A few months ago, when hubby & I were out shopping, we found some of those vintage-style metal signs. You have to understand, we're kind of crazy about these signs - I've got a handful in the kitchen & we've got quite a few for the basement once we're finished refinishing it. We spent some time digging through the stacks, and I found this great set of super hero signs - Captain America, The Hulk, Wolverine, & Wonder Woman - and I just had to have them for Coop's room. I can't find a picture of them now, and Coop's asleep, so I'll have to update with a picture.
After finding those signs, I knew how I wanted to decorate Coop's room, and decided to keep my eye out for cool super hero stuff to decorate. I was in Hallmark a couple weeks ago, just checking out the clearance stuff, & decided to wander through the cards. I'm not even sure why I did, I never look at the cards, but I'm so glad I did! I found some great super hero son birthday cards. I knew they were perfect for Coop's room!
At first I thought I would frame them, but I had some basic foam board from another project, and decided to just mount them directly on the foam board. I love the white border, although honestly I thought about painting it but was just too impatient to wait for the paint to dry!
I loved the curved corners on the cards, so just traced & cut it on the foam board as well. I love the extra bit of detail it adds. I thought about cutting the front off the card so I could put the inside on the back since I really liked the sayings, but in the end just left them together since I didn't want to take a chance on messing up the front of the card (did I mention I was just impatient to get them finished up?). I used some photo splits I had sitting around, left over from making my wedding invitations three years ago to attach the cards to the foam board, and keep the card closed.
The cards are hung right over Coop's crib, so I see them every time I pick him up for a nap or put him down to sleep, and they never fail to make me smile. I really hope they'll something he'll like having up in his room for years to come.
And I just have to share this picture of Coop. I know this song is way over-done, but it just cracked me up when I thought of it. :)
Until next time...