Heidi Swapp | Color Fresh Paperline | It’s Party Time!
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Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Color Fresh Paperline | It’s Party Time!

I gotta tell ya…I’m about done with winter.

DONE.

I feel this way about this time every year…but this year the feeling is especially strong.

It’s just too dang cold…and I’m tired of waiting for the temperature to rise.

I decided that if I couldn’t make it warmer outside, I’d have to bring summer inside.

So I created this Letterboard…filled with some distinctively summer vibes…

Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Doesn’t this board – with all of the Color Fresh colors & designs – just scream summer fun???

I love decorating for special occasions with my Letterboard…and I love how adding some of my favorite paper designs & ephemera pieces from the collection really make the board stand out.

Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

To create my customized letters, I started by choosing some designs from the 6×6 Paper Pad.

I tried to stick to the patterns with smaller, more dense motifs, so that the design would show up on each letter.

Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I took my Letterboard letters (I chose the 2″ Sans Serif letters because they are my favorite & I thought they would be the easiest to use), turned them over and traced them onto the back of each of my patterned papers.

Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I cut out my traced letters using scissors at first, and then a craft knife to get the smaller details – and then I adhered each paper letter to its plastic counterpart with a tape runner.

Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

ACK! Don’t they look so cool?!

Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Then I decided to create a banner for the top of my board using some of the ephemera pieces from the collection.

I initially wanted to sew my pieces together and hang them from the board, but I decided against that…I thought that by just adhering each piece with a small amount of tape or pop dot I could remove each piece and use it again in a different project.

Color Fresh Paperline | It's Party Time Letterboard Decor - Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

We’re having some friends over in a couple of weeks for an appetizer party, and I think this will be the perfect countertop decoration!

Maybe I’ll even design the menu to revolve around our favorite summertime foods!

 

Supplies | Color Fresh Paperline: 6×6 Paper Pad, Sticker Book, Ephemera, Letterboard: Medium Letterboard, Alphabet 2″ Sans Serif White, Sticky Thumb Adhesive Tape Runner