Thursday, June 4, 2009

Giveaway and some fun!



So I was asked by Cosmo Cricket to work on a project for them. My assignment was to alter the 7 Gypsies Binderie punch. Well as always I wanted to do something clever. It took me a couple days of staring at the punch and staring at Early Bird which is the line I was dying to use! Then it was like that little Cosmo chipboard toaster jumped right off the Ready-Set-Chip sheet and hit me smack dab in the face! A toaster I thought...with a matching toaster cover! So that is what you see in the picture above!

Check out my creation and all the other guests and manufacturers that were asked to participate over on the 7 Gypsies website.

http://www.sevengypsies.com/#allpunches

Next I want to have a little Early Bird fun on my blog! So below the photo of the altered 7 Gypsies Binderie punch is a cute little kit I put together of the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection. Want to win it? See below-

1. Leave a comment under this blog post telling me why you want to win the kit.
2. For a second entry add yourself as a follower to my blog.
3. For a 3rd entry send at least 3 people you know over to my blog to leave a comment mentioning your name as the person who sent them.

Just think, with this little kit you can alter your own 7Gypsies Binderie and make your own little toaster cover!

I will draw a random winner from all posts below to receive this great Cosmo Cricket Early Bird mini kit on Friday June 12th. So the more entries you have, the better your chances of winning!

Oh and I was asked how I created the cover. I posted in the comment section below!

91 comments:

Yaritza said...

Just saw this project on the Cosmo Cricket blog and I had to come over here and give you some love. It's too cute. Would you mind sharing how you made the cover for the Binderie. I have mine and it's collecting alot of dust.
Thanks.

Yaritza said...

Forgot to tell you that I'm now a follower.

Thanks

lfalduto said...

Hey Yarizita,

Well, I just kind of drew a pattern for the cover. I measured the height, width, and depth. Then I drew from paper a rectangle and rounded the top corners. Then I drew a long panel that would fit between the 2 rounded rectangles I needed to cut. I was using muslin which is thin so I also needed to take some fusible heavy interfacing and iron to the back. So once I did that I had to slowly and carefully sew the pieces together making sure I clipped the curves. I then used Fray check along the bottom edge and went to town decorating it with the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection!

If any of you decide to make covers of your own leave me a link, I'd love to see them!

rebecca lucille said...

I want to get inside your head!!!! TOO CUTE! I LOVE THE TOASTER COVER OPTION! Did you alter a real toaster cover??
I'm already a follower ... as you know...and check in every day for a little inspiration!
I want to win the kit so I can alter my own binderie punch! >>> and whatever else sits in my way for too long with out moving!!!

mustangkayla said...

Sweet! Yes'm...I'd LOVE to win that kit. I want the kit cause I love all that is COSMO...and just want to feel and hold the papers and embellies in my hands. lol...

Yaritza said...

Thanks for the tip Lisa. Will work on getting one done for myself. I'll let you know when I'm done.

Jennifer said...

Hi there,

I'd love to win because I love Cosmo Cricket and I don't have any of the Early Bird line!

Jennifer said...

I'm now a follower!

interactthis said...

That is so cute - great job - I would love the kit because you have inspired me o make something with this line. Thanks for the chance!

Sandy said...

I LOVE Early Bird!!! What a great idea - so creative! I would love to win the kit so I can get started on my summer project to decorate my kitchen with everything Early Bird - the colors match perfectly (wall art, recipe holder, napkin holder,etc...the possibilities are endless =)

Sandy said...

Yay! I'm a follower now! =)

Jenn said...

I saw this early today and fell in love with the "toaster" cover! Great job!
I would love to win this kit cause I am dying to get my hands on some early bird! (forget the worm!)

I'm now a follower as well.

julie.schellin said...

I would love to win this kit as I am a huge Cosmo fan, but my scrap budget is currently EMPTY! Need to get good stuff for free. :)

julie.schellin said...

And I am now a "follower" :)

.................... said...

It's so beautiful!
I'd love to win (& play!).

.................... said...

I'm a follower!

Renee said...

I'd love to win...don't have that great paper yet and you've inspired me with all sorts of ways to use it.

Thanks!!!

jen said...

I have recently become a cosmo cricket fan- and already subscribe to your blog :).... I'd love to buy ALL things cosmo cricket, but trying to behave, so would LOVE to win some candy!!! Thanks for the chance!

