Friday, December 5, 2008

What's in a name?

Only 3 weeks left to Christmas…
The ICE chicks said to me…

A name sign is a great gift. There are many ways to make a name sign, you can use a first name, or a surname, it can be elegant, or fun and playful. There is so many ways to go about making a name sign also.

This example was made by Cool Chick Jennifer Smith. She used a plain wood board for the base, painted and lacquered it. Then using a Cricuit she cut the last name from paper, & used additional papers to create a background. She used modge podge over the top of the sign to keep all the elements safe, added some ribbon and placed the sign on an easel. Cute!

This sign was made by Cindy Kinickerbocker. The cute stamped people represent the recipients family & makes for a unique gift. The stamps are from Stampin’ Up! Called “All in the Family” (if you are interested in purchasing this stamp please contact us at and we will be happy to get you in contact with Cindy) After creating the base with stamps, paper, ribbons, and a small tag with the families name, she framed it in a long black frame to finish it off. Super cute!

And lastly is this fun name sign. It was made on a simple board that was painted. Large letters spell out the child’s name and fun coordinating embellishments and pattern paper finish it off. This sign included a hanger on the back to hang on a wall.

You can find plain board ready to create on at you local craft store or Home Improvement store. Unique frames can be found at any discount store watch for the long frames usually used for matted collages.

If you have a personal cutting system such as the Circuit or the Silhouette you can cut letters for your sign from paper or even Vinyl. Depending on the size of your sign, premade monogram letters, chipboard letters, and stickers work great to create a name sign. Or check your local scrapbooking stores, many stores offer free workrooms with a Varity of diecut alphabets available!


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