I am so excited to be a guest designer for Crafting with Cristina. She is currently hosting a St. Patty's Theme and green challenge. Please click on the link to see what she and her design team members created AND to participate in the challenge yourself!! I can't wait to see what all of you create!
If you came from Crafting with Cristina, WELCOME!! Okay, so today is my very first watch this Wednesday...and of course I messed it up. Today is supposed to be a day where I show a video or pictures about how I created my project. Of course, I made this project and forget to video tape and take pictures...so it's going to be more of a read this Wednesday.
My project is very special to me. When I think of St. Patrick's Day, I think of my engagement. St Patrick's Day has since had a little more meaning to me. So, I created a picture frame to place one of our engagement pictures in! I hope you enjoy!!
So here are the step by step instruction on how I made the frame.
- Take a wooden frame (I bought mine at Wal-Mart), take the back cover off, and cover the front with a thin layer of Mod-Podge.
- Place patterned paper on top of the frame and run hand over to smooth.
- Flip the frame upside down so your patterned paper is on the table and you are looking at the back of the picture frame.
- Spread a layer of mod-podge on the corners of the frame and the back of the paper
- Fold the paper around the edge of the frame and glue onto back of frame.
- To make the corners look good, fold them like you would when you wrap a gift.
- Let it dry.
- Use an exacto knife to cut the picture hole out of the paper.
- I used the Birthday Bash Cartridge to cut out the letter and the letter shadow. They were cut at 2 inches.
- Glue the shadow and the layer together and place them on the frame.
- I used Paper Doll Dress Up to cut out the shamrocks (2")
- Run the shamrocks through a Xyrom machine (or cover them with glue)
- Put the glue/sticky side in Martha Stewart "Peridot" glitter
- Use Stampin' Up dimensionals and stick them to the sides of the frame.
Obviously you can replace my supplies for what I have on hand. If you are confused or want more direction, contact me via comment or email and I will make sure to respond. Don't forget to get St. Patrick's Day crafting and take Crafting with Cristina's challenge!! There's a chance to win a Cricut cartridge!