Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I made this frame at a Stampin' Up class/crop this weekend and I have come up with so many different ways I could use the same idea for gifts and holiday decor! I think the Christmas Designer Paper set would make a smashing Christmas/Advent Calendar (just use a sticker or magnet to mark the day on the glass of the picture frame.) This project would also make terrific house warming, wedding, birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day or Christmas gifts! See? So many great ideas!
I love the Stampin' Up paper set (Summer Home? I threw out the title sheet that came with it after using it for scratch paper for another project.) that I chose to use. I had no idea it came with so many stickers and design elements! The colors are much nicer in person - for some reason the photos are very washed out even with Photoshop color corrections!
The fun part of this, for me, was deciding what to highlight in the little squares. I didn't have any small photos or even photos I wanted to crop to the correct size for this so I used letter brads with our initials. I also used a felt flower and a skeleton leaf that one of the ladies attending shared with all of us. The colors are a meld of the pre-flood colors that were around our home and the post-flood colors that we have chosen to redecorate with. I think this will hang on the wall just inside our bedroom door, but I haven't decided yet. It might wind up on our family picture wall in the hall for everyone to see. I do need to add a bit more adhesive to a couple of the squares, though! Next time I won't be so timid about putting it all together.