Thursday, September 8, 2011

Socks

**For my CAS-ual Fridays Challenge post, please scroll down or click here!**


 

Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop-Holiday Projects! If you've arrived from Cristina's blog, you are right on track!


Since my boys get so much sweet treats from others at Valentine's Day, I thought it would be cute to give them something useful for the holiday, you know, like a pair of new, nice and clean pair of socks. Being the rough and tumble kind, my boys are always desperately in need of clothing and they will like this little surprise for sure.


This tag, of course, could be used for a general Valentine's treat too, sans the actual pair of socks! After double die cutting a sentiment stamped vanilla coaster, I sandwiched a line of knotted twine between the coaster and a piece of acetate to prevent the socks from flying away. From the twine I hung the pair of paper pieced socks from Lawn Fawn's My Silly Valentine stamp set and added glossy accents to the hearts. I thought it was a cute touch to attach the tag to your treat or gift with a mini clip and heart, making a reference to the clothes line.

Here are the details of the hop: Everyone will have until Sunday, September 11th at 11:59 EST to leave comments on all the stops in the hop to be eligible for a prize. Winners will be announced the following day over at the Lawnscaping Challenge. If you get mislead during the hop or simply want more details, head on over to the Lawnscaping blog for all the details!

Your next stop on the Lawnscaping Holiday Projects Blog Hop is Danielle P.!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: (My Silly Valentine) Lawn Fawn

Ink: (Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger
Patterned Paper: (Argyle) Unknown Source
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Coaster) PTI, (Acetate), (Marker) Copic, (Mini Clip)
Tools: (Spiral Notebook Die) PTI, (Nestabilties) Spellbinders

122 comments:

  1. Oh what a fabulous way to package a pair of socks... It's not just little boys who need new socks, all mine have holes in them!

    ReplyDelete
  2. you are a GENIUS!!! this is so fun!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's the cutest tag ever Karen.
    Love the way the socks hang in the aperture:)
    Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Practical and adorable all rolled into one!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You knock my mind off!!! Love the design of this card Karen:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOVE, love, love this! The pattern on your socks is perfect, and the die-cut window is genius!

    ReplyDelete
  7. totally adorable and this would work great for Christmas too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Now this is CUTE! That little window is such a great idea especially because you really made it durable. Such sweetness with the socks and clothespin, it doesn't need real sugar!

    ReplyDelete
  9. BAHAHAHAHA! I am loving this. Hilarious. Love that you made this absolutely adorable tag and how wonderfully it compliments the socks! This had be giggling! LOVE THIS KAREN! This knocked my socks off!! :) Please upload this to our flickr site if you haven't already!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the socks card...I gotta boy too and that kid always needs new socks.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love this! Even without the socks themselves the tag is so unique with the opening cut out of it! Fabulous job Karen! I hope your boys love their socks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. LOL, you know this is absolutely adorable!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ha! What a great idea and card! Amazing that you came up with this! Love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. awwwww....how cute is this!!!! Brilliant idea!

    ReplyDelete
  15. what a great idea to leave the opening with no back, so clever!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your boys sound like mine. Cute idea!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a super cute project!! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. ...speachless!!!! I love it Karen - LOVE it!!!! So fun - that twine is am awesome addition! and those palid socks - awesome I tell you!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. well, that is just the cutest idea for a guy! My boys would love this! Have to file this one for February! SO clever!

    ReplyDelete
  20. OH my heavens.. I ADORE this.. what a fun and creative idea :) sooo cool..
    Off to the next stop on the hop :) HUGS
    familybubbles at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a cool idea!! Love how the socks are hanging on the twine!! TFS!! ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm amazed!! LOVE your idea, it's wonderful and so cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    ReplyDelete
  23. A fun idea!..loved the idea of tagging this wonder to the gift!:)

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is such an awesome and fun idea! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Simply a-mazing! Love it, it's so cheeky!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great idea, those socks are cute.

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a completely clever idea, Karen! LOVE the paper you used on those socks, too!

