DIY Prints

Well, another weekend has come and gone. Although I worked this weekend, I was happy to have Friday off! I am so overly excited that I will have my first home office/craft room come May! I offered Andrew the garage… so I think that’s a fair trade, right? I know I want a clean space with a beautiful white Parsons desk. I hope to have all of my craft supplies conveniently stored in the closet (I’m a dreamer). I want to order a few inspirational prints from Lara Casey’s shop (shown in my last post) but also wanted some DIY prints. What I love about framed prints is that you can easily store them in a folder and switch them out, depending on season or mood.

For Valentine’s Day, I used my Cricut to create a die cut print that said “KISS” and “XO”. They were so easy and fun! I didn’t need to use Cricut Craft Room but if you did it would look something like this:

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 8.32.17 PMI used my “Plantin Schoolbook” cartridge and font size 3  to get the letters (“LOVE”) large enough for a 8.5 x 11 cardstock. For “KISS” I used size 5 1/2 because it was on 12 x 12 cardstock.

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imageCheesy photo alert! (I didn’t have any photos of my “KISS” print framed.. except this one :)

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The next print I created was not very original, but it was easy and fun! I have seen so much inspiration for a painting like this on Pinterest & was happy to finally have some time to try it out! I can’t wait to do it again in the colors that I want my home office to have!

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What do you think? I love how simple this painting technique is! It is great for anyone who uses color for inspiration! Just a few brush strokes will give you an idea of what color palette might (or might not) work for your next project! I will definitely be doing this again!

xo,

T

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2 thoughts on “DIY Prints

  1. Love the paint strokes one, so what if it has been done on Pinterest a ton, it is still adorable!!

    And oh how I dream of a White Parson’s Desk. Cannot wait to see how your home office develops!

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