Saturday, 6 June 2009

Father's Day Frame

A couple of weeks ago, I was doing a random search online for Spellbinders Nestabilities, and I stumbled across the Prairie Paper & Ink's blogspot and a precious Father's Day Frame. I couldn't help myself; I had to make one for my dad, who lives in Texas. Above is my interpretation of the project.

I currently don't own the Nestabilities scalloped squares, which is one of the things I was trying to source online. Therefore, I created my scalloped edge by using my new Stampin' Up scallop edge punch.

My frame is a bit easier because my Die Cuts With A View cardstock is pretty sturdy. This is my recipe:

Two 6 by 6 inch cardstock pieces in one color/pattern for the backing
One 6 by 6 inch thin cardboard to go between the two pieces above
One 6 by 6 inch piece of cardstock for the front scalloped frame
One 2 by 2 inch piece of plain cardstock for your sentiment

I used a corner rounder on the two pieces of matching cardstock and the thin cardboard that will go inbetween. The cardboard makes the backing firm. I used double side adhesive to stick the three-piece sandwich together.

The top piece of patterned cardstock was run through the Wizard with a Nestabilities square die. Choose one big enough to leave room for your stamped image. I ran the frame through a second time with a slightly larger square die to emboss the frame hole.

Cut a piece of complimentary solid cardstock and stamp your favorite sentiment. Of course, this is where you could use a favorite photo of your loved one instead. This makes such a super gift, regardless what you put inside the frame.

The sentiment stamp I used is from Elzybells.


Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Love it Kathy, it is so cool, I love the colours you have used, also the love trees in the DSP, I have to give this a try, but I simply could not get my sandwich right for the frame look! When is Father's Day? Love ya! Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs always!

jo said...

hi hun, its very stunning , i'm sure your dad will love it huggs jo x

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Kathy!
I'm simply LOVING your Father's Day card! The Nestabilities Die is really a wonderful product! I hope he gets his card in time for Father's Day!!!!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful Father's Day card! I love the sentiment and the backing paper is gorgeous.
Maria xx