If you’ve been to a Boutique lately, you may have noticed that a really popular item is these small plaques with witty or funny sayings on them. Most of them are painted, but I thought it would be fun to make one with our paper and stamps and dies.
I chose my ever faithful Coffee Cafe set and dies to make my plaque. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth out of this stamp set, that is for sure! Every time I put it away, I just have to get it back out again.The wood plaque came from a local hobby store and it was unfinished. This made gluing the paper down so much easier than if it had been stained or painted. Once I had the paper glued down, I inked the edges of the plaque to give it a bit of color.I’m sure we’ve all had days when we really would have rather had a drink (other than coffee) in our mug. I knew my girlfriends would get a kick out of this saying. Since we don’t have a stamp that actually says “this could be wine”, I printed the words from my computer rather than hand-stamping them. I was making several of these plaques and didn’t want to take the time to hand stamp each letter individually.
I have several of these already made. Let me know if you need one “for a friend” and I can hook you up. The plaques are $12 plus shipping. These plaques make excellent gifts.
November Specials! Did you get the October Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s kit will coordinate with October. However, if you missed out on October, don’t worry, you can still get November’s kit. Both kits are complete on their own. Subscribe now and the November kit will show up at your door around November 15th.
A brand new product?!? Say what?!? Yes, the Stampin Blends markers are available to purchase starting November 1st. The Stampin Blends markers are alcohol based markers and they help you create beautiful coloring with shading. Check out the Orchid in this picture. It is stunning. You really get the depth of the flower with the lighter and darker areas. With a little bit of practice, you’ll have these markers mastered in no time.