Thursday, February 28, 2013

Silhouette GIVEAWAY + Promotion


I have been anxiously awaiting today for a long time.  Why?  Because today is the day I get to host my first Silhouette giveaway.  Yup, you read that right, Simply Designing's first SILHOUETTE GIVEAWAY!  {wahoo!}

Seriously, how cool is that people!?  I know there are many of you who would love to own a Silhouette and now is your chance to WIN a Silhouette Portrait :)  {yippee!}


In addition, Silhouette America is offering some great SALES to Simply Designing readers with code: DESIGNING.  Including 50% off of their Designer Edition Software program plus great deals on their Silhouette Cameo and Portrait too!!  {hurray!}  But more about the sale in a minute...

I have told you many times how much I love my Silhouette and I have shown you many projects that I have completed using my Silhouette too (including my most favorite project here)!  And today I want to show you a project I made using my Designer Edition Software!

The free Silhouette Software program that comes with the Silhouette is quite amazing.  There are so many features that I love.  However, the Designer Edition Software really ups the game and allows so many more customization options that I simply don't know how I ever did without!  One of my favorite Designer Edition features is the ability to ungroup more designs which allows for more customization.  Plus there are many more features, you can read all about them here.

Really, once you try the Designer Edition Software out, you are going to love it!!!

So today, I used their designer edition software program to take a "regular cut" design, turn it into a "rhinestone" design, add more rhinestones and even tweak where a few of the rhinestones were.  This is my first time using the Rhinestone starter kit and I had a LOT of fun with it!


It is still several months until my daughter's birthday, but I am attempting to be ahead of the game this year :)

With the regular software program you can import rhinestone designs, but with the designer edition software program you can create your own designs!  How cool is that!?  


All I did was import my balloon design into my page.  Next I sized the image to the final size I wanted it to be.  They I used the Rhinestone tool, selected the correct size of rhinestones and then I tweaked the spacing to make it look good.  After it was looking good, I released the rhinestones (basically like ungrouping the image) and deleted the ones I didn't want out of there!

I used the freeform tool to create the string and then I moved, nudged and added a few more rhinestones until it looked just perfect!  I grouped the entire image together so I didn't accidentally move anything and I ended up with a super cute design!

The Rhinestone starter kit comes with great directions so it was really easy to figure out how to cut and apply the rhinestones to my shirt!

The "birthday girl" I made using a glitter heat transfer vinyl.  Remember to always mirror your words when using a heat transfer vinyl and the shiny side goes down when cutting :)


Pictures don't to the sparkly justice :)  I can't wait to show my daughter her new cute shirt!

I really do love my Silhouette and my Designer Edition Software!  And I know you would love it too!  So pick it up while it is on sale for only $24.99 using my code below!

So be sure to enter to WIN your Silhouette below!

You can also go to  www.silhouetteamerica.com/march, use code: DESIGNING 
to get these amazing deals!


These are some great deals huh!?  And I can't believe that Silhouette is offering my readers 50% off of the Designer Edition Software program!  Such an amazing deal!!  

Go HERE and use code: DESIGNING to take advantage of these amazing deals!!

Now it's time to enter to WIN a Silhouette!!  Use the Rafflecopter entry form below and enter to win! Contest will end March 4th at 6:00am EST, and winner will be announced later that day.  Winner must contact me within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


GOOD LUCK!

*Winning entries will be verified.  This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered or endorsed by Facebook or Pinterest.  No information will be disclosed to Facebook or Pinterest by entering this giveaway.  No purchase necessary to win.  Odds of winning are based on number of entrants.  Winner for each prize package will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter.  Winner will be announced on March 4th, 2013 in this blog post and the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of announcement / email to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen with a US mailing address in order to win.  Winner is responsible for paying any necessary taxes on winnings.  All prizes will be mailed  / emailed / fulfilled by the sponsor and the blog owner(s) involved are not held responsible if the prize is not fulfilled.  A list of winners may be requested after the giveaway has ended.  Please email me with any questions or to obtain additional information at: simplydesigning@gmail.com

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Join My Team {Bloggers Wanted}


I am so excited to announce that Simply Designing is GROWING!  And I am looking for BLOGGERS to come and join my team!  

