Wednesday, March 1

The Sign

Hello, crafty reader!  The planet is pretty decent as I type, and I'm very glad.  There's been a lot of new additions here, but just haven't really had the chance to blog about them.  I'm taking one step at a time as real life stuff takes place.  Let me start with the new Tinker Planet sign.

I blogged last spring about a wooden sign I made with friends from my former job at the school.  I really had a good time painting and playing with vinyl for the first time.  After this experience, I'm not scared of vinyl anymore.

Then in the summer, I had family come over and made more wooden signs for their homes.  You can see more details about this Tinker Planet event by clicking here.

You know how creative juices flow when your craft room is in pretty orderly condition.  So I was able to spice up my wood sign.  I consider this as a kick start for National Craft Month.

Because this sign is to be hung in my craft room, I did my best to match it with my Tinker Planet header.  

My only regret is that the alpha font available for this party was very limited.  They just cut whatever they have in their die cutting machine.  I basically didn't have a choice.  But also, I didn't know what to expect when I went to this party.  Anyhow, it still worked.

The wood was stained black first, and then acrylic paint was applied.  After which, I did image stenciling with black acrylic paint.  The vinyl application came last.  

Here at the planet, I gathered embellishments that could fit my Tinker Planet header. These butterfly 3D stickers worked perfectly. 

Then at the bottom, I adhered red bling on white flower embellishments, to match the left side of the Tinker Planet header.

I'm happy with the result of the Tinker Planet sign.  It already has a spot here to be hung.  

For National Craft Month, I plan on doing a lot of work here at the planet.  Not necessarily crafting, but more on improving the layout and ergonomics of my small craft room.  I will be posting them as I go along.

'Til next blog!

Friday, January 6

Post Wedding Card Set

Hello crafty friends!  I'd like to share with you a Thank You card set I gave to a young couple who got married recently.  This would be something they send out after their wedding.  My inspiration stemmed from native box from the Philippines which I've been keeping for a special project. The cover would show the couple's names, but I removed them in PS for privacy reasons.

The cards are very simple.  I stamped and embossed the card base with this elegant swirl from Verve.  The sentiment stamp is by Stampin' Up.

I made the envelopes too, using We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board - one of my new favorite tools.

This is how the cards are situated in the box, and to secure them, I made a filler box which you see on the right.  The D&T layer is actually from their wedding wedding invitation.

I snagged another portion of their RSVP card, and attached it to the cover of the box. 

I attached another handmade card underneath the cover for the couple, with a monetary gift.  I prefer to give handmade wedding gifts like this, instead of buying the usual stuff from stores.  

'Til next blog!

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