Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wedding Gift

The theme at the Kraft Journal blog is
"Brides and Babies".
Have you played along yet?
In keeping with the theme, I will show you a wedding gift I made this summer.
Don't you love when you can use your papercrafting supplies for gifts?
I transformed this bargain aisle frame from Hobby Lobby...

 (ps, did you see the price, $5!)

into this...

I took this photo of the couple at the reception and it fits perfectly with this frame.
Love that.
I used "For Always" Paper packet (perfect for weddings and classic themes).
Here is a detail shot of the cluster.

I used flowers from Bitty Blossom (retired) and Claire along with some rolled flowers that I created using the Artiste Cartridge.  I discovered that the Quilling Tool makes that job sooo much easier.  I also added one of the swirls from Sparkles Black Flourishes.
The doily image was stamped using the "Love Doily" stamp.
All supplies:  Close To My Heart and all in my stash!
I loved that I didn't have to shop for a thing once I found this awesome frame that needed a makeover.
Oh, and I learned something new about our Bonding Memories Glue, it works like a dream for projects like this.  I planned on using Mod Podge, but I tested a strip using Bonding Memories Glue on the back and it worked perfectly.  No bubbles or wrinkles to deal with.
I just used the applicator to spread the glue on the frame one section at a time.
I hope the couple likes this frame as much I liked making it for them.
Thanks for coming by today!


Karen Pedersen said...

SO pretty!

Audrey Pettit said...

They are going to love this, Lynn! It is stunning! SOOO love how you pieced the papers on the frame and love your beautiful cluster of flowers, too!

Connie said...

You always have such fresh and lovely ideas.
You are so inspiring.
Come visit and join my Give-A-Way.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)