Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Tutorial and Our Spring Giveaway!



Hello friends! Today I am sharing an altered bulletin board tutorial.



This is an 11 x 14 bulletin board which I painted and covered with paper.


The sides were painted with aqua blue paint. I then glued strips of patterned paper to the top. I took an emory board and roughed up the edges of the board to give it a smooth, vintage look.


I then cut a piece of patterned paper 6 x 10. I cut another strip 1 1/2 x 10 and cut a 1 1/4 x 10 strip with a punched edge.


This cute chipboard stickers and all paper on this board are by Cosmo Cricket from the new Garden Variety collection. The cute seed packet pieces are cut from the Garden Variety Element page and measure 2  1/2 x 4. The knotted ribbon is 10 inches long.


Glue the 6 x 10 piece of paper to the right side of the board.


Glue the decorative edge strip up against the other piece.


Glue the 1 1/2 inch strip in between the two other strips.


Glue the knotted ribbon along the edge of the 1 1/2 inch strip. 


Glue the 2 1/2 x 4 images on your paper. This would look cute with vintage card images or photos. Another chipboard sticker added to the lower right corner adds more dimension to the board.


On the left side of the board I have added the word "Spring" to the top as the title of my board. The long chipboard strip along the side and chicks along the bottom finish off this board.



This board is perfect for holding photos or vintage images. The great part about the bulletin board is that you can change the image to fit your mood!

Now to show you our Spring giveaway!!!
This giveaway includes a paper bag book to create, a whole 6 x 6 pad of my FAVORITE paper collection by Cosmo Cricket, set of six mini Easter bingo cards, copies of vintage images for your crafting, embellishments and more!!!

If you would like to be entered to win this giveaway, leave a comment on this post. This giveaway will be open until Friday, March 19 at Midnight Central time.We will announce the winner on Saturday!

Wishing you a happy day, Lindsey

78 comments:

Jill said...

Your altered bulletin board is wonderful-- so cute!
Your giveaway looks so fun-- and so generous!
Hugs,
Jill

Cottage Cozy said...

Reminds me of doing up the old bulletin boards in school...so cute!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'd love to toss my name into the drawing, please! I love your idea for the Spring-themed message board. It's really perfect!

Don't forget to stop over at Brynwood Celebration and enter my drawings!(Both of you!) ;-)

See you again soon.
xoxo
Donna

Nan said...

The tutorialis great. I would love to win the give away as I can't buy Cosmo Cricket here in this town so it would be perfect. I always admire it when you girls and Elizabeth use this brand paper.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Ya'll. Well I'm ashamed to say I've been checking in and not leaving comments lately. I was sick with a stomach thing and could check blogs from my phone in bed but it's very hard to leave comments. So I'm here I just haven't been telling ya'll how much I love everything you've been postings.

Long story short, love ya'll, love everything you share, love all ya'll's creativity and would love to win this too. Please add me to the giveaway.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Frugal Canner said...

The spring board is so cute and would be sweet in a little girls room or my office!!
I would love to be entered in your give a way. Your selection looks so intreging!

Sandy said...

This bulletin board is great! I just love it! So colorful and fun! Please put me in your giveaway.....I love everything you are offering! I just got a Tussie Mussie done for a swap I am in....I am getting the hang of this craftin' stuff! :)

Pierelantijntjes said...

What a wonderful idea to cover the bulletin board with paper. It's become very pretty. And your give away is beautiful! I would love to enter your give away!
Have a great day,
Greetings from Ester

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful ! Please include me in your give -away !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Julie said...

Love that bulletin board, Lindsey! Beautifully done! I would LOVE this perfectly springy giveaway! I've been wanting to play with Cosmo Cricket papers forever--no one sells them around me! I love what you and Elizbath (Creative Breathing) do with their products--adorable!

Hope you're both having a wonderful night!

jen said...

Hi Lindsey ~ Such a cute bulletin board! Hmmm we will see where that idea leads :) I'm so sorry for not leaving comments more often I visit and then some one calls my name and alas busy mom things happen and I forget to comment. I'm hiding from the younglings as I write this :) LOVE the blog it's always WONDERFUL! Have a fabulous day!
luvs and glitter
~jen
p.s. I'm having a giveaway too it in the March 12th post, take a peek if you dare....

~Tonja~ said...

What a sweet board...and what a sweet giveaway...would love a chance win win..
Have a Blessed day....
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Theresa said...

Beautiful bulletin board! Absolutely precious. Wonderful giveaway and would LOVE to win:) Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing this tutorial!

Jenneke said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I LOVE it!!
The vintage images are sooooo cute and I love your list of favorite blogs. Going to check them all ;-)
Ohhh, would be so happy to win your gorgeous give-away!

XXXJenneke

Kelly said...

