Sunday, June 22, 2008

Small corkboards

I saw the idea for this project on Markie's Mom's blog. I thought it would be an easy, fun and inexpensive project for me to do with my daughters (ages 4 and 7). They loved it! I let them go through my dsp (a rare treat indeeed) and choose their own cardstock colors and ribbon. I used my Wishblade to cut the letters using the Flounder font and I had some BasicGrey sticker letters that my daughter used to finish spelling her name. My daughter Natalie wanted her 'N' to be blue, but she lost interest and left so I finished it for her.

My purple board, with the L, uses stuff from my new PaperTrey Ink order. I used PTI's white cardstock and the new plum pudding cardstock (matted with SU certainly celery) which I cut into a large scallop square with my Wishblade. I stamped the white piece in the middle using PTI's new stamp set called Guide Lines using Plum Pudding ink. This is an awesome stamp set that is so different. Oh, and the ribbon is PTI also in plum pudding. It's satin and polka dotted and I wish I'd ordered 2 rolls.
These were very easy to make. I bought 4 - 12x12 cork tiles at walmart for about $6. Use your craft knife to cut the cork. The large piece is 6x6 and the small piece of cork in the middle is 4x4. There is a thin coaster behind the 4x4 piece to shim it so the push pin won't go all the way through. I used the cropodile to set the jumbo eyelets and the cork is almost too thick for it, but it just makes it. I used my normal tombow mono adhesive to adhere all the pieces together and so far it's holding just fine. I saved 2 - 12x12 tiles and plan to make a large board.
I made another small board and gave it to my SU upline, Angela. You can see it on her blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Thanks again for the comment =) I understand exactly what you mean...if only I knew where to find a Wyvern then everything in life would be peachy haha ;)

  2. These little cork boards are so stinkin' cute! I'm going to have to try one of these soon...

    It was great meeting you the other night. Your blog is great, by the way.



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