Catching Cooties with JustRite

Hello friends, it’s a busy day today – if you are looking for the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Hop and entry for Blog Candy – click HERE.

Hee. . .Hee. . .I just love that title, it’s totally silly.  For today’s Blog Hop I went back to my childhood and chased after this project with wild abandon.  No, it’s not like the things I normally do, but ya gotta have fun, right?  I wanted to make something silly and syrupy sweet for my hubby for Valentines Day, so this is what I made.

It’s a cootie catcher with a belly band!  I was undecided whether to put it in an envelope so I put it in a recycled tin.  All the way in the center I’ve used flowers from JustRite JB-09710 Beautiful Blossoms and JustRite JB-09715 Breath of Spring.  To accompany those flowers I used the sweetest sentiments from JustRite JB-09720 Romantic Sentiments and JustRite JB-09725 Loving Thoughts.


Here you can see the pretty flowers and sentiments on the inside flaps . . .

Lastly, here is what my paper looks like after all the folding and embellishments are in place.

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Beautiful Blossoms, JustRite Breath of Spring, JustRite Romantic Sentiments, JustRite Loving Thoughts
Paper:  ProvoCraft, The Paper Company
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cherry, Memento London Fog
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch and Corner, Recycled Tin, Ribbon, Tulle, Prima Leaves, Prima Flower, Variegated Ribbon

All of the other JustRite Designers have fun stuff to share today as well.  Here are their blogs so that you can hop over and see their marvelous creations.

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Becca Feeken
Kellie Fortin
Sharon Harnist
Debbie Olson
Heidi Blankenship
Kathy Jones
Michele Kovack
Michelle Wooderson
Sharon Johnson
Angela Barkhouse
Barb Schram
Thanks for stopping by!  Tomorrow I’ll be posting a diagram for the twist top box – finally :-)

  • Sharon HarnistFebruary 2, 2010 - 8:24 am

    Oh good grief, Becca — my girls would flip over how pretty this is, they make them all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon (notimetostamp)February 2, 2010 - 8:38 am

    OH, how totally CLEVER and CUTE is this — what a FUN idea — I may make some of these for my boys to give their girlfriends — FUN IDEA!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi BlankenshipFebruary 2, 2010 - 8:42 am

    What a Cute, Fun and very Clever idea!! I remember making these in school–but yours is so very Pretty!! Fantastic Idea for Valentine’s Day–I’m sure your Hubby will LOVE it!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise~Paper PonderingsFebruary 2, 2010 - 8:44 am

    That is SO, SO, SO cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • HollyFebruary 2, 2010 - 8:49 am

    Oh these are sooo darn cute! I really love you used the stamps and the darling edges are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Carole MillerFebruary 2, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Oh what memories that brings back. Never thought about using it in a project. So cute too. Thank you


  • Jennifer WoodwardFebruary 2, 2010 - 8:57 am

    Oh how fun!!! Yes it is very pretty, but it is also so fun and sweet and truly a gift to one’s Valentine to bring a smile! What a creatively fun and unique Valentine treat.ReplyCancel

  • AnitaFebruary 2, 2010 - 9:08 am

    Boy, does that bring back memories! Too cute! Looking forward to the instructions. I don’t think I remember how we did them. Great idea for girlfriends, too, who will remember making them in school…but ours didn’t look like yours!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonFebruary 2, 2010 - 9:16 am

    So sweet, Becca! I remember making paper whimsies–usually when I was supposed to be focused on something else! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • chriss blagraveFebruary 2, 2010 - 9:38 am

    So very pretty and sentimental! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraFebruary 2, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Delightful!! I haven’t seen one of those in more years than I care to admit.
    You are so clever !!
    As Mr. Rogers always said , “Do You want to be my Neighbor?” LOLReplyCancel

  • Diane JaquayFebruary 2, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Oh my stars Becca, this is just too cute and too clever!!! How do you ever think of these things!ReplyCancel

