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A Little State Lovin’ DIY Action

Well hello there! I hope that everyone is having a fabulous Wednesday!

Recently we have been looking at a lot of inspiring things and you know what … I felt inspired! So, today I am going to share a fun DIY project I did recently!

I love writing and receiving hand written notes. I also love North Carolina. Therefore, I decided to combine these two loves!

 

DIY North Carolina Notecard

Step 1: Print out the shape of North Carolina (or state of your choice) to use a stencil.

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1Step 2: Cut out the shape.

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Step 3: Pick out a piece of card stock or scrapbook paper to trace the state shape on to.

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Step 4: Trace shape and cut it out.

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*Note – obviously if you are using a lighter colored piece of paper, then you can print directly onto the paper and skip this tracing step.*

Step 5: Attach to blank notecard (I used double stick tape, but you could use hot glue, a glue stick, or my favorite, glue dots!).

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Step 6: Sit back and admire your work.

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Step 7: Make your card even sweeter by adding a tiny heart over your city!

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There you have it! Such an easy way to add a personal touch to your handwritten notes! 🙂 If you decide to make your own, please share!!

Thanks for reading!

Colleen

D I Y Project – Did Someone Say Glitter?

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying this hot weather! We spent a lot of time outside and got a lot of sun – great weekend overall!

For the past little while I have had an empty frame on my desk and it has been driving me crazy! I was perusing the craft store, as I tend to do on occasion, and found some awesome glitter paper. Glitter people, glitter!  I was inspired and decided to create a little something for my lonely frame!

Here are the steps to creating your own:

Step 1 – Gather your supplies.

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You will need:

– An empty picture frame

– A lever punch (or as I like to call it, a ‘circle cutter’) – I got mine for less than $3 at Michael’s!

– Glue stick

– Pencil

– 2 sheets of craft/scrapbook paper (go on, make it glitter!)

– Scissors

Step 2 – Cut one piece of paper to fit your frame and punch circles in the other piece.

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Step 3 – Draw a heart shape with pencil on your background paper. Confession: I had to draw a bunch of hearts before I finally had one that was the perfect size and centered. Just keeping it real here. 

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Step 4 – Place a dab of glue from your glue stick on the back of a punched out circle. Place the circle over your outlined heart in an overlapping pattern.

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Step 5 – Continue placing circles in an overlapping pattern. Sit back and admire how nicely your project is coming along.

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Step 6 – Complete the heart!

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I love how this turned out! It looks especially great on my desk. Much better than an empty frame!

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I love this heart, but you could use the cut out circles to create different looks as well. How cute would a monogram be? Or table numbers for a wedding? You know I had to throw that one in there. 😉 

I hope this project is an inspiration for you fellow empty frame owners out there!

Thanks for reading!

Colleen