Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jaded Blossom~Funny Mail

HEYYYYY!!! So today I am IN VEGAS!!! Yeah I know its pretty dog gone awesome if you ask me. Our beautiful LOBOS just won the Mountain West conference and we couldn't be prouder so we are going to the state they won in to show them some love. LOL totally not true we've had this vacation planned for a few months but...well anyway!

I am super excited to share a project with you today...

Okay so you know how Smash books are all the rage these days? Okay maybe that's just me but they are pretty awesome. I actually just recently bought one. I LOVE the concept behind them and I wanted the kids to have something similar for our trip to Vegas this week. 

Here let me show you the cover and then I'll fill you in on what I did. 

Super quick and easy. The kids got to help a LOT on this one!!! LOVE THAT!

Okay so you know when you get a pack or set of 12x12 pattern paper? Well it normally comes with one sheet of this thicker cardboard right? Yeah it does, you'll have to just trust me on this one. So what I did was I took it and cut it into 4 6x6 pieces. Yeah super original I know ;) I took the two pieces and painted on the front using white acrylic paint. Actually I kinda let the kids do this part. (Family projects and all) Then I found some fun chip board that wasnt being used and plastered that on there; again the chillins did this part. Man I'm taking the credit for all of their hard work. Next up and the perfect finishing touch IMO is the beautiful Lips from the Funny Mail set! (I betcha wanna know who stamped the lips don't cha?) I think this is my most loved set. ;)

Then I used paper from my stash. Since I wanted this to be asexual I had to add both masculine and feminine colors so I just cut what I had into 6x6 squares. Most of the scraps ended up being 3x6 those were added as well. And then I also found some envelopes (mostly the ones that come in the mail with BILLS) and added those. 

Since I'm new to the whole bind-it-all thing (and I was trying to be cheap) I only punched 6 holes. Totally regret that now because it will only stand like this. Note to self (or anyone else who just got the bia) make more holes! 

But I truly believe that those lips make is just perfect!!! Thanks yall so much for stopping by. I hope you are all having a great week! ;)


  1. We were just there last weekk and the place was hopping with the basketball tournaments. Have fun and win a bit of money, I know I left enought behind for everyone.

  2. Sounds like a great place to be! I love that your kids were able to be involved in the project!

    missstamper (at)

  3. very cute!! I love how they painted the Smash book! Hope your having fun in Vegas!

    Kim :)