Week of October 28th, 2012

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

White Erase Board with Sophie and Hello Kitty Font Cricut Cartridges

 I took this 5" x 12" white board from Walmart (around $4) and decided to make it into a message center that you could write on OR pin notes/envelopes onto.  It was a quick and inexpensive home decor project.  My title "Notes" was cut at 1-1/2" using the Cricut Hello Kitty Font cartridge (base font).
 I have seen people decorate clothes pins and wanted to give it a try.  I found a huge pack of clothes pins at Walmart for like $1 and then using Mod Podge, adhered paper to the front of them.  I measured the approximate size and then I trimmed off any excess paper with scissors.  I then Mod Podged over the top of the paper.  I added a strip of magnet to the back of each clothes pin.  Walmart sells them in just the right size.
 The tops of the clothes pins are from the new Cricut Sophie cartridge (a Cricut Circle exclusive).  They are actually the tops to the bookmarks that can be made on the cartridge so they were cut at 5-1/2" (as they are proportional to the bookmark itself).
 I made some rosettes and mounted the flowers, butterfly and bird onto them.  Making rosettes is best done with a hot glue gun.  Anybody recognize the phone number below?  Hee hee...
For those of you who don't have the Sophie cartridge, you could substitute these flowers, bird and butterfly with other comprable images found on cartridges like Home Decor, Paisley, Accent Essentials, Songbird, Hello Kitty, etc.
 I used paper by Basic Grey, Bo Bunny and Stampin Up!.




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Make sure you pop on over to Melanie's blog this week because she is doing tutorials all week long using the Art Philosophy cartridge. If you wanted to know how to make those great 3D flowers you are going to want to check it out! Also, if you want to buy the Art Philosophy cartridge you can do so by clicking HERE!


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MC said...

What a cute idea! Covering the clothespins and adding the toppers give it a WOW factor!

Angela said...

Another amazing project that I would never think of myself, but will lifting for sure. Thanks again.

Mary said...

I love this idea. It would also be good as little favors for office workers! Thanks for the great idea!
mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Tiffany said...

what a great idea for a special do it yourself gift.

Crhiga said...

Cute project!!! TFS!!!

Carol

Parcha said...

This is really cute; and a great idea. I'm going to swap the flowers for school mand give them to my teachers.
Thanks

Saskia said...

Wonderful memo board!

Brigitte said...

Awesome idea!!! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Doris P. said...

love the board -better than a simple plain board anyday!! pretty flowers. I've done clothespins with magnets on the fridge too! would be perfect for a new couple. Doris

GrannyCharlotte said...

Awesome project. The clothespins would also make great magnets for the fridge to use on chip bags etc. Thanks for sharing.

Joan Smith said...

cute...cute...cute...once again awesome idea...and tnx for referring to the other cartridges...you think of everything....that's why you are responsible for bringing so much...
Happy..Happy...Joy...Joy to us all :)

sweetlilscrapper said...

great idea! tfs!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

craftymom205 said...

Great idea. Love the decorative clothes pins.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

RBugcreations said...

I love this idea. What a fun and functional project. Cant wait to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann said...

The clothes pins are a great idea. One never has enough clips.
TFS!
Mstgane
Ann

Holly Hudspeth said...

What an adorable idea!

Lucy said...

This is really a great idea. I'm always leaving notes. TFS!

Crystal said...

Love this idea!!!

Scott & Ann said...

Cute idea! This erase board would come in VERY handy at my house. Thanks for the chance to win!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

So cute, what a great idea!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Show Love-Make Cards said...

I'm looking forward to getting this cartridge! What a pretty project!

SallyP said...

Love the message board idea! I didn't recognize that you used clothes pins, the whole board really looks good!

gshrader said...

great projects! Thanks for sharing!
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Cindy said...

Cute idea! This would make a great gift!

Laney's Legacy's said...

Such a cute idea thank you for sharing your idea and your talent.

later tater,
laney

LyndaKay said...

What a great gift idea! Thanks..it's adorable.

Rachel said...

I love this idea!! I have a boring old white board staring at me, and this is just the trick to spruce it up!!! :) Thanks for sharing. :)

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

so cute! we use clothespins for chip clips around here - how much nicer to have decorated ones! Thanks for sharing.

