Jan 13 2010

Sweet Pea Designer Paper

I absolutely LOVE the patterns in this new Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack.  Lots of larger patterns for Home Decor or Scrapbooking…but lots of small prints for cardmaking.  The best of both worlds!

I made this magnetic board for my roommate, Coleen, at Leadership.  I was thrilled with how it turned out!  Pretty quick and easy, too.  I started with the pattern of the large bird and flowers and cut it to size on the metal sign.  I added Sweat Pea Stitched Felt Flowers, circles and leaves to the printed flowers for some added texture and dimension.  In the center of the large flower, I used a Blue Rhinestone Brad.  I used the new Bird Punch to add a So Saffron wing to the bird, popped up on Stampin' dimensionals. 

I cut the letters for Coleen out of Chocolate Chip cardstock and ran thru the Big Shot with the Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Dies and adhered them.  I added magnets to the backs of Designer Buttons.  The back had a place to hang the sign, so I used the slots to add the 1 1/4 Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon for hanging.  It turned out so CUTE!  Now I need one for my Stamping Studio!

That Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack has all kinds of fun prints and the Sweet Pea Felt Flowers are AWESOME embellishments!

 (The Port Authority bag checkers also wanted a close up look at my project, too.  My bag was inspected going to Leadership and Coleen's was inspected going home!  lol!) 

 It's not too late to join Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition!  We are working on lots of exciting projects for this round and have added 3 guest designers!  Come join the fun!  See a sneak peek over at Create with Connie and Julie!



8 People have left comments on this post

Jan 13, 2010 - 11:01:40
debi engle said:

This is soooo cute!….what did you use for the actual magnetic board?…..I LOVE this!..thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Jan 13, 2010 - 12:01:18

Connie, this is too stinkin' cute!!! I NEED one of these really bad!!! So where did you find the magnet board??

Jan 13, 2010 - 01:01:49
Jen Woodman said:

Connie, I love this!  Just too cute!  Where did you get the square magnetic board?  I once found them a couple of years ago at the Dollar Tree.  I made a recipe card holder/memo board for a girlfriend as a wedding shower gift.  I wanted to make more but when I went back to the store….they were all gone and I haven't been able to find them since!  

Jan 13, 2010 - 03:01:46
Martha Beck said:

Adorable!  I think I'll do this on a clipboard.

Jan 13, 2010 - 03:01:19
Martha Beck said:

Adorable!  I think I'll do this on a clipboard

Jan 13, 2010 - 10:01:45
Joan Hajek said:

Connie this is adorable!  Will have to make one myself!  I too would love to know where you got the sign…..I was think the decor section of michaels and just altering?    And then did you seal the paper with anything?
Great job! 

Jan 14, 2010 - 02:01:28
Priscilla said:

What a great idea, definitely have to make one for myself now! :o)
~*Priscilla Aguilar*~

Jan 14, 2010 - 01:01:20

I see that a lot of others also want to know where to buy the metal boards.  Did you just alter one you bought that was already for a magnetic board, or did you get metal sheeting and start with that?  I have a board I bought for my Build-a-Bear magnetic pieces, but I can't remember where it was – maybe Staples.  It has magnets on the back to stick to the refrigerator or a filing cabinet, then your notes get stuck on to the front with other magnets.  I like yours better, because it can to onto a regular wall, hanging from the ribbon.