor, friend, toilet scrubber, paper crafter, craft buddy, sister, mess picker-upper, memory recorder, sword fighter, hip-hip-hoorayer and artist."    


When Sherry received her stash of SRM Stickers and Containers she grabbed some of her favorite Fiskars tools and went to work!  Here's what Sherry says

"This clear pillow box was calling for a clever filling.  After debating for awhile what to fill it with [dollars or coins], I chose coins merely on their shiny surface.  I wrapped twine around the box several times so that it would be wide enough for the border sticker.  Then, I attached the hat circle sticker to patterned paper and punched with circle."  


Sherry clearly LOVES the clear containers from SRM!  She loves all the possibilities of what you can do with them!  

For her next "happy" project, Sherry used a clear 7" TUBE, some SRM Borders, SRM Birthday Sticker Sentiments, Marigold Twine, Glitter and Fiskars Cloud Squeeze Punch, large and extra large.  

"These little tubes can be filled with so many different things.  For this one, I filled it with extra long rainbow candles and some yellow glitter.  The tag was made by using two different size cloud punches, punching small holes, then tying with twine.   The sentiment was for birthday, but I cut just happy day to fit on the cloud and used the dots as a border."  


Just in time for summer, for her next project Sherry used a SRM Glassine Bag to organize her picnic utensils and serve as table decor as well!  For this project Sherry used SRM's Patriotic Stickers by the Dozen and We've Got Your Border, some Maraschino twine and a trio of Fiskars punches:  Jenni Bowlin Quilt Star Squeeze Punch, Round 'n Round Punch and Seal of Approval Squeeze Punch.  Here's what Sherry tells us about her Stars & Stripes project:

"Summertime picnics are always better when they are dressed in red, white and blue --- with SRM and Fiskars, too.  Before heading out, package your silverware in a glassine bag.  For this particular bag, I decorated with patriotic papers, then added border stickers.  I punched two quilt stars, then folded one to add dimension.  Both were attached with a flocked brad."  


FYI...The bag is filled with: 

• a fan-folded paper towel, trimmed at an angle on the end,
• fork, spoon, knife
• straw, decorated with punched quilt stars and a scalloped circle
• small skewer with flag attached 
• extra long toothpick decorated with fringed pattered paper 

This is sure to be the star of the show! 

And for her final project, Sherry decided to make an Everyday Life mini album using SRM's Glassine Bags and lots of SRM clear stickers including the Everyday Life sticker that was perfect for this project.  Sherry says "I *love* using the glassine bags as a base.  So very cool and versatile."  Here's the cover of her mini album and a few of the interior pages.


In addition to the fabulous SRM Glassine Bags used in this mini album, so many different SRM Stickers were used too!  Can you see the Birthday Borders, the Sticker Stitches and the Birthday Sentiments on this pair of pages?


 I spy SRM Labels by the Dozen on this page with a "Love" Fancy Sticker Sentiment.


 To see this totally fabulous mini album in its entirety, check out Sherry's blog

And here's what Sherry has to say about SRM Stickers:  

"Thank you, SRM Stickers for affording me this opportunity to make a creative mess and some loveliness with your awesome products.  You make the crafty world a better place!"   

Thank you Sherry for your inspiration and wonderful projects.  We love them all!  Now be sure to hop on over to the Fiskars Blog today where SRM's Corrie Jones is creating with Fiskars and SRM Sticker products. 

GIVEAWAY ALERT:   We are giving away two different Fiskars tools today. Simply leave a comment on the SRM Blog and on the Fiskars Blog and you will be in the running for either the Fiskars XXXL Circle Punch, a 3" circle or the brand new, much coveted XL Hexagon Punch.  There's a GIVEAWAY on the Fiskars Blog for a stash of SRM Stickers too! 

Join us tomorrow for day #3 of the Fiskars/SRM event when Tania Willis will be dropping by.  See you then!

40 comments:

Cathy A said...

Wonderful use of glassine bags, I will have to get some of these one day!

Bev said...

amazing projects .. each using fun colours and SRM stickers too

Cathy said...

Great projects!! I love the coin-filled pillow box! What a fun gift :)

Chris D. said...

What a clever use of the glassine bags! Fabulous projects today!

Deirdre said...

Amazing creations - love all of them. Love what you did with the glassine bags!

Leanne said...

Great projects!

Studio B Designs said...

Fabulous projects, can't wait to see more

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! So cool ideas, love all of your projects. TFS

Melanie said...

Awesome, Sherry! Love the mini :)

Ravengirl said...

Loads of cuteness here today!

Suzi said...

Tania said we wouldn't be disappointed with what we saw here! She is right! Great stuff! I have both of those punches, so you don't need to include me in the giveaway, but whomever they go to will love, love, love them!
Fiskateer #5563

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what fun and creative ideas.

Vicky said...

Such a grand combo...SRM Stickers & Fiskars!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! I'm especially loving that sweet mini!

michelle said...

Such cute projects I love the mini book how creative was that?

Sue D said...

Wow--fabulous projects for graduation and summer.

{VICKI} said...

Happy Wednesday

Lara said...

love the mini book and bags so cute! Thanks for sharing! Fiskars is my favorite punch.

Samantha said...

That glassine bag mini is just SRM fabulous!! What a great idea!

Melissa said...

Wow! Wonderful projects on the blog today. Great job Sherry.

Patchi said...

So much inspiration!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous! Loooove the rainbow candles in the tube!

Shelly said...

WOW!!! What stunning projects! I LOVE how you made a little 'picnic' set of goodies....brilliant! ;) Thanks for sharing! :)

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Love all of these projects! The stickers look like fun to use and Sherry did such a great job with the pillow box and tube. Her glassine bag mini is fabulous!

wendipooh13 said...

totally LOVIN all these great projects!!! wonderful ideas!!!

Kelly Massman said...

great projects AND thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

Denise Bryant said...

Fun projects! Nice job, Sherry!

Carla said...

I really like the silverware
bag holder and may scraplift
this idea for my July reunion.
Carla from Utah

Monique Liedtke said...

Fabulous projects Sherry!! Love the containers! And that notebook is perfect too!

Brat said...

Awesome projects and products!!!

Wendy Sue said...

Holy cow, sherry...all of these projects are so awesome! I live the grad gift and the mini album is amazing! So much talent in one little blog post! :)

doverdi said...

How creative. I love all the ideas for glassine bags. I can see so many ideas for the one using colored cutlery. Great ideas. TFS!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

loving it all but the candles in the little container are awesome!

Stephanie Buice said...

They're all amazing Sherry, great work!

Celeste B. said...

The glassine bag is darling. I need to get some of these bags.

Lesley said...

Adorable!

Chark said...

could not love these more--they are each so cool, and I looovvee the july 4 bag!

sandee said...

wow, that picnic holder is just too cute, will have to remember that idea!!!

Amanda Coleman said...

Amazing, Sherry! I adore the DB mini album! It is so bright and colorful!

Agata said...

Love this mini album! So colorful!