Paper Crafting to the Rescue!

One of my goals / resolutions for this year is to complete some of my unfinished projects. I AM TERRIBLE for getting all excited about a project, jumping in head first, and then... never finishing it! Anyone else guilty for this?

Well, one project that I definitely wanted to finish was my giant ruler growth chart. You've probably seen these all over pinterest, just as I have. I love the idea of them!

The sad part is that I've had the wood bought, stained and varnished for probably over 6 months now and then it sat in the closet... But no more. My boys are growing fast and I want it done.

My original plan was to use vinyl and stick on lines and numbers, but I was unsure of the longevity of it. Next, I thought I would mask everything off with painters tape or vinyl and sponge paint everything... Oh the measuring... I was dreading it!
BUT...THEN I found this blog on pinterest and I jumped for joy! She showed, how she made a template for the lines! A TEMPLATE! DUH?!! Why didn't I think of that!?! Lol!

She used a sharpie marker to colour in her marked lines, but it got me thinking..."Why couldn't I just sponge my lines in with ink...might as well use my template to its full capacity!" So, out came my SU Trimmer, a 12X12 piece of card stock, Black Stazon Ink, Sponge Daubers, my Big Shot and dies (sorry not the current ones...), and off I went! I love finding other ways to use my paper crafting supplies, It's like finding buried treasure!

 Can you believe that I got it done in one evening! It was SO easy, that I wish I had done it sooner!

The template and ink worked amazingly. My lines and numbers turned out perfectly: clean and crisp!

My ruler has already been mounted on the wall, which is an accomplishment in itself! I love it and I can't wait to see it in years to come with all of their measurements on it. Maybe one day, I'll be marking my grandchildren's height on it!

Have a great day and Happy Creating as always!

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