Monday, February 9, 2009

SEI Lovebirds Frame


I {heart} the Target $1 spot. But, all too often I stock up on items to alter and then don't get to them for years. Literally. This is one such case.

A few years back I picked up a few 10"x10" frames. They were available in two colors and were nearly a perfect match for Purely Pomegranate and Taken With Teal. I think I got two of each. Fast forward a few years and here I am finally using one of them!

The mirror part is removable so I popped it out and then I covered the frame part with my sample of Forget Me Not (that I picked up at CHA) from the new SEI Lovebirds collection. It is a shimmer paper (not cardstock weight) is a a gorgeous shimmery light blue with little shimmery white flowers all over it. BEAUTIFUL. This picture does NOT do the paper justice. I covered it with the same method as I used to cover my foamcore frames that I did the tutorial on here.

Of course I used our very own redline adhesive, i {stick} papers to hold everything together. [Store note: our vendor lowered our cost on this and since we JUST got a new shipment in, I've lowered the price for our current inventory. That gets you a 60 YARD roll of redline tape for 21 CENTS a yard. Seriously folks, does it get any better?]

Next I took some of our new Venise Lace trim and framed the opening. I printed off the saying "Now, you see why we're friends!" (it's a mirror...get it??) on a strip of vellum and decorated the edge with a few little accent pearls. I made a little bouquet of pink roses in a white clay pot as a focal point in the corner, and to help anchor the vellum strip. I added a little string of the pearls on the vase to tie it all together.

A few more strips of i {stick} papers to the back of the vase to hold it in place (and clearly it sticks many other things) and I was done!

And this concludes yet another installment of my continuing series of difficult items to photograph!

Thanks for stopping by! I may not be back until Friday. I've got some big news on Friday and a super busy week leading up to it, so be sure to stop in then!

3 comments:

Cathleen said...

Kate, This is awesome, you are so good at altering things! Got your card today a my happy prize! I love that card and it is even better in real life!

Sandra Dee @ Crafty Designs said...
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Sandra Dee @ Crafty Designs said...

you are so super talented! I will expecting this mirror in the mail soon...love ya ~ miss ya!