Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Faux Quilted Butterfly Chalkboard Sign



Excited to be a part of this Ann Butler Designs and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop!

I have been crafting with Walnut Hollow wood products for as long as I can remember.  Great quality wood surfaces, wood burning tools and fabulous customer service!

And by now you all know how obsessed  enthusiastic I am about the Ann Butler Design Faux Quilting Stamps!  While searching and pinning all kinds of quilt patterns and quilt blocks I came across this Butterfly quilt block and fell in LOVE.  It is the PERFECT accent to the Mini Hinged Sign from Walnut Hollow.  Don't you just love it when two worlds collide like that to create a great design?  I know I do!

Now, on to my project!




MATERIALS:
  • Ann Butler Designs {Faux Quliting} Stamp sets - 2″ Diamonds & Plaid and 1" Diamonds & Plaid.
  • Colorbox Crafter’s® Ink by Ann Butler - full size ink pads in Tangelo, Lilac, Aquamarine, Sunshine, Berry and Limelight.
  • Walnut Hollow - Hinged Sign, mini.  
  • Tombow - Xtreme Permanent Adhesive Runner
  • I love to Create - Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®
  • Americana Paints by DecoArt - Chalkboard Paint.
  • Core' Dinations Core Essentials 6 x 6 Pastel Cardstock.
  • Paint Brush, Acrylic Stamp Block, Scissors, Sanding Block, White Cardstock, Black Wire 24 Gauge, Wire Cutters, Pencil



  • INSTRUCTIONS:
    1.)  Smooth all edges of Hinged Sign with sanding block.  Remove fine saw dust with damp paper towel.  Apply two even coats of Chalkboard Paint, according to directions and let dry for 24 hours.

      
    2.)  Select pastel paper to coordinate with the Ann Butler Crafters Inks, then stamp two 2" Triangles, one 1" Triangle and two 1" Squares.  Use photos above as a guide for placement of stamps on paper.







    3.)  Cut out Faux Quilting shapes and dry fit two sets on work surface until you create the color and pattern combinations that you are happy with.  Attach first set to white cardstock with Xtreme Permanent Adhesive Runner (this stuff ROCKS!).  Cut out with scissors.  Attach wire antennae and second set to backside of white cardstock.  Fold in center to crease and attach to top of Hinged Sign with Tacky Glue, let dry.




    4.)  Write a message on your Faux Quilted Chalkboard Sign and enjoy!

    This sign is so versatile and it could be used in so many different ways - as a cheery greeting in your front entry; as table numbers for a Wedding; as a menu sign in your kitchen or even as a Teacher appreciation gift - the possibilities are endless!

    Here are the links for the Designers participating in our Blog Hop today.  Please hop through and check out all of the wonderful and creative projects!


     
    There is also an Ann Butler Designs Giveaway - here are the rules to enter:
     
    To Enter for the giveaway please leave a comment.  For each blog you leave a comment on your name will be entered into the giveaway drawing, so be sure to check out the entire Blog Hop for more chances to win!
     

    There is also a giveaway over on the Walnut Hollow blog, so check that out too!

    Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


    29 comments:

    Ann Butler said...

    Oh my goodness Beth this is so cool! Love the Chalkboard effect with the Butterfly design! Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop!

    Cherished said...

    Amazing projects. Love the chalkboard. The Butterflies are awesome too,

    Steph said...

    so sweet Those butterflies are wonderful.

    Muffins and Lace said...

    Love those butterflies!!!

    Mary C. Nasser said...

    Oh my gosh! This is so adorable!

    Jennifer Earley said...

    Oh my, this is just the cutest! I've never seen these stamps before right now and I LOVE them! Great card and butterfly! Just too cute!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend, giving thanks to those who fought and died for us.

    Shannon Miller said...

    Love those butterflies! thanks for sharing :)

    Fran Olson said...

    Beautiful card.

    paula dereamer said...

    What a creative idea! Love the butterflies!

    marylouh said...

    The sign is so bright and colorful. Love those big butterflies. Great sign.

    Terry Ricioli said...

    Love the bright colors of Ann's inks on your cute butterflies!

    brenda lee said...

    Those butterflies are fantastic!

    Jennifer C. said...

    Love this. Will be doing something like this for my daughters sweet 16 party.

    scrappydappydoodler said...

    These are so cute. I would use these on cards and on my bulletin board.

    Anonymous said...

    Love your butterflies!!! Such a creative idea and your color choices are super!
    scollins@stic.net

    Roberta said...

    The butterflies are awesome, Beth!

    Carmen said...

    Super cute, Beth!! I love the bright colors against the chalkboard background. So pretty!

    Patti Hodder said...

    This is such a fun design, I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

    BurningRubber said...

    I just got some chalk board paint and this has me wanting to get started.

    Lisa Fulmer said...

    love your flutterbyes!

    buttercup said...

    Love the butterflies and the chalkboard. Would love to win.

    Peg said...

    This is a cute card! I love the look of the stamps, too.

    Terrece said...

    Very creative I love the butterflies and the chalkboard idea!! Will have to try it.

    JPScraps said...

    Very cute sign! The butterflies are adorable. I can think of a few places to put that sign.

    Heather Thompson said...

    That is so cute, Very creative. Lovin' this hop

    Marjolaine said...

    What a beautiful card and cute butterflies!

    Michelle Liimatainen said...

    What a creative butterfly. I love it! :)

    Beth said...

    THANK YOU ALL for the WONDERFUL comments!

    Maria Soto said...

    so love your card, those are the cutest butterflies, and I LOVE butterflies