Yup, you heard that right!  I am looking for YOU!


At Simply Designing I love having guest posters, but one of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of 2013 was to open up my blog to monthly Contributors!  My blog will continue to provide high-quality content, the majority of it still being from me.  But I feel that by opening up the doors to contributors, I can offer my readers so much more amazing information!!  I am really excited about this new adventure.

Why contribute to Simply Designing?  One word...EXPOSURE!

  • Exposure for your own Blog!  I receive over 90,000 unique visitors and month and over 140,000 page views a  month!  That means your blog post has the opportunity to be seen by a LOT of people!  Which means, more exposure for you and your blog!  
  • You Photo, Link and Bio will be placed on a "Meet the Team" page!  So not only will you be seen on my blog for your monthly blog post, but you will also have your picture and a link to your blog accessible for all to see!  Again, this means more exposure for you and your blog!
  • I will help you create a Byline that you can add to the end of each of your posts!  This again  means the opportunity for your blog to gain exposure and followers!
  • We will both promote your content which of course, only leads to more exposure for both of us!  Win-win.

We are currently looking for bloggers who are creative and passionate in the following areas:

  • DIY - creative DIY projects
  • Crafts - creative craft projects, from big to small, seasonal or not seasonal
  • Holidays - fun and creative ideas for upcoming holidays (crafts, food, parties etc.)
  • Round-Ups - Love a good round-up?  So do I!  I am looking for a few bloggers to create amazing round-up posts once a month!  Themed, seasonal, holiday, craft, decor, design, food etc. the options are endless! 
  • Home Decor - home and decor projects
  • Interior Design and Decorating - ideas, tips, tricks and inspiration for your home
  • Kid Crafts and Activities - simple and fun crafts and activities to do with your kids
  • Printables - one free printable per month, downloadable directly from Simply Designing 
  • Blogging Tips - tips and tricks for blogging, from generic to specific
  • Photography - tips and tricks for taking wonderful photographs to editing them
  • Food - yummy food creations, healthy, savory, simple, slow cooker, holiday related or other
  • Parties - kids, teen, grown-up, holiday or themed etc. parties
  • Sewing - simple and fabulous sewing projects
  • Cleaning and Organization - tips, tricks, solutions and inspiration for cleaning and organizting
  • Health and Beauty - make-up and hair tips and tutorials, fitness and general health and beauty related topics
  • Parenting and/or Relationships - share great tips for parenting and keeping those important relationships in our lives thriving and growing
  • Other - got a great idea as a potential contributor?  I'd love to hear from you!


Qualifications

  • Passion and creativity are a must!  I want fun and entertaining posts that will inspire Simply Designing readers to get out there and CREATE or DO something!
  • Be able to write a high-quality, photo-rich, fresh-content posts.
  • Someone who is responsible and is able to meet a once-a-month deadline.
  • Is able and willing to promote their post via their own blog ((1) photo plus teaser and a link) and social media (FB, Twitter, Pinterest etc.) (If you don't havea blog or you aren't on certain social media outlsets, that is ok!  You can still apply!)
Responsibilities
  • Create 1 blog post per month and submit via my blogger site as per agreed upon deadline using your own username and password.  
How to Apply
  • Fill out this form HERE (it's quick I promise!)
  • Be patient while I go through all the submissions!  It might take a little while, but I promise to contact you within a few weeks if I have chosen you to become a contributor!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DIY Chevron "Lucky" St. Patrick's Day Sign


You can catch me posting again over at Expressions Vinyl today!  I am posting about a really cool, really simple to make, Chevron "Lucky" St. Patrick's Day Sign!  This is really quick to create and the best part is that I got to use Expressions Vinyl's new Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl!  It is so stinkin' pretty (pictures don't do it justice :) I love it.

DIY Chevron Lucky St. Patrick's Day Sign

So stop on by HERE and learn how to cut heat transfer vinyl and how to make a really cute St. Patrick's Day sign!

And if you are looking to purchase vinyl or a Silhouette, come and check out Expressions Vinyl's amazing selection and unbeatable prices HERE!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Featuring YOU!