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a fabulous project, Karen!! You're so creativily talented!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow this is so cute and clever! TFS! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. im screaming silently inside my brain, I am just way way too excited over this project. holy crap it's fantastic!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great idea! I love tags like this. great job.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Super cute! The clothespin at the top is such a nice touch :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Aww so cute! I love the clothespin and sock idea! Darling!

    ReplyDelete
  34. so cute & sweet for your boys! :-) Great designed paper you found for the socks, as they look like real socks :-)

    ReplyDelete
  35. How adorable!! What a cute idea - love it!

    ReplyDelete
  36. awesome Karen...love your work..
    thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  37. Eeek! Those are about the cutest socks ever!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh, such creativity! What a fun gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh my goodness, Karen this is such a cutie patootie! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Tee, hee--this is adorable!! Super idea. :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Adorable project! I love the colors and the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  42. So cool! Love the see-through window and the cuteness of those little socks :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love your work, Karen! Even though I don't leave comments often, I make it a point to visit you now and then and you really "knock my socks off" each time :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. what a great idea! i have 2 boys so i totally understand not having clean socks!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh my!!! Knocked my socks off too:-) I love the cute socks and the gorgeous die cut card! This is amazing! Love!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Such a super cute and simple idea..

    ReplyDelete
  47. So cute and clever. Makes those socks so much more appealing.

    ReplyDelete
  48. This is such a cute little gift tag - and so versatile! Love this idea.

    ReplyDelete
  49. this is so cute love that sentiment and how u have used it, it literally knocked my socks off..lol..

    ReplyDelete
  50. Ack Karen! This is so stinkin' adorable!! I love this to pieces!!!

    ReplyDelete
  51. This is adorable! I just love this idea!!! So super cute! =D

    ReplyDelete
  52. Very, very sweet! A great sentiment and a great tag!

    ReplyDelete
  53. That is so adorable! Love the use of the stockings and the non-candy treat.

    ReplyDelete
  54. super sweet! Also love your multi color woodgrain from another post. I keep coming to your blog from other ones, so clearly I'll have to just follow you directly!

    ReplyDelete
  55. omg, OH.EEEEM.GEEEEE!!!! My socks just flew off! This is the absolutely MOST fabulous idea! You are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  56. What a cute tag to give a gift. Just darling. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  57. What a FABULOUS project, just love it. Definitely publishing material :)

    ReplyDelete
  58. this is super duper cute! fab tag!

    ReplyDelete
  59. What a cute idea...and a cute card too!

    ReplyDelete
  60. What an original idea - great card!

    ReplyDelete
  61. sigh...i just plain love everything about this. so inspiring, my creative neurons are firing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  62. This is sweet! Love the paper piecing and that adorable petite little clothespin clip! The rustic twine is a nice touch too!

    ReplyDelete
  63. What a great way to "treat" someone to new socks. Thanks for sharing your unique idea.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Gorgeous tag :-) very cute idea ,, I love it :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

    ReplyDelete
  65. Wow, this is cute. Thats a great way to give a pair of socks, whit such a great tag along with it!

    ReplyDelete
  66. cute idea. I love the acetate to sandwich the socks.

    ReplyDelete
  67. very cute...karen freiberg

    ReplyDelete
  68. Love the socks hanging on the line.Very clever tag. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  69. so cute. This just made me smile :)

    ReplyDelete
  70. Karen, I love this cute little card/tag!! Such a great technique - thanks for telling us how you made it!! I love the patterned paper you used for the socks, they look like they'd be nice warm, cozy-type socks. :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  71. That is so cute, what a way to setup a pair of socks for your hubby ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  72. cute cute cute-diggedy cute! so proud to be on this blog hop with you!

    ReplyDelete
  73. How clever and fun is this Karen! LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I totally missed the blog hop, but had to stop by and tell you that this tag is ABSOLUTELY and COMPLETELY ADORABLE!!!!! LOVE those cute little socks and all of your details are just perfect!!

    ReplyDelete