Every autumn, I hold a Stamp Camp in my home. This annual, BIG event is lots of fun and I look forward to it every year. All projects either make perfect gifts or and/or have a Christmas theme. Each guest is treated to at least 5 fabulous projects where everything is prepped and ready to create. There are door prizes given away all day long, a full lunch is provided and it's a day FULL of stamping fun. Be sure to check out my Spring Stamp Camp that is held each February/March (during Sale-a-Bration)!
I'd like to share one of these projects with you today. It's actually easy to make and can be modified for any season. Here, I have two versions, both using the Deck the Halls Designer Paper. One is definitely "Christmassy" and other could be used all year because of the side of the paper I chose. I created magnets from our Big Designer Buttons (Deck the Halls: #121002 - $8.95 for 48 buttons).
I purchased inexpensive metal signs from the hobby store and roughed them up with a sanding block before attaching the Designer Paper with Anywhere Glue Stick. I did try modge-podge and I made a huge mess. It tore the paper in a couple of places - and I've never had this issue with modge-podge before. So, I decided to leave it alone once it was attached to the sign. Note: I did look for metal at the hardware store - didn't select it because: 1) Has rough edges that require a lot of prep work to keep the sign safe and 2) It was pricey! Shockingly so...the signs were about 1/4 the cost and came with smooth edges AND alligator hangers on the back. Look for the 1/2 price specials - each sign was only $3-$4 this way.
Add ribbon and a special tag and it becomes a wonderful gift. Or, save the tag (visit soon to see the post on the tag) for another gift and keep the memo board for yourself. Ü Enjoy!!
Supplies Used: Deck the Halls Designer Paper; Big Designer Buttons (Deck the Halls); Deck the Halls Designer Fabric; Linen Thread; Anywhere Glue Stick; Ribbons: Crochet Trim, Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain, and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding; metal sign (8x12"); heavy-duty sanding block; hot-glue gun; heavy-duty magnets