Hi all, it's Kellie here bringing you another altered project. I love summer time and one of the nice things about working for a school is I get my summers off too! One of my goals for this summer is to get organized before summer is over (which is going by crazy fast). I love batch cooking meals so when school starts my freezer is packed with meals that I can pull out of the freezer and cook. So we were in need of a "menu". I wanted one that was functional for our meal system and looked good to of course.
Here are the main items that I used for my Menu:
Simple Stories Papers (Summer Fresh and Documented)
Picture Frame (just the frame, no glass or backing)
Rustoleum Magnetic Primer
Darice Magnetic Canvas
Darice Magnetic Strips
Valspar Wall Paint
Wood Letters(M E N U)
I started by taping off the size of the picture frame and painted it with the Rustoleum Magnetic Primer. I rolled on 3 coats of Primer. I then rolled on 2 coats of wall paint. Next I added the frame and put the letters above the frame.
Here are the pieces to my Menu. I cut seven squares of assorted Simple Stories Papers at 3.5 x4.5 inches, and I also cut seven pieces of the Magnetic Canvas the same size. I cut 1 x 12 inch strips of paper to cover (2)Magnetic strips 26" long. I covered the Magnetic Canvas and strips with the papers I cut. I also covered 4 chipboard banners with Simple Stories documented and I added 3 clothespins. I put magnetic strips on the backs of the chipboard banners. Also on one of the banners I added a couple of elements from the Summer Fresh collection.
I cut the days of the week out with my Eclips machine. I printed several labels with different meals that my family likes to eat. I also printed some labels with "Out to Eat" or "Camping" hoping I won't have to cook everyday! I put the labels on the freezer and my hope is that by the end of the Summer our freezer will be full and my "Menu" system will work.
My plans for the clothespins is to have them hold notes, such as grocery lists and such.
I placed the labels on the freezer, when that meal is no longer in the freezer I will take it off until the next batch cooking day, and then it will go back up. I used a 6x8 Memorabilia pocket to make a recipe holder.
With the leftover scraps of Magnetic Canvas I made mini magnets with Year o graphy Cardstock Stickers and Happy Day Cardstock Stickers. Perfect for a fridge calendar I had.
Well, I hope you liked my altered project for today. It amazes me how many different ways you can use Simple Stories papers, and it doesn't matter which collection you use the papers will go perfectly together. My projects usually are not your traditional scrapbook page but I hope they show how versatile Simple Stories papers are.