Monday, June 25, 2012

Not a card....

     You have to love those $1.00 frames that Michael's least I do.  The overall dimension of this frame is 5 x 5, the inside measures 3.25 x 3.25.
     Using my largest Fleur De Lis Square Nestie with some black linen cardstock I ran this through my Grand Calibur.  Then I took the cardboard piece that was in the frame and laid it on top of the piece I ran through my machine and traced the square inside of it....I then used my Fiskars cutter to cut around my marks (if you have a square die you could probably use it instead).  In the meantime I cut a piece of 5 inch by 5 inch DP from K & C ( design) and trimmed the inside the same way, using the cardboard inset that was in the frame.  I glued the DP to the front of the frame that I had previously painted with some acrylic paint in the color Caramel Candy.  Then I ran my die cut through my Krylon machine and placed it over the DP.  Using my Cheery Lynn die I made a few leaves and placed them in the corner of the frame, then I added a few of my homemade flowers I had from a previous project.  On a recent trip to the craft store I found some cute Metal embellishments in a butterfly design that I used as well.
     On a piece of good CS I used my Stampin' Up More Mustard Ink and stamped the Branch and Butterfly stamp from the Our Daily Bread Designs Faith set  (it was too strong to stamp directly on my piece, so after inking I stamped it once on scrap paper and then onto the CS).  I then used an Impression Obsession stamp for the sentiment.
     This was so fun and I have so many ideas about ways to use this frame, thinking Christmas, small group gifts, family.......a pretty endless list of ideas and styles are rolling through my mind.

Materials:  Wood frame, Spellbinders, Metal, Martha Stewart Punches, Cheery Lynn Die, DP, Krylon Machine, Our Daily Bread Design Faith, Impression Obsession Sentiment

Challenges:  Simon Says Anything But a Card, Dream Valley 35 Things with Wings


  1. Wowzers! That is gorgeous! So very pretty!! Love that Black Die Cut!!! Really makes it pop!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  2. This is just exquisite! I love your Die cuts and what a wonderful passage to display like this!

  3. Gorgeous Creation ! the frame is stunning ! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. I have a couple of those little frames from Michaels......I suppose I should have stocked up.your ideas are Fantastic!!
    And welcome to the ct for the Month of glad to have you on board!!


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