September 5, 2011

Sassy "A"

I hope you are having a great Labor Day!!  Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a Sassy A!  My kitchen has red walls and black appliances so I made this to display on top of my cupboards.

I started out with this wooden "A" from JoAnns.  I liked it because it is a little sassy.

I took this paper from Creative Memories because I liked the pattern.
I turned the paper and the "A" over and traced the letter on the paper.  I lined it up so the "A" would be covered in the floral (black) part of the paper.
Here is what it looks like cut out.  I used my ATG gun to adhere the paper to the letter.

I put some flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet on my mat.  I cut three out at 2.67w x 2.50h.
I cut out three of these at 2.04w x 1.94h.

I cut out three of these at 1.05w x 1h.

I cut out five of these at 1.05w x 1h.  I ended up not using them though.

Here is my Gypsy screen shot.

I cut the flowers out in red card stock.

I used black StazOn ink to ink the edges of my letter and flowers.

This is the fun part!  I crinkle the flowers and bend the tips up.

I use my Cricut Dental Tool to poke the flowers in the center.

I layered the flowers together and curled up the ends.

I used a black brad to secure the flower.

I used a couple of glue dots to secure the flower to my A.

Thanks for having me over to play Sheila!!!


Nadia said...

Love your beautiful flower!!

K-E Kreations said...

Great instructions! Your finished project is beautiful! I'm thinking zebra print & hot pink for my tween. :-)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I love the letter "A". This is so cute and sassy. :)

Teach4U said...

I love your decorated A. I want to make the word 'READ' for my classroom.


Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, saw this on your blog this morning!!! Love it! Well done, my friend!!!

Bet it's going to look really nice in your kitchen!!!

Lisa said...

That came out gorgeous. What a nice way to add home decor to your home, I love those wooden letters. Love that flower.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lori, this is just beautiful and your instructions are so easy to follow. What a wonderful home decor item this will be. Love the colors and the flower is just the perfect tough. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely gorgeous

ScrappyMama said...

Great job, Lori!!!! LOVE how this turned out...thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great job. How did you apply the stazon to the edges. I see a tool, but I can't make out what it is.
marilyn2222 @

Southernbelle said...

Very pretty! said...

Super pretty Lori! love it!