Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Decor...

I love making things, if you haven't noticed... I love the feeling of people coming in my home and not asking "where" I bought it but "did you make it?" There is nothing quite like that!

This was super easy, I have had these blocks of wood for a long time, my sister's in laws use to work at the Stampin Up! warehouse in Kanab, Ut. any block of wood with a knot in it or some other un-smooth bad part would get tossed out. I happen to be the lucky recipient of a large box of all different sizes of these babies and have always wanted to do something with them I just couldn't find the "right" project until now... these measure 5x6. I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use so I grabbed it, the "for Peep's Sake" from Imaginisce (love that stuff) it has some cute bunny and chick stuff in there but I wanted my spring to be more SPRING and not Easter. Anywho I just picked 3 of those papers because they are double sided and mixed and matched until I was happy with it. The papers are cut at 4-5/8 x 5-3/4, then I inked the edges with cardinal from Versacolor and adhered the paper to the blocks using Mod Podge.I ended up cutting the letters with Opposites Attract on the upright feature at 4-1/2 on my Bazzill Papaya cardstock first then with my deep cut blade I used some chipboard from the back of a calendar to cut the letters again with the multi-cut feature on 2. I used some zip dry paper glue to adhere those together.
I added some Making Memories spring brads to the letters and then again using the Zip Dry I adhered the letters to the blocks. For some added fun the pack of papers came with a collage of spring words so I just chose my favorites and added them to a few of the letters. This paper was not glittered and I couldn't have it be left out so I took my Stickles and made little dots of sparkle in just the right places for me. I have also added a chipboard flower to this one that was also included in the pack of papers with matching stickers.
I hope you enjoy this project and it inspires you to try something new for Spring as well :)

6 comments:

The Swapp Fam said...

wow I like. Nice job. Glad you found something for those blocks.

Jamie said...

I love them!!! I would love to make something like that for my house!:)

jgirl said...

those are so cute! =0)

Melanie said...

Wow- what a great idea, talk about recycling! :)

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CuddlyBunny said...

No wonder you like to make things for your house ... this "set" is awesome!

Tracy said...

I agree with you. I love when people come over and ask where did you get that, and I reply "I made it" such a nice feeling.

Love your "Spring" display