Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quick Monogram Tile

It should be evident by now that I’m a paper addict. While I may gravitate without thinking towards certain brands, I’m not exclusive. For me it’s more about do I like the pattern. Michaels had these paper packs 50% off ( I promise they are not paying me although they could if they wanted…hubs would like that!) :
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Reg $4.49 so $2.24 after the 50% off, and with 24 pages, that’s less than $.10 per piece. I wanted to make a quick gift so I poked in my stash and pulled out a tile I picked up in a sale bin somewhere made of I don’t know what…MDF maybe…got out my Mod Podge and some embellishments and cut a letter from gray vinyl using the Wall D├ęcor and More cartridge on my Expression.
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Mod Podged the paper on the tile and roughed up the edges with an emery board. Applied the monogram and embellished with some self adhesive rhinestones.
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This is the “tile”.
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I wanted something else so I decided to try a rolled paper flower …something I never have any luck with but this time I was determined. It still unraveled a little in the middle and I didn’t like the hole it left but I was otherwise happy with it. So I “plugged the hole” with some iridescent Stickles! Just filled it up and now it has a sparkly center.

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9 comments:

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

You know I love this project, Carol! Two of my favorite things: monograms and paper! :)

beyond the peel said...

What a fun project. I can think of a few people I could have fun doing this with.

Christine said...

Paper addict? You? Nah!! ;) Like I should talk, huh? I love it...I'm digging paper flowers and monograms these days--excellent work!

Doreen said...

I know exactly the paper bundle you bought! Beautiful tile gift. Sadly, my name does not start with an "R".

Jan said...

Now that's a gorgeous paper pack and what a GREAT DEAL!

PitterAndGlink said...

I came to your blog after I saw your lovely comment on mine! I'm now a follower of you too, and I love this project! :)

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love this...very cute. Tried the rolled flowers and they were a big FAIL fro me :) lol Great work!!
Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

Jenn Erickson said...

I can definitely relate to your Chartophilia! I cannot pass up on a good deal on fabulous paper. I admire the fact that you actually use your papers, rather than just stockpiling, and to such beautiful and artful effect!

E said...

Love this project! I am a paper addict too!

First time visitor - love the name of your blog :)