Monday, September 19, 2011

Cozy

Tap, tap...is this thing on? Goodness, I've been quiet on my blog lately, haven't I! Last week was a whirlwind of a week; we started our first week of school, I ended up covering for two full days at Wholly Scrap!, had three hour meeting one morning, and we had not one, not two, but three appointments! Talk about barely keeping my head above water! Let's just say that I am so thankful that this week promises to pass at a slower pace! But enough about me, how about my very first Say it With Letters Project!!

My first project was to decorate these charming MDF letters that spell COZY. The first thing that popped in my head when I saw the letters was "Cozy Kitchen." Since I had a boat load of beautiful Websters Pages paper left from a recent class project, I decided this would be the perfect design for these letters. (This fun yellow also happens to match my dining room walls perfectly!)

This paper is from the Spring Market collection and one of the things I love about Websters Pages is how they create stickers, buttons, and all kinds of embellishments that coordinate with each collection. For this project I used the paper, stickers, and buttons to decorate the letters.

Another fun trick for utilizing WP paper is to cut out many of the designs that are printed on the paper. For example, the seed card on the letter "C" is cut out from a 12x12 piece of paper, as it the jelly jars on the letter "O" and the bird on the letter "Z." Cutting out the images really allows you to get more out of the paper. It's like having a 12x12 page full of embellies!

For the buttons, I stacked them two high, another fun technique I picked up from designer Michelle, over at The Paper Dog. This paper is so pretty that there wasn't a need to add too many extras....just a few stickers, cuts outs, rhinestones, and buttons. I didn't even paint the letters before adding the paper (use Zip Dry for applying the paper to the letters) as I really like the look of the unfinished MDF. And here the letters are in my dining room, above our basement door...I love the look!

Interested in purchasing these letters? It's super easy! Visit the SIWL Etsy shop here. The cost for the four letters? Only $16.00! What a great deal! All of the letters come with keyholes for hanging on the wall, oh and they are approximately 8" high. Love 'em! And SIWL can cut just about any shape or letter...read more about their product on the Etsy page!

Enjoy!

2 comments:

deb said...

YAY!! So pretty in your kitchen. I love the special touches you added with the words and xacto work. Beautiful job!

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Kim~
When I saw your sneak peek with the jam jars I couldn't wait to see the whole project. I love your work and the Webster's Pages was a beautiful choice. You did a great job!! I'll be posting my project today or tomorrow.
Have a great day!
Joyce