Ami said...

Such a cute idea! TFS!

Martha said...

Very cute project. And yes, Jenny don't change your number! :)

Lindsay said...

Very cool! What a great idea!

Amy said...

Such a cute (and easy!) idea!! amy dot schrenk at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

This is a great idea! What a great way to personalize something that could be very boring, and make it beautiful! I love the clothespins.

Rebecca Geile said...

Your clips are adorable!

Snowmanlover said...

This is absolutely adorable. I have been meaning to cover some clothes pins. Love your display and your Stampin' Up paper! It is on sale this month!!
Your font looks so cute on this!!!
Watch out there will be no dry erase boards left after this post!
Hugs, barb

Barb A. said...

What a cute project! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with us.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Karenan said...

Love the whiteboard idea! What a great gift, especially for a housewarming or someone off to college. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

What a great idea. I will use this as a gift idea. Thanks for the great tutorial.

OCCricut said...

OMG!!!Love,Love this!!! Turned out so dang cute!!!

IslandV said...

this is SOOO CUTE! I definitely have to try this! I don't have that cart but will see what I can do with others. Question...did you put a magnet on the back?

Thanks for the chance to win!

rhonda said...

A very useful idea! A great way to corral all those notes! You could also use these pins on the fridge. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I LOVE it!!!!!I hope to want to use this in my classroom, The kids would just adore this..
Thank You, Mary

mcdolese@aol.com

Brenda Moore said...

Super creative idea

Ellen Lord said...

i love the white board and accessories! im definitely going to make that! just adorable! another project that makes me realize how much i love my cricut!!

BethAnne said...

Love home decor ideas - keep them coming!

bhadder at mei dot net

Jeanie said...

Thank you for the new idea. Love it!!

lmkindell1 said...

What a cute idea, really can be used in so many ways.

Linda

lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

Very Cool! Great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the clothespin note holders-esp the bird.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

smlbugg said...

This is a super cute idea, Thanks for sharing

Kay said...

Love this!! Have to try this for gifts...thanks for sharing :)

Kay
goebel75 at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

OMGosh, Guess what I'm whipping up for my daycare kids to work on!!! Thanks for the idea. I was racking my brain on a craft project for them to do!! Oh, I got a big chuckle on the Jenny phone number! Now that songs stuck in my head! UGH! heehee
Happy Wednesday, Theresa

Jeannene said...

Darling little note holders. Would make great chip bag clips too!!

JulieVillaueva said...

you girls are absolutely amazing! you really know how to get my brain working~

snappy scrappy said...

Great idea! Love the decorated clothespins! Lee-Ann :)

Terria said...

What a great idea, this would make a very cute gift.

Ryansmaama said...

Love this idea. I am always looking for simple projects that make a "WOW" gift. This will go in my idea file as a keeper. Thanks for sharing!--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Grandma Nancy said...

What a cute idea. I could decorate the clothespins with school related items and give it to my granddaughter. Good idea!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a CUTE project!!! I love how you covered the whole front of the clothespin, not just decorated the top! So fun!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

stampinglady said...

Amazing how you keep coming up with ideas. Cute idea for a gift.

Bridget said...

What a cute idea! These are perfect for the kids heading off to college too! ;)

Jaimie Edmunds said...

What a great idea! I think I'll have to try this one. TFS!
jaimie dot edmunds at comcast dot net

Bev Baker said...

Adore these cute magnets! They are so cute!! Would love to win the cartridge!!!!

chignon said...

Very pretty idea! I have a white board at school and can envision the clothespins to help me be organized for all the classes that visit my library! I better get crafting! TFS

Dee said...

Very cute and practical idea. Did not recognize the phone number until I sang it (don't worry, not outloud). I used to have a white board on my dorm room door. Great idea for those going off to school.

Dawn, RI said...

what a great project. Funny how a clothspin can be used in many ways.
DawnRI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Elsie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the alternative cartridge ideas. :-)

Gloria Westerman said...

Love this idea....I use cloths pin to keep our chips fresh....this would be so adorable to do...thank you for sharing...will have to make these....

Susie said...

