Okay, okay....I know I've been absent for awhile. I have a brand new house to decorate! But I've been neglecting my stamping. My "to stamp" list is miles long. The people at the Post Office don't even recognize me yet and I've lived here for 3 months! Well, I'm determined to get back on track and get some classes scheduled - online AND in person! Yes, that's right! I'll be starting up some local, Utah classes. But, I'll also be in New Jersey throughout the year holding events there, too.
I have a very simple project to share with you. A little background, first. I went to a Pinners Conference back in November. I don't remember if I posted about it or not (it doesn't look like it). You'd love the Pinners Conference! It's just a fun conference with speakers that present on things you might see on Pinterest - crafts, baking, finances, organization, and more. I went to check out the crafty stuff. And, Becky Higgins (you know, Project Life) was speaking. I wanted to hear her and get some Project Life tips to incorporate into my Project Life by Stampin' Up! projects. Different vendors had all sorts of fun things, too.
I stumbled upon a local company that sells wood in all shapes in sizes for you to paint, cover with paper, and embellish. Well, that was right up my alley! I made a cute sign at the event but also raced over to their store to see what else they had. Many of their projects had you covering wood with patterned scrapbook paper. Hmmm...Stampin' Up! has patterend scrabook paper, right? It's taken me awhile, but I finally incorporated my two passions into today's project. They sell a variety of wooden pieces to make banners. In fact, I made an adorable 16 "panel" mini Valentine banner over the weekend. But, I also picked up these larger wooden "panels" to use with Stampin' Up! products. The wooden pieces measure 3"x4" and are 1/4" thick. The holes are pre-drilled.
I first sanded and painted each piece. For the projects in the store, they tell you exactly which paint to buy (kinda like Stampin' Up! where everything coordinates). I used a pale pink and white paint on this banner. I then chose three patterns from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack and cut them to fit the panels. I adhered the paper to the panels using a wood glue they suggest. But, I think our Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive would work just fine, too. I then sanded the edges of the paper (after it was adhered to the wood) to smooth out the edges that were hanging over the sides.
For the fourth panel, I painted the whole thing white. I also picked up a pre-cut wooden heart that I knew I was going to cover in the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. First I painted the edges of the wooden heart in pale pink ink. Then I simply traced the heart on the back of the glimmer paper and hand-cut the heart. I adhered it with the wood glue as well and sanded. Did you spot it? I'll give ya a hint....it's on the panel on the right. If you look closely, you'll notice one heart is larger than the rest.
Finally, I added one teeny tiny little heart from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit that I also painted white. Then I strung the whole thing together with White Baker's Twine. What do you think? I haven't figured out where I'm going to hang it. Between my two wooden Valentine's Day banners and this month's Paper Pumpkin, I'm feeling the love!
If you're thinking something like this would make a fun class, don't worry - so do I! Stay tuned!
Stampin' Supplies: All of the Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project are shown below. Feel free to click on each image to learn more about each product or purchase them in my online store. There's also a nifty link on the bottom left that'll allow you to create your own printable list of all of the supplies!
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