Gift: Frame

This photo frame is for a friend back in Hawaii who recently had a baby. Since this was not her first child, I figured she probably wouldn’t need clothing. I decided a photo frame would be a great gift.

I started with a wood frame – something I’ve had in my stash for a long time, but I’m pretty sure I got it at Michael’s or a similar shop. It was plain wood. I painted the frame front and sides white. Then I covered the front with paper (some old KI Memories paper). You can’t tell it in the photo but the pattern paper has sheen to it.

Next I added a bit of ribbon. Then I finished it with the chipboard letters and felt flower accent. The insert to the frame had a generic advertisey look to it, so I painted that white and added a protective layer (with a decoupage-like glue).

Every gift needs a card, right? I made this one to match the frame.

I used the same supplies. This gift is for many reasons, so I left a greeting off the front and wrote everything inside. Since the gift is a wood frame, I used a wood embossing plate to texture the card’s background. The flowers on the frame are felt and have their own texture. The flowers on the card are paper and felt a bit flat. I added some white sponging to the centers, just enough to peek out behind the top layers.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Leaf die (Taylored Expressions); Flower dies (PTI); Ribbon (PTI); paper (KI Memories); chipboard letters (?); button (stash); glue (PPA glue-mat finish);
Leaf die (Taylored Expressions); Flower dies (PTI); Ribbon (PTI); light blue/pattern paper (KI Memories); card stock (Baja-SU); button (stash); Impression Plate (PTI);