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Quote a Children’s Book

Now that Christmas is over I can blog about the gift I made for my sister!

I’ve heard her say, on several occasions, how much she loves the children’s book “Love You Forever”. Since she never owned the book I decided to give a copy to her for Christmas and make this plaque, for her boys’ room, to go with it. The quote comes from the book, if you didn’t already figure that out.

I remember one day I got a little nervous, we were at The Festival of Trees and saw a tree that included this book. My sister of course gasped and said “I LOOOVE that book!” and in my head I was thinking “It’s in my room, pleeeeeease don’t remember how much you want it and go out and buy it!”.  Luckily she didn’t.

She loved it!

 

To make it I painted a wooden plaque, found at Hobby Lobby, and stuck on vinyl lettering which I designed and cut using my Silhouette machine and software.  It was my first time cutting out and transferring so many little vinyl pieces, and it was a PAIN. I don’t know if it was just my vinyl or my transfer paper or what, but it did NOT want to transfer to my transfer paper. It took forever.  Once I finally finished that, I hot glued two soda pop tabs  to the back and strung wire between them so it could be hung on a wall. Yes, that is a little ghetto… but who’s going to see it!? Nobody, it’ll be against the wall. I love finding ways to do things for free.

 

 

PS- I’m sorry I’ve failed to blog regularly. I recently started a new full time job and I’m just having a hard time finding the time or the energy to craft lately. But I’m still going to endeavor to craft! so stick around. I’m just not going to be one of those bloggers who posts every week day, at least not right now.

 

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  1. katie

    this is adorable! Nice work. Teresa told me how much she loves it today!

    1. Alissa

      Thanks Katie. She must really like it if she’s telling friends about it :D

  2. Maysem

    Now that is an awesome idea!! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing:D Pinning it!

    1. Alissa

      aww shucks, thanks!! You just made me so happy :)

  3. Lauren

    What a great idea! My sister in law is having a baby in the summer. I’ll have to do this for her. That book makes me cry every time…I can not get through it without being in tears.

    I’d love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nineteen.html

    1. Alissa

      Thanks, Lauren. I just linked up :)

  4. Aimee - ItsOverflowing

    That is so cute I can hardly stand it! And I LOVE your soda tabs idea! I love thrifty ideas like that!!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

    Be sure to enter my giveaway, too!
    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2011/12/giveaway-pick-your-plum.html#en

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    PS, I’m your newest follower! So excited about that!!!!

  6. Amy

    Adorable!! What a sweet, personal gifts…and a fabulous quote! Would you be willing to share here?
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-8.html

  7. Crystal's Ramblings

    Too cute! I have made some but I just use scrapbook paper instead of the vinyl. I thought the vinyl might be difficult to work with, so thanks for your post!

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