I am so grateful for all the amazing people who link up their great creations to my Link Party every Friday!  I really enjoy going through the links each week and being able to see what you have been creating!

Today I am featuring a few fabulous ideas from last week's link party!  So here are a few most viewed link ups from last week:




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Thanks so much for all who linked up!  There is still time to link up at this weeks Simply Link Party here.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub & DIY Avocado Face Mask: Shedding your Winter Skin


I am so excited to have Michelle from Skana Spa here today to show us a fabulous recipe for a DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub and a DIY Honey and Avocado Face Mask!  What I love most about these recipes are how simple they are and how amazing they will make your skin feel!  I can't wait to make my own batch of both of these to try this out!

Dandruff commercials frequently show embarrassing problems brought on by dry scalp. Flaky skin on the body can be equally embarrassing. While there are treatments that can help, not everyone can afford an expensive, time-consuming spa solution.  Fortunately, there are all natural do-it-yourself remedies that can be conveniently done at home for far less than the cost of a spa treatment. Although the days before Valentine's Day are a perfect time to treat and refresh our selves, we should all allow ourselves to feel fresh and beautiful regardless what day it is! 

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub


The following recipes will have you instantly feeling refreshed and renewed.

Body Scrub

Ingredients
1/2 cup of brown sugar
½ cup raw sugar
½ cup of sweet almond oil, olive oil, or any carrier oil
optional: 6 drops of vanilla essential oil

Directions: Thoroughly mix all ingredients together. If the mixture will not be used immediately, store it in a Mason jar or other airtight container.

How to Use: Take a hot shower to open pores and wash away all skincare products. Spread the scrub all over your body, massaging onto your skin in a circular motion to remove dead skin. Rinse the mixture off the body and unveil smooth, fresh, new skin!

The brown sugar and sugar exfoliates and helps to remove the layer of dry skin, revealing fresh, smooth skin while the oil softens and hydrates. The vanilla essential oil adds a delicious scent to the skin.

DIY Sugar Body Scrub



Do-It-Yourself Face Mask

Ingredients
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 of an avocado
1 egg white

Directions: This mask should be made when you are prepared to immediately use the mixture in its entirety. Blend ingredients together until consistency is smooth.

***Optional: Applying a damp, carefully microwaved washcloth over your face before applying the mask for about three minutes will open your pores.

How to Use: Wash your face to remove all makeup and other facial products. Apply the mixture to your entire face, avoiding your mouth and eyes. The mixture may be clumpy in texture. Allow the mask to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

The avocado is great for skin and is packed with Vitamin K, which is an effective treatment for red or dark spots on the face. Honey is an excellent moisturizer and is an antibiotic that both heals and cleanses skin. Egg white functions as a binding agent to hold the mixture together.
DIY Avocado Face Mask


Making your own beauty treatments is a fun, cost-saving way to treat yourself while knowing exactly what ingredients you are using.



“These recipes stem from treatments used at Skana Spa, at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Upstate, NY. Michelle Pino, enjoys sharing these tips for others in hopes to inspire people to try them! She also enjoys learning new health and beauty tips, meeting new people and living the healthiest life style she can… while making sure to indulge in life’s sweet treats every so often.”

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Birdcages: A Hot Decorative Trend


Spring is just around the corner and as such, it is a great time to lighten up our home decor a bit!  Decorative birdcages have been popular for several years and they will continue through popularity this year as well!  I don't personally have a birdcage, but I have been eyeing them for a while and now they come in such fun and pretty colors to go with practically any decor!  And the vintage-charm that so many of these birdcages have this year are really calling to me.  I may just have to spring for one this year!

Decorating with Vintage Birdcages


If you are like me and contemplating adding a birdcage to you decor, or if you already have one, here are a few simple ways to decorate with birdcages courtesy of Cost Plus World Market!


1. Hang time: Create a charmingly romantic and unique look for intimate backyard weddings and other special events by hanging several assorted antique birdcages among the trees.

Decorating with Birdcages


2. Flower feature: A vase of your favorite blooms can be elegantly showcased inside a birdcage. Perch the entire display on the fireplace mantel or a side table for a charming effect. Or, try stowing houseplants or a collection of small terrariums inside for a verdant mini oasis.

