Monday, February 13, 2012

Chalkboard Stack Menu Tray

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Hello!! Did everyone have an awesome weekend?? Ours was busy...but always fun :) Lots of time with friends, a wedding & even some hugs with my niece and nephew. I for sure can't complain. 

Loved the Grammys last night. I am a major Adele fan so I especially loved her time in the spotlight, which she 100% deserves in my opinion!


I was getting a pedicure on Saturday flipping through my current Creating Keepsakes and I saw one of our advertisements featured. Our chalkboard papers have received a lot of praise from you. I have had a lot of fun with the papers too!


My mom recently had all of her best friends from Dallas in town. She misses them so much now that my parents live in Utah. These women have been in our life for as long as I can remember! They first began their friendship back when their kids were starting elementary school, they all met in PTA :) So cute! Their lives have had ups and downs and their friendships are strong enough to support each other through anything. I love them and I hope the friendships I have now will be as strong as theirs is in 25 years! I admire each one of them so much.

They were in town to write a cookbook together of all of their best recipes, and they are all amazing cookies! My mom wanted to make a menu board where they could display the dinner menu every night. She brought me an old antique tray that she found at an antique store and wanted me to paint the inside with some chalkboard paint that I had.


I was like "Whatever, Mom. I have something cooler than chalkboard paint!" I measured the tray and cut a circle out of the black chalkboard paper with my Cricut. Super easy. Then I used Scor-Tape and stuck the paper down. That was all!


We used the fun Bistro Chalk Markers to write the menu. I love how great they look on the paper. I love this idea because it could be used for so many things! Notes to the family, reminders or simply a holiday greeting that you change. The possibilities are endless! 

Ok, we have some winners to announce! First off, we have 2 winners from blog posts last week. Email me your addresses and I will get your stacks sent right out to you!! {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com} 

Congrats to:


Thanks for the template!!
It's been a while since I made an embellishment by hand. Will have to give my Cricut the night off :)


AND


Looks like some great accessories!

Also, we did something new and did a little giveaway on Pinetrest this week! It was so fun and we got at great response so I will continue to do this in the future :) Email me too!

Marie Almeida Sierra


Have a wonderful day!!


106 comments:

  1. What a neat idea. Love the chalkboard stack.

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  2. That is a whole lot easier than painting! Awesome! Can't wait to give the chalkboard paper a try.

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  3. I will definitely be on the lookout for the chalkboard paper. What a great idea! Great upcycle of the serving tray!

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  4. great idea. it was beautiful and creative

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  5. Cute tray! What a great way to do a menu for a party!

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  6. LOVE those chalkboard stacks, and what a quick and easy project!

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  7. What a great idea for those chalkboard stacks!

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  8. What a great idea! I have a couple trays that would be perfect!!

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  9. This is a super cool idea!!! antdoda@aol.com

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  10. I love the tray idea! So many great uses keep popping into my head! thanks.

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  11. So Cute! And such a great idea!! I like how you could use the chalkboard paper instead of messy paint. Very creative, Erin!!

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  12. So much easier to use paper instead of all that messy paint! Great idea, Erin!

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  13. I love the project! and the menu too! Yum!

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  14. The chalkboard stacks are quickly becoming my favorites! :)

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  15. Love the colors of these stacks.

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  16. I love the serving tray idea. It turned out GREAT! Also, it is so nice to see your Mom with all her friends. I love that she met them at the PTA because I have met some great ladies also their so that is wonderful! Please hare her cook book link once they complete the book. Well, have a great week! Oh, ya... I will share this post via FB. :)

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  17. I love the chalkboard paper in all of the colors! What fun!

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  18. chalkboard paper is really cool! and I love the markers you wrote with. so smooth

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  19. I shared this post with my crafty peeps on FB at Popper & Mimi Paper Crafts

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  20. Awesome idea with the paper, and love how it transformed the tray. I just picked up a small stack of the Chalkboard paper this weekend at Michaels. Great thing was, on the display they had made, was a box of chalk right with the paper stacks. So I picked up a box of chalk with the paper. Can't wait to use it.

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  21. First, I think it's great that your parents were able to move to Utah to be closer to you and your family! Second, how AWESOME is it that they are still friends?!?!?! My son is in 1st grade and I've met some really great ladies so, I hope this happens that we are stay friends!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Seriously awesome! I will totally be looking for one of those stacks next time I go shopping!!

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  23. What a great idea! I love the chalkboard paper and have been experimenting with different mediums to use on this paper. Chalk ink markers look great, so do the dry erase markers for black board also work great. Silver ink pens look wonderful too. This paper is lots of fun! BTW I love Adele too, a class act!

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  24. I'll have to look for the chalkboard cardstock! I've got ideas rolling through my head right now...

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  25. I will definately have to keep an eye out for the chalkboard paper!

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  26. Loving that chalkboard tray! So cute and so versatile! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What a great idea! Would have been fun for the holidays as well.

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  28. CONGRATS to the Winners!! The Chalkboard tray is AWESOME! TFS and have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  29. Congrats to the winners!

    Love your menu tray! What a great idea!

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  30. That is a fantastic idea!! Love that Chalkboard paper.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  31. I love it when friendships endure. Great idea on the tray.

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  32. just recently saw this paper at michaels...now all i need is a coupon.

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  33. The chalkboard stack looks like it will be great fun to use in my projects!

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  34. wow, they are so neat. can't wait to use them. ♥ your papers.

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  35. Love all the colors that the Chalkboard paper comes in. I will need to get some to try it out.

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  36. What a great idea, this would be a perfect gift to a friend of mine too!

