Guest Designing for Little Yellow Bicycle!

Hi Everyone
I am Guest Designing this month for Little Yellow Bicycle – and can I just say I am a LITTLE excited!! I have four posts coming up to share using one of their latest released collections – “Head of the Class“.

I have always been a fan of the Little Yellow Bicycle products and here are my projects from my first guest post.

Pencil Box

This box started out flat packed as 6 raw wood pieces. I sanded and painted the edges red and then used an old graph paper stamp I had to decorate with white ink and mirror the grid pattern on some of the papers.
I then measured, cut and glued pieces of paper to cover all the panels before assembly.  I have mainly used the Ruler paper as it is such a fun print and reminded me of the old fashioned slide top ruler pencil boxes. 

I have used the Back to School paper to decorate the top which again has some lovely ruler detail and also picks up some of the other primary colours used throughout the collection.
The stars on the sides just add a little texture and detail to the sides. 

Pencil Holder

This again was a plain wooden piece that I painted and stamped like the Pencil Box. I have again used the Back to School paper  as the base for the sides and on the front I have used these super-cute mini pencils from the Chipboard Shapes as well as the stars and numbers piece from the Fabric Favorite.You can see the box is stuffed with a few goodies!

These giant paperclips are so much fun. You can use them as bookmarks or just as clips for giant paper! I sandwiched the paperclip between one of the Dimensional Stickers and a piece of plain cardboard backed with paper that I cut to the same size. I used hot glue to bond them all together which makes them durable and easy to use.
Ruler & Pencils

This dollar store ruler suddenly becomes a lot more fun with a great sticker! I removed the sticker it came with and replaced it with this super-fun ruler sticker from the Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers. I love looking for little fun ideas like this to give as extras with a gift – it makes it just that little bit more special. 
My son has to have all of his pencils marked at school so instead of trying to write his name in teeny tiny writing, I labeled them by wrapping coloured tape around the top. I have done the same here to create matching pencils for the pencil box. Such a simple idea but would add a lovely touch for a teacher.
Fold-Back Clips

Once again, I have just jazzed up something very plain. Fold-back clips with a little patterned paper.  So simple it’s almost embarrassing to explain! It’s a great way to use up scraps and I glued them using a clear solvent adhesive which cleans up very easily with an adhesive eraser.
I hope you have enjoyed these and I look forward to showing you some more projects next week. Please post a comment with any questions.
This is the first time I have been sent product to work with by a manufacturer and I could not have asked for a more positive experience. I look forward to sharing my other creations over the coming weeks

Lowri 🙂

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  • Reply Lisa's Passion to Scrap September 13, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    Congrats on the GD spot Lowri!Very cute projects, love the clips etc too.

  • Reply Vanessa September 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Congratulations, Lowri! And your projects are perfect!!! Vanessa x

  • Reply Monika Wright September 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    I adore your projects and your craftiness!

  • Reply heidig September 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    As always, so cute! I love all of these ideas.

  • Reply Megan A. September 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    congratulations! your projects are awesome! and thanks for you comment about my comments on the work for pay thing – I had to stop commenting because I was worried of upsetting too many people.

  • Reply SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime September 26, 2011 at 5:00 AM

    Those clips are cute! Btw, I'm admiring all the creativity you have in your blog. May I invite you to join us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party 🙂

  • Reply Sally February 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Neat ideas. Might just have to make some of them. Love the natural pencils with the little detail.

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