Chelle said...

i LOVE that little toaster guy!!!! hes my favorite part of the whole line!!!!

and i am an official follower now

Chris C said...

This is absolutely adorable, a toaster cover- who else would have thought of that!!!
Makes me want to buy the punch just so I can make the cover lol - I will have to have a look around and find something similar that needs a cover.
I would love to win your pack of goodies because I just made a deal with myself not to buy anything else until I have used up a good section of what I already have :( its so hard to resist the new goodies...

isabel said...

This kit will be perfect for my mini-album about my futur holidays !!!!

isabel said...

And now I'm a follower !!!!!

alexandra said...

this kit is amazing !!!! love to win it to create a mini with my easter pictures !!!
thanks for the chance

alexandra said...

I'm a follower !!! can't wait to read your blog every day !!!

alexandra said...

Isabel sent me to your blog.... a kissssss

la zaz said...

this little toaster is so so cute
thanks for this super chance

la zaz said...

and know i'll follow your blog !!!

la zaz said...

isabel told me to come to your blog... and she do right... beautiful inspiration

vitoria said...

I love all the cosmo cricket products and this line in particular !!!

vitoria said...

a friend send me to your blog : it's isabel (my sister in fact, we use to scrap together) !!!!

vitoria said...

I'm a follower too... just right now

mommyfink said...

Hi Lisa! That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen made of paper!

I would love to get my hands on that kit because I love cosmo cricket but have not had my hands on very much of it. I really need to pick some up the next time I have a chance!

I am a follower and I am going to spread the word on my blog and on the new message board (frugalscrappers.ning.com)

Hugs!

isa dona said...

what a clever idea... I'll try to make a mini album with my spring photos !!!!

isa dona said...

I ask to follow your blog
thanks for the chance

Jessika said...

That is too, too cute! Hmm, why do I want to win? Well, to share it w/my friend Sara of course! She's the reason I found your blog. Going to go sign up as a follower now!

alexia1 said...

whaou... love to win... why ??? because this line of product is the best !!! adore cosmo cricket... the colors are so bright !!!
thanks for the chance

alexia1 said...

ah ah, i'm a follower now

the mustik said...

your project is absolutly amazing... what a great idea...if i win this kit i will do a clever project like yours ;-)

Melissa said...

I saw this on the CC blog and knew it had to be you I didn't even have to look at the name. This is so cute.

Tona said...

OMGosh! You never cease to amaze me!! That is just the cutest project. Why would I want that kit? Cosmo Cricket...enough said ;)

Tona said...

Okay, I signed up for an email subscription to your blog. My computer won't let me be a follower...it keeps blocking my request. Obviously a setting needs to be changed. (That's a job for my husband lol). I'll become a follower as son as I can get through.

SMK said...

I would love to be able to work with this line because I have yet to be able to acquire any Comso Cricket in my stash, though I've been eyeing them for a while!!! :) It would be wonderful to create some lovely gifts and cards with this adorable line!

SMK said...

PS. I follow you on Google Reader (easier to categorize my blogs there!)

L'iza said...

your project is amazing, love to create the same with this kit !

L'iza said...

I subscribe to be a follower of your blog ;-))

Anonymous said...

oh, what a beautiful creation... I love these papers from Cosmo ! bright colors;
thanks for sharing
Alex11

Lisa L. said...

I absolutely love this kit and would so enjoy using it. Please!

Lisa L.

P.S. Clever idea!

miggyswamp said...

It's so cute, mom! :D

Sammie said...

I would love to win because the products are something I haven't used much of before, and what better way to use something new then to win it.

Sammie said...

I am a follower

Kim J said...

I love what you did to the binder! The lil toaster is just adorable. I am a follower of your blog. Please enter me as I love the kit you put together!!!

fromtheowlsnest said...

wow...Lisa...you are so clever and creative! Why I would want Early Bird....hmmm...because it is so freakin cute!!!!
Also became a follower!! Thanks, Sharon

Chris C said...

Oh I forgot to mention that I am a follower.
Thanks

Maggi said...

You did such a great job, I love it!

Oh wow, I would love that prize, it's so retro and groovy looking!!! I'm a follower now and by the way, Sharon from "from the owl's nest" sent me!

Anonymous said...

Hi...well of course I would love to win it because 1) I LOVE IT! 2) I have been informed by my husband that I have more paper than one actually needs and asked not to buy any! 3) I have 2 kids in college and shouldn't buy any ...but 4)I have so many ideas about this paper so I must get some! You could help me avoid divorce court...truly! lol...ty for the chance tho, Cher
hilly77@comcast.net
I do follow and subscribe and will send you 3 new followers!

http said...

