Thursday, September 22, 2011

Punky Sprouts & Paper Trunk!!!

Hey guys! Punky Sprouts is having a fun product swap with Paper Trunk! Each day starting on the 19th and ending on the 28th, visit the Punky Sprouts blog. Each day you'll see a new project featuring Punky Sprouts and Paper Trunk goodies! Along with the projects, there will be a word posted each day. Keep track of those words! At the end of the week, you need to unscramble the words which make a back to school quote. Be sure to note that there are double words in the quote! Once you have figured out the quote, email it to Lynn, the Punky Sprouts DT Coordinator ( and a winner will be drawn from all the correct entries. Want another chance to win? Visit the Paper Trunk blog and see their design teams' creations all week as well!

Here's my project for the swap! I took one of the newest additions to the Punky Sprouts line up, the Teenie-Beanie Sprout album and Paper Trunk’s Socialite collection and made an inspirational banner for my scrap room.

I’ve been collecting quite a few inspirational quotes in my Pinterest account and decided it was about time to use them.

I read through them and chose a word or two from each one to use on my banner.

I covered the three chipboard pieces with the large floral patterned paper and then sanded down the edges to get a nice white border.

I sprayed designs in coordinating colors on the canvas pieces using a 6x6 Crafter’s Workshop template called Circus Banners.

On the two corrugated pieces, I randomly tore off pieces from the top layer to expose the corrugated core.

I then embellished each piece with Paper Trunk’s Carson letters in white (that I colored black with a Sharpie), die cut elements from the Paper Trunk’s Socialite Collection, Rockabilly Flair and chipboard.

I backed the chipboard flower with patterned paper and trimmed around it before adhering it to the canvas piece. (Tip~Fabri Tac adhesive works wonderfully with canvas!)

I also punched out butterflies, leaves and rolled flowers out of the Socialite Collection and used them as embellishments.

When it came time to decide the order of my banner pieces I was stumped!

I ended up asking Andrew's opinion and he flippantly responded with alphabetical! Well, I tried it and loved it!

Thanks for checking out my album and don’t forget to stop by the Punky Sprouts and Paper Trunk blogs each day!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Beautiful work as usual Erica & a fab idea for a banner xx