What a lovely board! I really must get to crafting! I'd just love one of those!
What a great givaway!, I'd love to be included!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Eeeek! to both the board AND the give away! That board is adorable, Lindsey! Thanks Twyla and Lindsey for your blog and all the inspiration you've given my life! ♥

Laurie Anne said...

What a sweet bulletin board makeover! I Love this!
Thank you for such a generous giveaway...I would love an entry. xox

Lou said...

Absolutely LOVE your bulletin board Twlyer!! looks fantastic! I hope your giveaway from here arrives soon too...
You are offering a Beautiful Spring Giveaway.. just gorgeous!
Love lou xx

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Ladies,

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. That's a very cool idea, I just wish I had the wall space.....;o) Thank you, also, for another wonderful opportunity at a giveaway.........I'm IN!

Hugs,
Meri

Becca said...

I have been looking for an idea to help my daughter decorate her classroom for spring. This board is just what I needed. Thank you again for a great idea. Also, thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway. I hope you have a great day.

Gerry said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Always something of interest.
Always something inspiring us to create.
I've dearly love to win your giveaway.

Hugs,
Gerry

SueLovesCherries said...

You guys are so talented - that board is just so darn cute!! Giveaway? Of course! Please pick me!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

What a blessing to see a Mom and Daughter spending time creating together. Your site is a blessing to all who visit. I pray that willingness to share with others will be returned to you two fold.
Please count me in your wonderful give away!
Someone will be truly blessed to receive such a work of love.
You have a wonderful day~
Carrie

GardenofDaisies said...

The bulletin board is darling!
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway drawing.

Evelyn said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. LOVE the giveaway - please enter my name for a chance to win. Thanks!

Laura said...

Oh, I just love all your spring giveaway stuff! Super cute! I would love to be entered!

barncat said...

I was oohing and aahing over that bulletin board, trying to think, where could I put one?? Then I get to the end of your post, and what a generous giveaway! Cosmo Cricket isn't easy to come by around here, that would be wonderful!

Julie Ann said...

Ah! I just love those little chicks in a row!! :)

Cora said...

Love the springy bulletin board...so cute! The little chicks are so delightful!
...and the give-away is awesome!!
Thanks for a chance at it :)
Have a great week...
Thanks for the safety prayer :)

Lorlore said...

Great tutorial on the cute spring board!!Here's my name for an entry in your drawing!! Love your blog!!!

she dreams big! said...

Looking around blogland for a springy bulletin board idea and here is such a delightful one right here! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway to make something pretty!

maurakeith said...

What a wonderful idea! I need a bulletin board in my office and I like the idea of changing it out when I want to. Thanks for the great idea! Please enter me into your contest...I could use some inspiration to get me back into scrapbooking. I've never made a book before so that would be fun too. Hope you girls have a wonderful day! Take care Maura

Jenn Bontrager said...

I love your bulletin board it is super cute! And I love the material girl line from cosmo cricket. I would love to be entered into your drawing. froggie.22@juno.com

Heidi Ann said...

A great giveaway! Whoohoo! Enter me too, please!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful giveaway. I would love to be entered into the drawing. Thanks for the giveaway. It's so sweet of you.
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lindsey Sweetie...
I love this bulletin board, and I just looked at one at the thrift store over the weekend. Rough but usable, trying to think of how I could decorate it. Darn it. Always a day late and dollar short. I may go back anyway and just see.

Oh please enter me into the giveaway. I would so adore this set. I am getting more and more into decorating and scrapbooking. I am having so much fun with it. You have inspired me even more. Yes, please enter me. Any of us would be so lucky. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

what a cute idea! love the bulletin board:) that would be a great idea to do something like that for my boys rooms; since they make and color more things than my fridge can hold:)

sweet giveaway ♥ i'd love to be entered!

agravette said...

What an adorable bulletine board! I love the images that you share also. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a beautiful kit!

Jayme said...

Thanks for the great idea for my bulletin board. I'm going to get started right away - spring is almost here! I'd love to be entered into the giveaway. We just don't have those cute supplies around here.

HeatherScraps said...

I always love your tutorials and this one really gets me in the mood for Spring! Please enter my name in your drawing! Thanks!

Shopgirl said...

Please enter my name in the drawing...this is just to cute for words.
It is certainly food for thought!
Hugs, mary

Florence and Mary said...

Spring really seems like its on its way in the UK, I should get making myself one of these boards to match!

Victoria x

kimmie said...

Excellent idea for some of the old bulletinboards I own! Thank you for sharing, I just can't seem to get enough of your creativity, it is great!

Donna said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog and I've had such a good time looking through all the lovely things you've created. Thanks for offering such yummy candy!

Julie Ranae said...

Another great tutorial and I am SO ready for spring, so thanks for the jump start!
Lovely giveaway and I will keep my fingers crossed till Friday...they may be numb by then, but it's TOTALLY worth it : )

heidi said...

