So, cheers to this being the start of consistent blogging and lets kick it off with a fun birthday project (because I just got back from the biggest birthday bash...Stampin' Up!'s convention celebrating their 25th anniversary!).
This is a project my clubs did last month. I love, love, love the Birthday Basics designer paper in the catalog right now and I thought this was a great project to use it.
I found some inexpensive plain wood frames at my local big box craft store. They are PERFECT for altering with fun Stampin' Up! product! As you can see, I did mine with the balloon paper, but my club members got to choose their paper from the pack so they were all different! I traced my frame onto the DSP and then cut it to fit. The DSP is mod-podged to the frame. To clean up the edges, I sanded it and then sponged it.
Everyone did a little banner embellishment for their frames with cardstock that matched their paper and the coordinating Hearts A Flutter stamp set and framelits.
Here's a little tip about making banners like this. All the pieces are stuck on the frame (and to each other) with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then, I tied two little bows...one for each end...and glued them on. So, it looks like it's strung on a piece of Baker's Twine, but really it's not!
And, to finish off the frames, we added some ribbon around the outside edge.
The In Color Stitched Satin Ribbon fit perfectly around the edge of the frame and matched the colors in the DSP. Perfect!
Until the end of July, when you order 3 packs of DSP you will get 1 FREE! You can find all the details about this special on my website here.
And, as always, you can shop for all the stampin' supplies needed to create this project at home in my online store! Head on over there with the shopping list and place your order today!
Make sure you stop back tomorrow to see the coordinating card (and a video) that goes with this fun frame. Have an inspired day!
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
2012-2014 In Color Cardstock
Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
2012-2014 In Color Ink Pads
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Hearts A Flutter stamp set
Hearts A Flutter Framelits
Fabulous Phrases stamp set
Bermuda Bay ink and cardstock