22 June 2013

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share Day 3: Uniquely You!

Hi All! Welcome to Day 3 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share featuring Close To My Heart's June Stamp Of The Month: A Flowering Bunch. I can't believe how quickly this share has gone by!

Today's project features so much about paper-crafting that I love. It's a home decor piece, it has an inspiring message, and it show-cases some of my favorite girls (my daughter and the daughter of a good friend)! So without further ado....

I used double-sided paper from the Claire paper pack to cover a little wooden frame I bought at Michael's for a dollar. Instead of cutting out the opening entirely, I cut an "x" in the paper and pulled it back to make a peek-a-boo frame. I used mini glue dots to tack down the edges of the opening and toped it with a little Outdoor Denim sparkle. I didn't wrap the frame, but rather painted the edges with a gold paint dauber from Ranger Ink. I cut both sentiment boxes from Claire paper. Both can be cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

For the scalloped oval, I inked around the edges in Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink and stamped the sentiment (from Verve Stamps) in White Daisy Exlusive Ink. I doubled up on the dimensional adhesive so it would be slightly taller than the "Uniquely You" sentiment. I stamped "Uniquely You" in Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink and edged it with Pink Glitz. I then popped it up with a single layer of dimensional adhesive. Here's a closer look:

For the flower at the bottom, I layered Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon with cream-colored grosgrain ribbon from my stash. I used a White Daisy flower cut with the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge, which coordinates with the Flowering Bunch stamp set as the centerpiece. I stamped the flower using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Outdoor Denim Embossing Powder. I then used Sunset, Blush, Hollyhock, and Cashmere Exclusive Inks, along with my watercolor brush to paint the flower. Finally, I topped it all off with a giant pearl badge button, some Pink Glitz, and some bitty Outdoor Denim sparkles. Here are a couple of close-ups of the flower:

Finally, because you really can't have too much bling, I added some sparkle flourishes for fun, which you can see:

And there we have it! A fun little frame that my daughter loves. What more could you ask for?

I hope you've been inspired by our blog share this month. You can purchase the June Stamp Of The Month: A Flowering Bunch stamp set for $5 with any qualifying order of $50 or more, or on its own for $17.95. It's only available through 30 June so time's running out. If you would like to purchase this stamp set or any of the Close To My Heart products you see featured, feel free to visit me here. Now don't forget to head on over to From My Bungalow and SpiegelMomScraps to see what inspiring ideas Lynn and Jody have come up with for today! 

And don't forget that today is your last day to qualify to win this oh-so-fabulous bit of blog candy:

To be eligible to win, you need to leave a little comment on each of the blogs. We'd love for you to follow us, but that's not necessary for the blog candy giveaway!


  1. What an adorable frame and photo! I love the sentiment pieces and that ribbon flower is so creative! You sure do rock the altered frames girlie!

  2. This altered frame is the sweetest! So clever to cut the X and fold those papers around to show the other pattern. That adds such a cool touch! You totally rock altered projects Kim!

  3. Your frame is just to cute!! Love that flower!!

  4. I just went through all three days of projects - lovely! You have an eye for detail, and a great flair for blogging!

  5. What a great way to cover a frame! I'll be trying that one! I especially love what you did with that flower! Beautiful coloring. Love it!!

  6. Love it! I have one of those frames in a tote waiting to be used. Thanks for the inspiration to dig it out.

  7. Oh, sooo pretty! I just LOVE that flower!