Cute set up! Great for any season! Thanks for the chance to win! ~Heidi

Donna said...

Great idea and oh so Springy!! I really liked how you roughed it up a little! Very cute!
Donna...The 3rd Sister

Lisa said...

Oh I love the board! I have a small one I painted but maybe it needs a redo! Love the giveaway!! I hope I win!!
I am having one now and will have one of scrap booking stuff soon!!
Hugs, Lisa

Sherry said...

Lindsey you are so crafty! I love your tutorials and I would love to enter your giveaway. You guys are so generous!

Sherry

Ruby Grace's said...

My, how do you find the time! So talented. I am going to send your blog information to my cousin who is a teacher...she will LOVE IT!
Have a great week.
Denis

Linda said...

What a sweet looking bulletin board...I love how happy and "springy" it is! Please include me in your lovely giveaway!

lynner said...

what a great project. I certainly would love to win it. thanks

Pam said...

I love the bulleltin board. Your tutorials are wonderful. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thanks for your crafty ideas.

colleen said...

I love your blog--reminds me of my elementary school days. Enter me in your spring giveaway--so fun!

Anne Fannie said...

That would look really cute in my craft room!
I just love all your beautiful things! What a lovely giveaway. Please include ME!
~Ann

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Love it!! Please add my name...m.

Linda Gilliam said...

Hi Lindsey,
LOVE the bulletin board...so SPRINGY and CUTE!
Hope to get up to the store sometime this week to say hello.
Please toss my name in to the drawing for the blog candy, thank you for the opportunity to win!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Hey, I picked a good day to return to blogging! yay!

Celestial Charms said...

Love your altered bulletin board. So creative. Your giveaway goodies are fabulous, and I've got my fingers and toes crossed for this one ;)
Maureen

Nancy said...

Another great idea from you! Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks

Jenny S said...

I just altered a chalkboard but NOTHING as awesome as yours. Just a little wallpaper fix up!! Happy St Patricks day! Please enter me into this GREAT giveaway!

Suzie Button said...

Lindsey, what an adorable bulletin board! One day a board like that will be perfect with my grandbaby Madison! Thanks for such a generous giveaway too! Suzie

Country Dreaming said...

Such talent!

Please enter me in the giveaway.


Thanks!

Melinda

Anonymous said...

So cute, Lindsey! I love all the colors - yes, we are ready for a little spring,now.It has been so cold. Hug mom for me! Thanks for this incredible giveaway
Blessings, Sarita

Jess said...

I enjoy seeing all your projects. So creative and just great eye candy! Also LOVE your Barbie Wednesdays! Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Lindsey~
What a great idea with the bulletin board. I have a very vintage board in my kitchen that I made a few years ago but who's to say we couldn't have a different one for each season. It's nice to have a cute place to hang appointment cards and such! The giveaway is dynamite..we have the same taste in papers and JB bingo cards..I'm crossing my fingers! Thanks for all you and your Mom so generously share!
xoxo
Joyce

Pink Heather said...

What cute easter goodies. I love Cosmo Cricket. Thanx for a chance at it all.
I just finished a bulletin board similar to yours for my little girls room. They are so fun to decorate. I really love yours!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

what a cute idea--now i'm inspired to redo the ones in my craft room to look as cute!!! Please enter me in yourr contest!

Molly said...

Love it, especially the polka dotted ribbon!

Sewn With Grace said...

What a fun giveaway. I love all the cute Easter items. Have a blessed day!

sewingseeds4U said...

I love that Cosmo Cricket and your board suits it to a T...Thanks for the great tutorial, inspiring as always.

Julie said...

Oh how did I miss this one! Cross your fingers for me.

Bobbi said...

Hi, what a great Spring Giveaway this is! Please if you would be so kind to enter my name in your drawing. Thank you so much for this chance!
I also posted about your fantastic Spring Giveaway on my right hand side bar of my blog. Thanks so much again for this chance!
Your tutorial is wonderful! I hope that you have a beautiful weekend!
Hugs...
Bobbi
http://bobbianncook.blogspot.com/

Creative Breathing said...

Count me in on this giveaway! I can't wait to make a bulletin board from the new CC paper! Thank you so much for sharing such a cute idea! Elizabeth

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the bulletin board, and I can't believe I almost missed your giveaway! It's been so warm out that I've been playing outside alot! Please enter me, and thank you for the chance to win!

Jonnie's Shabby Cottage Creations & More said...

Oh how neat is that! I sure would love to win. Love all that you have created. Many blessings, Jonnie
PS...my Easter Baskets from Mrs. Rhea are posted on my blog for all to see. Who knows which girls will be getting which one?

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a fun giveaway with terrific Easter items you've gathered together. I love Spring and Easter and have my fingers crossed here. Thanks for your generosity.
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Shelley said...

Please do count me in....I am running late but,it before midnight...smile...blessings