Thursday, May 9, 2013

Live Laugh Love

Today the Dreamweaver "B" team is playing along in the "Tiny Treats"challenge!!! Our original assigment was to think party favors, wedding favors, end of school year treats, teacher appreciation gifts, baby shower favors, co-worker treats, in other words...small tokens of appreciation for those you care about.

My project isn't very tiny in size but it really only took a TINY amount of time!!!! (How's that for bending the rules?!)

I love all of the vinyl home decor you see right now. However,  I hate the price of the vinyl stickers. I was at my local craft store the other day and they wanted $10 just for the words LAUGH LIVE LOVE. That got my to thinking and led me today's creation.

I picked up an inexpensive photo frame at Michael's and the using the Dreamweaver LIVE LAUGH LOVE stencils I already owned, paste embossed the words LIVE LAUGH LOVE onto the glass using Glossy Black Embossing Paste. How simple is that? Whole thing took me less than 15 minutes. Once it was dry, I inserted photos of my ADORABLE granddaughter and voila! a cute and inexpensive Mother's Day gift for my Daughter-in-law.

And here's a close-up so you can see how clear the word comes out when using the paste!

I hope this projects gets you to thinking about different ways to use your Dreamweaver stencils. The projects don't need to be complicated or time-consuming. Anybody could do the project I created today and who wouldn't love receiving one of these as a gift?

And if you're not into the glossy black paste, you could do the same thing with glass etching cream for a frosted look. I think that would be really fun on clear glass coasters!

I hope this post has inspired you to create something for the May challenge.  Don't forget to link your creation on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to be this month's prize winner, and be featured on the Dreamweaver Facebook page!

For additional inspiration, remember to check out the rest of the "B" team:

Until next week, happy creating!


Caroline D. said...

Fantastic idea to stencil instead of paying for over priced vinyl!! It turned out beautiful... and so is your granddaughter!

Pam Hornschu said...

Great post, Cherylynn, and great idea for Mother's Day!

LynB said...

This is one of those "now why didn't I think of that" projects! Thanks!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

this would be a great gift...Pam's right, lots of opportunities this time of year for tiny treats!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

love the little words and a great way to use them on the photos. scrapbooks would pop with that

Louise said...

Darling! And the project is great too! So simple but so perfect.

JD/ Jill said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.