21 Apr 2008

Framed Birthday Quote!

I was soooo inspired by Amy Rysavy's Coaster Picture Frame Tutorial and I wanted to do something like that, and not just because I have about 94 coasters (not a word of a lie!).

Well, you know how it didn't quite turn out the way I had planned it but I like the finished product just the same!!

I also knew that I wanted to use my new Anniversary Set from Papertrey Ink. (Sets like these, kind of stump me, so I had to go and blurf around to see what people were doing with it!!)

I noticed that a lot of Anniversary owners were designing their own paper, so that is what I decided to do!!

I took some Papertrey Ink Spring Moss cardstock and one of the stamps from the Anniversary set and inked it up with Papertrey Ink Spring Moss Ink.

I stamped it in a pattern and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I took white ink and inked up another stamp in between to add a bit of depth. It is VERY difficult to see the white ink in this picture, but I think if you click on it you will be able to see it.

I cut out a frame from a chipboard coaster using the scalloped square nestabilities and a smaller plain square nestabilities on the inside. Then I took some My Mind's Eye Paper that I got on sale and did the same thing to it.

I glued the patterned paper to the coaster and had a pretty frame!!

I stamped the sentiment which is from Birthday Basics, Papertrey Ink on a white piece of cardstock and mounted it behind the frame.

I still thought it looked rather bare so I took some more Spring Moss paper and again cut it out with the scalloped nestabilities to make another smaller frame.

I paper pierced around the edges for a little bit of decoration and glued it on top of the frame.

Then I glued the whole frame onto my cardstock that I had designed myself!!

I used a French Script Cornish Heritage Farm backgrounder and stamped some Olive Staz On ink onto a Maya Road sheer blossom.

I finally used a decorative brad that I have been hoarding because someday I may not be able to ever buy embellishments again and so I have to have these brads!! (overboard) and attached it to the frame to decorate it up a bit.

Of course, it still seemed I took the Martha Stewart edge punch along the bottom of the card, and adhered some white cardstock behind!

Boo hoo!! I didn't get golfing today.....too much to do in the barn.....but maybe tomorrow......oh wait.....tomorrow is math class again for Holly.......well perhaps Wednesday!! Oh please- Wednesday!!


  1. This is beautiful! I just love the colors and that flower!

  2. This is quite possible the most wonderful thing I've ever seen! Love the colors, the elements, everything! Awesome!

  3. How dreamy! I love your colours and the text on that vellum flower! and the scallops. You are just way TOO good! :0) mel

  4. Wow, Bonnie! I think you did a splendid job! Your picture frame is so pretty! I love the colors and the patterns! Beautiful job!



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