Saturday, March 3, 2012

My first Pinterest Project

Inspired by this menu board that I found on Pinterest,

I decided I had to have one of my own.

I didn't want to use a real wood frame because I am planning on using magnets and putting it on the front of my fridge, so I opted for patterned paper, chipboard and a little creativity.

I started with an 8x10 piece of patterned paper from the Everyday Enchantment SAB paper pack from SU!

I added chipboard to the back using a strong permanent adhesive.  My chipboard is only 6" wide and as you can see I miscalculated the second cut, but its on the back and the "frame" I am making along with the magnetic strips should stabilize it just fine.

For the frame I used 2 1"x 10" and 2 1" x 8" pieces of chipboard.  I mitered the ends at a 45° angle so they will fit together like a frame.  I used Scor-tape on the back of these.  I covered the front with some wood grain DSP from SU! that was in the holiday mini last year.

Next I needed the meal card holders,  I used a 2.5" by 6.5" piece of a different wood grain DSP.  I scored on the long side at 0.5", 3", 3.5", and 6".  On the short side, I scored at 0.5".  I cut the scored lines into tabs along the long side and then adhered it all together with Scor-tape.  To get more detailed instructions on how to make boxes check out Splitcoast Stampers Resource section

To finish it off I made a little menu sign and also covered some mini clothes pins with the uncolored wood grain DSP.

Here is my menu board in all its glory - hanging out on the front of the fridge.  Now I need to print up some meal cards :)

Thanks for stopping!

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