Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Teacher Gifts

At my Open House (all chipboard projects) a few weeks ago, we made little picture frames. They could also be used as ornaments, decorations....I put a magnet on the back. But you could also leave it open.

They are so quick to make, one gal made several, in just a few minutes.

From Stampin' Up!'s On Board Blossoms & Basics (SU! 109181) spread glue on your piece. Place your chipboard on the backside of a sheet of DSP (designer series paper, Summer Picnic 111355 ). Trim close to the chipboard. You do not need to wait for the glue to dry. Sand edges. Sponge edges.

For the accent bling I inked up a chipboard flower, and sponged the edges in a contrasting color (green). Using my Crop-A-Dile I punched a hole through the flower and the frame at the same time (amazingly easy with this tool). I ran some ribbon (red gingham) through the frames hole first and tied in a bow before I adhered the flower accent. Finish it off with a rhinestone brad (SU! 109111) and you are done.

To make it into a picture frame punch a 2 inch circle. I then stamped "thank you" from Think Happy Thoughts (SU! 109236) so it shows inside frame when there is no picture. Adhere 2" circle with SU! Dimensionals only on bottom half of circle (think southern hemisphere). That will allow you to place your picture with ease. Put a magnet on the back, or punch a hole in the top of the frame and thread a ribbon and you are good to go.

Recommend using a 1 1/2" circle for the picture (smaller class pictures work great).

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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