Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Tutorial for THAW!

OK - I love love love to recycle - especially cardbaord - like you didn;t know that if you come here often!!

So-when JilliBean Soup came out with the new cardboard alpha - I had to make my own!!

I stripped a piece of cardboard I cut from a box (think Studio Calico kit box)The found a set of Basic Grey nekkid chipboard letters in the size I wanted. I flipped the cardboard over and then traced the letters (be sure to flip the letters upside down so when you cut them out the front side facces the correct way)
Then cut out the letters....and Walla!!Then I added some Tim Holtz distress paint to the letters just so I could get a little messy! I am working on a shadow box for his room so I have to male this up a little bit. Chunky and Funky coming soon. ;)
I hope this gives you some creative ideas for making your own recycled alpha.

13 comments:

Vera said...

Great way to recycle those boxes!

pink said...

Very cool idea! I have some cardboard set aside to craft with...I'll have to give this a try! :)

Don't forget to post the finished project.......I want to see what you do to it. :)

Candace H said...

Super tutorial, Lisa! I'm looking forward to seeing that shadowbox too!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Great idea Lisa! Love the look of raw letters.

Leah Crowe said...

Awesome tutorial! Love the way those letters look!

Tami said...

Love it!! I've been eyeing those Jillibean alphas and now I can make my own...thanks!!

Marge said...

OMGosh!! I LOVE that!! Nice BIG chunky, funky stuff!! :)

Nathalie said...

Very cool idea!!! I love the look of the Jillibean Soup ones and now I know I can make my own ;) TFS!

Jill said...

Lisa that is too cool for school!

emelyn said...

You totally rock, Lisa!! I LOVE LOVE those alphas, GREAT idea!

Tuva42 said...

I love those. Gonna try them today!

TraceyT said...

What a great idea. TFS

Maya said...

Awesome idea! Looks great!