Craft it Monday with Virginia Fynes!

Craft it Monday with Virginia Fynes!

Hi there SCT followers, its Virginia from Fynes Designs here to share a fun craft with you today.  Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today team at Crop & Create Moncton where I got to do a fun make and take with all the attendees.  I loved it so much I couldn’t wait to share it with you too!

If you follow along with me on Instagram you’d know my love for making little wooden signs. Of course that’s what I wanted to share with the group, but I added a little scrappy twist for this fun off the page project. 


To make this sign we used some very basic supplies. A small pine (or spruce) board cut 1x 8 cut 5” long and a 1x 3 cut 5” long.  If you don’t have a saw at home, The Home Depot will make lumber cuts free of charge for you. Then using a 1 ½ “ hole saw I carved the lens groove in the front (again if you don’t have a hole saw you could use a wooden disk from the craft store). The last step is to drill a hole for the view finder and a small hole on the top for the clicker, which you can then place a 1” roofing nail in to. 

To finish the sign you can add a strand of May Arts Ribbon (I used Salmon Colored Faux Canvas, and 1/8” Grey Diagonal Stripe) simply with a thumb tack. Then simply use wood glue to hold everything in place; you’ll need about 30 minutes drying time.

Then comes the fun part embellishing! Add washi tape, enamel dots, gems, thickers, and the sign is perfectly sized to hold a cute 3×4” printed card or one you make yourself!




Wasn’t that a super easy and fun off the page project?!

To add one more prize for the SCT 9th birthday celebration that just wrapped up (let's keep the fun going!), I would love to offer one lucky reader this fun woodensign I made…


For an opportunity to win this sign, please leave a comment below by this Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m.  Good luck!!!

Thanks for joining me, I’ll be back next month with another fun craft project. In the meantime please stop by Fynes Designs for weekly DIY, craft, and home inspiration.

~  Virginia Fynes 


2019-01-03T19:44:09+00:00March 30th, 2015|Birthday Celebration, Craft it Monday|


  1. Veronica March 30, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Such lovely prizes and projects!!! ////this has been an excellent birthday experiences; I’ve enjoyed celebrating with you!

  2. Dolly March 30, 2015 at 10:12 am

    These are so AWESOME!! Love them!!

  3. Lynn Gauthier March 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Adorable sign. I’ve not seen this saying before!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. Karen S March 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Enjoyed doing this project at Crop and Create Moncton…. so cute!

  5. MaryAnn N March 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Cute projects

  6. Kelly Massman March 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    what a fun sign!!!!! TFS!

  7. tammy kist March 30, 2015 at 10:34 am

    that is adorable!!!

  8. bette March 30, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Great sign!!!

  9. Deborah Feletti March 30, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Cute sign! Love the saying. I really like all your little signs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Netta-Jane March 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Wow! That sign is fantastic! I Love all the new crafty projects on Mondays, thanks for some awesome inspiration.

  11. Carol Jones March 30, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Love the cute sign! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Traci R. March 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Love the signs! Great home decor piece!!

  13. judy March 30, 2015 at 10:57 am

    What cute ideas. Love the motto!

  14. Judy Stiles March 30, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Love the sign .. and the wording!

  15. Rita March 30, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Love what you have done. Thanks for opportunity to win one of your signs.

  16. Roz Kelly March 30, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Virginia, your make & take looks amazing! So cute….and your giveaway sign is awesome too! Would look fantastic in my classroom 🙂

  17. Paulette Sarsfield March 30, 2015 at 11:15 am

    This is incredible… I’d love to know what kind of paint you used on the wood! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  18. RPomeroy March 30, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I love those ideas. Great stuff and perfect for all of us.

  19. barbara macaskill March 30, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Cute idea for an OTP project! Such an awesome Birthday celebration! TFS!

  20. Crystal March 30, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Super cute project and I love the sign 🙂

  21. Kelly A. Crowl March 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Oh my Word!!!! ADORABLE PROJECTS!!!

  22. Sandy R March 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

    All your projects put a smile on my face! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Vicki Smith March 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Are you kidding! These prizes are overwhelming. I have been wanting to buy the Chameleon pens and thank you for this great opportunity!! Thank you, Jennifer, for your video!!!