Cute project, would be great to do with kids to put their artwork on fridge.
Thanks for sharing!!!

ms808 said...

This would make great teachers gifts

wahixane77 said...

Cute idea. Have not really played with mod podge yet...may have to give that a try.

Tawana said...

How cool. I am going to make one for my niece, she starts kinnygarden (as she says it) in a couple of weeks. She loves to scrap as well and this will be our Saturday Ann Marie & Tia project!!!

Lara said...

I adore this! I love the Hello Kitty font and the clothespins are so cute. Nice work! lclass003atgmaildotcom

Kate said...

I LOVE this idea! I'm always looking for fun gift ideas for my 17-year old daughter's friends. This is quick, easy and looks fantastic! I could even substitute animals or some fun "girl stuff" instead of flowers. Thanks for the modge podge tip for the pegs too.

Peg Toth said...

Nice Idea! Looks like a fun project. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Great idea for all kinds of things. For me that will be putting my grocery list.

Yelowflower said...

I love the things you are doing and truly love that you are sharing your knowledge with us. I just got my cricut last week and am having SO much fun!!

Yelowflower said...

oh, and I subscribe to this blog already.

LGilbert said...

What a cute idea!!

Weezie said...

This is an adorable idea! This may just have to be my next project.

jennifer writer said...

I am loving this idea...exspecially with school starting up soon...and all of the beautiful artwork that comes home....Love this...Jen Writer

sonyaeverding said...

Adorable project. Cute idea, especially for back to school. Too much to keep up with. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Love your project and would love to win the cartridge too! You gave me a cute idea for a board for my scraproom!

Megan H. said...

Super project. You always come up with great stuff. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

valerie said...

what a great project. This is perfect for my daughter's dorm room! Thanks.

vharrison 902 at gmail dot com

magskn said...

Wow - what a clever project. I love the idea of using clothes pins. Hmmm, I'll be scraplifting!

Bonita said...

This is a great idea that I think would also be good for gifts. Thanks.

Debbie J said...

I covered an old magnetic board with paper and made magnets some cricut cuts, but never thought of the white board. Very clever!!!

CathyinMN said...

I love this idea. What a great way to brighten up the message center. You did a great job on this project.

Michelle said...

I love making clothespin magnets. So easy and oh so cute!

Lauren said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to make my own!!!!!

Toni said...

Great project! TFS.

mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Deanna said...

What a great idea. I love what you did with the clothes pins.

Kaycee said...

Very cute!!! I love the placement of the little birdie!!!

motherloves3 said...

I love the clothespins - what a great idea. TFS

angie said...

awesome idea...something I will have to try

aashuk@shaw.ca

amy said...

What is everybody doing up at 2 in the morning!! Love your new project. The Formal Occasion cartridge would be a nice addition to my collection.

Holly Sonney said...

I love this! sooo cute and practical!

smgerman said...

Great idea! That would help get the sticky notes off of our kitchen counter :-)

Deneen said...

Love this project. I really could use one of these at my house and also would be good in my craft room. Would make a great gift too.

Karen Hunter said...

very cute project! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

CathieForman said...

Very cute project. I really like the Sophie cartridge. Yes, I do remember that phone number. Now the song is stuck in my head.LOL
cathieforman at hotmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Very cute idea:) How fun for someone's refrig! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Char J said...

love the clothes-pin note holders. would look great on my frig or use a tack and put on the bulletin board. tx for sharing...

Crafting Katie said...

Love this idea! Your clothespins are adorable! I definitely recognized the phone number - but I couldn't just say it, I had to sing it, LOL!

Cathy said...

How cute! I love home dec projects. TFS

paperscissorsink said...

What a great project! TFS!

TeresaK said...

This is a great project! I must copy this idea for my home and for gifts! CUTE CUTE CUTE! Loving the Sophie cart as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki R said...

I am going to have to try to make some of those closes pins that is really cute... Thanks for the idea..

Arlene B. said...

Very cute idea. Would love to try it someday.

Northwoodszoo said...

Such a clever and cute idea! What lovely gift(s) this will make -- big bang for the buck, and you made it yourself! Christmas is coming...

kkay214 said...

I love this. It would be a great chore board idea. Put names on the clips and put todays chore on it. Love it.Thanks for the idea.

