Friday, June 10, 2011

ST 6.9 & a DIY

I had time yesterday to sit down and go ahead and get my lo for this week's challenge at Sketchy Thursdays finished.  My girls and I made chocolate chip cookies the other day, so I used some pictures from our time in the kitchen.  I pulled the colors for my papers from the background page, which is from a Cut-N-Paste pack from K&Company.  It has some fun retro papers in there and this one was great for an "in the kitchen" page. 

Here's a little DIY tip, that I picked up from one of the ladies, Steffanie (brown eyed girl), over at Club CK during the recent Sketch It To Me Blog Hop.  She did a really great page and used corrugated alphas for her title, which I assumed were from Jillibean Soup.  In reading her post, I found out she made them herself and they looked awesome!  I had to give it a try and I went out and bought a Fiskars paper crimper, which works really well!

This is how I made my letters for the word "fun":

I looked through my fonts, using The Font Thing to match the Jillibean letters as closely as possible, and found DilleniaUPC.

Then I bolded and set the shadow to .50. 

I also stretched my letters a little wider, almost 1.5 inches, because once they go through the paper crimper, it shortens the paper.

Once I had them to the measurements I wanted, I cut them out and ran them through the crimper...VOILA!  Instant corrugated alphas!!

Products Used:

Paper:  K&Company, Bazzill
Edging Scissors:  Fiskars
Paper Crimper:  Fiskars
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Brads & Thickers:  The Paper Studio
Pen:  Zig
Pom Pom Trim:  Wrights
Other:  Baker's Twine


  1. Cute LO! I did the crimping thing when I first saw those Jillibean letters. I am just too cheap ;) And you don't have to worry about the leftovers! I really like your colors and the vertical strip you made. Nice LO!

  2. Love it! I like the pom pom trim and great job on making your own alphas--they look great!

  3. love your take on the sketch it's so fun and creative. the "ribbon" looks amazing. And your title work is fantastic -- thanks for sharing the secret.

  4. Adorable take. I love it all! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

  5. Cute layout and I LOVE your DIY alphas! Might have to dig my old crimper out. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

  6. Very cute! I love the pics and details! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

  7. Soooooooooooooooo FUN! I loveeeeeeee the photos and the cardboard accent! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. Great page! And I love your new blog picture. :)