3. Jewelry collector: With oodles of crisscrossing wire, a birdcage offers a sensational frame for hanging earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Use the inside for storing scarves, or for keeping a ring dish or two.

4. Center of attention: Birdcages make for beautiful tabletop centerpieces, particularly in outdoor garden or patio settings. Fill them with wild flowers for a delightfully fresh look for birthday parties or showers.

Birdcage Decor Tips and Tricks


5. Latest flame: Here's a spectacular new way to feature candles! Group pillars of varying heights inside a birdcage for a dazzling display of mood lighting you'll love wherever you place it.

6. Keepsake keeper: Showcase a collection of smaller keepsakes, knickknacks or holiday d├ęcor inside. CPWM birdcages are especially perfect for antique collectibles!

7. Warm greetings: For a holiday soiree, wedding, birthday, anniversary party or any occasion where greeting cards are expected, a birdcage can serve as a fine depository.

8. Light up the night: Wrap clear electric string lights throughout the wires of the cage to create a one-of-a-kind sparkling lightshow for indoor or outdoor entertaining ambiance.


Enjoy spring decorating!
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Simply Link Party


Thanks so much for stopping by for this week's link party!  I've been having so much fun looking through all of your links and I can't wait to see what you've created this week!


I have some really exciting news, I am now a .net!  
So change your bookmarks to www.simplydesigning.net  
(www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com still works too, you will be automatically
redirected.  But I am excited to finally have my own domain :)

It's been a really busy week around my blog, so in case you missed it, here is my FAVORITE project I posted this week:

DIY Pallet-Style Wood Sign {Together is our Favorite Place to be}


Now, it's time to PARTY! Please link up your latest creations.
  • You can link up pretty much anything as long as you "created" it (Food, craft, home decor item, a beautiful garden, a photograph, etc. I am really flexible!)
  • Please keep it family friendly.
  • Please no links to shops or giveaways.
  • I reserve the right to delete any links that aren't appropriate.
  • By linking up you are giving me permission to feature or show off your project (I will link back to you of course.)
  • Also, I would love it if you linked back to my site and mentioned on your blog, facebook or twitter about my link party! Help me spread the word please!
And please visit 2-3 other links and leave them a nice, meaningful comment! Thanks!

*Please note, my PinIt button is doing some crazy things right now.  If you'd like to pin a link, please pin from the original site, not from my blog!  Thanks.




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Pallet-Style DIY Sign {Together is our Favorite Place to be}


I've been working on creating this next project for a couple of weeks now and I am so excited to be able to show it to you!  It was the brain-child of a few ideas, meshed together and I am absolutely in love with how it turned out!  It started with the need to have some art in my master bedroom; we have none.  I had also been wanting to create a pallet-sign type of project.  My problem was finding an image or a quote that "fit" my husband and I.  I finally pulled all the pieces together love my final result!  So I present to you the complete (ie long) tutorial on how to make this super cute Together is our Favorite Place to be pallet-style DIY sign!

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: together is our favorite place to be

This is truly one of my favorite projects I have every made!  It combined my love of my Saw, Kreg Jig and my Silhouette cutting machine!  These three tools create a deadly combination for a killer project in my opinion so not only did I love making it, but I also love how it turned out.

Please forgive the length of this post, but I wanted to walk you through the entire process from start to finish. And even give you tips on using the Kreg Jig, walking you through how to make and use a Stencil out of vinyl and every other step in between!  So the post is long, but I've jam-packed a ton on information in here; it's kinda epic!

First:  Cut

I use a chop / miter saw, but even a simple hand saw would work fine for this step.

My overall board ended up being 27"w x 32"t.  I used 2"x6" boards from my local hardware store, measured twice, cut once and soon I had (5) 32" long wooden boards for my project.

Second:  Sand

It is important to take the time to sand the wood well so that the stain applied evenly.  I started with a lower grit sandpaper, then finished off with a finer grit sand paper.  I used my electric sander for this step.  Be sure to get the ends very well too to avoid the ends being three shades darker then the face of the wood.

