Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Watch This Wednesday #1-Special Guest Designer Edition!!

Hello Everyone!

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 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.  
  1. 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. 
  2. Place patterned paper on top of the frame and run hand over to smooth.
  3. Flip the frame upside down so your patterned paper is on the table and you are looking at the back of the picture frame. 
  4. Spread a layer of mod-podge on the corners of the frame and the back of the paper
  5. Fold the paper around the edge of the frame and glue onto back of frame. 
  6. To make the corners look good, fold them like you would when you wrap a gift. 
  7. Let it dry. 
  8. Use an exacto knife to cut the picture hole out of the paper.  
  9. I used the Birthday Bash Cartridge to cut out the letter and the letter shadow.  They were cut at 2 inches.  
  10. Glue the shadow and the layer together and place them on the frame. 
  11. I used Paper Doll Dress Up to cut out the shamrocks (2")
  12. Run the shamrocks through a Xyrom machine (or cover them with glue)
  13. Put the glue/sticky side in Martha Stewart "Peridot" glitter 
  14. 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!

1 comment:

  1. You make this sound so easy - I might just have to try it!