6.16.2009

A Fathers Day Project / Card Contest info

The sun is finally showing it's self, here in California. Every year (in the month of June), we get weather called "June Gloom" and the sun hides away, behind clouds (in the morning). I think "June Gloom" is almost over! Thank goodness!

First up for the day- Don't forget about our Fathers Day Card Challenge. You have until tonight to enter (you can learn more about it from yesterdays post).

and now... our crafty gal Lynn, has created this super cool project. I hope you enjoy it and it gets your creativity flowing... for Fathers Day!

1. Gather all the materials you will need for this project including: an unfinished wooden photo cube; a knob for the lid of your photo cube (I used an unfinished doll head which was flat on one side); paint (I used Making Memories Scrapbook Paint), foam brushes (not pictured); a good multi-surface craft glue (I used Alene's Original Tacky Glue - not pictured); craft knife (not pictured); sanding block (not pictured); your desired papers (I used the Debonair line from GCD Studios); and any other embellishments you wish to use.


2. Start by sanding all of the visible surfaces to ensure that the wood is smooth for your paint or paper application. Wipe with a clean cloth to remove all debris. Paint those wood surfaces that will not be covered by paper. Apply two coats of paint and let dry fully before continuing.


3. Remove the plastic inserts where your photos will eventually be located. Cut patterned paper into 4.25" squares and glue one at a time to each side of the photo cube. Be sure to work one side at a time as you will need to reach in through the openings on the other sides to cut out the interior of each patterned paper piece. Sand interior edges for a smooth, slightly distressed look.
4. Once all of your sides are covered with paper and edges sanded you may insert your photos and embellish as desired. I also applied twill ribbon as a trim around the edges of my cube for a more finished look - simply cut to size and glue in place.

Finished Project Images:

16 comments:

  1. WOW this is a FABULOUS project!!
    You have made a very cool looking gift.

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  2. Lynn, you did a fabulous job! It turned out AMAZING!

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  3. what an amazing project Lynn. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is gorgeous, Lynn! Love the circle on top.

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  5. This is so great!!!! Now I want to run to the local craft store and get the supplies!!!! Love it! :)

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  6. Awesome! On my way to Michaels to get these supplies! Love it!

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  7. wow what an awesome job you did on this, I am so going to try this!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  8. I JUST bought this paper pad last week!! I wish I had known to buy the clock at the same time - what a fabulous little gift for daddy-o!

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  9. wow - totally amazing. I love it!

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  10. Now that is just FANTASTIC!!!

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  11. This is such an amazing project!! Love it!

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  12. Stunning project! Love this!

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