Welcome to my blog! After Loni's fine Beginning Blogger class, I finally have my blog on its way to looking the way I would like. At least the width is finally right!
If you have been hopping along, you should have arrived from Marisol's site, A Touch of Sol. If not, you can start at the beginning here.
This time around, I have a Decor Elements project for you. I decorated a mailbox for my sister-in-law. I like it!
Decor Elements Flower Garden (Small)
Chocolate DE Sheets
Alphabet Simple & Numbers Big Shot dies
Bone Folder or DE Applicator (I have one, but can't find it! LOL It is easier to use than a bone folder for this).
Metal mailbox from a home improvement store
1. Clean and dry the mailbox.
2. Cut pieces from DE Flower Garden
3. Rub each piece with DE Applicator per directions
4. Using blue painter's tape, position your pieces as desired.
5. Flip images up one at a time using the painter's tape as a "hinge," and slowly remove backing paper. If while you are removing the backing paper, some images do not stick to the transfer paper (on front of image) replace the backing paper and rub again with DE Applicator or bone folder. Once the image is fully stuck to the transfer paper, slowly flip the image back down into place. Rub with applicator or bone folder to adhere.
6. Mulit-colored images come in separate pieces. This makes for easier positioning and customization.
7. I cut out the numbers and letters using the Big Shot and Bigz dies. Remember to place the DE sheets face down so that your letters are not backwards!
8. Lining up the letters was a bit tricky. I'm sure there is an easier way, but I always find the hard way first. I peeled back the backing paper and laid out the letters using the grid from another transfer sheet. Then I replaced the backing, rubbed with the DE applicator, and positioned the words one at a time on the mailbox.
SU! includes directions with their DE sheets (they come in lots of colors!) so read them carefully before you start your project.
Here we have the finished product! The word "sibley" is a little crooked, but it's not too bad.
I added a little on the back, as well.
That's it! I hope you enjoyed this project. Don't be afraid to try Decor Elements!
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The next stop on the VC Blog Hop is Angela's site, Scrappin' for Sanity. Enjoy!