ADORABLE!!! why should i win the kit is harder than why i want to win it...cause i love me some cosmo cricket..and really really love me some early bird!!!
and, i heart you and your incredible creativity!
not reasons to win, just a few things i love!
chelle

Chelle said...

ADORABLE!!! why should i win the kit is harder than why i want to win it...cause i love me some cosmo cricket..and really really love me some early bird!!!
and, i heart you and your incredible creativity!
not reasons to win, just a few things i love!
chelle
(ps...not so sure what happened on that last entry when i tried to enter my name!!!)

Ladona said...

your project is absolutly FANTASTIC;;;
thanks for the inspiration...

Ladona said...

And you know what .... i subscribe to follow your great blog !!!

Anonymous said...

Love your kit!!! So original and I would love to win it! I will be a follower of your blog for sure....and by the way, Cheryl sent me!

Chris said...

My sister cher (hilly77@comcast.net) sent me here to see this project. How adorable it is too! Cosmo is one of my favs but you are a stinkin' genius! LOL. I will subscribe as I want to see more of your stuff and I do want the directions for this one for sure. Thanks for the try.
chris beresford
berries53@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower

guillauma said...

oh, want to win to create a project as fun as yours !!! but more "classical" : a mini for exemple !!!

Anonymous said...

cosmo cricket is my favorite manufacturer, so it's a good reason to win it ...
thanks so much for the chance !!!
"BenIsa"

Sandra aka Mummy said...

Fantastic creativity Lisa. I stumble across this at cosmo cricket. Love the product and would love to try some of it.
Sandra Fiskateer #1076

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win love cosmo cricket hundley scrapnook #4611

Renee said...

Just became a follower for an extra chance to win!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

michelle said...

Okay i am following now. .. and would love to win the kit because it is so darn cute and I would use it to make a banner for my ktchen. . .

Cathy said...

Unbelievably cute Lisa!

connie said...

This is so cute! Your projects are awesome. I would love to win some Cosmo Cricket.

connie said...

I get emails from your site.

Anonymous said...

this little toaster is so cute!! I just love it... great job!
Melissa Cavanaugh

Anonymous said...

Hi there great job #4611

Ginny said...

That toaster is so stinkin' cute! I want to win because I love Cosmo Cricket, great stuff!

Ginny said...

Following

Tona said...

Okay, I got my computer to cooperate. I'm a follower now ;)

Debby said...

I would to have this kit/products. I'm a Comos FAN! You show off the product so well scrapper will drool!

Debby said...

Following your blog.

Debby said...

Posted your giveaway on my blog in hopes someone will come say hello from me to you!

L'izaza said...

your creation is absolutly amazing... love to win the kit and create such a beautiful project

L'izaza said...

I subscribe to be one of your follower !
thanks for the chance

Guillaumine said...

Yes, love this kit and love what you create with this beautiful pattern papers !!! have a nice day

Benedita said...

clever project... thanks for the inspiration.

Benedita said...

I follow your interesting blog !

fromtheowlsnest said...

Lisa, came back to check this out and found out I was not a follower so corrected that and now I am. Thanks, SHaron

Sarah McNeill said...

Your project is gorgeous!! you have great ideas:) I would love to win the kit as I'd love to use it to make a recipe box with it.

marla said...

I would find lots of good things to do with this cool kit. It would add a lot to my scrapbook and card projects. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome goodies

Anonymous said...

YOUR WORK IS BEATIFUL JUST GETTING STARTED IN THIS AREA O CRATING AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THESE ITEMS!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I WILL BE A FOLLOWER TOO GLENDA

doverdi said...

How creative! I love the way you altered the Binderie. Too cute! It actually does resemble a little toaster. lol I love Cosmo Cricket and would love to win the kit. I'd love to try altering something for my new kitchen using that line. I'm a follower now! Sharon from theowlsnest sent me over. Thanks for sharing your creativity & for the chance to win.

Jenn J said...

Beautiful!! Sharon sent me over and I'm signing up to follow next and will post yours on mine. Thanks for sharing!

DawneC said...

Lisa you know I love this little Cosmo toaster ... it totally rocks... and so do you! It is so creative! I love the kit you put together - I can totally see making a summer page about baking cherry pies with it! Oh yes... and I'm definitely a follower!