Ginger Snap Crafts: tutorial {family est. block} & my contributor debut :)

tutorial {family est. block} & my contributor debut :)

Good morning! :)

Soooo how’s your Valentine’s been so far???
Fantastic, I hope!
Today is an exciting day here at Ginger Snap Crafts.
I told you all recently that I am the
new craft contributor over on Lil’ Luna
(Yes, little ole’ me!  Who would of thought?)
Kristyn was one of the first bloggers
I “met” when I started my blog almost 1 year ago.
(Can you believe it??? My blog is almost ONE!  Crazy!)
Kristyn has always been super friendly & encouraging.
Plus I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her stuff.  She’s amazing!
So it’s really an honor to be a part of her team!

So please pop over there today & check out my new post.
FYI:  You can see some glimpses of my new project in this post… :)
So keep reading & see if you can guess what it is. :)

 established block

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Today I’d love to show you how to make this family est. block.

Annnnnd of course, by now you know my style…

Yep, you guessed it…. this project is super cute & easy!

I used my
Silhouette to cut my vinyl using

the CK Chemistry font for the Our Family.

To make the dotted line I just used ……..periods……

in the CK Chemistry font (size 72 pt).

The year est. is done in the Hula Skirt Girl font

You can find links to download both of these fonts here.

(If you don’t have a vinyl cutter…you can order the vinyl from my etsy shop, here.)

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To make these all you’ll need is a 2x4 cut into a 7 inch block.
Lightly sand it.  Then paint your block.  Let it dry.  Then apply your vinyl.
(For more detailed vinyl application instructions click

family est. block

Remember to see what this block is sitting on (suspense…suspense….)
you’ll have to pop over to Lil’ Luna & check it out. :)

Annnd if you are a Lil’ Luna reader visiting for the first time,
I am sooooooooooooooo glad you are here.
Welcome to Ginger Snap Crafts.
Hope you’ll follow along!

Annnd since I haven’t done this in awhile,
the first three readers to comment on this post will get a
family est. vinyl piece sent to them for FREE.
Please make sure I have a way to contact you!

Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!

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  1. So cute! It would go perfect in my home! (wink wink) Thanks for sharing!!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  2. oh yay, so exciting! I am very happy for you! I think I may be commenter #2, just sayin' :) Thanks friend!

  3. Oh, I want one sooo bad Ginger!! I love this!

  4. And I am #4, Rats! LOVE it. I do believe I will try it!

  5. Oh I was so close! This is such a cute project. I will be clicking over to see what it is sitting on for sure!

  6. I was close! This would be cute on a front me an idea what to do with that cabinet door I was going to make into a sign! yea!

  7. I am going to invest in a Silhouette! You all do such cute things with it! Thanks for sharing your cute design with us:)

  8. CONGRATS on becoming a contributor!!! You rock!! And so does that fun sign!

  9. Love the Est piece, the two fonts really make a huge difference!!
    Love your blog! Follower on Linky also! :)
    ~Jen @

  10. looks great. congrats on the new gig.

  11. this is such a cute idea! i love family stuff!!

  12. You used a really cute font - thanks for walking us through this!

  13. Well....I just love this! I love that you also offered your readers their own too.. {love that idea of the first comments} and might just have to borrow that!

    I just ordered, and I am looking forward to giving this a try!!

    I am one of the {many} co hosts for the Crafty Scrappy Happy link party and I am so happy I found you there! I am now following!

  14. My mom always had a little painted house with a heart in the middle you could take out with a similar theme. I love this more modern updated version! Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Hi Ginger! I am just starting to get back into crafting (it's been like 10 years) and things have changed sooooo much for the better! Wondering what type of vinyl cutting machine do you use that will allow you to down load fonts? I have a Cricut from like 6 years ago, and the cartridges are way too expensive for the one thing I might like on them.

    Can't wait to hear your suggestions!
    Happy crafting! <3

  16. Hi Robyn,

    I couldn't find your email so I hope you see this. :) I have a Silhouette both the SD and their new Cameo model. They are both awesome! They both hook up to your computer & you can cut ANY font you have on your computer. It's amazing! Get won't regret it. :)


  17. This is super cute, I've always wanted to make one for my family! You did a great job with yours, I love the style that you chose.

  18. Robyn, this is such a cute and easy project! I'm thinking about making this sometime soon. This is my first time visiting your blog and saw your link from the blog hop. I'm you newest follower:) I hope you can stop over to my blog and check it out.

  19. You make the cutest crafts, Ginger!! I love the cute fonts you used! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!


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