Thursday, January 20, 2011

Will You Be My Valentine?

I saw these frames this week in the Michael's flyer and went and bought two for only $1.50 each! 


First I painted the back and sides white.

Next I found scrap paper that worked perfectly. (My mom bought me some random packs of scrapbook accessories and cut up paper at a garage sale in Edmonton and all this paper was in the packs... good find mom!) After cutting the paper to just fit to the outside of the frame, I than used spray adhesive to glued the paper onto the wood. 


Taking my knife I cut off excess paper and also cutting the heart out. At this point I realized I forgot to paint the inside of the heart... had to do this really carefully since I didn't want to get any paint on the paper.


I used sandpaper and lightly sanded down the edges of the frame and inside of the heart. *Make sure to move down with the sandpaper and not up. This step will fix any uneven cutting that happened especially in the heart. See a picture of this step here.


I look my embellishments (found them at Michael's this week and used a coupon) and mounted them on cardboard using spray adhesive to give it strength. 


I than Mod Podged the front and sides of the frame and the front of the embellishments. I wanted to make sure they had the same finish as the paper on the frame.


Next I had to pick from my small selection of ribbon, the perfect match (okay this is a huge selection... I have an addition). I glued down the ribbon using glue dots. I also took some craft glue that dries clear and added a small amount of glue to the cut edges of the ribbon to help prevent fraying.


Lastly I applied tons of these sticky lifter things (no idea what they are called) and raised the embellishments from the frame just slightly to give it some dimension.




Here are the finished frames! The first one is for my house and the second one is for who Boston wants to ask to be his Valentine... she should be receiving it in the mail shortly :)






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15 comments:

  1. OK, so cute. I'm thinking I need to have you come do an activity with the YW and do something fun and crafty! (My counselors and I are not crafty at all)

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  2. i love this blog you are doing. I love your ideas..... I'm going to use this!

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  3. So cute, Tara! You make me want to be crafty again :) I'm totally printing of some of Becky Higgin's designs too.

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  4. Love these they are so cute!

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  5. Absolutely Love it...........so sweet!

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  6. seriously....those are awesome!

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  7. You are too cute! I want to hire you to come decorate for me when we move back!

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  8. I was just at Michael's today and passed by these frames. Yours turned out so cute - great job!

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  9. Sooo cute, love the papers you used.

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  10. So cute! Saw these over at Tuesday tell all. I saw those too and loved them.Great job.
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  11. She did get it in the mail and loved it. The answer to Boston was yes.

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  12. Hi, I'm new to your blog. I was at Michael's today and saw these Frames, and couldn't think of anything right then & there of what I would do with the frame, but I might just stop there again on my way home & pick up one, because this is super cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Those turned out so cute! Great job!

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  14. The frames turned out super cute! I have a few of them, but couldn't decide what to do, thanks for giving me some ideas!!

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