Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Metal Message Board

Hi everyone.

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Okay so my project this week is something that is a twist on one of Jessica's past kits. I know that many of you out there picked up the "Love Notes Metal Message Board." Maybe you wanted to but never got around to it or maybe it was not the colors of your house. When I was making stuff to sell for the fundraiser we did for Madalyn's church group a good friend of mine saw the love notes message board and loved the idea. The only problem was that she was looking for something for a friend of hers that was having a birthday and that friends kitchen was country theme. At the time we were selling gift bags as well and she said think that red and tan gingham but with red apples. So I sad no problem I am on it! So I just want to share with you how simple it is to take a great idea and make it your own....

Here is a photo of Jessica's original kit...

And here is what I did. I used the same products with was one 8x12 metal panel, four 2.5x3.5 metal panels, rub-ons in the Moments theme, stickles in Black Diamond, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Black soot, paint dabber in Red Pepper, K2R stamp #1-09, Stazon Ink in Jet Black, chipboard letter that were left over from a previous kit, some other red paint that I had, Glimmer Mist in Cinnamon, pop dots, Mod Podge, Red Apple paper by Paper Pizazz, red cardstock, black card stock and one gingham gift bag, so black flowers also left over from a kit, and flower brads I had.

I first started by painting the 8x12 panel with the red peper dabber, once dried I added my red paint because it wasn't red enough, then once that was dry I sprayed the Glimmer mist on the metal and allowed to dry. While that was drying I cut the two pieces of red cardstock, the black cradstock and the gingham gift bag in the desired sizes. I also cut the red apple paper by picking out the design I wanted and cutting along it. I did get two sheets on that paper so that I could pick on apple and cut it out of the second sheet, distress the edge a bit and pop it off the metal with pop dots. Once I had all the paper cut I mod podged the 8x12 panel and distressed the edges of the red cardstock and the gingham bag. When the mod podge was dry I added the red apple paper, the apple I cut out of the second sheet placing the pop dots behind it. Then I stamped on two of the 2.5x3.5 metal panels with the K2R stamp #1-09 and the stazon ink. Then I adhered the read cardstock, black cardstock mats, and the gingham paper bag. Once the stazon was dry I added two rub-ons to the metal panels that were stamped. For the chipboard letters I took the distressing ink and an applicator and distressed the letters, then added the stickles. Once that was dry I layered the letters using pop dots to give it dimension. After that I added the black photo mat to the 8x12 panel, the gingham mat that I had tied a red ribbon around, cut the holes to hang the pieces off with the crop-a-dile and the ribbon holes to hang it also with the crop-a-dile. Oh. I must not forget the flowers! All I did was put a brad though them and add a magnet to the black with a glue dot.

In a matter of 30 minutes I took Jessica's wonderfully cute and fun idea and transformed it into a design that would work for someone else. So my advise for you is don't EVER be afraid to expand on an idea we are sharing or a kit that you purchase, after all its yours!

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Laura Evangeline said...

Super idea!

Crafty Num Nums said...

This is so cute :) I have been wanting to make a magnetnoard for my craftroom. I think I am gonna have to start thinking up an idea.

We so have to get together. We miss crafting, talking at Jessicas classes!!

NanaBeth said...

Fantastic idea-I'll be cutting and pasting if it's okay with you!

get scrappy said...

Nana Beth.... Go right ahead! Thanks for stopping by!