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.