Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Classroom Decor

 I have been cleaning, organizing, and creating a new space for my new adventure! My downline and partner Christine and I are starting to have CLASSES! We are so excited! We will be called CREATIVE STAMPIN CHICKS. Working on a MDS logo for it too! The room I have needs to be multi-purpose for my family to use AND a classroom. Here are some of the things I have done to bring in some Stampin Up creativity into the room.  I used my new fav designer series paper called Pocketful of Posies. It has 10 colors in the designs and I think they work well in my room.
I made this welcome banner in My Digital Studio. I created it in a 8.5x11 layout and printed them as 3.5x5 allowing me to print 4 on one piece of paper. I added hybrid elements such as punch flowers, rhinestones, brads, and ribbon.  Lovin banners right now! 

Then I bought some new magazine holders from Ikea (5 plain white for $1.99). They of course needed some color! I printed the Pocketful of Posies in 8.5x11 in MDS.  I cut them in 2.5" strips. Temporary attached to front and traced the hole with a pencil from the inside. Then took my 1" circle punch for the holes. Glue or snail on permanently. Took me like 25 minutes to do!
I bought this frame at Walmart for $3.00.  I added a 5x7 piece of Early Espresso cardstock and removed the glass.  Then I added the Top Note piece with velcro. I can switch it up for the holidays or seasons.  I started with this simple "matching my room" piece.  I used the Pennant Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Baker's Twine, Fabulous Phrases Stamp set and MDS created Pocketful of Posies DSP.
Remember the special this month? Buy 3 get one FREE of the designer series paper just until Aug 31st!  I just loved the cards from that promo and in the SU catalog on page 184! I wanted to challenge myself to make them in MDS and guess what?  I DID!  I found this topiary in my storage room and thought what a cute card display it would make! I attached the cards with mini clothespins.
Check back tomorrow for MDS BLOG HOP FRIDAY!
Remember to create something today!


Mandy Grant said...

Wow, girlie, I wish I had a PRETTY theme in my room like this. It's so CLEAN and organized. Mines organized but you can "see" everything in it. I will be creating a framed piece like this, the velcro is a brilliant idea!!!

Anonymous said...

take 2 (the first comment didn't take) - do you want to come organize my room? I have the Ikea organizers and planned to cover them with DSP but just haven't done it yet. Cleaning and organizing is on my list to get done as soon as everyone gets off to school.