Say it ain’t so!
This week has seriously gone way faster than I ever expected. I have a feeling the rest of the year is going to do the same.
Sometimes we just need to slow down our pace of life. I think I’ve been better about that this year, but I have my moments still. A little too many lately, it seems.
Okay, that being said, we have a full day ahead! :)
Today I’m sharing a couple projects that I worked on for this week. I wish I could have made the rest that are in my head. I expect you may be seeing more from me over time. I’m not done yet. ;)
Thought I’d give the box from Boxed Up a little decor makeover using the gold vinyl and a handwritten word. To place the vinyl, I used a small piece of transfer tape. I might use a slightly larger one next time because the vinyl is floppier than it seems. I wasn’t sure how the tape would react to the cardstock either.
I also printed a little ‘It’s Your Birthday’ to go along with Heck Yes (which is a freebie you can get HERE). I also wanted the Heck Yes to be slightly thicker, so I added a .03″ internal and external offset and then welded it together. If you want to know how to thicken handwritten words, read this post.
And then finally, I made my white paint and postal paper tag. This is one of those things that has been in my mind to do for months now. Seriously.
It’s using a tag shape that will be coming out in a kit soon.
To make it, I cut a ‘stencil’ out of cardstock and found some obliging paint and foam brush. To create the stencil, type your words over the top half of the tag. I wanted mine to be larger than the tag so that it extended ‘off the page’, so to speak.
I used some repositionable adhesive (Herma) and tacked the tag to a piece of paper. I slid and tacked down a small piece of cardstock between the tag halves so that when I painted it, it wouldn’t go onto the bottom half. Next, I adhered the stencil on top.
I painted the letters, without putting it on too thick. I didn’t want it to dry and stick, so I peeled off the stencil while it still had a smidgen of tackiness.
Add a ‘handmade reinforcement’ (aka, a silhouette cut set of circles) and a little twine and voila! You’re done!
Next up, it’s time for Flash Friday!
This week it’s all about Photo Templates.
Buy any two or more photo template kits
and save 35% on them.
Use code PHOTO at check out.
(Discount applies only to photo template purchases.)
This is a flash sale and it’s available for today only.
And now, it’s the final giveaway of the week.
My own little ‘birthday gift’ to you, so to speak.
I’m giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky people!
You can get several chances to win using the options below.
This is open to everyone! :)
And I just want to give a shout out to all of you for making this week so wonderful!
There’s nothing like spending your birthday all week with friends.