Well, I trust that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, here in the US. My family will be celebrating (unconventionally, as usual) on Saturday… which happens to be my birthday, as well. No turkey this year. My kitchen is so small that it’s difficult to cook on a normal day, let alone a big meal. So, we’re having lasagna!
Completing these frames has been a labor of love. I was up many nights working on them so that I could present them at Thanksgiving.
First up… Let it Snow
Sadly, the tree and snowmen dies are no longer available, but I have linked to a few dies that would be suitable substitutes.
After I die cut the pieces, I ran them through my laminator. This way, if it is hung on an outside door, the pieces are protected.
The bows were, well EASY! I used the Bigger Bow Easy and wired ribbon. I have a renewed love for wired ribbon.
I die cut snowflakes from the Spellbinders Die – Create A Flake Six set, then stacked them. Then I literally painted them onto the frame. After all was dry, I added glitter to the snowflakes.
Here’s a closeup of the bow array:
Next up is the tan frame…
The sayings for these frames were cut from adhesive vinyl, using my Silhouette Cameo.
I added some wired Christmas plaid (my all time favorite). It feels like a flannel shirt!
The frame was embossed using the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Woodgrain and Dreamweaver Embossing Paste. It was then highlighted with some Memento Dye Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa.
Here is the bow arrangement…
And finally, the red frame (which has already been gifted to my aunts)..
For this frame, I added fine art sand to the paint to give it a gritty look and feel. The “dots” you see around the frame are actually glitter glue dots and they really sparkle!
The fun “extras” (floral picks) were super cheap and I love how they add volume.
Let me tell you.. if you’re going to have a go at one of these, make sure you have a good quality glue gun. It helps to have a carpenter in your house, too! LOL
And the bows…
Ok, now I’m going to share lots of links!
Spellbinder die – Fancy Tree **
Spellbinder die – Reindeer and Sleigh **
Spellbinder die – Mr and Mrs Snowman **
Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Flakes N Skates
Spellbinders Die – Create A Flake Six
May Arts 1.5″ Wired Faux Burlap – white
May Arts 1.5″ Wired Faux Burlap
May Arts 2.5″ Wired Burlap – Brown
May Arts 2.5″ Wired Burlap – Green
May Arts Wired Beads (Colors)- blue
Bigger Bow Easy
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Woodgrain
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa
1/4 Inch Scor-Tape
** optional dies
Spellbinders Die – 3D Christmas Tree
Spellbinders Die – Gingerbread House
Spellbinders Die – Stylized Trees
Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Deer
Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Elf Boy
Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Elf Girl
Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Fancy Shining Star
Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Lattice Ornaments
I also used:
2.5″ Wired Christmas Plaid ribbon
Florist picks (other decor)
Mini bead strings
Diamond Ice Stickles
Fine art sand
80 w Glue gun
We are welcoming the holidays with FREE RIBBON for you!
Each order over $25 (product value) placed during the remainder of November will receive 10% BACK in FREE RIBBON. We’ll match the ribbon to items in your order (paper, stamp styles, etc). It’s as easy as that. A fun way to treat yourself to a little surprise!
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