Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I got the idea for this project while browsing in the craft store. I found a pack of three canvas boards for (I think) $3.99. The canvas board is flat, but you could use a regular canvas on a frame, too. They would just be more expensive.
Here's what you need for the project:
Canvas board (mine was 12 in x 9 in)
Adhesive (I used a combination of Yes glue, Mod Podge, Sticky Strip, Tombow Multipurpose adhesive and hot glue)
Cork (I used a 4 x 4 square)
Stickers, stamps, and embellishments
Because the board was 12x9 and I wanted to wrap the paper around the board I used two sheets of paper. I coated the board with Yes glue which is a book binding glue. I have had mine for probably five years and I bought it at the local scrapbook store which was the only place I could find it back then, but I think I have seen it at Michael's more recently. Yes glue is really thick so I used a plastic spoon to spread it on the canvas and then smoothed it out with a foam brush. I placed the paper on top with 1 inch hanging over the edges. At this point I set them aside to dry for a few hours.
Once they were dry, I used the Tombow adhesive to glue the overhanging paper to the back of the canvas board. I used clothespins to hold down the edges until they dried.
Once the paper is dry on the back you can embellish the board as you like. There was a slight gap between the two papers, so I used Sticky Strip (aka red tape) to attach a piece of 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon over the seam. I also used Sticky Strip to attach a small piece of ribbon that went from under where the note pad will be around to the back. There should be enough room to put a pen under the ribbon.
I hot glued a cork square to the board as well as a note pad. The note pads are sold at the office supply store as Scratch Pads and the ones I bought were sold in a pack of 12.
I spelled out "Notes" using felt letter stickers and created a flower embellishment using paper and a brad.
I punched holes in the top corners with my Crop-A-Dile and threaded more 5/8 inch grosgrain through for the hanger. I used Sticky Strip to attach the ends of the ribbon to the back.
I decided to hot glue one of many clips that I've had around for ages to the bottom of the board. I think it's called a Bulldog Clip. I found mine years ago in the clearance bin at the office supply store.
Once I was finished decorating my board, I used Mod Podge to adhere an 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 piece of Kraft cardstock to the back just to make it look pretty.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
All elements are from Stampin' Up!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
All of the elements in this page are from Stampin' Up! Fonts are Devon Caps and Faye from kevinandamanda.com (both under fonts for peas).
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Materials for this card:
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Fresh Cut (Doodlebug Designs)
Stamps: Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Ink (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Certainly Celery Brads and Button (Stampin' Up!)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
There are two sessions for you to choose from!
Friday, October 8th 7pm
Saturday, October 9th 10 am
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Needless to say, I have been on a search for a new adhesive to use. I bought a cheap Scotch tape roller at the craft store first and I didn't like that one. It was constantly getting gummed up and it wasn't always applying adhesive when I thought it was. So I went to a different craft store to see what I could find. I ended up buying three different adhesives and here is what I think about them. By the way I am not being compensated for this review and no one actually asked my opinion, but I thought I would share with you anyway!
Here are the three that I bought:
Scotch Adhesive Dot Roller (different from the previously mentioned Scotch adhesive that I didn't like), Pioneer Photo Memory Fix and This To That from American Crafts.
I think the Scotch Dot Roller is great and I know that some people prefer dots to solid or strip adhesive, so if you do then you'll probably love this adhesive. It applies easily and holds well. The applicator does not get gummed up and it is refillable (which was important to me.) The display with the Scotch Dot Roller also had a tear pad with a mail in rebate which will make the roller free when I get my rebate back, so I figured why not? I would definitely buy this again, although at $6.99 it was a bit pricey.
The next is the Pioneer Photo Memory Fix. This one was so-so. I honestly bought this one because it was $2.99 and so I figured I would give it a try. It is a solid adhesive similar to Mono Adhesive and the previously mentioned Scotch that I didn't like. It was easier to apply than the Scotch tape roller, but it still required just the right wrist flick when you pulled up the applicator. It also had a tendency to gum up the applicator. Not my favorite, but I'd use it in a pinch. I guess you get what you pay for!
Finally, is the This to That from American Crafts. This was my favorite of the three. I don't remember what I paid for it at the craft store, but it is available from Two Peas with a refill for $4.99. I bought the Stripe, but it is also available in Dot and Solid. This one is closest to the Tape n' Roller and it holds really well and goes on easily. It is an opaque adhesive, so you can't use it with vellum or acrylic pieces. I may try out the other two types of This to That adhesive just to see what they are like (Two Peas has an assortment pack for $9.95.
So there you have it! Hope that helps a few of you!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
In order to help me reach my $1,800 goal, I am offering a chance at a big prize to anyone who donates. I will also give another entry to anyone who blogs about my giveaway.
Here's how to enter:
- Go here to donate and then leave me a comment that you made a donation.
- Blog about my giveaway and leave me a comment with a link.
So what can you win? All of this! (All of these items are retired Stampin' Up! merchandise.)
- 8 (new and unmounted) Stamp Sets: Wee Watercolors, Comfort Food, God's Beauty, Gently Falling, Yummy, Congrats, Botanical Blooms & A Little Somethin'
- Accordion Book Kit
- Chinese Take-out Box Kit
- Tin with 7 sheets of flower self-adhesive die cuts
- 19 6x12 Sheets of self adhesive die cuts (from various Simply Scrappin' Kits)
- 5 White gable boxes ready for you to decorate
- Stampin' Up! water Bottle
- Bag of assorted chipboard pieces
- Package of Fresh Favorites Buttons (I forgot to put this in when I took the pic)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This is my card using this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. I haven't been participating lately, but I'm glad to be back! I had so much fun with this sketch (and with my new stuff!)
I really love the new Patterns Stacks of DSP from Stampin' Up! There are only four patterns, but they are in ALL of the colors in the collection. Loving the new colors as well!
Materials in this card: (All materials SU!) Birthday Bliss stamp set; Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White card stock; DSP Patterns Stack-Brights; Designer Series Paper Pack (Hostess); Jet Black Staz-on; 1 3/4, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 Circle Punches, Scallop Edge Punch; Brights Designer Buttons; Celebrations Quick Accents; Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose and Old Olive Markers.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Now on to step two, I have recently come across a few card sketches that will be great for using up my designer paper and have been cutting like crazy!
I also plan to use up some of my scraps punching out shapes and cutting out shapes with my Big Shot for future use.
I'll have some pics of my scrap cards soon. I made a really cute one for a birthday and then forgot to take a picture before I mailed it.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Materials for the cards are:
Monday, May 17, 2010
I was so excited to see the colors in this challenge since they are some of my favorites. I love Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze and I am SO glad that Stampin' Up! is bringing them back! I also used the new bird punch from SU! I borrowed the punch from my mom forever ago to play with it and tonight was the first time I have used it. Love it! I'm going to have to use it some more before I return it!
Materials for this card are: Medallion and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White card stock; Bird punch; Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon; I also used a retired SU! DSP and for the life of me I can't remember the name of it.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
I haven't made a card in months, so I thought I would get back into the creative mood with a sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I have really missed being able to play along with their sketches.
I was on a sort of limited supply challenge as I am out of town at a conference with my husband and only brought a few things with me. I love how this card turned out! I remember seeing the flower embellishment on another blog, but I have no idea which blog.
Unfortunately, both the stamp set I used and the patterned paper are no longer available.
Materials for this card: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink Card Stock; Sweet Pea DSP; Chocolate Chip Classic Ink; Silver Brads; Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; 1 3/4 inch, 1 3/8 inch and 1 inch circle punches.