21 February 2013

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share: Day 1

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share! This month, we're celebrating the February Stamp of The Month set: Home Sweet Home

Let's look at today's project.

This stamp set really lends itself to home decor. (LOVE THAT!) So for today's project, I covered and embellished a simple frame with Close To My Heart's Buzz & Bumble collection, and used Kraft Cardstock to create a little folder in the middle of the frame for pictures. (I tried to photograph the folder open, but it didn't work.) Let's look at the details:

The folder is cut from Kraft Cardstock to fit the frame. I offset the fold in order to accommodate the little heart closure. (The heart is from the Whoo's Your Valentine stamp set, and is stamped in Cocoa Exclusive Ink on Kraft Cardstock. I fussy cut it, popped it up with dimensional adhesive, and added a bitty sparkle. The front of the folder tucks in behind the heart.) The sentiment is stamped in Sunset Exclusive Ink and layered on top of pennants cut from Buzz & Bumble paper. I added Burlap Ribbon and Glitter Paper for extra texture. A wooden button and bakers twine from the Mini Medley Accents Wooden Collection layered under a sparkle brad (retired) adds an extra little pop. 

To embellish the frame, I layered distressed circles of Sunset Cardstock, secured them with a brad, and added curled strips of Sweet Leaf Cardstock to create a stylized flower. The beehive sticker is from the Buzz & Bumble assortment (as is the wooden flower on the "pin"). To make the beehive really pop, I colored over the raised areas of the sticker with gold oil pastel and added a bitty Tan Sparkle. I adhered the wooden flower to a paperclip that I had straightened and added a Green Sparkle to the center to make a little hat pin. Burlap Ribbon and Small Sparkle Flourishes complete the look.  For the top of the frame, I created a bow with Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon and attached a sparkle brad to it.  

Here's the whole project once again:

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Remember, that the stamp of the month can be yours for $5 with any qualifying order of $50 or more, or you can purchase it on its own for $17.95. Now, if you haven't made it over to From My Bungalow to see what the Queen of Kraft, Lynn Darda, has been up to this month, hop on over! And don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what else we've done with the February Stamp of the Month!


  1. Your frame is so beautiful! I adore the flower and the bow!! You have inspired me to get famcy with some frames! :)

  2. beautiful frame! I agree with Kristine. The bow and flower caught my eye right away! I love all the little detail too.

  3. Gorgeous! So many pretty details! I love that striped bow and the stylized flower. Highlighting the beehive with oil pastel was a great idea! I knew you would create some fabulous home decor pieces with this set and you did!!!

  4. Pretty! Lots of great detail on this project!!

  5. I love this Kim! Home decor projects are so much fun to make. I love everything about this frame. The bow on top is just beautiful.

  6. Oh for the LOVE of details!!! Absolutely wonderful ... and pinned!

  7. Thanks, ladies! I appreciate the encouragement!