Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Signs of Change

I am one to absolutely prowl the clearance racks/endcaps in stores, particularly craft stores. Often I don't even care what the actual item looks like, I care about the structure (and the reduced price!). This "relax" sign below is an example of this. Here in land-locked Colorado, there isn't a lot of beachiness happening, not a lot of nautical needs either. But, when I saw these signs posted for $1, I was compelled to buy a few ... ok, five.


I've only used one sign so far for a little Valentine sign. I covered it in kraft colored cardstock and then used some Bella Rose designer series Stampin' Up paper. The letters were punched out of light chipboard and DSP and I glued them together to give them just a little more bulk. The alphabet dies that I used are the Big Shot "Serif Essentials" sold through Stampin' Up. The stamps used are from the set "A Happy Heart" and the scallop punch is also a Stampin' Up goodie.

I am REALLY pleased with this cute little sign, especially for how quickly it came together! This is a project that could have lingered on with me just not finding the right combination of items. But not this time. I think I finished it in a short evening's span.

The ribbon is a combination of Stampin' Up and other scraps that I had handy. I punched through the metal sign to set a few corner eyelets making it look like the sign had been the way I had designed it for a long time.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Cheap Like Me said...

Great job! I will keep an eye out for this kind of stuff on my thrifting excursions ...

Brandi said...

Melissa, I just happened to come across your blog and I had to tell you that the sign you made is absolutely adorable. I see signs like this at the craft store all the time that sell for 10-20 dollars. Yours is so much cuter. What a great idea! I have to do this myself! I love seeing the creative things people come up with!Thanks for sharing!
Brandi

Allison said...

These are super...love the idea! Great color mixes to boot!

katf said...
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katf said...

I just found your blog for the first time. I love your V-day sign!

Kathy

Anonymous said...

I love buying stuff cheap at dollar stores or garage sales (car boot sales here in England) and "revamping" them! A lot of the time, when I give a gift, a friend of mine asks "What was this in it's previous life?" LOL! Because she knows me so well!lol