Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Flower Pin Card

I have a friend who recently had some surgery, and I wanted to send her a flower pin to cheer her up. I didn't want to just stuff the pin in an envelope and send it off. So I made a card to attach the pin onto. It's a very basic, simple card. The only real embellishment is the scallop border on the right side of the card.
I pinned the flower to a small piece of cardstock, and then used glue dots to adhere the pin onto the card front. My friend simply had to pull the flower off the card front and the pin was ready to wear.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Decor Elements Chalkboard

SO what do you do when you have a piece of artwork hanging in your dining room and you no longer like it? Throw it out and go buy something new? Not anymore. I had a picture that I bought over 7 years ago when we moved into this house. It's pretty big, measuring 42"x 30". At the time, I was just "filling walls". The picture was ok, but I didn't love it. Well fast forward to 7 years later, and I still don't love it. In fact, I'm pretty sick of looking at it! So I got out my trusty spray paint and painted the frame white. Then I bought some chalkboard paint and rolled that on the glass. I rolled on 3 coats of the chalkboard paint. Right over the glass. The picture is still under the glass in fact. I purchased a Decor Element with this project in mind. After the chalkboard paint cured for about a week, I applied the Decor Element. And this is the final project. It is hanging in my dining room and we love it! I must say we don't have a formal dining room, and most people probably wouldn't want something like this in their dining room, maybe a kitchen. I didn't have any wall space in my kitchen, so it's here in my dining room. I will probably use it as a menu board for my family.

The Decor Elements is a Stampin'Up! product.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lovely as a (Christmas) Tree

I have a super easy card to show you today. A perennial favorite stamp set by all is Lovely As A Tree. And I am no exception. It will be a sad day when/if Stampin'Up! retires this great set. Let's hope it's a long ways off!
This card is pretty self explanatory. I did add Dazzling Diamonds to the focal tree, not sure if that will show up on the blog post. All supplies are Stampin'Up! as always!

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