Sentiment sign post
Posted by Jackie-J, 17 Nov, 2017
Are you feeling a little lost with your crafting? Don’t know which way you want to take your next project? Let us point you in the right direction with this stand-out creation. It’s surprisingly easy to make and comes with a clever folding grassy holder. So, even though it stands an impressive 12'' high, you can still pop it in the post with ease and send to any destination!
1. Trim two 2cm strips from a 12 x 12'' piece of Papermania Capsule Elements Wood paper. Carefully cut the ends off three larger lollipop sticks with a craft knife and ink around the edges with brown dye ink. Attach one lollipop stick to either end of the paper strip; you will be left with a gap in the middle. Fill this in with a small stick, cut to size, and adhere the second paper strip on top, sandwiching the lollipop sticks inside.
2. Cut a small scrap of coloured cardstock into a sign shape and cover the reverse with wood-effect paper. Ink the edges brown, as before. Repeat for the other signs, using various complementary coloured cardstocks and different shapes and sizes.
3. Stamp a sentiment on several signs, using different alphabet stamp sets, fonts and words. Use a mixture of black and blue inks. Heat emboss a few of the signs by sprinkling the sentiment with embossing powder while the ink is still wet. Shake off any excess and set with a pink heat tool.
4. Trim a large lollipop stick with scissors so that it resembles a sign shape. Repeat to make three and paint them on both sides with Artiste Acrylic Paint – we used Sage, Night Blue and Antique Gold. When dry, stamp, emboss or use die-cut words, as for the cardstock signs. Attach all the finished signs to the sign post using double- sided tape. Adhere some straight and others slightly crooked for a quirky handmade look.
5. Create the folding post base to allow your sign to stand up. Transfer the template onto thick green cardstock. Score where indicated, using an Xcut 4 In 1 Embossing Pen. Fold up the box shape, creasing the edges with a paper creaser. Secure in place at the tab edge.
6. Cut two 2.8 x 6cm panels and score at 1cm on each end. Fix the panels to the inside, leaving a 3mm gap in the middle to create a slot.
7. Die cut 12 pieces of grass, using the Xcut Family Tree Die Set. Glue the first layer around the top and stick the second layer around the middle. Finish with the third layer around the very bottom. Once fully dry, slot the sign post in place.
Project and how-to instructions by Jackie Jasper. Project originally published in issue 83 of docrafts Creativity magazine.