Thursday, December 8, 2011

Altered Frames - 9 x 7 sizes

I made a few of the altered frames for the Christmas party and my guests loved them! The ones I am posting today are the smaller frames and hold 4x6 photos. I am so in love with altering these frames and I am hoping to do a lot more for next years party.

Supplies Used:
Ready to Finish 9x7 Memory Frame
My Minds Eye Laundry Line
Petaloo Flowers
Stampin Up button
Stampin Up Ticket Punch
Cuttlebug Cut Emboss Butterfly
Want 2 Scrap bling
Grosgrain Ribbon
Cat Eye Chalk Ink

I tried to go with colors that were neutral on most of the frames I made. It is difficult when you don't know who is going to receive a particular gift and if they will be able to use it. Luckily my guests were good about trading if they felt it was something someone else could make better use of. I had gotten some Laundry Line titles really cheap some time ago and they worked great with the frames.

I layered two Petaloo flowers and used a darker color thinking this oculd be used for a female or male. The center of teh flower is a Corduroy Kiwi Kiss button from Stampin Up. The flowers did come with centers but I thought the button added some nice texture and dimension.

I added a circle of chipboard on the back of the flower to give it some body and then used mounting foam to make the flower pop up a bit. I also used chipboard behind the titles and popped them with mounting foam. It's hard to see the dimension in pictures but in real is there!

This one is probably definitely more feminine with the butterflies and bling but I just loved the paper and couldn't resist using it. The title tag is another from the grab bag of titles I got. I already had the Laundry Line stack and the titles match perfectly.

I cut and embossed the butterfly out of some green cardstock and then inked it lightly on the top and then around the edges.I then cut and embossed a butterfly out of some acetate, more specifically the acetate that the Cricut cartridges come packaged in. I added two copper brads to the middle of the butterfly to hold the layers together and then gently bent the acetate layer up a little so it wouldn't just lay flat on the green cardstock. I added the clear bling swirl along the bottom of the butterfly to give it a flight pattern effect.

I will be posting the 12x12 frames I did over the next few days so be sure to come back and see how those turned out!


  1. Pretty frames, I love to see all your great ideas!

  2. Your frames are beautiful, I bet your guests really felt special!

  3. Shirley, I love the purses, made with TBBM, you displayed on a fairly recent post on the MB. I hope it's okay. I'm featuring them on Fantabulous Friday at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

    Peggy T.

  4. These frames are beautiful. Your guests were very very lucky .

  5. Beautiful frames! Love how you made that butterfly with the acetate.