Modern Medley Colored Cork Board

Great news – my videos are back. After a break due to camera problems I think I’ve finally got it figured out. So here is my latest project that I’ve been wanting to share with you.

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I created this Colored Cork Board as part of my daughter’s message center for above her dorm room desk. When I started this project I figured I’d just use the cork board as it was but then I really wasn’t happy with the look – so after a little experimenting I came up with this technique for Adding Color to Cork Boards. It’s a lot of fun – so why not check it?

I finished up my Modern Medley Cork Board by decorating it and then added some push pins to hang things with. I made these push pins using some of our Modern Medley Designer Series Paper that I added to our little Bottle Caps (from the Spring Catalog) that I had laying around my studio. Then I just topped the Designer Series Paper with a little of our Crystal Effects allowed them to dry and Voila’ – A cork board that I’m my daughter is tickled with.

Here is a close up of the focal point.

Cork Board closeup

Do you like it? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my latest video and camera. I’m happy with it and still have some learning to do, but I think it has a little better sound quality. How about you?

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Want to see the coordinating Dry Erase Board I made click here. Then  check back next week when I’ll be showing you all the finished projects in her dorm.


Paper: Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (126926), Island Indigo (122923), Rich Razzleberry (115316) and Basic Black Card Stock (121045)

Accessories: Island Indigo Classic Ink Refill (122932), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Big Shot (113439), Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies (127553), Frame and Cork Board

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Modern Medley Dry Erase Board

Today I thought I would show you a dry erase board project that I made for my daughter’s dorm door using the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. I thought this would be a fun way for her friends to leave her notes when they needed to and she was out.

Modern Melody Dry Erase Board

Kaitlin is a music major and so I wanted to not only tie in her interest but also her dorm room color scheme. So to create this dry erase board I used our Modern Medley Designer Series Paper along with our great Regals Color Collections Designer Series Paper Stacks. Added some of our great letters from the Typeset Alphabet Die and voila’!

We got to meet up with Kaitlin this weekend for her Drum Core performance at the Southern Showdown. A few of her old high school friends went along with us, so before I packed the dry erase board into her box, I had them leave some messages on it for her – It worked great and I thought that the messages from her friends would be a nice surprise when she opened the box.

A few of her friends also helped me pick out the final element that you see at the bottom– a greeting from one of our retired stamp sets, Music Speaks. I just loved the sentiment “Music speaks the beauty words cannot express!” Originally I had wanted to put “notes” on the Decorative Label Punch. Get it? Music Major – notes?

I made several different versions of the Decorative Labels that she can swap out since I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. (I just tucked them in the back after adding a little of our Multipurpose Liquid Glue (item 110755) and allowing it to dry so that it was like a post it note.

Kaitlin CV Southern Showdown

It was great seeing her for a couple of hours and Larry and I were really proud of her. CV not only placed first in this competition, but in the Southern Region and broke their own record for highest score. A big deal if your familiar with marching.


Paper:  Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (item 126926), Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (item 130139), Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo and Basic Black

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch (item 120907), Stampin’ Write Markers, Typeset Alphabet Dies (item 127553) and Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (item 119261)

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