Summer Fun Activity Board

May 28th, 2013

This weekend I attended a fun and totally girly weekend retreat. We wanted to do a fun craft to get our creative juices flowing, and had recently seen Kelly Brown show off her Summer Fun Trackers on Studio 5 including a pin board with goals for summer activities. We took her idea and ran with it  each creating our own board and customizing them with lots of fun embellishments.

This is us all crafting and having a good time getting our hands dirty:

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We used the new MME Rhonna Farrer line – Find your Wings & Fly - and everyone just died over how awesome the papers and especially embellishments were. Love this line – easy to use and so stunning!

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Our cork board was 16×20 and we covered it in fabric (stapling the back), and fit twelve 3.5″x5″ squares on the front. It fit perfectly into an empty 16×20 frame.

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I cut the “Summer Fun” out on my Silhouette Cameo  using their free studio software, and we used the xyron X to turn all the letters into stickers – it’s the best little tool ever!

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Then I totally made the project mine by using all the amazing embellishments – chipboard, brads, washi tape, alpha letters, layered stickers and a few enamel dots.

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Add a little twine, and some push pins and this project only took about an hour.

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Now all I need to do is actually schedule and accomplish all these fun summer goals AND take pictures to document everything.

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And once summer is over, I can pull off all the cards and turn the whole thing into a mini album.  I think it would also be great to tuck in a little journaling card on the back of each card so that every photo/activity has a story as well.

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Isn’t that an awesome way to get your summer activities planned and memories recorded? Plus is an adorable decoration in your house all summer long!

Thanks Kelly for the awesome idea!

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