Friday, April 22, 2011

ScrapbookPal.com Blog Hop

Are you ready for Spring??  I know I am although we've had a very mild winter here in Colorado.  The tulips and daffodils are just starting to come and the grass is getting green so it is the perfect time for the ScrapbookPal Flower Power Blog Hop!!


For your chance to win a free Cricut Cartridge from ScrapbookPal.com, you will need to hop along to each blog and leave comments along the way and then return to the ScrapbookPal blog to become a follower and leave a final comment for a chance to win a Cartridge of their choice.  You also get a 2nd entry by "liking" ScrapbookPal's facebook page and leaving a comment there.  See the ScrapbookPal blog (first and last links below) for more details.

For the blog hop, I made this magnetic bulletin board.   More photos and instructions for my bulletin board project appears below the blog hop links.


Blog Hop Links - Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment at each.  Then stop back by the ScrapbookPal blog and leave a comment when you finish.  Those who visit all of the designers blogs will be entered into a drawing for a free cartridge!

ScrapbookPal Blog (http://scrapbookpal.blogspot.com/)
Amy Crockett (http://www.scrappingmommy.com/)
Tomi Ann Hill (http://tomiannie.blogspot.com/)
Cheryl Walker (http://sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com/)
Leah Cornelius(http://paperblossoms.blogspot.com/)
Jamie Cripps (http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/)
Crystal Butler (http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/)
Tammy White   YOU ARE HERE!
ScrapbookPal Blog (http://www.scrapbookpal.blogspot.com/)

I made a magnetic bulletin board using a 12 x 16 blank painter's canvas, metal roof flashing, a cork sheet and inexpensive magnets from Michael's.  You would never know it from looking that it is magnetic would you??











I took some left over roof flashing (you can buy small rolls at your local hardware store) and cut it to fit the left side (approx 12" tall by 10" wide) of my bulletin board using tin snips.  Be careful because the cut edges are sharp.  I adhered the flashing to the front of a 12 x 16 painter's canvas.  I used E6000 adhesive and some clamps until the adhesive was dry.  Then I took a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper and wrapped it around the back of the canvas.   I used 1/4" Scor-Tape along the edges of the flashing to hold the paper down on the front side.  This is one of my favorite tape adhesives!  If you have not tried it, I highly suggest your order a roll or two or three from ScrapbookPal and try it.  I adhered the paper on the back of the canvas with Tombow Mono Aqua glue.  Because the 12 x 12 paper won't cover the whole canvas and have room to wrap around, I wrapped it around the left and bottom edges only.  I trimmed the corners so I had a nice looking edge.   I used black satin ribbon to create the diamond shapes on the right side using the Tombow adhesive to adhere them.   My ribbon sections are about 2.5" apart.  I used Craft Glue Dots under each intersection/cross point of the ribbon to hold it in place.  I then added a rhinestone at each intersection for some bling. On the left side, I cut another piece of coordinating designer paper to about 7.5" wide by 12" tall.  I again used the Scor-Tape to hold the paper in place and wrapped the edges around the right and bottom sides.  Again adhering the back with Tombow Mono Aqua Adhesive.  I tried to keep these edges nice and even so the back would look almost as nice as the front.  I cut a piece of cork I purchased on a roll approximately 5" wide by 10" tall.  I adhered this with the E6000 adhesive and used small clamps on the edge to hold it down until dried.

Because the bulletin board is longer than my 12x12 paper, for the top I used a striped paper to help cover the seam which I then cover with a ribbon anyway.  I cut 2 pieces at approximately 3.5" wide.  I wrapped them over the top and around the edges and then trimmed away the excess paper.  Before attaching the top paper to the canvas I cut some circles on my Cricut and then ran them through my Cuttlebug with the the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  I lined these up and then adhered them to the back side of the paper.  I then adhered the paper to the canvas.  To cover us the seams I used a ribbon.  I made 3 small flowers using the Paisley cartridge on my Cricut.  I cut 3 scalloped circles at 1.5" (Doll1 Button Icon, p. 66) using Real Dial Size on white cardstock and then 3 scalloped circles at 1" (same button) on pink.  I spritzed the cuts with water and crumpled them up.  I unfolded them and then began to shape the flowers.  I used my emobssing heat gun and dried the flowers shaping as I went.  Using chalk (or a blender pen and ink pad work great too), I colored the edges of the white cardstock.  I then layered the flowers and used the Tombo Adhesive to hold them together.  I then spritzed the flowers with Dazzling Diamond Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  I adhered them to the ribbon using the Tombow Adhesive but glue dots or hot glue work great too.

