Well, its the start of yes another week. It's only the first week of summer, and its already flying by ! It is going to be a HOT one here today, so I am looking forward to going down in my Stamp Room (which is always nice and cool) after working all day. The project I am sharing with you today is a SWEET frame that I made to advertise for "Cards by Catherine". A local craft store asked me to sell my cards in their shop, so of course I was SO honoured and excited !! I made a BIG basket full of different cards, but thought I needed some sort of sign to tell about me and Stampin' Up! and everything. I used a picture frame I had at my house, and decorated it with some of my fav items to make it really POP ! Take a look at the sweet results !!
Isn't that pretty !?! I just love how it turned out !! First thing, I needed to finish the inside of the frame. I wrote up a little info on my computer, and printed it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock - did you know you can print on cardstock !?! It turns out GREAT ! I then trimmed my piece, and layered it onto a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock. The background of the frame is a piece of Bermuda Bay, and I used the Large Scallop Edgelit to cut a strip of Coastal Cabana and some Quatrefancy DSP to jazz it up. The color combo of Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE and I am seriously addicted. LOL With all of that out of the way, I put my frame back together and did the FUN part - the decorating !!
I wanted to make the "Cards by Catherine" stand out, so I broke out my Hearts A Flutter stamp set and matching framelits to make a banner !! I stamped some half strength Coastal Cabana (that means stamped off once, so the ink is a lighter version of the color) and made 5 banners for myself. I then used the Notable Alphabet set to make the word "cards" and cut all the banners with my framelit. I used some Strawberry Twine (non SU - from The Twinery) to string my banners on and then hung it off my frame. Adorable right !?! I then wrote the "by Catherine" with my Strawberry Slush marker on a small strip of Whisper White and attached it to my frame with Dimensionals and Glue Dots. A little scrap of Coastal Cabana punched with the tiny scallop from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack adds a fun little flower. Love it !!
My butterflies (I mean - how can it be about ME without butterflies right ??) are from the Best of Butterflies set. I sponged some Whisper White cardstock with my 3 colors, and then heat embossed them using VersaMark ink and some Early Espresso powder. I cut them out by hand, and adhered them to the frame using Glue Dots. Love how the sponging looks !! Very soft and colorful. Lastly, is my big beautiful flower. I used the Fun Flowers die for this one. I cut out all my card stocks; and then embossed them with the Fancy Fan, Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice embossing folders. They were all layered with Dimensionals. I used my Boho Blossoms punch and the tiny scallop from the Itty Bitty pack again to make the centre of my flower. I used a Mini Silver Brad to hold hem together, and added them to the middle of my flower. LOVE how it looks !!
Well thats it for me today !! If you are in the Gambo area - drop by the Gambo Handicrafts store in the Interpretation Centre to check it out ! Its a sweet little store - and maybe you can buy a card or two !! Thanks a lot for dropping by today and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Hearts A Flutter (wood #131922, clear #129252), Notable Alphabet (wood #132047, clear #126357), Best of Butterflies (clear only #133345)
Ink: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad #131175, Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad #131171, Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad #131178, Strawberry Slush Marker (2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers #131260), VersaMark Ink #102283
Paper: Bermuda Bay #131197, Coastal Cabana #131297, Strawberry Slush #131295, Whisper White #100730, Quatrefancy DSP #130141
Accessories: Hearts A Flutter Framelits #130159, Large Scallop Edgelit #127019, Fun Flowers Die #121812, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder #128980, Heat Tool #129053, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Handheld 1/16" Circle Punch (Vintage), Strawberry Twine (Non SU)