JenE said...

Love your whiteboard!!! Love the flowers on the tops of the clothes pins! Great pp too!

Canadian Paper Shaper said...

What a great project! I have to give this a try! Thanks for all that you do.

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea. I will have to make my daughter one for her dance studio for little messages. Thanks for the chance to win.
Donna Thomas
thom4398@bellsouth.net

Nu2scrap said...

Joy, these are so pretty and useful! TFS! -Barb-

Heather said...

What a great idea! Love it!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Syd said...

Very cute! These would make great teacher gifts.

Lana said...

Cute idea! This would make a cute teacher gift.

LisaMH said...

What a cute idea.. Would be a cute teacher gift too.. thanks for the idea.. I want to make a calendar with the cookie sheet, add a few clothes pins for notes.. cute.. LisaMH

CyndiU said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Heather Jean said...

How cute are they...like the phone number HE HE HE!! Thanks for sharing.

Daynene said...

Lovin your clothes pins they are so cute. THanks for another great giveaway this is a cartridge I don't have. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

Corina Daily said...

Very cute idea my oldest daughter would love this in her room!

Carol said...

Super cute and fun idea! Perfect for office or back to school. TFS

Andrew said...

love the clothespins!

Annette said...

what a fun idea. I love it..

Paper Memories4u said...

What a clever idea! Great gift idea for teachers and collage kids. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Jill said...

super cute clothespins! I think I have some in my camping supplies (that we never actually use) that may be have to "prettied up"!

Aurora said...

I love this idea - so cute! very bright and sunny.

AprilsL8 said...

Cute project!!

Granny Anne said...

This is a great idea. I am off to Walmart to buy my supplies so I will be ready when Sophie arrives.

TFS

Ruby said...

These clothes pins are so cute. Great idea. Thanks for the inspiraton and the giveaways.

Stephanie A said...

What a cute idea!

Lil Green Bug said...

How cute.... what a great idea!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

Phyllis C said...

Love that idea--keep them coming. Thanks for the great giveaway.

JenBenLola said...

I might have to try this. Being a new mom, I forget everything!! haha. I have notes everywhere but those get lost too!! :) Great idea. TFS! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Marijo said...

I may have to "scraplift" this project. I love it! Thanks for sharing this amazing project and for the chance to win.
Marijo aka Scraptastic Grammy
mjs1199 at cox dot net

Nancy said...

What a great idea - my mind is reeling with Christmas gift ideas using this technique. I know what I'll be doing tonight!

Connie F. said...

I love the clothespin magnets with the cute designs. Great idea for Bible School crafts. You always have great ideas and I enjoy your blog very much. Keep up the good work. I wish I was a creative. LOL

Melissa Pearson said...

What a fantastic idea!! Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration!!

Diana said...

Love this idea!! Easy way to keep track of things and have a pretty decoration to!!

Kaye said...

These are adorable! I'm making for my kitchen dry erase board. BUT what did you use to get pins to stay on board? Mine isn't magnetic.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Cute, Joy! They look like you, bright & cheery! Where at WalMart did you find that board?
Love it!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Cheryl Winget said...

Love this idea - I think I'll make a set of magnetized, decorated clothespins to put on the frig!

SiskiyouSue said...

What a great gift idea! Thanks. I'm a follower!

Debbie said...

What a cute idea! I'm going to make one for my daughter's locker. tfs
bdtktr at gmail dot com
craftinwithmypups dot blogspot dot com

Beth Max said...

I absolutely LOVE the white board idea. What a great gift item. I am there and making these this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait. Beth M

Marissa said...

Love this idea! It's great for a college student! You are too funny using Jenny's number! "I got your number on the wall!"

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Dianne said...

Great idea. Love it.

MusicGeeks said...

Love the clothespins. I never thought of using paper to decorate them -- duh?!

wilonestar said...

What a cute and easy gift for a teacher. Love it!!

littlen said...

very cute idea. tfs.

Regina said...

I can see lots of these being made by me for cute gifts during the year. They look great.
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Vanessa said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing!

Michaal said...

I love this project! Did you use Vinyl for the lettering?

Anonymous said...