  24. Carol H. March 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    What a cute and versatile project! Love it! Love your sign too! Would look great hanging ini my craft room! 🙂

  25. Carla Hundley March 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Such cute ideas!
    These are great.
    Carla from Utah

  26. Carla Hundley March 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Such cute ideas!
    These are great.
    Carla from Utah

  27. Janice March 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Lovely projects.

  28. Jenn Zawadzki March 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    What a great saying I love it. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jenn Z.

  29. RUBY M March 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Awesome project. the sign you made as a prize is so very cute. It would be a welcome addition to my scrap room.

  30. Cathy Sobotka March 30, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Such a cute sign! It would look great in my craft room!

  31. Sandy Carveth March 30, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Only a scrapbook addict could understand the last sign! Love it!

  32. Johanne Lacombe March 30, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Great idea. Love those. Thanks for sharing,

  33. suzi March 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    too fun!

  34. Helen Gullett March 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    How awesome these projects!!!!!!!

  35. Heather P March 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This is such a great project. I really enjoyed making it at the Moncton Crop and Create, and loved seeing all the different ideas people had for decorating. Wonderful!

  36. Amy March 30, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Virginia, your wood designs are very cute! AND they have inspired me to try some off the page projects!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  37. Julie B March 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    That sign says it all! Great inspiration……thank you!

  38. Laura Evangeline March 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    My goodness those are cute!

  39. Jean Marmo March 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm


  40. Pauline.Gaudet March 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Love this project! I’ll have to prepare 2 for my nephew and niece.

  41. SandraA March 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    GREAT projects. These will be Spring Break activities with my granddaughter. Thanks for the inspiration!

  42. Jo March 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Only great stuff at SCT, thx

  43. Margaret Crawford March 30, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    And the fun continues. Thank you so much.

  44. Alma Dirpaul March 30, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    ANOTHER giveaway… You are awesome. Thanks.

  45. paullette March 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Really like that sign!

  46. diana March 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Great projects! 😉

  47. Joan VanCourt March 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my, how darling. I forget to got outside my comfort zone when crafting. These are fantastic. Love the Scrap board. Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration. That sign would look great in my girl cave. ..just saying….

  48. Annette Allen March 30, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    oh my how totally fun.. i love that cool sign… awesome inspiration.. thanks

  49. Ali March 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Great OTP project, and LOVE the sign!

  50. Stephanie DiSabato March 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Really beautiful and creative signs! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  51. Judith March 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Great ideas! Thank you for the chance to win the sign!

  52. Rebecca Yahrling March 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome ideas! Great sign: would like great in my craft room once I get it re-organized! lol

  53. colleen F March 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    What a fun sign.

  54. Betty Boutilier March 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Adorable signs . I love your wooden projects.

  55. stacy s March 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I am in love with the sign! I have the perfect place in my scraproom! Happy Birthday! Keep the cute ideas coming!

  56. Laura Turcotte March 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    oooohhhh—I love this!!!!

  57. Emmaeh March 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Love those ideas… Totally cute and I totally love that sign! Would look fantastic on my wall!

  58. P. T March 30, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Really like that sign…great prizes too!

  59. Theresa March 30, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    What a neat sign!!! Perfectly suits me as I am always taking photos of all my adventures and then scrapbooking them.

  60. Sharon K. March 30, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Virginia, went to c and c Moncton site and saw this so cute project u did, so glad u gave us the instructions here!! Loved it and will definitely be making it. Thanks for the scrap sign as well. Fun stuff!

  61. Sandy Clinton March 30, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Cute project Virginia! Great prize too! Thanks for sharing!

  62. Sue Moody March 30, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Super cute sign:)

  63. Heather H. March 30, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Beautiful signs!!

  64. Suzi Metcalfe March 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Maybe my family would take heed, if I had that sign hung where they could all see it! Thanks for the fun!

  65. KT Fit Kitty March 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    These projects are all fantastic! What a fun sign for your giveaway! It says it all! Thanks for the chance!

  66. Valerie March 30, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Love your signs, they make me smile!

  67. Sheri C March 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Virginia your sign is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win it … Wish me luck!

  68. Gail March 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    The sign is so cute and would be perfect in my scrapbook room!

