Project Pick Me Up

A few years ago my friend purchased some decorated wood letters from a craft fair. One of the letters was decorated with basic patterned paper and a few flowers cut from coordinating paper. Over the years my friend has grown tired of its simple design and asked me to spruce it up. Today’s project shows just how I did it.

When I removed the original flowers it tore the paper underneath, so part of my job was not only adding new decorations but covering up the imperfections made in the process. I started by covering the corners of the letter with coordinating paper and inking around the entire letter.

I chose the smallest flower in the Abundant Blossoms set of myStampBOX stamps and multicolor-inked with shades of pink and red. By stamping a trail of flowers across the entire letter, I was able to create a bit of movement in an otherwise-blocky letter. Each flower was enhanced with a pearl or rhinestone center.

The original design for this letter had a cluster of flowers in the upper right corner, and since most of the damage happened when removing it I had to be sure to cover it fully. I started with a paper flower enhanced with a little Stickles. I stamped a larger flower with Abundant Blossoms also inked with pink and red. I took a small flower (the same as the “trail” created across the letter) and punched it out with a tiny punch to create the flower center. A pearl and more Stickles completed this special flower. I layered it with another paper flower and my favorite leaf from the Floating Leaves set of stamps. Together they have enough texture, sparkle, and interest to make little “M” (and her mama) proud!

Supplies: Abundant Blossoms and Floating Leaves stamps by myStampBOX; Ranger Distress Ink; Cleasnap Vivid! Ink; Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; Bazzill flower; Prima flower; Ranger Stickles; Basic Grey pearls; Studio G rhinestones; DCWV paper; American Crafts cardstock.

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  1. Janet Zeppa says:

    You did a fabulous job of jazzing up her letter!

  2. Jaine says:

    This is so pretty Jolene.

  3. Allison Cope says:

    Gorgeous Jolene!

  4. Sue Sykes says:

    So very pretty! She’s going to love it!

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