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  37. Love the idea of using the chalkboard paper. The paper could even be changed out for different seasons of the year.

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  38. That is such a great idea! I love that chalkboard stack! Awesomeness in a pad!

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  39. What fun for your mom. Love the tray, and the chalkboard paper is just perfect.

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  40. Very fun use of the chalkboard paper!

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  41. I love the idea of different colored chalkboard papers!

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  42. I shared your blog posting on Facebook.

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  43. I am in love with this project, my whole kitchen is decorated with chef stuff (fake fruits, vegetables, pasta noodles in jars and cups and vines and pictures)...........so going to the DI to get platter! So glad I already have the chalkboard stack so I can get right on this...can't wait to have this up when I do my fancy fondue dinner tomorrow for valentine's:)

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  44. What a fun time everyone must have had being back together! Love the new chalkboard paper!

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  45. What a cool idea. Love the fun Menu. I'm repinning it on Pinterest. Thanks

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  46. What an awesome idea! It will stop my 9 year old from asking me what's for dinner 5 times a day :)

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  47. Congrats to the winner. I love the menu!

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  48. OH this is so cool! and way easier and cheaper than paint, love this idea!!

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  49. That is a great idea - I can't wait for the chalk cardstock to reach NZ

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  50. The chalboard stack is amazing!

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  51. Very pretty tray! What a great way to post a menu

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  52. That is an awesome idea:) I could have fun with the chalk board stack!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  53. i am loving the tray. Got some ideas on what to do with my overstock of trays. Just need to find chalk markers.

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  54. woohoo! :)
    Yes, this chalkboard paper IS better thank chalkboard paint! Easy peasy...and it comes in so many colors, too!
    Thanks, Erin and DCWV!

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  55. Love this idea, I'm on the lookout for the perfect tray
    Gloria

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  56. What a great idea! I have an old silver tray that, let's face it, I never use for anything! I wan to dig it out, clean it up, and do this with it! It will see more use in the next year than it has in the last 20! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  57. awesome idea and project i'll have to keep an eye out for this paper
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  58. I just love the chalkboard menu! I already pinned it this morning! Can"t wait to make one!

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  59. I would love to try the chalkboard stacks, they look so cool.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. I can't wait to try this paper stack. I see many chalkboard menu boards in the near future. Great gift idea.

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  61. LOVE these Chalkboard Stacks!! Such a great idea - such vibrant colors!!

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  62. The chalkboard stacks are so pretty. Can't wait to get some.

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  63. Great idea for using the Chalkboard stacks! Congrats to all the winners!

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  64. LOVE this idea! I am going to have to get me some for sure.

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  65. this is sure a great stack! would love to win it since I'm on a spending freeze and can not buy anything right now.

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  66. I can't wait to try the Chalboard Stack!

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  67. Such a cute project!

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  68. How awesome....love this idea....and super easy!!!!tfs

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  69. Such an adorable project and so quick and easy, too.

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  70. Such a cute photo, and a great project idea! I have purchased these papers, now I need to get those Bistro chalks! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  71. Darling tray. So great that your mom has friends like these that have remained close through all the trials and tribulations of life.

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  72. What a great photo! And the tray is just too cool!!!

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  73. How lucky they are to have each other. I lost my bestie 3 years ago, and I'm still adrift. I too hope your friendships last for your life time. Cute little tray, and I have a question...Refrigerator Potatoes? I've never heard of them. And I'm a big potato fan. Thanks for sharing this cute pic. Happy Valentines day.

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  74. i was at Michaels this past weekend - just had to go through all the new stacks to see them in person..... wow - i love them all and got just one this time.... oh my - i can't resist.

    maureen

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  75. Chalkboard scrapbook paper?! Shut up! Do you know how ridiculously awesome that is?!!!

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  76. What a fun get together and awesome new paper!!! These are going to be so much fun, not just for home decor, but party ideas and pages and cards... oh and not to mention to do things with the kids on! THank you so much!
    Lisa

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  77. WOW how cool and much easier is that chalkboard paper!! Lots of great ways to use it!! THanks for sharing!!

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  78. Holy cow!!! That is just the coolest thing!! This stack is uber cool! Tfs! Happy Valentines Day!

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  79. First of all that is great for your mom and all her friends...
    Second, I love the tray idea. That paper is just wonderful....I will have to go shop for it this weekend! TFS

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  80. Great idea, How fun for your Mom to get together with her friends and made a cookbook.

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  81. What an awesome idea! I am fortunate enough to have a group of girlfriends that I have known since middle school (25+ years). This made me think of them. Thanks!

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  82. Love the chalkboard stack. Will have to get it soon.. Have many ideas for the kids' school pages.

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  83. omgosh! I love the chalkboard stacks!! I can't wait to see you guys at scrapbook usa.. I'm getting my vip tickets today!!eeee!!!

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  84. guess what! I am brand new to pinterest and this is my first pin! yay!!!

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  85. Love the tray idea! There are sooo many great things to do with this calkboard paper.

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  86. What a great idea-love the new paper!

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  87. Saw this at Michaels but picked up the Smooth stack instead thinking I wouldn't use this for anything. Now I have to go back and get some after seeing how cool this stuff is!

    TFS!

    The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  88. Always wanted to do a menu idea...thanks!!

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  89. Love this chalkboard stack and want one so bad!

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  90. Hmmm... bistro chalk markers, huh? And chalkboard cardstock. The wheels are turning now!

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  91. Ive never tried these befor and would love too. HMMMM the possiblities...

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  92. Love the tray idea, that would come in handy on numerous occasions.

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  93. just saw this stack at the store, I want it!

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