Friday, May 3, 2013

a simple Mother's day project

Hi everyone! I know, I'm a little behind with this post, my calender is all screwed up but I'm slowly getting my act together. This post should have been last week and I didn't post a Tips & Tricks last Monday...I've been such a mess lately, I'll be so happy to get back on track!!


*GASP* can you believe Mother's Day is next weekend?!?! Holy cow, I don't even have a clue as to what to get my mom :S     I do however have a cute, fun and way easy project that you can make this weekend for your Mom (unfortunately mine wouldn't like it).
I've seen a little project all over Pinterest and filed it in the back of my mind because I just wasn't sure about it. Cute, yes, but would it actually work....not sure. When I decided I wanted to make a Mother's Day project for you this little project instantly came to mind. 

It was SUPER easy and guess what...IT WORKS GREAT!!! There's no difference between glass and a white board, it wipes off with just a tissue...who knew...I never even thought about something like that! I can't believe how cute this turned out. And the picture frame was way cheap; you can pick one up at your local dollar store.

I was originally going to use a piece of grey chevron patterned paper, but couldn't find any at my big box stores so I opted for stamping my own background instead. I'm glad I did, it turned out adorable. Who doesn't love DeNami's new houndstooth background stamp and you know how I feel about the teeny swiss dot!! I added some yummy houndstooh and floral washi tape to finish it all off.


For the outside I simply used some patterned paper and some DeNami red cardstock to die cut flowers and charcoal cardstock to die cut a couple of solid circles. I layered all of that with some fussy cut solid leaf vine and solid leaf sprig. I added a little piece of edge punched cardstock to hold the marker. Using foam tape and a little Chrystal lacquer I attached it all to the frame.

Well that's it for me today. If you decide to make this little project let me know, I'd LOVE to stop by your blog or photo sharing site to take a look. And if you get stuck anywhere along the way please feel free to email me and I'll be happy to help you out! 

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, this is so pretty! It's always great when you can give something that's both beautiful and practical, and this definitely fits the bill! Great job Tina!