Thursday, May 3, 2012

ROUNDUP: paper fringe

howdy.
look what i picked up the other day:

IMG_4243 scissors?

BUT WAIT. THERE'S MORE.

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mega-crazy scissors!
IMG_4245 that's right! a pair of paper fringing scissors!

see?
they turn THIS:

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into THIS:

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!!!
i know, right??

you may be asking: but why, alena.
what possessed you to purchase this pair of ridiculous scissory awesomeness.
and i will answer: well, because i have a problem.
but also, if a paper fringing emergency were ever to occur, you know who would be ready?
yes.
ME.

but until that emergency gets here, i have decided to do a round up of paper fringe project gloriousness.
and also, as it is very nearly cinco de mayo (the greatest americanized contrived holiday ever), paper fringe is also very seasonally appropriate.
behold.

paper fringe collage

source links, starting at the upper left corner and going clockwise:
may flower jars | the sweetest occasion
present wrapping | my cakies
wreath | fiskars website
chandelier | lauren elise
MINI PINATAS!! | oh happy day
birthday card | paper crafts connection
paper hyacinths | aunt peaches
streamers | oh happy day (i know i know, i linked to her already, but come on. the woman is a paper fringing ninja, ok?)


hope everyone has a fantastic cinco de mayo!
and for those of you who don't know what cinco de mayo is, it means "have a beer" in spanish. so on saturday, i suggest everyone do just that.
trust me. i'm from texas and i know these things.

5 comments:

mylittleredgirl said...

HEE. You are the most funny!

Also I want those scissors. WHAT IF THERE WERE A FRINGING EMERGENCY. I MEAN REALLY IT COULD HAPPEN. WHAT THEN.

Anji* said...

Cool scissors! I love those fringed streamers.

So, ok I will make sure to "have a beer" tomorrow. Lol

Ann said...

Ha! So THAT'S what Cinco de Mayo means... I am so behind the curve ball; everyone seems to be mentioning it this year in blogland. I have faith that you will create something wonderful/adorable with those scissors. Holding you to it now...

CJ said...

Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of the Mexican army's defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It has morphed into a celebration of Mexican heritage, but its original focus was on the Mexican army's very unlikely victory over a far superior French fighting force. Historians believe that if Mexico hadn't defeated France the French Army may well have entered the American Civil War on the side of the Confederacy, which would have spelled the defeat of the Union.

I wouldn't call Cinco de Mayo contrived in the slightest.

Trust me. Not only am I from Texas, I have a Masters in History from the University of Texas.

BellsInSpires said...

@mylittleredgirl - I KNOW right?? fringing scissors will obviously solve most world problems.

@Anji - hi! beer = great weekend. =)

@Ann - yeah, no kidding. it gets blown up more and more every year! and people think of the cutest things to do for it!

@CJ - thanks for the history lesson. that particular piece of trivia won me many a free drink on 6th, back in the day.

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