Thursday, December 2, 2010

Swift Gifts

 So I have decided to start a month long challenge for myself.  I am calling it Swift Gifts, I hope to inspire myself to complete my already started gifts and complete some that I haven't.  So today I am sharing my Holiday Subway Art.  This technique has been all over the crafty blogs and I think it is so cool.  Mine is the poor mans version. 
I do not know why it came out pinkish in the photo

First step was to find cheaper vinyl, so after perusing the aisle of walmart I have found this giant roll of contact paper for a under $6.  I can afford to make as many mistakes as it takes.

Then most sub art is done on a wood base and I thought foam core would work pretty well and I could cut it any size I needed but,  where I live supplies are hard to come by and  unless you want to drive an hour, you use what resources you have.   So I found a piece of cardboard the exact size needed {just lucky} and painted it black.
 Then I stickled the frame that I had from this project to add a little bling.  Next I cut  a few words in different fonts and sizes.  The Peace and Believe are UL rub-on's that a friend had given me, it gave it just a little depth.
And lastly I added a piece of ribbon to the back for hanging.   I still think it needs something around the edge, because I have it hung on a white wall, so I may add that later.  I want to do another one that is just random and not holiday oriented.  I did see one today that had a Christmas tree in the middle of it.  I love that you can add any words or phrases or symbols that you like that are unique to you. 
Hope you found a little inspiration and stay tuned as I will try to post my Swift Gifts as often as possible.

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  1. I love, love, love this one! I've (finally) put a Cricut on my Christmas list.

  2. OMGosh, this is toooo cute Ÿ I ♥ subway art.

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    Very cute! I love the lettering!

  4. This is fantastic Wendy! I never would have thought to use contact paper. I've been dying to make some vinyl phrases but just can't see spending the $$ on the vinyl ... I think I'll give it a try with contact paper. Thank you for the idea!

  5. I love the poor man's version of anything! LOL! This came out great and I hope I do find some inspiration here... right now, all I can manage is a glue stick! :)

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  6. This is one of the Best Ideas Ever! Never thought of contact paper..Linking thru The Thrifty Home! New Follower too! Hope you can visit me soon and follow back if you like. Thank you for the GREAT idea!

  7. Girl, you should be able to go to any local signs and graphic business and ask to buy vinyl. That is what I do. Most have vinyl that is 24in wide and you buy how many feet you want. I think the last time I got some, they sold it to me for $2 a foot. I got alot of vinyl in all sorts of colors. You might have to give that a try.

    I love the Subway Art! I have no walls left to hang anything, but one day...one day...lol


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