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Simple Chalkboard Die Cuts & the New Shop

The new shop {Kiss & Make-up Boutique} that I have the paint in is just so perfect!! I love everything about it!! The pretty walls lined with old book pages, the wonderful clothing lines, fun jewelry, even clothes for my Mia… It’s also a hair salon in the back.  But truly I love the exposed brick and chandies hanging from everywhere.  It’s full of so much beauty and yet still has this calming effect as you walk through.  It’s perfect!!

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Anyhoo, the way the paint is displayed is so different than the other shop.  There is more room to make it cutesy!! I have lots of pics to show you of the new shop but also wanted to share with you this cute little fun project for making little chalkboard signs/tags for some of the product!!

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I got these cute little die cuts made from a thin chipboard at Michael’s for 69 cents!! I didn’t know what I was going to do with them but I knew I needed them… we all do that right?? Well then it hit me- display my pricing for the different products!! Easy peasy!! And a fun new craft for my fun new craft room!!

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Now typically I hand paint everything… But in this case I just grabbed a box from Costco and a can of Rustoleum Chalkboard spray and went to town… 3 even coats.

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Then you simply brush on a thin coat of mod podge to the backs of these 69 cent cuties!!

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Apply them to the pretty side down of a cute 6×6 patterned paper.

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This may seem silly to add in, but this pressure allows the paper really get attached to the die cuts evenly.  Especially with all the ornate sides. 

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Then I simply push up the edges around all the ornate areas and use a fine grit sandpaper to do the cutting for me…

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And then you can begin to just tear away the edges.  A few snips may be required in the very ornate details but not much if you get the right pressure with the sandpaper.

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With all chalkboard surfaces, you will want to be sure to prime the surfaces.  This makes sure what you write doesn’t stain or burnish the paint!!

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I used a chalk marker to write them all out.  I found this set of 4 at Michael’s for $12 but used my 40% coupon.  Ouch still, but the writing is much prettier than a thick piece of chalk for such a tiny little die cut!!

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Next I hot glued to the back a binder clip that will act as the holder and stand to the die cut!!

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Pretty cute I think!!  Quick and fun project!! You could use it anywhere- parties, kids room, they’d be great in a pantry- add Velcro to the back of the binder clip and you could move them around!! Hmmmm…

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Other fun and pretty areas of the shop….

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And alas, the headboard turned into my sign for the shop…. too bad I can’t draw!! That pour little chair..,. But I still love it!! One side has info on paint the other has classes information!! Just fun!! I love Sandy and the girls and so blessed to have found such a wonderful shop to be apart of!!

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So come on in and stock up on your La Craie Paints and other Maison Blanche Embellishments!! Thanks for stopping in!! ~ Lori

Comments

  1. carla coffee says:

    You,my dear,are a genius!

  2. What a gorgeous shop – congrats!! And there’s nothing better than chalkboard paint!
    Kelly

  3. Wow — love the tags and the shop looks fantastic!

  4. Everything looks so incredibly cute and I love the new shop your in!! Nice job!!

  5. Look at you go girl…those are cute tags too. The shop looks so cute!

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