Thursday 5 March 2015

Painted Blooms Box Frame

Painted Blooms Box Frame Feb 2015 by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa  (6)

So here is the final project we made last week at my Painted Petals & Blooms class – and this was also a project for my All Day class on Saturday… I was determined to make everyone cut into their gorgeous piece of Painted Blooms papers… you know the one… great to stroke but SO hard to cut!

So I searched various shops and on-line for a nice – but inexpensive - box frame. To no avail…way above my class budget! And then I watched a few moments of crafting TV… saw some envelope boxes…and had a Eureka moment!!

And the Eureka was great for the box section on each side… but the corners left me baffled!! So it was onto the Internet and a bit of research… 2 hours later and I was no better off – there are many box frame tutorials but the corners didn’t do it for me….so it was back to my paper sample… and trial cutting this way, then that, then the other  …. and suddenly it just… worked!!!

So those beautifully mitred corners took me quite a long time to work out …. but this project does not a long time for anyone to make. Once you know the tricks…well the rest is easy! But more on that another day….  I can feel a tutorial coming on if you are interested….

Painted Blooms Box Frame Feb 2015 by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa  (3)

So back to the project…the box frame is made from one piece of 12x12 paper…the leafy one!

Then the floral picture within is cut from “The Gorgeous Piece” … and I have paper left to make some more great cards…

All finished off with simple Rich Razzleberry stamping of the Feel Goods words to bottom left and Pool Party Perfect Pennants stamping/ Framelit die cutting to the top right. With a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter glue to finish off. Actually less of a sprinkling… there is loads on there!

And now it is ready to hang on my kitchen or utility room wall… the colours were pre-tested after all!

And how much did I love this Box Frame…. well if I say that I have already made 10 variants… I think you may get the picture!!!


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a clever idea Amanda - such a lovely way to frame this piece of paper, which is sooo hard to cut into!!

Anne said...

It's gorgeous Amanda. X