Citrus Splash Project Kit
Our last couple of projects have been pretty
intense, so this month I thought it would be fun to create something
fast and easy but still versatile enough you could use for a lot of
things! This project can be used to sit just on an entry way table, in
your office on an easel or evening hanging on the wall! IT can also just
go directly into an album, as a "layout" as well! I love using Plexiglas
which can be purchases at most Lumber stores like Home Depot.. and most
glass shops. You can use a band saw to cut your own sizes, or most glass
shops will cut them to the size you want! Perfect for creating your own
projects and albums. PLUS you can even drill through Plexiglas using a
regular hand drill, so you can create custom holes if you want to create
mini albums. So keep that in mind as well :) I hope you enjoy this
project and also enjoy how easy it is to put together..
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.. Remember to share your
finished projects on our flickr GROUP!
Your first step is to
remove the thin film which covers BOTH sides of your Plexiglas piece.
Most Plexiglas purchased at hardware stores (like Home Depot) or even
glass shops, can be cut to the size you want, but will have a film of
some sort over each side of the Plexiglas so it doesn't get scratched,
so make sure you remove that first!
2. Next step is to cut
3 paper strips out of the paper that first your style best. I didn't
use all of the paper in this kit on this project or the products).. so
you will have PLENTY left over for layouts or even a mini album if you
want. Once cut, adhere the paper to Plexiglas (I usually use a tape
runner or glue dots.. those seem to work best).
3. Next place your
picture over the paper as shown.
I just wanted to state
that I didn't color or cover my chipboard in anyway on this project, I
left it white.. because i wanted a nice white contrast to the other
things going on.. however it would look cut either covered with paper
OR painted or even inked. I inked one of the flowers from the same
chipboard sheet as you can see in the first picture, just to get an
idea of how the chipboard looks inked! pretty cute!
1. So the first step on
the chipboard is to use the Kaiser Rubons to create some borders
around one of the corners of the chipboard. I use two different rubons
for this. Scroll down to the second picture too see more detail.
2. You can see here I
left a 1/4" or so border around the inside of the frame, because i
wanted to add another rubons to the inside of that. I cut out my
rubons first and then adhered them, so I could brake up the borders.
3. Next use another
rubon and add a second border to the inside of the set of rubons you
3. Third step is to put
adhesive on the back of your chipboard piece and adhere it to the
Plexiglas as shown.
1. Next step is to place
one of the Noteworthy Die-cut shapes overlapping the picture,
Plexiglas, and chipboard (so now you are going to create layers on top
As you can see I wanted
to show you what different types of Die-cut would look like
because each of you received different shapes and sizes, I also tried
using a "frame" from the Die-cut shapes and that looked pretty cute as
2. Next step is to use
the rubons again and adhere rubons overlapping the paper, picture and
1. Next step is to use one
of the layered stickers from American Traditions and overlap the
Die-cut, rubons and chipboard frame.
2. Then to just add a
little detail to the rubons, I used the Kaiser gems and place them
here and there on top of the rubon to create dimension
3. Next I added another
border to the lower left hand corner of the frame, using more rubons
(I LOVE rubons because you can do so much with them! and they create
so many layers and details on your projects!)
4. Last step in this
section was to add a gem to the corner of the rubons..at the bottom..
just to add a little detail there too. I also added a button and a gem
to the corner of the top right hand side of the frame.. to complete
the detail as well.
1. Next I used the Numbers
border stamp ( I only inked the first 1-0) and stamped overlapping the
die-cut and the picture. The idea for this was that I have 6 kids and
wanted to stamp the numbers, then circle the number 6, to showcase the
number "6". As you can see in the second picture.
2. The final step was
to use the Making Memories tiny Alpha stickers to spell the word
Family under the numbers stamp.
As you can see it
turned out fun but simple! I just placed it leaning against some other
home decor items on my front entry way desk. You can also use the
black or white ribbon in your kit to attach it to the frame and hang
it on the wall or on a door. It can also sit on a easel as well! This
project is SUPER fast but something fun for Summer!