Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Spring! - Altered Word Blocks

Happy Spring! I hope you are having some nice weather on you side of the world. We are having some very nice weather for a change. It hasn't rained in a while but at least our flowers are starting to bloom and our seeds are beginning to sprout.

The nice weather gave me an itch to create something for our home so I decided I wanted to make some word blocks. I was originally inspired by the pretty blocks over at the The Little Blue House. Their trick is to make seasonless blocks and then make decorated tags for each season.

This time I made my own tags but I will sign up for future classes with them to make their tags and learn new techniques.

For this project I used DCWV and SEI papers, Spellbinders and Tim Holtz dies, some old KI Memories chipboard letters (I'm sure some of you still have these also), Twinery twine and a canvas butterfly. I made the flowers and the adorable Kite diecut is by 3Birds - so are the other embellishments.

So here is a video of my process. Enjoy!



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8 comments:

amber marchant said...

Your spring sign is fab! It would look really cute with my wreath @ barbwired huh? LOL! If only we could get them together.

I am visiting you back. Hope to see you again soon!

Amber@barbwired

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

what a cute craft! very springy and whimsical :)

thanks for your comment on my blog!

Sandy O said...

Great video, I need to learn how to set up my camera so I can use my little video camera like I intended. I love all your projects here.

I found you through Momo. Isn't this is sweetest thing she is doing for us. I have found so many nice blogs I would have otherwise missed. Now I am following more than I think I will have time to comment on, lol

diana creations said...

very cute blocks you did a great job

Michelle VP said...

What a great idea to have a set a blocks with switchable tags! Love your paper choices and use of nesties. :) I found you through Momo's blog. :)

Sandy O said...

Hi again Cat. I have an award for you on my blog here:

http://papertransformer.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-recieved-this-wonderful-award-from.html

Crafting Misfit said...

Great blog. Found you through Momo! I am a new follower. I would love to have you visit me if you get a chance! http://www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

These are so pretty! I love all the layers and texture on them!