Bring the off road adventure indoors with this fun, personalized wall décor!
The map image was set to 10” across and then a shadow of 1.5” was added. The smaller map size was cut from the back of the “Journaling Card” paper and then the larger map size was cut from the back of the “License Plate” paper. The two pieces were layered together with foam adhesive tape.
To make the sign sturdier, I traced the largest map image onto a piece of lightweight chipboard. The image was then cut out and glued to the back of the map.
Next, a cluster of journal cards were cut from the “Journaling Card” paper and attached to the center of the map with foam adhesive.
The edge of the blue map was sanded to give a weathered, rustic look.
I used small sticker letters from the “Jack and Jill: Boy” Collection to personalize the sign. Other stickers and enamel dots were used to complete the embellishments.
Two holes were punched at the top and a piece of rustic wire was strung through in a haphazard fashion. A denim bow was added to the side and now it’s all ready for hanging!
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Hello Echo Park friends! Aly here with you again, and I’m glad to be back on the blog today to share a fun Pinterest-inspired project with you featuring the fun new A Fair To Remember Mini Theme. A while ago I found some darling paper clip embellishments on Pinterest and I’ve been wanting to create something similar.
I decided they would make cute back to school bookmarks, so I grabbed some jumbo paper clips and measured their length. I trimmed my paper to 4” long, and between 1 ½” and 1 ¼” wide to fit the width of the paper clips. I folded the paper in half over the bottom of the clip and then stapled it together with my craft stapler.
Then I cut some of the papers into various banner shapes, and punched some of the corners with decorative corner punches.
Finally I added some word/phrase stickers, icon stickers, enamel dots, wood veneer shapes, and twine to embellish the bookmarks. I placed the embellishments strategically to cover up the stapes.
I love them because they’re super easy to make! You can use these little guys as bookmarks, or they make great DIY embellishments for cards, layouts, and other paper crafts projects. What would you use them for?
A Fair To Remember Fair Food Paper
A Fair To Remember Cards and Borders Paper
A Fair To Remember Flags Paper
A Fair To Remember Sticker Accents
The Story Of Our Family Enamel Dots
I Love Sunshine Alpha Stickers
Sunny Days Ahead Element Stickers
jumbo paper clips
wood veneer shapes
decorative corner punch
Hi bloggy world! Court from Court’s Crafts here with some boy and man cards using the new Off Road mini collection! Here are two of the cards that I created with this collection. The big one is a birthday card for an almost 6 year old and the bottom one is a thank you card. This collection is SO versatile!
This card was for someone’s 31st birthday who LOVES his motorcycles and dirt bikes.
This was super fun to work with! I wanted to add some texture so I thought I would add some staples to the card. I think it took it a little more out of the “boy” zone into the “man” zone.
Here are some of the stickers I used. The tire tracks is a long sticker that I cut. One end is cut jagged like that and so I matched it on the other side. I loved it a LOT compared to the normal straight edge.
I also used a black pen to draw around the outside of some of the objects to highlight them and pull them away from the background. Whenever you have a busy background it helps to put a border around it in some way to draw it away and make it stand out.
I wanted to keep it a card set and so while I used the rectangular stickers on the first card, I echoed that with the circles on the second card. The stickers in this collection are really just SO fun!
Here is the full shot of the birthday boy’s card! His mom drives a car that looks like this so I thought he would get a kick out of it.
Grab the new Off Road collection! It’s fun, versatile, and awesome!
SW6304 Off Road Trucks
SW6303 Off Road License Plates
SW6301 Off Road Sticker Accents
JJB80034 Jack and Jill: Jack Such a Good Boy 4x6 Stamp
Staples and Stapler
Foam Dimensional Tape
Hello! Courtney here today and I am sharing a project I created with the A Fair To Remember mini theme. The tutorial below shows how I altered a large unfinished wood clothespin and turned it into a fair themed photo holder.
First, sand off any rough edges there may be on the wood clothespin. Next trim a strip of A Fair Cards & Borders patterned paper big enough to cover one side of the clothespin. I always cut my paper a bit bigger than needed. I find that is is challenging to cut it to the exact size as the faces of most unfinished wood objects are not exact rectangles or squares.
Apply a thin layer of decoupage adhesive to the small portion of the face of the clothespin and apply the patterned paper. I try to apply the paper so that two of the edges are flush with two edges of the clothespin. Press down firmly and rub along the entire paper surface so that there will not be any air bubbles.
Repeat the above steps with the longer strip of patterned paper. Set aside and let dry for about half an hour.
Once the adhesive has dried, trim the excess paper with a craft knife. A new, sharp blade works best and will cut the paper cleanly along the edge of the clothespin.
Next, lightly sand the edges of the patterned paper to create a smooth, finished edge. If desired, you can apply a thin coat of decoupage adhesive over the patterned paper to seal it. I only do this if the object will be handled quite frequently.
Attach the large sticker from to the A Fair To Remember Stickers sheet to the clothespin. Cut a circle from patterned paper to fit the center and apply the remaining stickers. Print out your favorite fair themed photo, attach it to the center of a journaling card, and place the journaling card inside the clothespin.
