Saturday, October 7, 2017

WCMD 2017 | Anything But a Card Challenge with Kelly

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Well "hello" Folks! Although it's officially World CARD Making Day, I am actually going to challenge you to make anything but a card! I'm always looking out for fun gifts to make friends and family, and cute ways to decorate the house, so I [selfishly] thought it would be great to have a gallery packed with lots of clever projects. Especially with the holidays coming up so quickly!

Any time I see a photo of a door with text on it I get happy, so it was only natural that I added this project to my crafty to-do list. TWO YEARS AGO. Yes, for the last two years I've been meaning to add a "hello" to my front door, but hadn't gotten around to it. Part of the reason is that all the pinterest photos I loved featured normal, solid doors with a scripty hello across the front, like the photo above.

However, my front door, as you can see above, does not have a logical space for adding a greeting. So that's where my project stalled.

Then it dawned on me that I could just make a small greeting and put it above the handle. So I got out my Silhouette, spent two hours scrolling through fonts to find just the right script, looked up a tutorial on how to curve text around a path, searched around to figure out which key in the font adds the tail before and after the word, etc. Basically, my little project ended up taking two days to complete. Still worth it, but not as quick as I thought.

Then it dawned on me further ... I already have a well-designed "hello" die ready and waiting in my craft room!

The In a Word: Hello Cutaway is the perfect size for the space above the front door lock! I couldn't wait to see what it would look like on my last remaining door. In less than a minute, I ran the die through with some Siser Vinyl and put some contact paper over it. (Hot Tip: I had always been reluctant to use the vinyl because the transfer paper was so darn expensive. After running out of transfer paper one day, I used regular contact paper to see what would happen. It worked! What do you know.)

Tear the backing away, position it above the lock and burnish onto the door.

Peel off. Are you still with me? By now, we're probably on minute #3 of this project if you count the time it takes to walk from your craft room to the door. 

Done! Definitely under 5 minutes. The best thing is that it will stay forever, yet is easily removable in case you get tired of it (what?) or need to repaint. No crazy glued-to-the-wall wallpaper scenario here. I actually might change it up soon, as there are lots of other words that would work well ... In a Word: Cheers, In a Word: Hi, In a Word: Home are all good options. My family is really the only ones who use this door since it's from my garage to the mudroom, which means I could go out on a limb and also use words like Peace, Shine, Merry (next month), Hugs, or Joy.

The best thing is I get a smile every time I come home. Priceless. 

OK, now it's your turn! What's been on your crafty to-do list for a long time, and how can you finally get it done this weekend?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I sure hope to see your projects soon!


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  1. Wow, that is one big anything but a card project. What fun. Hugz

  2. Seriously. Way to branch out of the paper crafting world! :)

  3. Can I have your house? lol... What a lovely and gracious front entrance you have!

    Your idea of the vinyl words on the door is so creative! A fun idea and so cool that it was a simple project with your W&W die. Thank you for this challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Great idea! I have a ton of vinyl!

  5. What a welcoming front door you have Kelly!
    THANK YOU for sharing your project, tips and challenge!
    Putting my thinking cap on for your challenge, I've had a canvas design mulling over in my mind for ever-so-long, might have to give the cards a rest and make it happen :)

  6. What a cool idea and how beautiful you home looks
    Dr Sonia

  7. Such an inviting welcome to your gorgeous home! Fabulous idea...and I'm WOWed by your outside decor! I need a fall wreath...

  8. This is a really cool idea and definitely got me thinking! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. wow! such a cool idea :) thanks for sharing

  10. My list is too long!!! lol love this idea, really Beautiful!!

  11. Neat look for the doors.
    I entered my checker game
    I sewed up, painted and
    covered containers with
    paper and stickers to the
    Carla from Utah

  12. Neat and pretty. Your home too is very beautiful and homely. Thank you for the inspiration. lv u loads

  13. Wow! Such adorable idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. This is one amazing outside-the-box project for a word die and such a fun idea!! As for your front, let me take a minute and catch my breath before I say that entire porch is incredible and so beautiful!

  15. The front of your house is gorgeous & I absolutely love your idea, Kelly!

  16. What a beautiful display on your front porch! A door like that doesn't need any more decoration so how fun to add that bold hello to your side door instead.

  17. Great idea for your front door! Thanks for a challenge for us scrapbookers!

  18. Well thought! This is really stretching your supplies... tfs!

  19. Thanks for a fun challenge Kelly! Love the greeting on the door idea! THanks for the inspiration!

  20. Awesome, thanks for sharing your creativity.


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