Craft it Monday with Virginia Fynes!

Craft it Monday with Virginia Fynes!

Good morning SCT friends…Happy Monday!  We are excited to share a new category on the SCT blog this year, "Craft It Monday!"  With so many crafters, makers and DIY lovers out there, we thought sharing some fun DIY projects throughout the year that you can create at home would offer new options to use your papercrafting supplies!  First up is one of our favourite crafters, DIY girl and blogger, Virginia Fynes of Fynes Designs….

"This year I’m trying hard not to go overboard with pink and red so I thought I’d use some untraditional colors so it will last long after February is gone.


How to make this easy painted sign:

  • Buy a 1” x 6” board (pine or spruce) if you get it at the Home Depot they will cut it for you to the proper size. Mine is appox 12” long. 
  • Paint desired color using Acrylic craft paint.
  • Sand edges of the board to distress (optional)
  • Using the Silhouette, cut out the free ‘Love Grows Here’ Cut file (download here!). Cut the 'Love' out using a double sided adhesive sheet, and ‘grows here’ on a piece of vinyl.

  • Using transfer tape, apply the vinyl to the bottom left of wood. Paint desired color. Remove vinyl stencil and allow to dry.

  • Remove double sided adhesive letters from the yellow backing and place on wood. Remove white paper to reveal the adhesive.
  • Sprinkle generously with glitter. Using your fingertip rub glitter into the adhesive letters to ensure adhesion.
  • Dust off remaining glitter.
  • Using a clear liquid glue, apply a May Arts Ribbon pom pom border to the outside edge, allow to dry.
  • To hang sign tack a strand of May Arts silk ribbon to the backside with thumbtacks.


Can you believe how easy that was?! I used to be so intimidated about making anything with wood, but this is a no tools required project!


Thanks so much for joining me here today for "Craft it Monday!" ~  Virginia

Virginia always has amazing projects to share on her blog Fynes Designs along with recipes, party ideas, holiday style, new products and affordable design!  With over 1M visitors to her blog last year, we encouarge you to add it to your regular blog roll!  You an also follow Fynes Designs on Instagram and Facebook!  Today Virginia has a fabulous giveaway over on Instagram for this…


Would wouldn't want a pretty pink camera!  We thought you would want to know 🙂

Go craft my crafty friends!!!  

~  Catherine 

2015-01-26T10:51:58-04:00January 26th, 2015|Craft it Monday|


  1. barbara macaskill January 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    This is a cool project!! Quick and easy yet a great gift for someone special! Thanks for the inspiration Virginia! I am following you on FB and Instagram and my fingers are crossed for the giveaway!! I could really use one of these to capture those everyday moments that are so special just because they happened! Thanks for the chance to!

  2. Nina Oelke January 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I don’t use Instagram and wouldn’t know how even if I could. I just want to say that you did an awesome job on the above project. The finished item looks amazing 🙂

  3. Sandy January 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Nice idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. TracyM #6773 January 27, 2015 at 7:54 am

    BEAUTIFUL sign – LOVE the mint & silver, LOVE the pom poms too!!!
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION and tutorial 🙂
    Sorry, I would love to enter but I don’t have instagram.

  5. Carol Jones January 27, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Nice project! Would never have thought to do it like that! Cute camera & wonderful Prize, thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Lynda James January 27, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    After seeing this project, I just want to get started making one these frames too. Would love to win this prize. Love taking lots of pictures.

  7. Betty Boutilier January 28, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Virginia that is one fabulous sign.Love the mint & silver together .Cute camera thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Mary Kay January 28, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Love that I can get so inspired everytime I read the posts. Thank you.

  9. Jaime Sunshine January 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    OMG! What a Beautiful Collection. I most certainly would be jumping up & down, possibly some back flips (if I knew how to). I am So excited for a chance to win. Thank to the entire Team for a Spectacular package. I would be more than grateful to win for my birthday, which is right around the corner LOL ☺

  10. Sue Mac Donald February 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    wonderful project, well given tutorial & who wouldn’t want to win a PINK CAMERA!!??!! Yes….me!

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