Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pause in 2014 {July}

July's project was all about making my word visible in the most literal sense. I don't take on many home decor projects because I sometimes struggle with making them look as good as the picture that inspired it, but this one was easy, and I got to use up some scrapbook paper. Win, win!

I picked up paper mache letters from Joann Fabric and Craft (on sale!) and then got busy tracing the letters onto the patterned paper I'd picked out. I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the face of the letter and the back of the paper, slapped them together, and then let them dry overnight. The next day I trimmed any overhanging paper, gently distressed the edges of the paper, and then applied two coats of Mod Podge on top.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum to let the paper I used stand out. I love the designs, but struggled to use them on scrapbook pages, so this is perfect. All the papers are from Pebbles {From Me to You} except the wood grain, which is from Dear Lizzy. I made a bow with my new WRMK envelope punch board from this YouTube video and then made another folded heart flower that I recently discovered how to make.

So that's July's project, and every time I walk past the bookcases in our living room, I have a pretty reminder to pause.

Oh, I'm hosting my first challenge on the forum and it's all about saying goodbye to Two Peas. There's still plenty of time to create something and enter to win a little prize pack. You can find all the details HERE!


  1. I think this is gorgeous! Love your homemade flower. Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. I don't take on many home decor projects either. Most of the walls in my house are bare. Ha. Your flower is nice.

  3. oooh i love home decor projects and this rocks
    love the paper

  4. This is beautiful. Love your color choices, perfect for you word.

  5. You home decor project came out wonderful...with the embellishments in all the right places!! :) Evie

  6. These look great, Elise! I have a paper mach "A" (for my last name) I wanted to decorate but I never have gotten around to it... maybe I need to go find that "A"!

  7. This is so pretty, such a great Home decor project and beautiful to look at and Pause.
    I love that you let the paper take centre stage on this.
    Of course I love your heart flower, I had mentioned it on the 2Peas post :)

  8. Your project looks so welcoming and beautiful, Elise! I love the flower technique, awesome!

  9. You make it sound so easy y I'm going to have so try it. Yours came out great!


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