Thursday, February 9, 2012

Guest Post - The Scrap Shoppe

Hello, Cherished Treasures readers!
I'm Michele, and I create at The Scrap Shoppe

I'm really excited to be here to share a fun project that has been ages in the making.
I have a terrible tendency to pick up/plan projects and leave them sitting around for literally years. Isn't that awful? This little project I have had in mind to make for at least 2 years, and I'm happy to see it finally complete!

I found this fabulous wooden HOME banner in a kit from Adorn-It at a scrapbook convention. 

The kit came with great directions on what papers to purchase to match the colorful design they show above, but it creates at least 2 problems for me.

First, as much as I love the bright color combo above, that won't fit anywhere in my house!
And 2, I have a slight banner addiction. I try to keep them holiday-related so I can rotate them around, so a banner that is up all year round could take up valuable other-banner space. ;)

I knew where I wanted my non-banner to go so I gathered some papers that would match my black and white kitchen. I fell in love with the Union Square collection from My Mind's Eye!

I traced the letters on the paper, cut them out, then used Mod Podge to attach the two together. I made sure to sand the edges so they were nice and clean.

The kit also came with some lovely little shape embellishments. I knew I wanted to decorate my letters with them somehow, so I traced, cut, and Mod Podged a couple of those also.

At this point I also decided to go back and ink all of my edges with black ink.

I used various shapes from the kit and other embellishments from my stash to decorate each letter. And to make it even more "homey", I found a chipboard house and tree in my stash and covered them with more scrapbook paper.

Since I knew I didn't want another banner, I layered the letters in front and behind one another and glued them in place. Now instead of a hanging banner I have a fun sign to sit on a shelf!

My black hutch is my pride and joy in my eat-in kitchen. 
And I think the HOME sign is the perfect addition to it! 

(By the way, did you notice my chalkboard banner up there? I might have had to take that beauty down to hang the HOME sign! Now they can both be on display.) ;)

And another project to mark off of my to do list!
Always a good feeling.

Thank you so much for having me over today, Terry!

I would love to have you all over to visit me sometime. 
I dabble in a little bit of everything: paper crafts, home decor, jewelry making.. 
a little something for everyone!

(Terry here) - What a fantastic group of projects...thank you Michele!
I can't decide which project I love the most...
the HOME banner or the HOME sign or it might be the
chalkboard banner...everything is simply gorgeous!!

I hope you've enjoyed these projects as much as I have. Be sure to stop back next Friday for another wonderful guest post!


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love this Michele! Right there with you as you know on the banner addiction. Great letter shapes and really love the papers!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Thanks so much for having me over today, Terry!

And thank you, Carol, for your sweet comments. :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I love this Michele!!! The letters are so pretty and I love the way you embellished them. They look fabulous on your hutch!!

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

I love the home sign! It looks right at home with your chalkboard bunting (no pun intended - haha!).

Crystal said...

Very cute! I have some letters similar to these that have been sitting around for a while. You have inspired me to make them!

Unknown said...

Wow! This is so utterly adorable! Too - too - cute!!!


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