Photo Holder Frame
Day 2 of May Arts / DCWV Blog Week!
Photo Holder Frame
Welcome to our fabulous week with DCWV. This is one company that I can honestly say I love their paper stacks! Particularly the one I got to work with on my project. If you haven’t seem them yet it’s a 12×24 paper stack of six glittered and adhesive backed papers. This made my project almost too easy to create. Here are the materials you’ll need.
- 1- 8×10 photo frame with the glass removed
- 3 yards of ribbon. I used May Arts 373-58-27 Satin/Grosgrain double band in yellow.
- 1 piece of chipboard or thin cardboard
- Butterfly punch or whatever goes with your décor
- Other various embellishments
Here is my finished project:
I created this photo holder frame since my daughter has become a little social butterfly and has tons of friends. We always end up with pictures of them and nowhere to put them. They can easily be switched out for family pictures as well (like shown). To begin, I took my frame apart and took out the glass. Since this is a piece I want to be able to change all the time the glass wasn’t needed. I then had some extra chipboard from some packaging to create a stiff background. The pink background is the DCWV glitter and adhesive backed cardstock. My daughter chose the color and LOVED the glitter. What’s great about this glitter paper is that there is no glitter constantly falling off of it. It has a nice shine to it and with the adhesive backing was super easy to cute to size and adhere to my chipboard.
Next you want to add your ribbon. I didn’t measure or anything when doing so either. I wrapped the ribbon around the edge and taped it down with some regular old gift wrap tape. I knew the back would be covered by the frame backing so I didn’t worry about what it looked liked. Once I got all my diagonal pieces down I added buttons to each ribbon intersection with some twine and attached them with GlueDots.
To finish the frame I punched some butterflies with my EK Success punch and only removed the adhesive from the center of the butterfly shape. This let me fold the wings for a 3D effect. The adhesive is nice and strong so I put them right onto the frame. See the detailed picture below.
Lastly I added some “A” embellishments I had from Sandy Lion to represent my daughters name.
I can’t wait to create more projects with this paper. I think frame number two is already in the works! It’s also perfect for your die cutting machines and more. Thanks so much for stopping over and checking out my project. I hope you try this paper soon. You’ll be hooked.
Blog Post By: Latrice Murphy