After eight great years in Pittsburgh, the Ellefsons are moving! Actually, it was the whole reason behind our little road trip this past weekend - we're relocating to the Northern Virginia area. My DH has accepted a position with Volkswagen of America (VW is relocating from Detroit to Herndon VA). It has been a tough decision, but one that we're confident will be good for our family. The boys are a little apprehensive (they were just toddlers when we moved here from Rochester NY), but they're excited at the same time.
I meant to show this project last week, but as you can imagine, I've had a few things pile up on my plate! ;) You will not believe how easy it is to create this little picture frame (they'd be absolutely perfect for a couple on a budget!). First you will want Oval Nestabilities in scalloped and classic. First, cut the back piece from chipboard and the scalloped oval. Set it aside. Next, place a classic oval inside the scalloped oval (a Spellbinders magnetic mat makes this a breeze!) and cut a piece of chipboard, then a piece of patterned paper. Layer those two pieces together and adhere. On the back side of this piece, place a piece of acetate (you can die cut this, as well, if you would like).
Similar to the technique you use on a shaker card, you then layer the front and the back and adhere with foam (dimensional) adhesive. The difference with this, though, is that you leave the top open (this will enable you to slide a picture in). I tied a bow from Berry Sorbet 3/8" twill (love this!!) and adhered it with a glue dot. The Picture Perfect (from Favor It Wedding) is framed with an oval from PTI's Borders and Corners Ovals and the flourish from Boxes, Bags and Tags. I then cut it out and adhered it to the side. I inked all the edges of the frame (old habit - can't leave those edges naked!). Finally, I cut an easel backing from the left over chipboard and adhered it to the backside.
This is fast, easy to do in a large quantity and best of all - economical! I hope it inspires you to come up with some of your own unique frames for baby showers, bridal showers, or any other occasion where a frame is the perfect favor.