Boardwalk Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Boardwalk Blog Hop!  If you've arrived from the talented Tina's blog, you are in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning, please head over to Club Scrap to see what wonderful project Karen has created for you.


My family recently started collecting wooden plaques for our cabin.
Our color theme is red so the Boardwalk collection was perfect for my design.


I was inspired by this sign on Pinterest while browsing for beachy ideas. 
I thought I'd channel my inner Julie and create a sign out of a pizza box. 


Start with unfolding your Club Scrap pizza box the collection came in. 
Using a utility knife cut several 2"x 12" strips.  I created extras just in case.
Pull off layers of the cardboard to distress. 


Paint the strips with white acrylic paint. 
Be sloppy about it, it's supposed to look weathered.


Adhere 1.5" torn paper strips to cardboard strips with bookbinding glue. I started with 12" long strips and tore the edges off randomly.  I felt the paper was too bold so I applied water to my acrylic paint and gave the papers a "white wash" and then wiped off excess with a paper towel. 


I used the same bowl of water and white acrylic paint to flick paint drops on the strips. Next I juggled the different strips around until I like the color balance.  Using bookbinding glue I attached the strips to a 10" x 10" cardboard square cut from the top of the pizza box. Die cut letters, add to strips. I used the stencil from Mirror, Mirror to hand cut the arrows. Of course origami Calvin the Crab HAD to make an appearance. 




I can't wait to hang my sign on our next trip!


Club Scrap cardboard box, papers, stencil. Sizzix alphabet dies. 

Sorry it was a long post and thanks for sticking around.  
Please continue on to see what the amazing Donna has created for you. 


Comments

  1. Great use of the pizza box, Lisa.ilove the inspiration for the sign,yous is way nicer!!!
    Great details and fun origami crab.

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  2. Lisa this is tremendous. I love your sign and wish I was still getting pizza boxes here!

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  3. Lisa this is tremendous. I love your sign and wish I was still getting pizza boxes here!

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  4. Way to channel your inner Julie! I'm sure she's proud of your efforts. Can't wait to try something like this for my porch!

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    1. Ha, I can't wait to try it too!!! :) WE HEART PIZZA BOXES!! LOL

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  5. Lisa this is amazing, it really looks like wood. Fabulous project!

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  6. This sign is so fun! What a great way to recreate your own version of the inspiration piece. Love the PB repurpose, too!

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! So fun and looks so authentically wooden!! Great work Lisa as always, will have to borrow this idea for sure!!

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  8. This is just awesome! I love how you made it look vintage and all the added details really make it come together. GORGEOUS!

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  9. this is great Lisa, I might have to make one for my sister for her lake "cabin" (it's a trailer LOL.

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  10. We DO <3 pizza boxes!! This is so adorable, great inspiring project here! Thanks for showing the inspiration you had, your project passes up the original!

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  11. Adorable! Long may the Pizza Box Reign! Have a great day!

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  12. OMG! I showed this to my sister, who just got a pool, and I'm making one for her! Love the weathered effect you created!

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  13. OMG!! This is so awesome! Really love how you made the sign-just great!

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  14. Long live pizza boxes and all of you folks' inspiration! Great project!

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  15. Well isn't that just the cutest thing ever....holy cow - fantastic!!!!

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  16. Awesome sign! I need to make one to hang on our tent when we go camping at the beach. Super cute.

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  17. Wow, so different! I love your sign and especially love that you made it from a pizza box. :)

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  18. I LOVE this sign and great job channeling your inner Julie. Glad someone used a pizza box for the blog hop. And I am just loving Calvin, I made need to make him a friend!

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  19. what a wonderful use of pizza boxes

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  20. Great idea for a room sign for retreat!

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