After my board were sanded really well, I used a clean cotton knit cloth and wiped my boards down to remove any saw dust.

Third:  Stain

I used a cotton knit rag and a Dark Walnut Stain for this project.  This is one of my all-time favorite stains!  It is so pretty!

I dip the tip of the rag into the stain, blot it off and patiently work the stain into the wood.  You want to apply stain with the lightest coat possible so work it in and make a little go a long way.

I used two coats of stain for my project.

Fourth:  Drill

I brought out my Kreg Jig and got to work!  If you are looking to assemble a few pieces of wood together this is truly the quickest and easiest way I have found to do this.  Basically, you will clamp your wood into their neat little jig contraption, set a couple of settings to the size of your wood, take your drill and drill away!    It is really so simple!

The jig will enable you to drill an angled hole so that you can screw two boards together easily, simply and cleanly.

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: using a Kreg Jig to create a pallet sign

HINT:  With the Kreg Jig, you clamp the wood into place.  Since my wood was finished and beautiful and I wanted to be sure to preserve my wood, I placed a second piece of wood between my finished board and my clamp.

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: using a Kreg Jig to create a pallet sign

 GIRLS CAN USE POWER TOOLS TOO!

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: wood ready to assemble wit a Kreg Jig to make a sign

With boards this long, I drilled three holes in four out of my five boards using my Kreg Jig.  You do not have to measure where these holes go, I just eye balled it, one on each end and one in the middle-ish.

Fifth:  Assemble

Using your drill you will assemble the boards together.  The Kreg Jig comes with a special drill bit that is extra long and works with their screws.  It is totally worth the investment.  You only need to place two boards side by side and screw into the boards using the holes you previously drilled.  It is so simple!

With boards this big, I enlisted my husband to help so it only took just a few minutes to assemble my big pallet-style board! I held the boards together and snapped photos while he put the screws in one end.  Then we switched jobs and I put the screw into the other end.  That's either really good team work or us being lazy :)

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: assembling a wooden sign using a Kreg Jig
(this is my husband's knee and hand in this photo...mine aren't quite as manly :)

After you've assembled the entire board in this fashion, you have a really fun, beautiful pallet-style board!  I loved it so much at this point I knew my project was going to be awesome!

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: assembling a wooden sign using a Kreg Jig

Sixth:  Cut Stencil

I chose to use vinyl as a stencil for my board.  You can also use vinyl for your lettering, but I wanted a bit more of a rustic, handmade look so I decided to use vinyl as a stencil.

I am lucky enough to have a Silhouette Cameo that I am desperately in love with!  I also have the Designer Edition Software Program which allows me to customize my designs in so many ways.  But even without the designer edition software program, one of my all-time favorite features of the Silhouette vs other cutting machines is that I can use ANY true type font on my computer to design text with.  Yup.  I can turn any TTF into a design to cut out.  One of the many reasons I love my Silhouette.

So I started laying out, designing and picking fonts for my board.  I knew I wanted to use two fonts, one fancy and one more simple and two paint colors so I took a lot of time to carefully design my final look.

Once it was fully designed, I cut my design out with my Silhouette and weeded the letters out of the design, leaving a stencil still on the backing paper.

After your stencil is cut and weeded, you will want to use transfer tape to carefully apply your vinyl to your board.


Pallet-Style DIY Sign: using vinyl as a stencil for sign verbiage

Since my vinyl wasn't going to be on my finished board, I grabbed some old vinyl I knew I wasn't going to use.  This shiny silver vinyl totally has its place, but I personally had no foreseeable use for it so it became my lovely stencil!

But I did keep joking with my husband telling him I was going to leave it just...like...this :)

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: using vinyl as a stencil for sign verbiage

Seventh:  Paint

When you use vinyl as a stencil here are a couple things to keep in mind:
  • Make sure all edges around the letters are firmly adhered to the board to help prevent seepage.
  • You will always have seepage so be "ok" with a handmade, rustic, shabby look.
  • Apply the vinyl, paint and remove vinyl as quickly as possible to help prevent the vinyl from sticking too badly to the wood.
  • But don't remove your vinyl until the paint is at least almost all the way dry, preferable all the way dry.
  • Do not, under any circumstance, use latex paint.  Use craft paint!  Ok.  You can use latex paint, but be warned that the latex paint will try to stay on your vinyl when you take it off so it will take extra time and a lot of patience when removing the vinyl from your board to be sure that your letters stay on the board too.  Craft paint makes this process so much easier!  I may or may not know this from personal experience...just sayin'
I used a foam brush and craft paint to paint my letters on.  I did three very light coats of craft paint, let the paint dry completely and then I carefully removed the vinyl.