Love the note board and magnet idea.
DMcardmaker (email follower)
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Deb M :) said...

Such a neat idea for clothespins! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shawnee said...

What a cute idea!! I love this project!!

looneytuke said...

That is a so cute, it would make a great board for a little girls room for back to school, my granddaughter would love it! uter, what will you think of next. And the clothes pins just make it that much cuter. What will you tink of next. Thanks!

Pam M said...

What a great idea! I love the papers you chose.

scrapdiva said...

what a great idea, love it

Robin said...

what a cute way to leave yourself notes. And it's a great way to remain clutter free. TFS

jean said...

thats a really cool idea~~~ that cart reminds me of Picturesque~~~ & just as hard to get!! lol The clothes pins are really cute!!! jean heming

Jennifer said...
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Mrs. DeLo said...

Cuteness! How exciting I sure hope to win!!

Xoxo

Mrs DeLo

Carol's Creations said...

What a cute idea! I may have to lift this!

anet said...

Very cute! I love the clothespins!

Jennifer said...

This is such a great idea! I would love to make some clothes pins like that for my file cabinets at work! :)

Diane said...

I just love the decorated clothespins. Really cute.

Katherine said...

This is fabulous! I think it would be great for a young girl's bedroom also (like my DGD). Thanks for the idea.

Larmabee said...

I subsscribe to your blog and love it!

Larmabee said...

I love the message board idea - I'm sure I can work it into my classroom!

Linda S. said...

Love this idea. Thinking this might work as a craft project for our church VBS next year.

Darla said...

What a great idea!! These are so cute. :)

Cornville Country Crafts said...

This project is way cute!!! Love the clothespins, have many since I started using the sun to dry my clothes!!!

Linda said...

Very cute idea. I love your site. You inspire me to look outside of the box.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Amanda said...

What a fun gift idea! On a different note, today is my 10th anniversary and my husband got me the Cricut Design Studio software. I can't wait to start using it!

Anonymous said...

Very Cute Idea!
sarah.quillen@gmail.com

Darlene said...

What a great idea! I'll have to give something similar a try.

Daniel said...

I really like seeing functional home items. Great job!

divinecrone said...

Now that is certainly cuter & cheaper than those clips I keep getting at the office stores... gotta keep that in mind for the future.

Oh So Cute!! said...

I love this project! So cute.

I recognized the number, made me feel a little old, oh well.

Angie

Just A Pac Rat said...

This is a cute idea! I can always use more organization.

I think I will make up one like this with my Card challenge blog names on it and then note the Challenge on the clip each week. Yep, maybe then I will get some more done on time. Thanks for the inspiration!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Connie said...

What a wonderful gift idea this is. I have several friends who are teachers and two daughters in college so this will definitely be a project I will be completing soon. Just wish I could find a Hello Kitty Font Cartridge somewhere. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I love these ideas for teacher gifts!

Thanks!
Karen

Brenda66 said...

Such A cute idea! Thanks sharing and inspiring me with all your great ideas!

Appleblsom13 said...

Great project for kids to help with. Thanks for the inspiration.

LeeAnn from NC said...

I love this idea ! Why didn't I think of it myself ? LOL ...Thanks !

Jill K. said...

What a great idea you shared with us today! Thank you!
I've still got my Mother's old bag of clothes pins and now have some ideas to re-use these creatively.
OKScrapGal13@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Such a cute and fun idea!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nanci said...

Thanks for the cute idea. I bought some of these on clearance, now I know what to do with them.

BaDkarMa said...

I was looking for some inspiration for a project to do today. I was feeling creative but not necessarily inspired so I came to the "go to" site for inspiration. Thanks, these will hit the spot!

MeGlo said...

Pretty! Can't wait to make this in the craft class I teach at my daughters school!

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

These are so cute - love the idea and the pretty flowers.

roserose said...

These are really cute and functional. I do't have that cartridge but I will try to see what I can do with what I have :)

Newbie2crafting said...

very cute! I love all your projects!

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

JoAnn Porter said...

What a great idea and sounds quick and easy. This would also make a great gift for those people we know that are always on the go with a busy schedule.

Debbie said...

this is a wonderful idea thanks
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Carolyne said...

This is my kind of project. Wonderful!

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