Wednesday, November 26, 2014

holiday wood signs - artisan design team blog hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

For my American friends joining us today - Happy Thanksgiving!

My project this week happened by accident! (Don't you hate people like me?!). My Birthday was a week ago (thank-you) and I wanted to do some holiday crafty projects that Sunday with my hubby and kiddo's. When you are the birthday girl around here you get to do what you want. So with Arturo's anxiety on full we dug out the paints and a few old wood boards to get creative. The anxiety comes when paint involves anyone other than him ... especially the kids!

The accident part was only that I had no intention to use Stampin' Up! products on this project or even use it as a blog post. It was just a fun Sunday project. But I should have know that Stampin' Up! permeates my life! High quality & trendy products always coordinate! 



These 2x6 wood boards were in our yard (go on, hate me some more). I love wood projects and as such we never toss or burn scrap lumber. They are beautifully weathered!

The tall board with the white "JOY" was painted free hand. The smaller "JOY" with red letters was painted using Stampin' Up!'s Build a Banner Simply Created Kit stencils. I tied the Cherry Cobbler 1" ribbon and in minutes these pieces were done!



This Christmas sign was painted on a ceder fence board. This board I had left from a Christmas Star project that I recently did for my Stampin' Dolce Winter Retreat. Ceder is my favorite wood to work with. The smell is divine!

I was worried tying a ribbon on this one and calling it a day was not enough WOW. So I made a sexy tag.


The "merry's" are on Canvas Creations and heat embossed. I thought this would keep the ink from running if it got damp in the snow. The funny thing I discovered is that when you heat emboss on Canvas Creations the embossing powder losses its sheen. It is almost as if it gets absorbed into the canvas. It has a cool mat finish to it.

So take a peek at my festive entrance to our home! Bet you want to come visit, right?

Now I have one last project before I run. These products are from the Artisan box that we are to use in December. But they just looked so stinking cute I could not resist a share!



Next up is the beautiful Lisa Harlow ... Hop over friends!

Have a creative day!

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