After seeing something similar to this at the Stampin' Up! Convention this past summer, I KNEW I just HAD to make one of these when these Decor Elements became available. Click on the Decor Elements Catalog Icon over there in my Left Sidebar to see all the BRAND NEW 2nd Phase Decor Elements. There are several Christmas ones that I can't wait to use.
Onto the Season of Thanks frame above. Remember my last post & my struggles with the clipboard & the calendar kit?? Well, the making of this frame started my bad stampin' week!! I think it turned out great! BUT, it's not what I originally envisioned.
First off, I think I bought the wrong size. I bought the larger of the 2 & when it came, it seemed REALLY BIG! Then, I purchased a 16 x 20 Display Case/Shadow Box Frame at Hobby Lobby, knowing it was slightly smaller than the actually dimensions....there wasn't anything else to purchase that it would fit on. So, I figured I could cut it apart line by line & put it on the glass. Well, I did all my measuring so that I could get it onto the glass perfectly, BUT then when I went to put it on the glass, I messed up on the first line!! Instead of centering it on the glass at 8 inches (which would be the logical thing to do), I put it at 6.5 inches which was what the center of the Decor Element was...GRRR!! And once those babies are done, there is NO moving them! So now, I had to figure out how to place the rest of the elements so that it would turn out somewhat okay. So I just off set everything. (It comes with everything lined up & centered.) After getting everything put on there, I realized I probably could have just cut off the little swirl flourish at the bottom & then I could have left the rest of it intact to put on the glass!! I do like how it turned out, so I'm just letting you know about a few of the obstacles that I encountered so that you won't repeat my mistakes!!
I wanted the words & the fall foliage (which I got at Hobby Lobby) to really stand out, so that's why I used the simple & monochromatic designs of the More Mustard papers from the Autumn Vine DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
My plan is to change out the DSP & the "decorations" for each holiday/season...Christmas, Valentines, Easter/Spring, & so on. Every SEASON, I have so much to be THANKful for, I feel truly BLESSED by God, & I have so many to LOVE & who LOVE me. I have this in my Kitchen/Dining Room, so I see it all the time & it makes me HAPPY! Also, when I have my "Stampin' Friends" over (as my kids like to call the ladies who come to my classes/clubs), they sit at my dining room table & they will get to look at it, too!
Sorry for all the rambling! I hope you enjoyed the Framed Art & that you will have fun making your own! Please feel free to ask me any questions. Remember, you can shop online via my website at www.erinblair.stampinup.net & then click on "SHOP NOW".
Have a happy fall day! Erin
PS...My NEW Simply Scrappin' Club starts on October 27th, so please let me know ASAP if you'd like to participate.