There are so many ways to go with this die. The frames nest inside each other so there are LOTS of them! You can layer them or use separately, making this die a great value. Each of the designers received a set of pieces to construct a frame. The decoration was completely up to them. Take a spin through the blogs to see amazingly clever ideas for using this versatile frame die.
I decided to do a Thanksgiving project. Unfortunately, this holiday seems to get lost sometimes, but it's one of my favorites. I decided to add a burst of teal to the traditional autumn colors. Not only teal, but teal GLITTER! Yummy...
You will need:
Seasonal eclips cartridge
Big Shot Pro die cut machine
Frame & Frame Back w/Stand by Eileen Hull Pro die
autumn colored papers
double stick tape
buttons and embellishments
NOTE: If you would like to cover the matboard piece with paper, coat the back of the paper with spray adhesive and place on matboard, then run through die cut machine. The pressure of the machine will ensure that the paper will stick well to the matboard and cut all pieces exactly the same size.
Instructions for "Give Thanks":
- Use eclips machine to cut "Give Thanks" sentiment from brown.
- Adhere patterned paper to matboard and then die cut for the back support piece. Cut frame and flowers from aqua glitter chipboard. Add 1/2" strips of scrap foamboard under the scalloped frame as spacers to give the project dimension.
- Make a ribbon rose by gathering both ends of one side of wire. Wind the ribbon in a spiral around the middle piece, speading it more open as you go. Secure the last section with a glue dot or glue gun under the rose.
- Add other embellishments and papers as desired.
- Secure easel stand to back of frame with strong double sided tape.
- Cover the 4" piece that the flowers are punched from with patterned paper (see directions above). Normally, this piece is just thrown away. But if you cover it with paper you can make a coaster! Or a set of them...
- Add gold Stickles dots around the border of the coaster.
- If desired, add a smaller piece of cork to the bottom of the matboard.
- With a piece of 16 gauge colored wire, twist into a spiral and start wrapping around the stem of the glass. Add glitter flower and continue twisting wire. Make another spiral at the end.
- Cut postage stamp frame from patterned paper covered matboard and smaller square from mat scraps. Cut an easel back piece, trimming down top to accommodate smaller size.
- Cover front of mat scrap with brown paper and center as desired inside frame. Write name on placecard.
- Add flower, leaves and mini rickrack to embellish.