Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog, #4 in the French Manor Blog Hop! I hope you enjoy what you see! It's great to explore this cartridge a little bit more. I'll admit it has spent a good amount of time on my shelf since I got it! I don't usually do home decor projects but I was in the Target dollar spot when inspiration struck! I found a cute magnetic dry erase board and decided to alter it. I have a niece who is starting junior high and was shopping for a dry erase board for her locker but couldn't find "the perfect one". I've used her favorite colors so maybe this will be the one! Here is a picture of the final product:
These are the supplies I used:
French Manor Cricut Cartridge of course!
Lavendar, pink, and yellow card stock
Magnetic dry erase board from Target dollar spot
First I used the border cut from the Amore cut on French Manor, p. 74 in the booklet. I welded 10 pieces together - 4 corners and 6 sides. I made this measure 6x9, the size of my dry erase board. Here is a picture of my Gypsy screen:
I cut this using my Expression, at the 3 speed and the 4 pressure. Here is the cut, before I put it on the board:
As a side note, look how cool the negative is from this cut! Imagine this in black or orange... in a Halloween layout... it's like a skeleton matte for a photo... oh yeah!
I used my ATG gun to apply adhesive to the edge of the dry erase board and then placed my border cut on top of it. I did not glue the inside edge of the border, which I will explain in a minute... Next, I cut out four flowers from the Tag 2 feature of the couch button on page 32 of the French Manor handbook. Here is the flower detail:
And here is the final product again:
In the photo above, you can see why I did not glue the inside edge. This allows people who stop by to see you to leave a note tucked in to the board. (Or for you to leave yourself notes so you don't forget something!) Here is a closer view of the border with a note in it:
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my exploration of the French Manor Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge! For your time spent exploring our blog hop, I'd love to giveaway my first blog candy ever!!
Included in this pack:
8x8 clear carrying pack for your project pieces
Martha Stewart dual-tip black marker
Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder
To enter, just leave a comment on this post with your thoughts about my project and a way for me to get a hold of you if you win! (I would also really love it if you became a follower!) I love constructive criticism!!! I will choose a winner on Monday afternoon and post it here, as well as contact the winner. Thanks again for viewing!
Please visit the other blogs in our blog hop!
Bobbi Jo - http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com
Sauni-Rae - http://www.quiltfrog.blogspot.com
Michele - http://greengirlscraps.blogspot.com <-- You are HERE! :)
Kristen - http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com
Sherrie - http://impressionableart.blogspot.com