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July 27, 2010

I've Been "FRAMED"

Hello everyone! I'm Cathy, aka Kissakoala on the Cricut Messageboard. Today, I'm the featured designer. I'm honored and a little nervous, so I'll just jump right in!

Today's project is very simple. I've had this idea for some time, in fact, I have to give credit to my sister in law for the idea. She told me how she had purchased magnet frames and thought I should make them. I've been thinking about this for some time and thought it would be a great project to show here.

Supplies needed: Magnet sheeting. I purchased this at Michaels. It comes in a roll and measures 12" x 24". I just needed to unroll it and place it on a flat surface so when I cut it out, it would lay flat on the cutting mat. You also need a sheet of cardstock. I chose this print from DCWV Glitter Stack. I also have glitter paper. I used this to cut the flowers, but you can use what ever paper you prefer for the flowers. And, to finish up, a little bling.




Since this month's featured cartridge is Sentimentals, and I don't have this particular cartridge, I went to my trusty Gypsy and viewed the images on this particular cartridge. I found a shape that is also featured on Base Camp - the stamp edge shape. This is perfect!

Here is a shot of my Gypsy screen of the final project. I used the stamp edge shape for the frame, but to make it a frame, I used a square from George - shaped it into a rectangle - slightly smaller than 4 x 6 so it overlaps your photo. Then I used flowers from George (shift version). Simple, right?

The great thing about this magnet sheet is its self adhesive! Its not necessary to get this kind of magnet sheet, but it sure helps! I adhered the cardstock to the magnet sheet before cutting. To minimize the amount of waste, I cut the magnet sheet slightly larger than my project and used an 8 x 8 sheet of cardstock. A strip of 2 x 8 was left over (and this can be used for cards at a later time).

I used multi cut set at 2, blade at 6, pressure at max, and it sliced through both layers easily!

Here is the final project! Since its glitter paper, I used Zip dry to attach the flowers to the frame and also to attach the bling to the centers of the flowers.

By the way, those little ones in the photo are my twin grandchildren..love this pic!

This frame can be used landscape style....



...or can be used portrait style. (another one of my grandchildren)
I have to admit, I"m quite addicted to making these frames! It will be a great item to sell at the upcoming craft fairs my daughter and I plan to do this fall!

Thank you Tuesday Treats for the chance to show off some of my work. Hope you enjoyed today's feature!

Have a great day!

Koala-t hugs,

Cathy / Kissakoala

8 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is an adorable project and looks easy ehough to do. I love that it cut out in just one cut. TFS.

Kraftychick said...

Super, Super idea!!! TFS!

jackie

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Very cute project!. And great idea in using another image for sentimental frame. ;)

flowerdisco said...

Great project. Love the idea and TFS!

Java Jen's Creations said...

So cute! What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing with us here today!!

Mary said...

Love the frames, and you have sweet grand children! TFS

cardchick said...

fabulous idea!!!! luv showing off the grandbabies and yours are precious!!!!!!

kimmie said...

oh how cute!!!!!