Monday, January 24, 2011


Frames All

Just a little peek into some of the decorating I have been up to in our new house. I am sure you are asking yourself what this has to do with paper crafting, but hang on, it does! :)

Frames Right Side

I am loving this collection of frames on the top of our dresser. I have a thing for oval frames lately…And who is that couple? When were we that young? :)

Frames Left Side

Ok, getting to the crafty part…The frame in front was inspired by something I saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. As soon as I saw a frame made to look like old wood, I knew I could make my own.

Frame Wood

The base is a plain wood frame from Michael’s. I painted it dark brown, to work with the edges I would create on the wood pieces.

Frame Wood CU Wood and Nails

I cut apart Real Wood paper from Creative Imaginations. (The paper is thin wood, backed with paper. It cuts easily in a paper trimmer.) It was painted with white paint and once that dried, the edges were painted with brown. It took the paint beautifully.

To create the nails, I used some flat, shiny red, self-adhesive gems from Hero Arts. Painting over them with black paint made the perfect nail head.

Frame Wood CU Flowers

The leaves were die cut from new CHA Spellbinders release dies, Foliage. (not available yet, but check your local store)

Frame Wood CU Butterfly

And one last little peek. What do you think? Are you inspired to create from catalogs? Its a bit obsessive for me. Got any good catalog recommendations?

Its busy here-yy MIL arrives Wednesday and I leave for Los Angeles on Thursday, for a week. The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) winter show starts this weekend. I will be there with Spellbinders, working in the booth. Hopefully I will be able to sneak away to take a few photos and share them when I get back. :)

thanks for always stopping by!

Supplies: Paper-Creative Imaginations (Real Wood-Thick Cherry), Patterned paper-Jenni Bowlin, Flowers-Prima, Brads-Nikki Sivils, Butterflies-Jenni Bowlin, Gems-Hero Arts, Paint-Ranger, Frame-Michael’s, Spellbinders-Foliage


Jill W. said...

Wow, this is incredible! I love how you were inspired and did it yourself! I love it!

Rox-Ann said...

Awesome job on the frame it looks like old barn wood terrific and thanks for sharing your decorating! I am so looking forward to coming to your place on Wednesday just counting the sleeps lol!

Kim said...

Very cool!!! See you on thursday!

Shawna said...

Love your wood frame!

Heather said...

Really neat idea for the frame! Love it.

AJ said...

love that frame Kimberly!! it's so awesome! :)

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful frame Kimberly!
Thank you for the inspriation and the how to's!!
I need some of that wood paper, and I think I know where to get some!! ;)

Thank you for sharing!
Have a great time at CHA!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Really a great project. Just love the frame and the cute little one it..Enjoy your new home..My be in CR next weekend just have to get to All About Pictures..need STUFF.

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