Sunday, March 22, 2009

What's for Dinner?

This is a little 5x7 acrylic frame I picked up at Hobby lobby for 1.99. I cut some Gina K Pure Luxury Black Onyx CS slightly smaller than the farame to fit and a piece of Natural Parchment from Paper Temptress to layer on top of that to make it look like a formal printed menu. The glass from "A Charmed Life" is stamped in Memento Tuxedo black at the bottom corner and colored with peerless watercolor Royal Crimson and a Niji waterbrush. I stamped one of the 25 pt Times Roman letters from my Just Rite set (M for Muenchinger) onto the little tag on white CS and cut it out (nbut now that I have the 5/8" circle punch, IN will be punching them from here on out!!) :) "On the Menu" I arranged in the 50 and 95 pt font sets on the Just Rite rectangle stamper. After adhering 3 fancy corners punches, I slipped this into the frame and now I have a dry erase board I can change up (4 packs of black dry erase markers at Hobby Lobby, too, cheap!) it is really fun to write out your dinner menu, even when it's not a fancy meal, just to make it feel like you're eating out, or to simply let everyone know, since everyone will ask, "What's for dinner?" Guests love to read it as they come in to kitchen and get extra hungry! ;) This is a fast project you can match to your kitchen or dining decor and makes a GREAT gift, for the person who has everything! be sure to add their own monogram initial for their family.

Click on the pic for a closeup and you'll see I made a little Polyshrink wine charm of the glass to match. they sell the wine charm rings, beads, everything you need for this at Hobby lobby or your LSS. Stamp in Stazon, I colored mine with a Copic before shrinking. Don't forget to stamp your charm of choice ifirst, it's gonna be really tiny (and look so cute!) after shrinking

11 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I love this!!!! I'm thinking what a great idea for graduation/anniversary parties we have coming up!!

Sharon said...

This is a great project! I have done menus on parchment with my asian stamps for Chinese dinners that I have cooked for friends . I like that you can re-use to change the menu by writing on the glass.

Sharon

Viv said...

Sheer genius Melanie!!!
Viv xx

Ananya Gupta said...

this is so cute and fun!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally fabulous Melanie, I am loving your new set!!

Alex said...

what a great project - absolutely beautiful!! Matches my kitchen too....love this Melanie, thanks for sharing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

How cute is that?! Thanks for sharing!
Margie

Suzanne said...

What a marvelous idea!!!!!! I need to watch for these frames to go on sale....of course that means I just must save my money to get your stamp set too........

Marilyn Hitterman said...

I always love your cards, Melanie, but I especially love the little glass charm. Adorable!! And I love the meerkats card. Their stance reminds me of our dog, Keno. We found her, a stray, almost 13 years ago - believe it or not, she's part Yellow Lab & Dachshund!!! Anyway, when she sits up her arms (front legs) just hang down like a meerkat's. It's so funny!

Libby Hickson said...

Love it! And that little wine charm - soooo cute! Is Yellowtail good? They had a huge display of it at Walmart today, on sale for $4.97 a bottle! Yowsa! But we were there before we could buy it...too early on a Sunday! :-)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

TOO brilliant! What fun to have a menu. I'll have to try this for a dinner party. You are just a genius! :O)