Monday, February 28, 2011

March "Plaque Attack" has arrived!

I'd like to start this post by saying "Thank You" to the many who sent such nice comments in their emails requesting last month's Plaque Attack and Young Women Value Plaque. I'm so sorry that I don't have time to respond back to you individually. Most often I just send the plaque document without a word, when I'd like to write you each a long email thanking you for your support. Please believe me when I say it is truly appreciated. 

In order to receive the document for this plaque,
please follow the instructions below...

For those new to the "Plaque Attack Club," last September I introduced a new monthly feature on my blog and named it "Plaque Attack." The best way to describe "Plaque Attack" is that it is a free plaque-of-the-month club. Each month -- a few days before a new month begins -- I will make a post featuring a new plaque. The plaque wording will reflect holidays or activities unique to the coming month.

Many have requested to be put on the email list to receive the plaque wording monthly. In actuality there is no "list." You'll need to check back every month and request the new plaque to receive the document. A number of ladies have sent me photos of their plaques or a link to a post after creating them. Nothing makes me happier than to see your wonderful and unique creations! It fabulous to see the different spin people put on the same basic idea. Please feel free to share your creations!

If you would like to make the plaque for March, please follow the instructions below...

You will need the following materials:
1- 6 1/2" square wooden plaque
(Plaques can now be purchased online here.)
1 - piece of scrapbook paper
craft paint / spray paint
Mod Podge
paint brush

Print the document off on a piece of scrapbook paper.  {Important Tip}  I learned a valuable lesson last month when I was making a plaque. Occasionally when I've made my plaques I've been disappointed because sometimes the ink bleeds a little when I apply the Mod Podge. I decided to try the product below to see if it would seal the ink on the paper, and it did...

That's Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2x Matte Clear Sealer. You can get it in the spray paint department at Home Depot or a similar product at Hobby Lobby, WalMart, etc. I printed the document on my scrapbook paper, and then I sprayed this clear sealer on it. Hold the can about 1 foot away from the paper and lightly spray it one direction and then the other direction. Just apply a light coating to set and seal the ink, so it doesn't bleed when you apply the Mod Podge. See how crisp the letters look below...

A 6 1/2" square wooden plaque can be purchased at most hobby stores. I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $1.47. I lightly sanded my plaque and painted on one coat of green acrylic craft paint. After the clear sealer has dried on your scrapbook paper, cut it to the desired size. Paint the front of your plaque with a thin layer of Mod Podge, then do the same to the back of the scrapbook paper and apply the paper to the front of the plaque. Make sure all bubbles under the surface of the paper have been eliminated and that the paper is nice and flat. Let dry. Then, liberally apply a finish coat of the Mod Podge over the entire front of the plaque to give it texture and sheen.Total cost approximately $2.50.

I'm offering this plaque free of charge to all. Just leave a comment below and shoot me an email with the words "March Plaque Attack" in the subject line. I'll return your email with the plaque image attached in a Microsoft Word document. My email address is on my sidebar under "Contact Information." 

© By requesting this document via email you are agreeing not to sell the pattern or sell products with this pattern on them. You may make as many products as you would like for personal use or gifts.

Did you notice the cute fonts I used? These free fonts can easily be downloaded to your computer by going to {Kevin&}. They have hundreds of fabulous fonts for the taking. So kind of them to share their talents so freely!

Linked to:
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies & Jellybeans
20 Below @ Christina's Adventures
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
t2t Tuesday @ Sassy Sites
Mad Skills Monday @ Support Blog for Moms of Boys
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple