Welcome to this month's 'Christmas/Holiday' Blog Hop! For this month's project, I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas gift idea. I ended up making this Coaster Board frame!
The Frame: I used Stampin' Up's Vanilla Coaster Board which fits perfectly in the Big Shot. First, I took a square of Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum and glued it to the coaster board completely, using the Two Way Glue pen that happened to be handy. The Multi Adhesive or Glue Stick would also work well. Smooth out any bubbles and allow it to dry.
Then, I used the Square Collections Framelits to create the frame- I used the larger scalloped square and one of the smaller squares to create the frame front from the vellum glued piece. The next largest square was used to create the backing from plain coaster board and then Tear & Tape Adhesive was used on only 3 sides to allow sliding in the stamped image. The frame stand was created from the middle cut out- I scored it about an inch down, folded it and used Tear & Tape Adhesive to glue it to the back allowing the frame to stand up.
Before adding the flower, the Real Red Striped Ribbon was tied around the frame and into a bow.
The Flower: The flower was punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Festive Flower Builder punch. I punched several pieces to create it using glue dots and a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere it together. To keep the flower smaller for the scale of the frame, I did not use the larger petals to create the flower. The flower centers were punched from a Gold Foil sheet and a rhinestone was added to the center. Glued on to the frame with a few Glue Dots.
The Message: The sentiment from Wondrous Wreath was stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White cardstock. I took my Paper Snips and cut each sentence into strips trimming them down as much as I could so that they could be matted with the Word Window punch. The longer strips were matted with two punchouts glued together to create a bigger one. They were then glued on with Glue Dots.
Inside the Frame: The cardinal from Joyful Season was stamped on a square of Whisper White- using Real Red and Basic Black for the bird and Chocolate Chip, Basic Black and Real Red for the branches and berries. It was then slid into the frame opening. As a final touch, I added a little Dazzling Details to each berry for a little sparkle!
The gift recipient can then replace the image if they wish with their own photo.
Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this project:
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