Wednesday, September 4, 2013

fun with chalkboard and cork

Welcome, welcome! Its a fun day here on the old blog and on the Paper Crafts Connection blog! Its my turn to post over there today, so if you haven't been there yet, stop on over, because there are prizes involved!

If you have already been there, then let's get to a few more ideas with some great new products from Fancy Pants! You already saw the fun chalkboard tape on Paper Crafts Connection, but look at the label shapes! And the cork shapes! I just had to put these to work immediately!

   

first day of school frame by Kimbery Crawford

The chalk and cork screamed back-to-school time to me. And I happened to have an awfully cute photo of the little man that needed a special place. ;) (Thanks to some repositionable adhesive I can change the photo each year.)

first day of school frame cu1 by Kimberly Crawford

The frame is a 5x7 acrylic frame that I picked up for around a dollar. The background is card stock that was embossed with an embossing folder along with a piece of white card stock that was digitally die cut to look like notebook paper.

first day of school frame cu2 by Kimberly Crawford

And the fun part of the frame; this label on the front. Yes, you read that correctly, I adhered the label to the front of the frame. It lets me add some fun dimension. What I liked about the labels and shapes is how well the shapes and sizes all mix and match. You can see here how well the cork circle fits on the chalk label.  

Fun discovery! You can emboss the chalk tape and labels!! The chalk label was embossed with an embossing folder and I rubbed some white ink over the polka dots to bring them out a bit more.

first day of school frame cu3 by Kimberly Crawford

Here is the tape embossed! The star and enamel dot were adhered to the outside of the frame.

Fancy Pants cork arrows card by Kimberly Crawford

Where are the cork pennants? They are not in the product photo? Well, when I was playing with the arrows, I realized that if I cut the point off the arrow, I could have pennants! A pair of scissors cut it easily. I love getting more mileage from great products!

Fancy Pants cork arrows by Kimberly Crawford

Be sure and visit the Paper Crafts Connection blog for a chance to win an awesome prize pack of chalk products from Fancy pants!

thanks a million for stopping by!

~kimberly

5 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love your projects...cork and chalkboard = ♥♥♥

Joy said...

Love it, that Acrylic Frame is so genius and such a fab gift and the card so darn CUTE! hugs

Rox-Ann said...

Super frame and I love the photo of E so cute!

Beth Matson said...

Love the frame and the fact that some of the pieces are on the top of the frame. And that banner card is just adorable! p.s. Can't believe how grown up your little man looks.

mamichelle said...

Fantastic projects! Love the cork banner card!