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Friday, March 22, 2013

DIY Inspiration Board with Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic

Let's be honest - life can be hard. Some days, you just need to be surrounded by things that inspire and uplift you to get through the day. Creating a space for yourself with quotes, images, and color can make you feel better, and ignite that creative spark. Using products from the new Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic line at JoAnn's, I put together an inspiration board to look at every day. Kind of like a real-life Pinterest board!

DIY Inspiration Board

The Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic line, designed by Liz Kartchner, features crisp blues, pinks, greens, yellows, and airy neutrals with hints of gold. The patterns on all the papers are modern and different, and I especially love the splashes of sparkle. Every single accessory in the collection is unique and fun to look at and use! By adding a lot of the pieces from the collection to my inspiration board, it makes me happy to be able to look at them every day.

DIY Inspiration Board with Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic products

Large Framed Magnetic Board {originally used for my Makeup Magnet Board}
American Crafts Gold Glitter Tape
American Crafts Pow! Rouge Glitter Paper
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Fabric Bows
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Fabric & Epoxy Brads
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic 12x12 Double-Sided Cardstock
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Glitter Foam Stickers
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Large Decorative Tags
Large Wooden Clothespins
Small Frames
E6000 Glue

DIY Inspiration Board

To start, I trimmed the rouge glitter paper and taped it to the back of the cardstock. Then, I lined the edges up with the frame and taped the papers to the metal sheet. Next, I got out the E6000 and stuck the magnets on the back of the clothespins, frames, fabric bows, and brads. For the brads, I clipped off the little metal pieces off the back with clippers so I would have a flat area to stick the magnet to. The glue needs to dry for at least an hour - but the longer you wait to mess with it, the better.

DIY Inspiration Board

While the glue was drying, I was playing with all the decorative tags. I love the ones with cutouts!! The other tags in the package have super cute patterns and colors, and I hope to use those as gift tags for birthday presents and other projects.

On the "Hello" tag, I added a piece of the rouge glitter paper behind it, then wrote "beautiful" underneath in Sharpie. I stuck a cute little fox brad in the hole of the tag. The heart on the "O" is a fabric-covered brad made into a magnet.

I trimmed the "Today" tag, added the words "Make" and "Awesome" with Sharpie, then attached a paper covered in the gold glitter tape behind the cutout to have it really stand out.

I left the "Life" tag as-is, but attached a photo of me holding my newborn daughter with some cute washi tape. The "Create" tag is the glitter foam letter stickers placed on a yellow-striped tag.

DIY Inspiration Board

I love that there are lines for a list or a cute note on the typewriter tag. I wanted to make a way to write down a reminder or a positive thought every day, so I covered the tag in packaging tape. Now I can easily write on the tag with a dry erase marker!

DIY Inspiration Board

Other than that, I just printed off a few of quotes on cardstock, as well as my blog logo for one of the frames, and the photo of me and my daughter. I also cut out a sparkly mustache {glitter + mustaches = awesome!} with the glitter paper and put in the other frame.

Because everything is stuck to the board with magnets and clips, I can always change things out if I find something new, and I have plenty of magnets made to add more ideas and inspiration.

You can see more products in the Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic collection online, or visit your local JoAnn's store. You can also find more inspiration from American Crafts on FacebookTwitterPinterest, & Instagram and JoAnn's on FacebookTwitter, & Pinterest.

I received product from American Crafts for this review. All opinions and images in this post are my own.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Awww what a cute idea! I just love her line. My 3 Joann's haven't gotten the line in yet. ugh!!!

  2. How fun! I just LOVE those little frames.... ADORABLE! What a great inspiration board.

  3. Really cute! Loving the cutouts as well!

  4. Cute idea! Love the clothes pins!

  5. Oooh, I love this! I don't really have the eye for this sort of thing, so I love seeing what other people dream up... so pretty!

  6. SO Cute! I love love those stickers and that blue "frame!" I'm definitely in love.

  7. This board is so happy! I love it! Thanks for linking up!

    -Missy @ So You Think You're Crafty

  8. I adore this board! It just makes me smile! Stop already! ;) Just kidding...keep crafting mama!

  9. Very cute! We all need a little inspiration each day!


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