Thursday, August 27, 2015

Deflecto Challenge with Designer Craft Connection

So what becomes of a Stackable 4-drawer cube (#350301CR), a black border 5" x 7" acrylic craft frame (#69675CR) and an Interior Image® sign holder nameplate (#89105) when given a challenge to transform them?

These three items, plus one other Deflecto product, became an entire set of accessories for a granddaughter's desk.


Beginning with the Stackable cube, I used Ann Butler's Iridescent Emerald Paint, by Earth Safe Finishes, and sponged the paint onto the cube on all sides.  Once the paint was completely dry I ran two coordinating rows of washi tape along the edges of the four corners.  The cube was finished off by gluing mini white rick-rack around the front and back edges.


Next comes the black border 5 x 7 frame.  Using a Deflecto craft magnet sheet, cut it to fit just inside the black border of the frame.  Use a thick tacky glue to hold in place.  Place a heavy book over the sheet and allow to dry completely.  Using one of the coordinating tapes, run it along the center of each of the four outer black area of the frame.  Glue mini white rick-rack down the center of the tape. The corners are embellished with little felt, die-cut flowers and leaves.  More tiny flowers of another color are made and glued onto small, round magnets.


The biggest challenge was what to make with the sign holder name plate.  Why not make it into a special name plate for a special little girl!  The metal edges of the holder were painted with the same iridescent paint as the cube.  Glue a strip of mini white rick-rack down the center of the two metal edges..  Cut a piece of decorative paper to fit the holder.  Use die-cut letters from felt for a name; glue to the center of background paper.  Cut several flowers and leaves from felt.  Arrange them as desired to cover the black plastic part of the name holder.  NOTE: I created a stand for the name holder from a thick piece of cardboard and attached it to the holder.



An extra desk accessory was added to the set by using the Deflecto Black Pencil Cup with Border Frames (#35004)  Using the same washi tapes from the other items, alternate the tapes all around the holder.  Use the wider tape around d the inner frames.  Finish off with mini white rick-rack as shown in the photo.  All the pieces were made to coordinate with the "new" refashioned desk for one of my own granddaughters.

NOTE: All of these items can be found on Amazon and some other online retailers.

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12 comments:

  1. Such a cute personalized desk set. You have one lucky grand-daughter.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I knew that I was going to do something to match her "brand new restyled" desk her parents found at an area flea market.

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  2. Such a cute set! I love how the iridescent paint worked on the cube!

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    1. Thank you Terry. I was very happy with the results of the paint on the cube.

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  3. Love ALL 3 in your set. However, the name should say "Nancy" on the nameplate!
    Grandma NANCY
    sapps2luv (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Grandma Nancy!

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  4. Such a pretty set! I love the floral nameplate! Beautifully done!

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  5. Thank you Raechelle! Fun to create with my favorite things - Deflecto, felt, washi tape and Sizzix dies!

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  6. Awesome! What a great idea for a kids room! :)

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    1. Glad to hear you like the idea, Thanks so much!

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  7. Just waving hello! Great blog! Thanks for sharing <3

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    1. Thanks Annie, it's very much appreciated!

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