  69. Sandi Pressley March 30, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Love these projects and this sign would be awesome to win! Thanks for the chance.

  70. Jen March 30, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Love love love! Definitely going to make this! And LOVE the sign. Headed over to instagram and your website right now Fynes Designs!!!

  71. nina m.m. March 31, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Happy 9th birthday! Sign is adorable, thanks for the chance to win this sign.

  72. Manda March 31, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Love the little wooden camera! And the sign is so cute – great saying!

  73. Helen Van Daalen March 31, 2015 at 8:59 am

    That is a cute project. Thank you for sharing.

  74. Sue Moore March 31, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    So cute and you make it sound so easy. The variety you achieved from just changing up the colors and the cards was amazing.

  75. Teresa March 31, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I love your wood projects. Super easy and fun to make! TFS. 🙂

  76. Amy Coose March 31, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Love your make-n-take and thanks for the chance to win this cute sign!!

  77. Dorina D April 1, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Fun project. And the sign is so cute. Nice work and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  78. Emilly Malott April 1, 2015 at 2:14 am

    What a great sign and adorable photo holder, LOVE IT!!!!

  79. Nikki Pakkala April 1, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I love the font on this sign!

  80. Glennis F April 1, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Fabulous prize – it has been a fun week

  81. Kim K April 1, 2015 at 4:15 am

    This is lovely! Thank you for your generosity. 🙂

  82. Stephanie Bonin April 1, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Fabulous projects. Love the bright papers.

  83. Stephanie Rodgers April 1, 2015 at 7:50 am

    OMG!!!! The font, the colors, the saying … EVERYTHING!

  84. BettyAnn April 1, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Great projects…I love working with wood!

  85. Michelle Tidd April 1, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Virginia is awesome!! I made this gorgeous project and it’s simple and sweet!!!

  86. Rachel Brathwaite April 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Love it, such a beautiful craft

  87. Lesley Baker April 1, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Oh I love it! Perfect for my soon to be redecorated craft space. Thank you for coming to Moncton we loved having you! See you in 2016?!

  88. diane Gyorfi April 1, 2015 at 10:51 am

    What cool projects today,love it!!

  89. christi Steinbeck April 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

    great project cute sign!

  90. Deena M. April 1, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This is so cute and the information inspiring! Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing!

  91. Jo Lindskog April 1, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What great ideas, some I think even I can do! Thanks!

  92. Sandy Lewis April 1, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Absolutely adorable project! I’d love to win – thanks for the chance.

  93. sherry butcher April 1, 2015 at 11:53 am

    So cute and fun, love your ideas. TFS.

  94. Kate Smith April 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Love the crafts, and the picture! Would love to win!

  95. RobinD April 1, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Very cool project! I’m going to use this one lots this year. Thanks for the chance to with the fabulous sign!

  96. Cheryl April 1, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I love this idea!

  97. Valerie April 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    That is the coolest project! I love it!! And tht prize is the greatest!!

  98. Regina April 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    just adorable!!!

  99. Christine C. April 1, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I love it!

  100. Tammi Boonstoppel April 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Fun sign! Loved your make and take at crop&create moncton! Great work!

  101. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} April 1, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Yes I’m a fan of Virginia’s! LOVE those prizes too! Happy NINE!

  102. Peggy Sobey April 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Very cute. And the fun just keeps on going!

  103. Jenny Kozar April 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Love these ideas – sweet!! And I love the thought of Scrap Scrap Sleep & Repeat!!

  104. judy April 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your give away sign!

  105. Josephine April 2, 2015 at 9:13 am

    These are gorgeous projects. I love the colours. So fresh for spring!

  106. mary d April 2, 2015 at 9:35 am

    What great ideas! Love the sign.

  107. April 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I love these projects!

  108. Sandy Clinton April 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

    LOVE the sign Virginia! Would be perfect for craft room decor!

  109. JoAnn H April 2, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Love it!

  110. Kathleen April 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Great super wonderful!! Love your creativity! 🙂

  111. falan from vancouver island Canada April 3, 2015 at 12:52 am

    This is great I need one or maybe to make one would be great too. Wow love it.

  112. Cari April 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Love this!!! Her work is amazing!!!

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