Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 
I hope all y'all had a happy holiday;)   

Last summer after several attempts to connect our DVD player to a new flat screen TV I gave up.  When my son-in-law Paul suggested a movie to rent I explained the problem, so he smiled and said he could hook it up...but he wanted a plaque for his efforts. It was all in fun and we all laughed. The problem with the DVD was the programming, and Paul did manage to set it up. Then he gave us lessons on how to use it. 
Now every time he visits he asks "Where's my plaque?" and we all just laugh. So for Christmas I decided I would make him a plaque. 

I found the frame at a thrift store then proceeded to cut the tools using my cricut and SCAL. The files I used are from SVGCuts: "Cliff's Club House Cards" collection-Workshop. 

I used Kraft paper and a recycled piece of cardboard (the glossy brown and mustard colored background) from some gift packaging I saved. I cut the tools twice-once from silver metallic paper and once from black, then I trimmed the black to make the handles. The Handy Man cut the remote and tool box are from a different svg collection. The letters Paul Can are 6 layers with inked edges for dimension. I'm always surprised with the results when an idea gets translated to paper. I never know how it will turn out.

Paul knew what it was as soon as he picked it up and felt the frame. He was delighted and we all had a laugh.

"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy" -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I hope to get back to blogging regularly and entering new challenges, but tomorrow I babysit my grandchildren. Yea!

Be well and thanks for stopping by;) Carole

1 comment:

  1. The plaque turned out great! I'm sure it'll have a place of prominence in Paul's space. The plaque and the recognition are sure to be something Paul will enjoy over and over again. It's lovely that you did this for him you know...YAY!


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