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Winter Photo Frame

Hi! Thanks for stopping by May Arts for some holiday inspiration. Today I have in store for you a winter photo frame that would be great for a child or even the young at heart. Just follow the directions below and this gift will go together in a flash with the help of our beautiful ribbons and Lawn Fawn supplies.

  1. Cut two strips of NV01 slightly longer than the length/width of your frame. Cut down the center of the ribbon, leaving you with four strips.
  2. Cut the ends of the strips on a 45-degree angle.
  3. Use Sookwang tape to adhere the ribbon to the edge of the frame, meeting the 45’s at the corners.
  4. Adhere pattern paper over the front of the frame how desired.
  5. Flip frame over. Using a craft knife cut the photo hole open. Put glass back in place.

  1. Stamp snowmen image directly onto frame. (You may want to do this step prior to adhering paper but I forgot). Glue Metallic String detail to bottom of frame to create a snowy ground.
  2. On a separate piece of white cardstock stamp the snowmen bodies and color. Add diagonal stripe ribbon as scarves. Use Helmar Zap Dots to pop dot snowmen in place.
  3. Create a phrase banner and pop dot to upper left corner of frame.
  4. Insert a snowy day photo and your gift is complete!

Don’t have a frame on hand to make over?  Follow the same set of instructions to create a card.

Blog post by: Virginia Fynes

May Arts Ribbon Used:

  • Partners in Craft Supplies Used:
  • Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends Stamp set, Fa-La-La Pattern Paper
  • Helmar Zap Dots

Other Supplies Used:

  • Wide Photo Frame (remove glass to decorate)
  • Stampin’ Up markers
  • Sookwang tape


  1. NWFlamingo

    Great projects x2!  They make me smile.

  2. Indy

    Just love the Lawn Fawn stamps with these fab ribbons!

  3. Emily H

    Love those little snowmen! The ribbon border is the perfect touch!

  4. Lee

    Super layout and matching card!  I love it! 

  5. Samantha S.

    Very cute, love May Arts ribbon, its my favorite!!!

  6. Cynthia B.

    Love the ribbon around the frame, and my absolute favorite are the snowmen "scarves" from the May Arts ribbon!

  7. Penny Laschanzky

    I like the frame, but the card really is striking a chord with me!  Love it!

  8. ava g

    great project.  Lucky may arts for the showcase of the ribbon!!
    ava g

  9. Kati S.

    So beautiful! What a great combo!

  10. Maureen Hayes

    Love how the May Arts ribbons and the Lawn Fawn stamps work together, a marriage made in heaven! Beautiful cards, both!  Thanks for the inspiration !

  11. Message Keeper

    So adorable using ribbon as snowman scarf!

  12. Pai

    what a great idea to do a ribbon frame!

  13. kathy/NorthCarolina

    These are precious!

  14. Ruth G

    So very fun and cute! I love the ruffled ribbon and the sweet snowfriends! TFS!

  15. Kristie Maynard

    Wonderful!  Love this idea.

  16. Janet Sisk

    I like the idea of doing this on a card.  Thanks!

  17. Renee VanEpps

    Too cute!!! Love the ruffled border, tfs!

  18. Lesa

    So cute!  Love the ribbon edge.  Thanks for sponsoring Debbie's 12 Days!  

  19. Beth W

    Love he way this looks on a card.And a big thank you for helping to sponsor D's 12 Days of Home for the Holidays.

  20. Dorina D

    Fabulous frame and I love the ribbon. The card is adorable with the ribbon edge and the snowmen are so fun.

  21. sharon gullikson

    The ribbon looks adorable around the edge. It gives it such a homey look!

  22. char


  23. Barb Ghigliotty

    Beautiful frame and darling card! Thanks so much for your clever ideas!

  24. Kayla Foister

    I love both projects! The frame is super cute and a great way to make your own holiday decor. 

  25. conil

    This is a perfect way to remember a wintry day.

  26. Lauren Taylor

    beautiful! thanks for the idea for a ribbon border. 🙂

  27. katie brooks

    how darn cute is that!  I love that daddy and baby are also friends!

  28. Lizzy

    So pretty!  That frame is just beautiful! 

  29. Holly Tolman

    This is stunningly simple, thanks for sharing!

  30. Miriam Prantner

    ADORABLE!!! Love the scarves!

  31. Ruth M.

    Love the frame and cute snowparent and snowkid.

  32. Chitra

    Beautiful frame & card. Love the scarf, Papers used.. everyting is cool about the project..

  33. Jennifer S.

    Love those snowmen! So cute!

  34. Sue D

    Both projects are adorable.  I like the ribbon you used.

  35. Margie Visnick

    Beautiful frame, and lovely card, too!

  36. Elise C.

    So cute! I really like the matching card that you created! 🙂

  37. Mary-Anne V.

    What a great way to use the ribbon to create the frame…love these projects. 

  38. Lisa L. ( Lisa's Creative Niche)

    soooo cute!!! LOVE the little matching card too!

  39. Grá O'Neill

    Gorgeous fram & card. Love the ribbon edging 🙂


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