Sunday, February 5, 2012

Use Your Stash - Chipboard & Glitter

Hi Everyone!  This is Elise again from The Gypsy in Us,!  I am so happy to be here this weekend with a great challenge to just use your stuff!  At first I thought this would be a challenge to use chipboard, so I did.  As I was working on my project, I thought to myself that the chipboard is really not that prevalent, so I figured I would make the challenge to use glitter, so I put glitter on my project.  Whelp, that old brain of mine starting thinking again, dangerous, I know, and I added a button thinking the challenge could be to use buttons.  Aw heck....just use your stuff!!!!

I am still working on Valentine's Day (it is my favorite crafting holiday!  I love pink and red!).  Not sure if you know or not, but my daughter, Lizzy and I are having a Valentine's Day Tea Party for some friends of ours.  I already made some stuff which you can see on my blog, but thought a cute favor for the girls would be a picture to remember the day with (sorry Allison if that that is not a good sentence...can't remember if you are supposed to end a sentence with "with" or not!)  Since I got the greatest little polaroid camera for Christmas (well actually it is Fuji, but who cares?!) that takes the cutest size pictures, I decided to design a frame to fit the picture.

I used the Cricut Fancy Frames cart and cut the simple rectangle frame out at 3 inches (that is actually the length of the picture you are using)....then I cut the rectangle border at 3 inches as really can't see the border very well in the picture, but it pops on the frame.  All of the paper I used is from  I used that red double sided tape all around the rectangle border and glittered it using Stickles diamond glitter (yes, I said Stickles glitter!  I am lucky enough to live about 20 minutes from where Ranger is located and every fall they have a warehouse sale which is where I found that awesome stuff!)

From this side view you can see that I cut the verticle easle frame out of chipboard.  I used my regular blade and only had to do 2 cuts to get it through.  By the way, I cut this piece at 4.5 inches. I also just manually cut some chipboard to the size of the frame and glued the patterned paper to that....I made sure to leave the top open so i could slide the picture in although you could just put the picture in before gluing the paper to the chipboard.  I left the opening because I plan to take pictures of the girls during the party, slide them in the frame and voila!  The heart was cut using the Imagine standard heart that comes loaded on the machine.  I cut it at 1.5 inches and ran it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder.  I punched holes in the middle for the bakers twine and button and adhered the whole shebang with a pop dot.  And there you have it.....a cute little Valentine's Day frame.
I just had to share my cute little Fuji instant film in love with it!!!


  1. Love the frame and I am going to need one of those cameras :)

  2. I seriously need to use my Fancy Frames cartridge. I love the frame and the inspiration. Lizzie is adorable! I wish I had more time to play along this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cute project - I'm sure the girls will love them.