Happy Birthday!

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Materials

Birthday plaque

1.5″ wood circles

vinyl

12mm aluminum jump rings (Darice from Joanns)

9/16th screw eyes (Wal Mart)

5.5″ x 24″ wood board

Acrylic paint

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red blade

46 force

300 speed

 

This plaque seems to be all of the rage on Pinterest. I had several people suggest that I make them but they looked like a lot of work to me. :O) Then someone actually said they would like to order one. Yikes…and it was someone that I knew and liked.  So I said yes, I would make it. And it was time consuming, but not really a lot of work. A lot of the ” work” was in finding and gathering the supplies. I have listed where I found most of my supplies. My sweet husband was nice enough to drill holes in the circles and the board. He drilled into the bottom of the boards to make it easier to get the eye screws in. I measured my board and decided to put the eye screws at all of the “odd” inches across the board…1,3,5,etc. This came out to 12 evenly placed eye screws, one for each month. Then I painted the board and the circles. With the circles I used freezer paper and placed them on the shiny side so that I was able to paint both sides with out waiting for them to dry and they didn’t stick to the paper. I then lightly sanded the board , cleaned it off good, and applied the vinyl. It seems to make the vinyl adhere better is you sand it. And that was that! Like I said, it was not difficult to do, just time consuming. I think most of you are in the same boat that I am, but I absolutely love my KNK Maxx!

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About Nancy

Hi. My name is Nancy and I live in Wisconsin. I have been married to Sam for 44 years and I am mom to 5 grown children. I also have 2 grandchildren , Gavin 12 and Hailey 9. We live in the country and have 2 dogs, a cat. I love making cards and paper piecing. I also enjoy making tiles.

12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday!

  1. I'[m thinking that you could use heavy cardstock for the little circles and if you knew the birthday you could print on the cardstock and then cut it out. Have to think on it for a little while yet.

  2. Another wonderful project, Nancy!! I am sure it is a good reminder for people like myself that can’t even tell you what day it is sometimes. I think little family members would love to find their circle on it. Thanks for all the information.

  3. I thought the same thing, it would be easy to do chipboard circles in place of the wood and you wouldn’t have to drill. But because it was for a customer who wanted wood that is the route I took.

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