As you can see, this silver vinyl left some random silver residue on my wooden board.  The fix?  Goo Gone. It took the vinyl residue right off, easy as pie, and didn't damage my board at all.  (Wahoo!)


Pallet-Style DIY Sign: paint words on a sign and clean up

After the cutting, sanding, staining, drilling, assembling, vinyl cutting, painting and a little clean up, my lovely board was done and as pretty as could be!!

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: together is our favorite place to be

Both my husband and I love this quote and it just "fits" us.  We love spending time together, we love working on house projects together, we love going on dates.  Spending time with each other is an important part of our relationship so this quote is perfect for us.  It is the reason I chose it and the reason I looked for so long for a quote for us for our bedroom.  I had to find the perfect one, and this is it:

Together is our Favorite Place to be

Pallet-Style DIY Sign: together is our favorite place to be

This board would be perfect to create in your home with a quote that fits you or your family.  I actually have a couple more ideas up my sleeve now that I've made this for other projects that I'd love to do!  I can't wait to get started on them!!

If you like this board, would you mind taking a moment to Pin It?  Thanks :)  You're the best!

Here are a few items I used to create this project!  
Click the image or link to learn more and to purchase:
Silhouette SD     
Silhouette Cameo or Portrait cutting machine                                        Vinyl

   
Kreg Jig                                                                    Dewalt Cordless Drill

Looking for a Silhouette cutting machine or vinyl, Expressions Vinyl is my favorite place to purchase these from!!  Expressions Vinyl has the BEST prices on vinyl and an amazing selection of vinyl that just can't be beat and their every-day low price on the Silhouette Cameo and Portrait is amazing too!

Creating with the Stars

I never mind if you are inspired by my ideas to create your own!  In fact, that is why I share my projects, to inspire you!  And I would love for you to share my project!  Please feel free to share via Pinterest or other social media outlet as long as you link directly back to my original blog post.  You may also share this on your blog by using (1) photo and a brief description with credit to my blog and a link back to my blog post.  I highly encourage sharing so thanks in advance!  Please be courteous and don't re-post my work in its entirety or use it in its entirety in any form.  Also, if this inspires you to create your own, I'd love a link back and I'd love for you to tell me about it so that I can come and see what you've created!  Thanks so much!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

diy love sign


I have just a couple more Valentine's Day crafts to show you this week, but the last two are really applicable for so many times during the year!  These could easily be adapted for a different holiday or for general decor in your home!  So even though these look a little "pink" remember that you can totally modify these to make these fit for any time of year!  First up, my DIY LOVE SIGN!



This sign was so super simple to make and literally took about 10 minutes to put together (plus dry time).


You Will Need:


  1. Use mod podge like you would use glue, and a foam brush to adhere scrapbook paper to the front of your love chipboard sign.  Use books or other heavy object to assist in weighing the sign down while this dries completely.
  2. With the sign upside down, use an xacto knife to trim off excess scrapbook paper around chipboard letters.
  3. Use sand paper to lightly sand edges of the scrapbook paper (optional).
  4. Finish with a final (light) coat of mod podge over top the front of the letters.  Allow plenty of time to dry.


I love my pink chevron love sign and I love how simple this was to create!  Wouldn't this be cute in a scrapbook paper that coordinates with your home decor as well!?

Now I want to go back to HL and see what other chipboard signs they sell to make a few more of these!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

You're SHARP Valentine {Free Printable}



It's time for more VALENTINE FREE PRINTABLE CARDS!  (see this post if you are confused).  This one is also perfect for TEACHERS!

Next up, my You're SHARP valentine!

And if you like this, please PIN IT for next year :)  Thanks!


Enjoy!

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