Though this post says Friday, I am posting late Thursday because tomorrow … The Bugs, The Little Madre and I will be in Ocala, FL cheering on The Little Bug’s team of 8U Allstars – GO WILDCATS!!
Okay, and now for what you have all come here for…Fin de Friday! This is my weekly craft and tutorial perfect for you to create over the weekend – now you can make what I did and amaze and astound your friends and family!
Not sure if I’m feeling particulary patriotric or if I have just been inspired by two of my favorite colors lately, but I am all about red and turquoise(ish) lately. My last name street sign last week and now…
I update these three little signs each season/holiday and since it 100% feels like summer in Florida, it was time to change the signs! My frames are simple, shabby chic 6in x 6in frames:
And it starts with these supplies:
|Red Bo Bunny dot paper, cream/red dotted paper, cream colored stars and a 3in x 3in Wild Asparagus gingham square|
|I used this Creative Memories wavy trimmer to cut the 1in stripes for the flag|
|I used little pop dots to give the stars a little, well, pop 🙂|
And here is what I used for this summer-y sign:
|I made two tiny scallop shells (so cute!) – see my tutorial on making paper & twine seashells here|
Trim the red punched shape so it looks like an umbrella and add a flat toothpick for the pole. Rip the kraft paper “sand”, cut out a few freehand seagulls and assemble it all…
What’s coming up? Well, I’m glad you asked!!
I used the same red and cream papers and added a fun blue Tres Jolie paper for this sign. The mini popsicle sticks are so stinkin’ cute and added another fun dimensional element.
Simply cut out a popsicle shape (the doubles are the best to share!), add the sticks, cut out a few drips and there you have it!
Oh, and I didn’t add this step for every sign, but I always ink the edges of the paper and for this project, even the toothpick and popsicle sticks. My name is Keri and I am an inkaholic 😉
Well, we’ve done it again…wrapped up another Fin de Friday!
- Check back Saturday (or maybe Sunday) for my Saturday Stuff post – light on words, heavy on pictures!
- Don’t miss Tuesday… it’s the 4th of my 6 Takes on Cupcakes: Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream. Seriously dreamy!
- And of course, Friday will bring another Fin de Friday post that you just.can’t.miss!
This project was shared at all the blogs on my Link page!