For the magnets, I purchased the $1 packages of glass magnets at Michaels.  Using an exacto knife to loosen the glue, I peeled off the magnet and removed the paper (very easy to do).  I cut small circles out of my matching designer paper to fit under the glass piece of the magnet.  Using Matte or Glossy Accents, I lightly smeared some on the back of the glass piece and then placed the paper under the glass.  Once dried I used more of the Matte or Glossy Accents to attach the magnet onto the back of the glass again sandwiching the designer paper in between. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and try it for yourself.  Thank you for joining us for the ScrapbookPal Flower Power Blog Hop.

35 comments:

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Those flowers are fabulous!

jjabauer said...

I love this, it would be a great gift for a teacher!

Darla said...

What a great project, your flowers are very pretty!!

Dreama said...

SO pretty. Your flowers are gorgeous and this would look lovely in most any room.

Kelly Massman said...

Great idea and so beautiful, too!

pocketofsun said...

Very nice magnetic memo board. I just bought my first Cricut and the designer team's card creations-layouts and crafts are great for inspiration on all the variety of techniques to embellish on Cricut cuts. Thanks for the opportunity to win a cartridge.

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing
Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Beautiful! And very creative. Love the magnet board.

Bethany said...

What a great project! Too pretty to cover up!

Bethany Hardy

chignon said...

The magnetic board is a fantastic idea but I would want to see the pretty paper and not use it to hold anything! TFS!

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful. There is no way I would have guessed that was magnetic.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Angie A. said...

Great idea everyone needs a message board...and yes me too I am tired os cold weather..although I have 2 huskies and they just LOVE the snow and cold...

AShu93 said...

This is such a great idea! I love that it's magnetic.

Carol said...

Fabulous job on this beautiful project, TFS

Anonymous said...

I love it! I love the colors you chose...the flowers are very nice! I've got some of those round magnets, but never thought of replacing the paper in them. TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

Purposeful and pretty!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Ms_Dee said...

The flowers are FAB.....I especially like the bullentin board...Great idea.....TFS

scrappingjoy said...

Those flowers are beautiful and thats an awesome project.

Sarah said...

Very pretty project!

Penny said...

What a neat project. I love everything about it. TFS

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

S said...

What a fab project!

Wilma Z said...

The flowers are great. Love your project.

Kiehn said...

i have never seen a homemade bulletin board...such an amazing idea you did a fab job on this

Tina

GiGi said...

That is so pretty! I need one of these in my craft room! I love the little flowers on there...such a nice touch. TFS!
booger1 at tds.net

Lillian Child said...

I've been wanting to do one of these. Yours turned out so pretty! Gorgeous flowers!

Kris said...

love it

thanks for sharing
Kris

Sonia said...

WOW! I am impressed... it is absolutely fabulous... love it...HUGS...SK :)

joeygirl86 said...

Omg what a great idea! Love it! The flowers are so pretty!

Lisa R. said...

Wow what a terrific project. All made from scratch! Great colors, flowers soooo pretty. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Tere said...

I so need to make one of this. your is beautiful!!!

Clare D. said...

I love an off the page project and this is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Cathie in UT said...

A very clever way to pretty-up your bulletin board. Love the tiny roses!

Renee said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE as usual. I love your work Tammy...

Thanks for sharing


Renee

Debra Peloso said...

What a fantastic magnetic board. You can make one for me anytime

Tracy said...

It's so pretty Tammy~ I love it!