Monday, March 9, 2015

You should read this book!

A few weeks ago, I made a Dr. Seuss inspired canvas for my school library. This week, I've been making a pin board that will also go in the library and be somewhere for the children to recommend books that they've enjoyed to everyone else. It took ages as the Cricut was playing up a bit but I'm pleased with the final result- now it's done!

I started with a £2 cork pin board from QD which I painted bright yellow using the remains of an emulsion tester pot. All of the letters and images that I have used are from the Cricut Design Space subscription and I made them using the print and cut feature so that I didn't have to layer up lots of different pieces of card. I simply attached the letters and the images around the board with pva glue and then used some DoCrafts Gorjuss baker's twine to make the hanging string.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:-
Crafty Catz 'song title to match image' 12.3 (Paperback Writer by the Beatles)
Crafty Boots 'not a card' 15.3
Clear it out 'anything goes' 10.3
Papertake Weekly 'anything goes' 10.3
Catch the Bug 'anything goes' 14.3


  1. I love your transformation and this is such a great idea. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  2. This is a wonderful idea and you have transformed a dull an rather boring pin board into something the children will love. Thank you for sharing you work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Great altered pin board, Vikki! The kids in your class will really enjoy this. Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug this week.

  4. Very neat idea! Thanks for sharing at CIO. Hope you join us again!

  5. Cute, cute, cute pin board. Good luck in the draw. Neva Bugaboo guest DT

  6. What a fun project. Got me thinking about making something like that for my library at school. It looks great and I love all those die cut embellishments.

    Thank you for sharing you talent with us at Crafty Catz this week.
    Good luck and hope to see you back soon!

  7. Thanks for joining in on our March Anything Challenge @ Catch the Bug! I love all of your projects and appreciate you taking the time to join us! I hope you will join us again very soon!