Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FAMILY Blocks Craft and a Giveaway

I am so excited about this!  Melissa from Miss Meliss Boutique (Etsy Shop) sent me her "Family Blocks" kit to try out and share with my readers.
The kit she sent included these 6 blocks of wood and vinyl lettering spelling "Family."
I then had the creative freedom to use whatever color scheme I wanted with my own scrapbook paper.


Melissa had lightly penciled the cooresponding letter onto each block of wood.  This made it easy for me to keep it straight!


I purchased brown spray paint...


...and painted the blocks of wood.  I didn't worry too much about the paint going on even because I wanted a rustic, rough look to it.


After the paint dried, I used sand paper to "rough" them up a bit.

I looked through my scrapbook paper collection and found the perfect thing to use!
The papers are a combination of greens, browns, and blues.  The paper shown on the far left actually says "FAMILY" and has family themed words all over it.  I don't know what company that paper is from...if anyone recognizes it and can tell me, I'd love to know.






I cut the a different patterend paper for each wood block.
Before I glued them on, I inked the edges of each paper with a brown stamp pad.


I then used Mod Podge with a paint brush to glue the paper to each block of wood.


After gluing the paper on, I also sealed the paper with a top coat of Mod Podge.


After allowing the blocks to dry, I laid each letter on top of the cooresponding block and gently rubbed the vinyl letter on with the side of a credit card.  The letters went on easily and when I was finished, this is what I had...



I displayed them with my Willow Tree Collection.


I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! I also LOVE that Melissa sent the basics: the wood blocks (clearly labeled) and the word "FAMILY" in this adorable font. I also love how I was able to create it to match my own decor.  There are lots of possibilities for a project like this! 


And here's the great news...

Melissa is offering Sister-Dipity readers a 10% discount to her shop.  Just use code DIPITY10.

AND...
Melissa is giving one Sister-Dipity reader a $20.00 credit to her Etsy shop, Miss Meliss Boutique.
The winner may use it to purchase this kit or another item from her shop.

Here are some of her other items...

Proud to be an American word art typography, subway art sign.

You are my Sunshine -typography word art, hand painted shabby chic subway art  sign

Clasic Damask Sign - Last Name sign with established year- great wedding or bridal shower gift
There are four chances to enter:

1. You must be a Sister-Dipity Follower.
Leave a comment letting me know how you follow.

2. Check out Melissa's shop HERE, come back and tell us what item is your favorite.

3. "Like" Miss Meliss Boutique on Facebook and leave a comment letting us know you did.

4. "Favorite" Miss Meliss Boutique on Etsy and leave a comment letting us know you did.

Winner will be drawn by a random number generator on Friday, May 25th. 

29 comments:

  1. follow you on google friend connect

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  2. love the damask family name sign!

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  3. Liked Miss Meliss Boutique on FB

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  4. Favorited the boutique on Etsy

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  5. Hi, i follow your blog on blogger. Really enjoy it :)

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  6. I love the family blocks, damask family plaque and the heart baby poem...so sweet.

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  7. Me being the armywife that I am, I LOVVVVE the proud to be american art!(:

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  8. I am a Sister-Dippity follower on GFC!

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  9. I love the Love, Laughter, and Cake sign from Melissa's shop! SO cute!

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  10. I liked Miss Meliss Boutique on FB!

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  11. Miss Meliss Boutique is my "favorite" on Etsy!

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  12. I follow Sister-Dipity via email and GFC.
    Jackie Reini
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  13. Great giveaway! I really love the Classic Damask Sign - Last Name sign with established year! My husband and I are newlyweds and I would love to have something like this in our home with our name. Thank you for the chance to win!
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  14. I like Miss Meliss Boutique on Facebook.
    Jackie Reini
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  15. I added Miss Meliss Boutique's Etsy shop as a favorite.
    Jackie Reini
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  16. I follow you with Google Friend Connect

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  17. I added Miss Meliss as a favorite on Etsy

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  18. I like the You Are My Sunshine sign

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  19. I like Miss Meliss on fb as tabitha Swain Klucking :)

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  20. I heart Miss Meliss' shop on Etsy as kluckingbear.

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  21. I really like the Damask Custom Family Signs in the Miss Meliss etsy shop. Thanks!

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  22. Liked on FB through my blog. www.food-ramblings.com

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