Saturday, December 10, 2011

Altered Frame - Mon Amour

While this frame doens't have much Cricut on it, I am still pleased with the overall look! I think it would be great for that special guy in your life of a picture of your children...or heck, even your favorite pet!

Supplies Used:
Ready to Finish 12x12 Memory Frame
Basic Grey Boxer Collection
Coredinations Color cardstock
Cricut Sentimentals cartridge
Cuttlebug Textile folder
Stampin Up marker
Heat set studs
Cat Eye Chalk Ink

This size frame holds a 5x7 picture and it can be turned to use horizontally or vertically.

I wanted to add a little texture to the title so I ran the title through the Cuttlebug using the Textile folder and then sanded lightly to allow the color core of the Core'dinations to come through. Please excuse the glue mess on the blue cardstock, that is what happens when you try to watch Gibbs and craft at the same time *okie so knows better than to try and do anything while Jethro Gibbs is on the screen*.

The chipboard pieces are from the Basic Grey Boxer collection as well and since they seemed to work well for the frame it saved me from having to find elements on Cricut cartridges to use. I thought the use of the flower kept this from being a totally masculine frame, it gives a softness without too much femininity to the over all look. My friend Andrea is the one that won this frame and said "OMG! I love it. I don't know what it says...BUT I LOVE IT!". I had to tell her it meant "my love".

After I got the frame completed I thought it just needed something and that is when I added the silver heat set studs, that just seemed to give it that little UM-PF needed.

Tomorrow's frame will have more Cricut elements. Don't forget that Consumer Crafts is having their shipping special for the rest of the month...$1.97 on any order!


  1. OK Girl, I have a question....I think the sides of these frames are about 3/8 inch thick, what do you do with them? Cover them? ink them? or just leave them??? None of the winners would let their awesome prize out of their hands long enough for anyone else to look!!! (Lucky Winners!!!!)

  2. I'm going to wait until you post the last one to decide which one I like best.

    So far, I like them all!

  3. I agree 100% about LeRoy Jethro Gibbs!