Monday, August 15, 2011

Another Day in Paradise

So, as I have been bemoaning all summer long, it has been so difficult to get any crafting done around my house for the last few months. I have nearly been going through withdrawals. I was, however, able to make time and space to do a new door hanging.

I started with a door sign that I got on clearance at Target.  I knew that they would be incredibly easy to revamp, but they sat next to my bed for about a month just waiting for inspiration to strike.

How much did I pay?  YEAH!! $2.68!! 

I covered it with a summery scrapbook paper that I previously used on my Summer Blocks. 

I layered the second scrapbook paper at an angle to emulate sunshine. I was lucky that it already contained the sun burst pattern.

After that, I headed across the parking lot to TMJ's place and used her silhouette. 
I cut out this adorable Palm tree and hammock set and the phrase, "Another Day in Paradise." (In case you don't know, my last name is Hammock. So we sort of love all things hammock related.)

I came home and used my Cricut tools to punch out all the intricate details that I cut with the Silhouette. Chance observed and photographed the Crafter in her natural habitat. 

Finally I Mod Podged all the tiny little pieces of paper to the board. Once it was all dry I MPed it all once more to give it a nice finish.

I threaded a ribbon through the pre-existing holes and hung her on the door.

Have you done anything creative lately? Have you been in a slump like me? I'd love to hear about it!


  1. Very cute! I love how crafty and creative you are. I always think that something like that could be revamped, but I can never come up with ideas like that. Great job! :)

  2. Wow, I love it! It's so bright and cheery!

  3. Totally cute! You have an eye for repurposing. Not everyone does, ya know?
    :) CAS

  4. Hammocks are wonderful - I should know, I've made 3 of them!

  5. Target can have THE best clearance prices!!! Love how it turned out. I have the same ribbon :) Haven't seen/heard from you in awhile...mailing your box today (sorry kiddos have been sick) Hope you are doing well!



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