Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring Fling Photo Key Ring

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Hello!! I am so happy it's Friday! Well I am always happy it's Friday but this week has been long for me. Ups and downs and lots of stress! But I am so happy the weekend is here. Going to spend some good time with my Mama and sister and our kids tomorrow for Mother's Day. That is always something that we look forward to :) What are you up to this weekend?? Ready for Mother's Day?

I sat down to make this project thinking what a great gift it would be. But it just turned out so cute I decided it looked fabulous on my own key ring ha ha! Does that ever happen to you? Or am I the only  selfish crafter? ;)



I just love how this photo keyring turned out!!! I used the Spring Fling Matstack which was perfect for my springy photos. I love how the matstacks have the awesome designs scaled down to fit smaller projects like these. It was so fun to make and it really would make a fun gift...after you make one for yourself of course!


And I love how easy it is! To make your bases, look through your wallet and find some old gift cards or rewards cards that you just don't use :) Man, my wallet was full so this was easy! I used two and cut them in half length wise so it gave me 4 long pieces of hard plastic. And I used my corner chomper thingy to round all of the edges. 


I covered the fronts and backs with Spring Fling paper. Make sure you use some good adhesive to keep this down. I used my trusty Scor-Tape. When in doubt, grab your Scor-Tape :) I inked my edges and started decorating with tiny photos, letter stickers and stamps. Keep your stickers flat since the next step is adding 2 layers of Mod Podge. This gives it a nice thick coat which should help your key chain protected from dirty fingers and the abyss which is the bottom of your purse :)


Punch holes with your Crop-a-dile and string them on a key ring. That's it! Isn't it adorable! If you need a last minute Mother's Day idea, this would make any Mother or Grandmother SO HAPPY!!

Just in case you missed it- check yesterday's blog post to see the 25 May Arts Challenge winners! Are you on the list??!

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone! See you back here on Monday!


72 comments:

  1. What a super cute and creative idea! Love it!

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  2. Love the idea :) Great colors!!!

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  3. Wonderful idea!!!
    Thanks for share it! :)

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  4. What a great idea, wish I would have seen it way before now, I threw away a lot of old gift cards. Gonna have to star saving them again, I love this idea!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

    gonna pin it

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  5. I did pin this project post:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  6. I shared on facebook too.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  7. Very cute! It does look great on your key ring. :)

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  8. Those are so cute! I might have to try and make some : )

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  9. Love these! And not only am I a selfish crafter, but also a selfish shopper...shop for a gift, get one for myself as well.

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  10. Fun idea. I'm rather partial to a very simple keyring myself.

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  11. Great idea! Of course I have a bunch of cards that I can now put to good use. TFS

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  12. What a great idea Erin! I also think you could slide them on a hook to clip onto a purse or back pack.

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  13. Love the key chain idea!!! It sounds so simple to make.

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  14. Sooooo cute. Such a great idea im so doing this. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. i love your idea using the matstack for the key rings. it looks great and wonderful for a gift too.
    ~Luanne

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  16. Shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/LuannePang/status/201078364042313728

    ~luanne

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  17. Shared on facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/luanne.pang

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  18. shared on pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/11962755230563769/

    ~Luanne

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  19. That is so creative! I love it something unique every time.

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  20. This is such a great idea. Love it!

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  21. What a cute idea and they look great!

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  22. What an adorable gift idea! I would have to make some for myself as well! I love projects that you can upcycle! Thanks for sharing Erin!

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  23. This photo key ring is a really neat idea!

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  24. Such a cute idea and a great way to use those unwanted reward cards!

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  25. WOW great idea, Thanks for sharing :)

    StefanieH

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  26. such a cool idea! thank you for sharing.

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  27. What a cute idea! I'll be making one of these for my mom!!!! TFS

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  28. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing it!
    Jess

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  29. What a great way to keep what you love most right there where you can see them all the time.
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  30. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing it!
    Julie in Fayette

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  31. I love it! Thanks for such a great idea!

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  32. Such a great idea! Very clever thinking. And, what a great gift idea to add to stockings at Christmas. I have to get busy!

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  33. Love this idea....what a great giftie idea, too!

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  34. How cute. I'll be making some of the granddaughters for my son to add to his key ring.

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  35. This is a super cute project!!!

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  36. How cute is that!!!! You must have taken your "SMART RECYCLE PILL" this morning. Love the way it came out! I can't be without my Crop-a-dile.
    TFS
    Creative Wishes & Happy Mother's Day!!!
    Claire S.

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  37. Oh my gosh, I think that is the best stinkin' idea EVER! And I'm with ScrapMyWay on you taking your Smart Recycle Pill -- got one for me?!! Definitely going to try this and definitely pinning on Pinterest! Wow! Think I'm gonna be excited about this one for a while!

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  38. What a clever way to up-cycle your plastic gift cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I agree--great up-cycle idea! So clever!

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  40. What a great and super idea.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  41. How Super cool is this. love the Idea. the colors and the establishments are perfect. thanks for sharing.
    I shared on fb
    Anita Brain braddock

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  42. I shared on Twitter
    thanks for sharing.
    www.twitter.com/tupperlady4

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  43. I pined thanks for sharing love love your paper.
    www.pinterest.com/tuppercook

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  44. wow what great key rings i love the look of them. cool idea. thanks for sharing

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  45. Wow, that's so fun - thanks for the inspiration!!

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  46. what a cute way to recycle!

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  47. I knew I was saving all those expired credit cards and gift cards for a reason, this is an awesome idea! I just love it so much!

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  48. I am looking for cards now! I can't wait to make these! I just need to find little photos!

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  49. What a wonderful project, great way to get recyle old cards and tags. Love this project. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. What an amazing project! It reminds you of the most important things in life every time you grab for your keys!

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  51. What a great project and simple to make. Used gift or reward cards--what a great use for them!

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  52. That is one stack that I need to pick up, it has such beautiful prints. I love the keychains as well such a great idea!

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  53. What a great idea to re-use those old gift cards! Love this paper stack!

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  54. most wonderful idea I have ever seen. was perfect. very good idea even

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  55. Good ideas you have here, would like to share it to everyone.

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