  • LouiseFebruary 2, 2010 - 10:16 am

    This is just tooooo cute….. I remember the days as a kid making these and playing with friends, but ours never looked anything like yours!!!!! You are just too clever. Thanks for sharing and bringing back childhood memories.ReplyCancel

  • TammiFebruary 2, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Catching Cooties is so WONDERFUL! LOVE IT! XOXOXOXOXReplyCancel

  • AndreaAFebruary 2, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Oh my, This brought back some childhood memories.
    Mine were never this pretty though.
    Thanks for the memory.
    This is just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyFebruary 2, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Becca, you are just UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I am so glad you thought of that idea…. think of how many ways it can be used! LOVE it!
    I’m imagining a kids card, a birthday, encouragement… you name it!
    I will NEVER forget how to make those…it’s embedded in my brain, I think!!!
    Thanks for inspiring me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaFebruary 2, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Oh what a fab spin on a childhood favourite. Not only have you taken me back (with a grin!!) but you have inspired me to go and make one straightaway….. You are just TOO clever….ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenFebruary 2, 2010 - 11:21 am

    Oh My God Becca! I have not thought about a cootie catcher in years! We used to make them all the time as kids. What a super idea you clever girl! Thank you, thank you for that wonderful trip down memory lane. Now I’m off to ‘borrow’ your idea and put one together for my husband.

    Thank you again Becca! Loved this!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Donna RFebruary 2, 2010 - 11:38 am

    This is such a cute project! I love the paper. It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 2, 2010 - 11:49 am

    so cute, I remember these from when I was a kid, like the fancy take on it!ReplyCancel

  • EvaFebruary 2, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Becca, how clever are you!!! This is such an adorable project!!!! Just beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria R.February 2, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Soooo cute!!!
    Could not get more adorable.
    Please give us the instructions for folding.
    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone……….ReplyCancel

  • Miss GFebruary 2, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Too cute, thanks for bringing back memories of childhood
    I’m sure your hubby will get a kick out of it

    just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • ireneFebruary 2, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    Love it, it’s awfully fun.ReplyCancel

  • stephanieFebruary 2, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    Definitely so cute and fun too.ReplyCancel

  • AngelaFebruary 2, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    Becca, This is so cool!!! I don’t know if my husband would be able to figure it out though **LOL**ReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 2, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    Oh how I remember making these. What a wonderful memory.
    How fun is this project too. Only you would think of this. God love you.
    I’m sure your hubby will love this. ;-)


  • Candy MillsFebruary 2, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    Ooohhhh Becca,
    I LOVE this!!! What a romantic way to give your husband a card! You have made it so beautiful!!!
    I don’t remember how to make them :o(
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Linda EllingtonFebruary 2, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    Becca, I just love this it so cute!!! Could you send me the directions to make one of these. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • sandraFebruary 2, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    you are so clever!ReplyCancel

  • FemyFebruary 2, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    LMBO. Thank you for that. I needed it after a hard days work. This is super cute and unique. Will you post directions, pretty please….ReplyCancel

  • barb schramFebruary 2, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    How cute is this, Becca! Your hubby is going to love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J (Wattle)February 2, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    OMGosh Becca – how do you think of these things???? What a gorgeous creation and showcases so many of the beautiful JR sets!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanFebruary 2, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Oh Becca, I haven’t made one of these in years……you are so clever….ReplyCancel

  • Pam SFebruary 2, 2010 - 9:31 pm


  • HeatherFebruary 3, 2010 - 3:48 am

    Oh Becca this is beautiful. We’ve all made these at some time in our lives – but I’ve never seen one this beautiful!!. I must tell my grandchildren to take a look at this – they will love it…..tfs

  • […] Inspiration Blog Becca Feeken Kellie Fortin? Sharon Harnist Debbie Olson Heidi Blankenship Kathy Jones Michele Kovack Michelle […]ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 3, 2010 - 4:46 am