A Fair To Remember “Cards & Borders” Patterned Paper
Dots & Stripes: Neutrals “Cream” Patterned Paper
A Fair To Remember Stickers
large unfinished wood clothespin
Hello, friends! It’s Tania back with you again today! Are you ready to fill that revolving frame with a charming Halloween piece? I have a really quick tutorial that will have you filling that frame with something fun and festive using a few bits and pieces from the Hocus Pocus collection, as well as getting your fingers a bit inky with the new Bats 6x6 Designer Stencil that coordinates so perfectly with this collection. Let’s get started, shall we?
First, you’re going to cut down a piece of Kraft Vellum Cardstock to 8” x 10”. Then, stencil three areas of the outside edges (i.e. upper left-hand side, bottom center, and lower right) of the cardstock using the Bat Stencil. I find it easiest if I tape the stencil down using a low-tack tape, such as washi tape, then load a sponge up with ink and pounce the sponge over the stencil until I have the desire depth of color I’m looking for. Make-up sponges, like rounds or wedges, work perfectly for this type of application. I prefer to use ink, but you can certainly use acrylic paint as well.
After stenciling your bats, splatter silver mist or paint all over the background of your cardstock and allow to dry.
Cut out the four journaling cards: “Trick or Treat”, “Crow”, “Oct 31”, “Spider Web”. Adhere the journaling cards so they are 1” in from the left and right edges and ½” from the bottom. This will cause them to not meet in the middle, but we will take care of that in the next step.
Cut a strip of Plaid patterned paper to 1” x 7”. Adhere in the space between the journaling cards, allowing an equal overhang on both sides.
Add the purple “eat drink and be scary” sticker layered on the “white frame” sticker both found on the Element Stickers sheet to the “Spider Web” journaling card in the lower right corner using foam dimensional adhesive. Add three “black star” stickers to “Oct 31” journaling card. Embellish “black star” stickers with rhinestones.
Stamp “October Thirty-First” stamp onto Ultra White Felt Cardstock, then cut out into shape using die and manual die-cutting machine.
Wrap 24” of natural twine around your fingers and lay onto Plaid patterned paper. Adhere “October Thirty-First” stamped piece over top using foam dimensional adhesive.
Adhere “green” star, “chandelier” stickers from Element Sticker sheet to “Trick or Treat” journaling card and two “bat” stickers from Element Sticker sheet to “Crow” journaling card to finish off your piece.
Place entire piece into an 11” x 14” matted framed with an opening for an 8” x 10” photo.
Hocus Pocus Collection: http://echoparkpaper.com/collections/hocus-pocus/
Designer Dies: http://echoparkpaper.com/designer-dies-stamps/
Tania’s Blog: http://www.throughtrialsiambeingpurified.blogspot.com
CBDC301 Kraft Vellum Cardstock
CBDC201 Ultra White Felt Cardstock
HP91002 3x4 Journaling Cards (Hocus Pocus)
HP91003 Plaid (Hocus Pocus)
HP91014 12x12 Element Stickers (Hocus Pocus)
HP91030 October 31 Designer Die & Stamp Set (Hocus Pocus)
HP91017 Bats 6x6 Designer Stencil
Manual Diecutting Machine
Foam Dimensional Tape
11 x 14 Black Frame with Mat for 8 x 10 opening
Halloween, hay rides and autumn festivals are quickly approaching! Fashion this easy-to-make mini album using just a few sheets of cardstock and pieces from the “Hocus Pocus” Collection. You’ll have pockets for keepsakes and plenty of room for photos of your favorite goblins!
The album pages are staggered with the cover page measuring 6X6 and the following pages increasing in size by ½” in height (page 2= 6.5”H; page 3= 7”H; page 4= 7.5”H). The 12X12 cardstock was cut to the desired height and left 12”, scored in the middle and folded in half.
For the pocket page, a sheet of 12X12 kraft cardstock was cut to 10X12. The paper was placed on a score board and scored lengthwise at 6 inches. The paper was turned vertically and scored at 4 inches; this score line was folded upward to create the pocket.
On the second page, I didn’t want to use a square journal card, so I trimmed out the cute potion bottle and added it to the page with foam adhesive. I also added a glittery spider from my stash.
Both sides of the pocket pages were decorated with trimmed down journal cards. Large tags or photo mats that measure 5.5”X6.25” were tucked into the pockets.
Here room was left for journaling on the journal card.
Next is my favorite page! I used the “Bats Stencil” and a chalk ink to add a little extra interest to the green patterned paper. There were a couple of smudges where I over-inked the corner of a bat, so I conveniently covered them up with enamel dots.
A band of ribbon is a nice way to add texture and pattern to a busy background. I glued on a couple of buttons from my stash and a sticker to the center of the ribbon.
I created tabs using the fancy label die from the “October 31st Die/Stamp Set”. I sandwiched two die-cut pieces together (for each one) and glued them in between the folded kraft pages. Add itty bitty stickers or label them with spooky words if you’d like!
Finally, two holes were punched along the edge (the open side of the base paper) and the pages were held together with 1.5” rings. My album is all set for some fabulous Halloween photos and memories!
HP91002 3x4 Journaling Cards
HP91004 Poison Bottles
HP91005 4x6 Journaling Cards
HP91006 Poison Labels
HP91007 Multi Stripe
HP91014 Hocus Pocus 12x12 Element Sticker
HP91017 Bats Stencil
HP91030 October 31st Die/Stamp Set