Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My inspiration board!


I've had this pretty bulletin board for a while, having wanted to create an "inspiration board" of sorts and finding the board at a craft store on clearance.  I wanted to incorporate Stampin' Up!'s decorative line in somehow, originally planning on using a stencil.  I couldn't decide what stencil to use, though. ;)

I adore the Upsy Daisy DE, and realized it would look perfect on the board.  I simply cut it down to create the look I wanted before applying.  It literally took me a couple of minutes to prepare and apply it to the bulletin board!  (Just to let you know, the daisies aren't as blinding white in real life as they are in the pictures.  LOL - I really think the pictures don't do this much justice!)

Next, I cut out the letters to spell "create" out of chipboard and using the Simple Letters Bigz dies.  I then cut the letters out of Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the chipboard using the Anywhere Glue Stick (love this for covering chipboard).  I inked the letters with Whisper White Craft ink, then added them to the board with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Of course, I also had to use my Music Notes wheel on my Old Olive punched borders.  :)  The group of scrunched flowers was the finishing touch!

Here are some close-up shots of the two corners:

Of course, the board is "naked" at the moment... I'm going to work on making some altered push pins and clothespins and start hanging things received from friends and inspirational photos, etc.  I also might add some other things to the actual design of the board, but you get the idea. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Inspiration bulletin board supplies:
Stamps:  Music Notes wheel
Ink:  VersaMark ink, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Paper:  Old Olive cardstock, Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper, Thoroughly Modern DSP (retired)
Accessories/Tools:  Upsy Daisy White D├ęcor Elements vinyl, On Board Long Board chipboard, Simple Letters Bigz dies, Eyelet Border and 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Designer Brads (retired), Big Shot


  1. Very pretty, M! This should give you many hours of inspiration, even before you add anything else.

  2. LOVE it, Melissa! Those Upsy Daisies are perfect. I have a couple of bulletin boards that could benefit from a face lift - you've inspired me!


  3. That is so pretty, Melissa. I love your scrunched flowers and those daisy are so happy. I'm sure your board will make you smile everytime you look at it. Great job!

  4. How pretty Melissa! Can't wait to see photos of it after you've started hanging items on it!

  5. What an inspiring inspiration board! Love it, very pretty.

  6. Gorgeous Board! I have two hanging up and never thought to put DE on them! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your inspiration board and can't wait to get my scrapbook room set up. You have a lot of really great ideas. =)


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