    Becca, this is totally so sweet and your honey will love it. I remember the endless hours of playing with these as a child, but none as pretty as this one, ours was made out of note-book paper from our school books. Thanks for the sweet memory. TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • MicheleFebruary 3, 2010 - 6:08 am

    Becca, you are seriously the most creative person I know!!! I wish I could share your brain with you…..if even for one day!! LOL! What a clever idea this was!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CarolFebruary 3, 2010 - 6:14 am

    As always you have such creativity!ReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

    I love this! Who would have thought of a grown up cootie! You made it look so classy!ReplyCancel

  • MaryRFebruary 3, 2010 - 11:30 am

    This is GORGEOUS, so fun and such a sweet card/gift. I completely adore it and it made me smileReplyCancel

  • Michelle ~ daydreams505February 3, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Please can I just spend just 1 hour inside your SO CREATIVE brain?! LOL! This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! :) MichelleReplyCancel

  • Mary AllenFebruary 3, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Thanks for bringing back memories of me making this when I was in elementary school so many years ago. They didn’t have those fancy punches then and we had to use notebook paper. Your’s are beautiful. I will have to try my hand at this. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayFebruary 3, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Totally adorable, boy does that bring back memories. Gee, I don’t remember how to make one though . . . LOL! I’m sure your hubby will be tickled pink . . . pardon the pun . . .LOL!!!ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuFebruary 3, 2010 - 11:20 pm

    I LOVE this !!! It’s totally adorable!ReplyCancel

  • AnnetteFebruary 4, 2010 - 12:41 am

    Becca, this is toooooo cute! Reminds me of when I was in elementary school…we were forever making these little things! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.February 4, 2010 - 3:18 am

    Becca, This is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I’ll bet the “tween” girls (and others) will just love these! You have the best ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy mathisFebruary 8, 2010 - 7:34 pm

    Oh so clever…..and beautiful. Don’t know if I can remember how to make it. Can you PLEASE post the directions? Fell in love with the pink.ReplyCancel

  • Teri FrankFebruary 9, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Wow did you ever bring back memories with this project! What a wonderful, and romantic idea!


  • SadiFebruary 11, 2010 - 11:09 am

    How awesomely cute!! You just keep coming up with the most creative ideas…. I’m always amazed by your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Kate StockmanMarch 23, 2010 - 8:38 am

    This is so cute. You amaze me with your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ArmstrongMarch 23, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    very cute!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

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  • Kathy PMarch 24, 2010 - 9:39 am

    I love the wowzer comment by Marge. That pretty much sums it up. Gorgeous, and I love the phrase. Thanks for showing how this was done.ReplyCancel

  • Connie HMarch 24, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    This is so cute!!ReplyCancel

  • SonyaMarch 25, 2010 - 7:10 am

    OMG! Not only is that name the cutest but the project is just the absolutely cutest things I’ve ever seen. Whoever thought to take this childhood toy and update it to this exquist item. LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Linda DMarch 25, 2010 - 9:50 am

    Bringing back a new approach for something from the past – love it!ReplyCancel

  • LorililacMarch 25, 2010 - 9:51 am

    WOW! You Never disapoint! How beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 25, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Beautiful colors. Pink is my favoriteReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksMarch 25, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    You have such a talent! BeautifulReplyCancel

  • RobApril 23, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous, I have bookmarked it and am planning on making one for my granddaughters. Thank youReplyCancel

  • MelissaOctober 22, 2010 - 5:46 am

    Oh this is true talent. I never would have thought to make this into a card. I was looking around your blog and your cards are so beautiful. That’s when I came across this card and just had to leave a comment. I had just made a wedding card for my niece when I seen this and thought this would have been a cute and fun way to make a wedding card with a blessing for the couple under each flap. I will be keeping this in mind for the next wedding. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration. God has truly blessed you and may he continue to bless you each and every day.ReplyCancel