That's such an awesome idea! Tissue boxes are always so hit and miss with their designs anyways. I just love how well the question box translates into the beads. It's just perfect! I think that you should make others for the other boxes in Mario.
Though I've been a member of craftster for what seems like forever (approaching 7 years), I have never posted in this section of the forum, but I'm hoping that my cry for inspiration will not go unheard and all the crafty crafters can help me think of some creative ideas.
So here's all of the superfluous information:
So my bestest buddy and I have been through a lot together, from a rotten first year of university way back four years ago to applying to medicine together to getting our first cat together. This may, our kitty suddenly died of a congenital condition, two weeks later I got into med school while he did not (making his already overbearing family leap into a "I told you so", "you're no good at anything" sort of tyrant). To hopefully make matters a bit better, we got two new kitties at the end of June. A kitten and an adult. The adult was sick and we actually need to send her back - on his birthday! We are most likely getting another kitten to keep the kitten from getting lonely. We are also moving into a new place this September (again, a source of contention with his parents).
Writing this makes me feel like I'm describing someone in high school, but it's actually his 22nd birthday. I'm thinking that he needs something not just because it's his birthday, but because he's been so beaten down that he's becoming listless.
So on to the things he likes: - Typography - Design - Science (particularly brains, we both graduated with neuroscience degrees this May) - Cats - Travel - Running
Sorry for the extra long post. I'm rather stumped for ideas (though I did pick up a Pantone mug for him already). I don't have access to a sewing machine nowadays (so no nintendo messenger bags like back in the day). I'm pretty resourceful though, so all ideas are welcome!
So I was out taking photos on the weekend, and even though I've had my camera for a very, very long time, I had a brain fart and didn't press the little release button on the bottom when I started to wind the film. Of course this resulted in a loud noise, the film ripping, and having to open up the back to ensure I had not broken the camera. Though I didn't have much hope for the burned film, I lucked out and there were some photos on the roll that turned out. These were all taken with my Ricoh KR-10 and a roll of plain old Fujifilm 400 ISO.
I've been meaning to post this here for a while! I did a letterpress workshop at the local art college and this is what I created. I'm fairly proud of it, not so much because it is letterpressed, but because I made the entire book, something I had never done before. I cut all of the paper (the cover and inside), glued the little pocket in the back cover (which you can't see on this photo), and I sewed all of them. In total I made around 50!
I drew the image of the kiwi and then printed it using a photopolymer plate. Underneath the kiwi is the scientific name for kiwi, because I'm a big science nerd
Time for a flashback! When I was 6 years old I had cancer and spent some time in the hospital. They had a craft room and I made these by the dozens!! The thing I remember most about them was when I'd use the glue, the crepe paper color would come off on my fingers and I thought it was quite lovely. Of course yours is much more beautiful than the 6 year old version - but you're right - a craft for everyone! Good luck with your fundraiser!!
Thank you! I actually didn't have to use glue for this one (just a bunch of floral tape), so I fingers weren't the beautiful purple colour. My boyfriend volunteers in the local children's hospital in their family room and it has a craft room, so maybe I'll tell him to do this with some of the kids there
I feel a little like I'm jumping on the Martha train, but you could make crepe paper flowers like I did. They're super easy and seem to turn out awesome regardless. You could always attach a little note or the coupon, etc.