Sunday, March 17, 2013

Extravaganza Entry 3 - Growth Chart

I had a lot of fun with my three "other" entries this year for Extravaganza. I thought I was going to have a hard time deciding what to do since so many people have done so many different things with our wonderful products but these ideas were ones that I had thought of long ago and really wanted to try. When CTMH came out with fabric in the new catalogue, my mind was made up right away!

This Growth Chart is designed for two little girls. It is created using the Chantilly Paper Pack and the Chantilly Textiles. This project was a real stretch for me in many ways as I am NOT a sewer but I learned a lot and enjoyed putting it together. Each little package (the old Ribbon Round Containers...) contains 12 tags with places to record the child's name, age and height and colored safety pins. Those safety pins were a nightmare in themselves. I tried everything to colour those pins - pigment ink (wouldn't stay on, even after heat setting), our alcohol markers - they just rubbed off, mixing reinker with Pearl Paint but the paint would flake off as soon as the pin was opened or closed. I finally called the corporate office and was told I could use office products in this case since I had tried all possible CTMH routes and nothing was working... so Sharpie markers finally worked. There are two sets of tags and pins - one in pink and one in yellow. 

The growth chart itself runs from 2 feet to 6 feet in height. I used the Pixie Glitter Alphabet for the height markers, after sewing every half inch on the burlap. That was then sewn onto our Chantilly Textiles. The top has a bamboo skewer with the hemp from the Wooden Mini-Medleys sewn onto it for hanging purposes. I couldn't fit that all in one photo.

It all fits nicely in one of our recipe boxes, which has been decorated both on the inside and the outside. 


Products used are all Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Chantilly Paper Pack, Cotton Candy Cardstock, Buttercup Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: None
Inks: Cotton Candy, Cotton Candy Pigment Ink, Pear Pigment Ink
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, Recipe Box, Chantilly Textiles, Pixie Glitter Alphabet, Hollyhock Zipper Lace, Colour Ready Seam Binding, Silver Shimmer Trim, Hook and Loop Dots, Burlap Ribbon, Mini-Medley Accent Collection - Wooden, Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet, Outdoor Denim Alcohol Marker, Ribbon Round Containers (ret.), Computer Font - Pink (CTMH - ret.), Computer Font - Buttercup (CTMH - ret.), Sewing Machine with White and Bamboo Thread (not CTMH), Bamboo Skewer (not CTMH), Safety Pins (not CTMH), Sharpie Markers- Pink and Yellow (not CTMH), Hole Punch (not CTMH)


  1. Such a clever project - way to think out of the box!

  2. Wow -- your creativity is inspiring! Thanks for sharing :-)


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