Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A little tutorial...

For M3. Seriously, these frames are so easy to make! I got the frames at Michael's for a dollar!


I didn't even paint them or prime them, I left the back unfinished. Then I picked my papers. I have to admit, I used my scrapbook of the month kit, so I knew all the colors would coordinate well...

Then I laid the frame face down and used an exacto knife to cut around the paper and cut out the center. I put a cutting mat down first. You could also trace it and cut it with scissors.I used two different papers for each frame. sometimes I put half and half, sometimes just a different strip down the side.

Then I painted the chip board I wanted to use. I love these little paint dabbers, but I also use these wet chalks a lot. Both chipboard shapes and the paint and chalk can be found at scrapbook stores.



Then, the embellishments! There are so many to choose from. Buttons, ribbon,crystals, brads,stickers and cute quote pages.

Then I arranged it how I wanted it and glued it down with quick dry tacky glue. Then glue the entire thing to the frame. That's it! Here is one of my favorite tools. It is the cropodile, and it can punch holes in anything.. thick paper, cardboard, metal, or leather. You Can also use a paper piercing tool, like this one.

If you are like me, and get overwhelmed going into a scrapbook store because you can't decide between all the different Patterns, you should join a scrap at home club. Every month, they send you huge kit with everything coordinated to go together. Paper, stickers, chip board and embellishments. You can make some scrapbook pages, cards, or anything you want. I used one kit to make these frames and that kit cost about $30.00. Here is where I get my kits from. Scrapbook Nook.
Happy crafting!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey, check out this blog http://www.digitalscrapbooking.com/blogs/molly/
They are looking for submissions for people who have fixed up their blog with digital scrapbooking stuff - maybe you should send in a screen shot of yours!

PIPO said...

Very impressive!

Amyesq said...

Yes, easy to make if you don't *suck* at stuff like that the way I do. :-)

You should sell them! People like me who DO *suck* would totally buy them.

M3 said...

Wow. Still amazed. Oooo, and I'm with Amy, you should sell them to people like us!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial, I'm printing it out right now.

One Lucky Mom said...

I'm so impressed. i've bought those frames and I would never post my feeble attempts at 'crafting' after seeing this is possible. Oh my, these are lovely.