Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 3 with Sharon Harnist – Family Bingo


Today I have a scrappy home decor project to share with you that can easily be customized for whatever season, holiday, or celebration you wish since it uses JustRite’s fonts!  The base of this 6.25” x 7.25” plaque was a $1 find at Hobby Lobby.  I decoupaged it with some of my favorite dark red BasicGrey paper.


I love the trendy look of Bingo cards in just about any area of crafting these days – altered art, card making, and scrapbooking. This Bingo card is a download I created specifically to accommodate JustRite’s fonts! 

A little info about these Bingo cards: I have used the largest brown card here (4.25” x 5.50”) which accepts JustRite’s 95-point font perfectly.  (There is also a smaller 3” x 3.50” size that fits the 50-point fonts and both card sizes are available in either brown or black ink to print from your computer).  The cards are available either with numbers or blank, so you can even customize them with JustRite’s numbers that come in all of the font sets!  Now you’ll never be limited to a certain color or pre-printed word on your Bingo cards!

I printed my Bingo card on light weight (about 65-80 lb.) vanilla cardstock.  Here, you can see how easy it is to place the Horizontal Wood Stamper at the top of the card and use the card as a guide for your letter spacing:


I used my favorite Brayton 95-point font and stamped it with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  And since each of JustRite’s font sets contain three different sizes (95, 50, and 25-point), alpha letters as well as numbers, you’ll be all set to make any size of customized Bingo cards, titles for scrapbook pages, or sentiments for your cards or home decor!

You could also make this project with the word “Thanks” on the Bingo card and maybe a snapshot of the family that is hosting any of your holiday celebrations … what a wonderful hostess gift for them that won’t soon be forgotten!  I can also see this project created for a sweet new baby – what a priceless treasure for his/her parents!

A few more details about my project:  After I stamped the word “Family” on my card, I crumpled it up and then flattened it back out, distressed the edges, and then aged the card with Antique Linen distress ink.  I glittered the plain adhesive chipboard pieces on the sticky backing with Martha Stewart garnet glitter and then just used foam tape and glue dots to adhere them to the card. 


The Prima flower started out white – I stamped the text onto it with red ink and then distressed it with Antique Linen ink.  I also gave the scalloped plaque base a protective coating of decoupage glue on the top of the paper.  The photo of my sweet family was printed in sepia tones and now I can hang them close by and keep an eye on them at all times!

You are certainly welcome to download and print out these Bingo cards (here) for your personal crafting and if you do, we would love to see your creations with them, so please leave a link for us in the comments on this post!

Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Brayton Uppercase font (95-point) + Horizontal Wood Stamper, CHF Vintage Text Scrapblock
Paper: BasicGrey Wassail-Cranberry Sauce, Stampin’ Up Vanilla
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Downloadable Bingo card from PaperFections, plaque from Hobby Lobby, Papertrey Ink buttons & twine, American Crafts Thickers chipboard, Martha Stewart garnet glitter, Prima flowers, Maya Road pom-pom trim, May Arts ribbon, Tonic Paper Distresser, ModPodge, foam tape

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Fantastic creation Sharon!!! You are so incredibly talented girl!!!

Donna VW said...

Great design - thanks for the free download!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wonderful project, Sharon!!

lisa808 said...

Neat idea, lovely finished project.

leenda said...

Love it! You have the cutest girls!! Thanks for the bingo download!

marilyn said...

Love this project--and thanks for the bingo card download. Plus, you just sold the Brayton font--been thinking about it and this clinched the deal.