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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.
  • Buttons
  • Tape
  • 1 piece of chipboard or thin cardboard
  • Butterfly punch or whatever goes with your décor
  • Twine
  • GlueDots
  • 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

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  1. viji

    I would so love one of these!! Pretty!!

  2. heaney

    what a fun way to decorate the photo frame!

  3. SuZeQ

    GREAT giveaway. Thanks a bunch!

  4. Kristie Maynard

    I have seen bullitin boards similar to this, but never in a frame. I love it, what a great idea!

  5. Cynthia B.

    Cute project! Excellent use of the adhesive-backed paper, and of course – the ribbon!

  6. marie

    you’ve inpired me!

  7. ellen s

    love it!!! everyone needs one of these!

  8. Lucy

    That is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Sometimes I have some great photos but in a book you don’t always see them. And how many picture frames can you have around. Love this 🙂

  9. Emma O.

    This is adorable! I’ll have to borrow your idea for a photoframe for my niece!

  10. SuZeQ

    Oh what a great idea for photos. I think I might have to give one of these a shot. So nice to get the photos out of the box and onto the wall. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Marie / Legojenta

    What a fun project! TFS =)

  12. Charlene

    Really cute!

  13. f lynn rush

    what a wonderful project…and family!

  14. Kelly massman

    Such a cute idea!

  15. Denise Johnson

    very cute idea. love it.

  16. Sue D

    Very pretty–the glitter paper is perfect.

  17. Aki

    This is gorgeous. I love it! xD

  18. Jengd

    Cute idea and wonderful execution!

  19. Annette A.

    Very cute Idea…thanks for sharing

  20. Debbie Painter

    I love this idea, thanks so much for sharing it & the chance to win!!!
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  21. Michelle Liimatainen

    This is a great project idea Latrice…LOVE it and look how beautiful your family is!!!! 🙂

  22. B. Poteraj

    Thanks for the idea. That would look nice in my new office…

  23. Sharon Gullikson

    I love how you decorated it!! Nice job, missy.

  24. Natasha G.P.

    How cute. You have the best ribbons for all projects.

  25. Holly T.

    This is just perfect for a tween or teen project. Great idea!

  26. Lindy

    Beautiful project Latrice!!!! Love it!

  27. Lynne

    Very cute. Nice way to keep current with photos.

  28. erin

    Love those butterflies!

  29. Fayleen Tonkin

    Can’t wait to make one of these myself!

  30. Naomi A. of Colorado

    Cute idea!

  31. Becky Dunham

    oh Latrice! This is so fabulous! i love those big lattice type holders but this one is just perfect for a smaller space! What a great idea for a child or teenager to have in their room for their own special pictures! Love It!!

  32. Jasmine Ford

    This is super cute! I’ll have to see if I can find that paper around here!

  33. Renee J.

    Oh, Latrice, it is so nice to see your feature here. Your project is so pretty!! ‘Love it!!

  34. Amy Smidebush

    That is sooooo cute! What a great idea! I have several photo frames, and NOW I know what to do with them!


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