Fun In The Sun - Amy McCabe

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Have you tried the 3D Letters? They are so much fun to make. I decided to make a cute summertime display for my home. I have a gazillion ideas on how to use these letters and can't wait to try other words and themes.

SVG Collections Used

3D Letters SVG Kit
3D Mums and Fall Flowers SVG Kit
Pinwheel - Freebie from 5/3/10
Peony Cottage SVG Kit
Fun in the Sun Caption - Freebie from 6/13/11

Supply List

  • Patterned Paper
  • AC Cardstock
  • Embellishments
  • Foam Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun

Dimensions

Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used. Size to the dimensions shown below. (Links to files can be found in the SVG Collections Used section above)

3D Letters SVG Kit
f_face.svg - Cut 2 - One paper, One Chipboard 11.000" w x 6.284" h striped patterned paper & chipboard
f1.svg 11.000" w x 8.218" h light purple
f2.svg 11.000" w x 5.939" h light purple
u_face.svg - Cut 2 - One paper, One Chipboard 11.000" w x 6.398" h wave patterned paper & chipboard
u1.svg 11.000" w x 8.365" h blue dot pattern
u2.svg 11.000" w x 8.680" h blue dot pattern
n_face.svg - Cut 2 - One paper, One Chipboard 11.000" w x 6.284" h orange patterned paper & chipboard
n1.svg 11.000" w x 9.592" h orange
n2.svg 11.000" w x 9.173" h orange
3D Mums and Fall Flowers SVG Kit - Extras Folder
14.svg (this is scallop shape behind pinwheel) 3.500" w x 3.509" h light green
Pinwheel - Freebie from 5/3/10
pinwheel_bottom.svg - see detailed instructions 4.820" w x 5.676" h dot patterned paper
pinwheel_top.svg - see detailed instructions 4.820" w x 5.747" h green gingham paper
Peony Cottage SVG Kit - Sun Lever Card
sun_rays_bottom.svg 3.700" w x 3.536" h orange
sun_rays_top.svg 3.700" w x 3.305" h yellow dot pattern
Fun In The Sun Caption - Freebie from 6/13/11
in_the_sun_bottom.svg 5.002" w x 1.150" h purple
in_the_sun_top.svg 5.007" w x 0.920" h orange

Instructions

  1. Cut all 3D portions of the letters and assemble them. I found using hot glue worked best for the straight parts, for example the "F".  I used hot glue for the straight parts of the "U" and finished off the bottom with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive (the kind Mary always uses). The glue helps to position it and move it around a bit. I recommend watching Mary's video. Click Here
  2. Cut the front parts of the letters. I used patterned paper from BoBunny. I also cut each letter in chipboard. Adhere the paper to the chipboard, ink edges and add foam tape under each letter to pop off the 3D portion.
  3. Cut and assemble the pin wheel. I added a brad to the center and hot glued it to the scallop shape. I then hot glued the entire piece to the "U". When working with the file pinwheel_bottom.svg I hit break apart and deleted the small circle. I also moved the little flower down a bit and cut from a different patterned paper. For the file pinwheel_top.svg I hit break apart and deleted the 2 circles and flower shape. For my project my pinwheel does not actually spin but you could make it if you cut and assemble all pieces. Check out Mary's Pinwheel video here.
  4. Cut the sun and "fun in the sun" wording and assemble. Add foam tape to back and adhere to the "N".
  5. Now to finish it off, embellish the letters. For all the details on which Creative Charms products I used click here.

Design Tips

  • Ink the edges of all the elements.
  • Have fun with the embellishments.

As Mary mentioned in her video try to pick one color scheme per letter to keep the design clean and consistent. Can't wait to make more of these 3D letters - they are truly so much "FUN"!

- Amy


4 Responses to “Fun In The Sun - Amy McCabe”

  1. Bwhite1207 August 10, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Very pretty!  Love the pinwheel!

  2. Leo Kowal August 10, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    Love the project, awesome job Amy!

  3. Kate Peter August 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Thanks for the project idea.  Your display is delightful!!

  4. Kate Peter August 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    *removed double post* ~kate