Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Big news from my household!

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.

Be well.

14 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh NO! We will DEFINITELY have to get together before you leave! You're so close! How excited for you and your family!

Heather said...

Oh my stars and what a shame that you won't be closer to Dallas! Moving is a bear, but getting settled in will be a dream! Love your project too - you're so uber creative. LOVE it!

Do you think you'll make it to Silver Bella '08 this year?

Debbie Olson said...

Jenn, Virginia's pretty! This little frame is such a great idea--love the Nestabilities used here, as well as the PaperTrey!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

How cute! I agree..these would be great little gifts or favors!

Linda said...

Adorable project - so loving that red and white and BIGGEST congrats on the move. I so hate the thought of packing up but I can just tell that you have some excitement over this new adventure!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh, and I feel like I just "met" you. Best wishes on your move. If you have a mini stamper's get together before you move, let me know.

Bethany Paull said...

Oops, meant to say how adorable your project is too.

Terri said...

What a great idea! Good luck with your move. Thanks for comments and the belated b-day wishes you left on my blog too.

Heather said...

Small world- I grew up in Rochester (& a family named Ellefson from WV lived across the street from us!)

We just moved last week from Tennessee to Maryland so I feel your relocation pain. New opportunities are exciting- but packing is not!

Alli Miles said...

Congrats on the move news. We have to move every 2-6 years so I am finally adjusting...but our next move will definitely be more difficult on the kids.
What a beautiful project today.

jeannen2 said...

Good luck on your move! My family comes from upstate NY too -- we totally uprooted to the Boston area. It's now home -- you'll make a ton of new stamping friends but still have the old -- how great is that! Jeanne

Bella Rose Creations said...

I've been reading for awhile but this is my first comment. Congrats on the move...you are coming to my neck of the woods. Welcome to traffic...ours is pretty interesting, but DC is definitely a great place to be around.

StamperSharon said...

What an adorable ide, Jenn -- LOVE it!! Hope the house hunting is going well.

howjudiofyou said...

Good luck with your move, Jenn. Even though I've been gone 10 years-I still miss Pittsburgh.