Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pam's sweet!

We had a really fun time last night, thanks to Pam! She loves to shop and find scrappin' or other goodies and..... the best part she always shares!! She found these great wooden letters at Dirt Cheap.
We just knew we could do something fun with these!!
Here are the letters after painting just the edges. They had a flat part on the top...we each planned to cover that with patterned scrapbook paper.

Using Mod Podge, we adhered the paper to the flat surface of the letter. Next I pulled out this cat claw trimming tool (really like a mini sander) to sand off the excess paper. We also used a sanding block. This worked pretty well.

Edith was doing her letter for her beach house so here she and Scrappy were adding some beach sand and sea shells. Really cute!

Here is Edith's finished letter!

Scrappy was using hers for the prototype. She tried "antiquing" a little to darken the bright red, but the paint soaked into the paper and sort of ruined the look for her. She plans to repaint the whole letter and start over.

Helen's Bama P came out so cute!!

Here Pam was not finished with her letters. She tried a different technique to just cut her paper to fit without having to do the sanding. She still has to finish trimming. Going to be really cute! Her paint is a metallic copper look....gorgeous!

This morning Scrappy had and idea of how to make a template for cutting the paper. I placed the  letters on the printer. 

Covered with a sheet of cardstock and hit copy.

Voila!! You can clearly see the inside line to use to cut the paper!! It could even be copied on the back of the patterned paper!! 

Pam is so generous, she bought letters for everyone...Judy and Evelyn too! She is sending Gene back to Dirt Cheap today to get us some more letters! Thanks Pam for sharing these with us. Letters and Monograms are all the rage these days. We thought these would be cute on a shelf, hung on the wall or added to a wreath.
Found this one below on Pinterest!
Thanks again Pam, we all had a great time!!
You others need to come back real soon, ya' here!

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