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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Frame

At our demonstrator Christmas party, we have a Sneaky Santa gift exchange.  The gift that I made was another Pinterest-inspired project.  When you go to my Pinterest From This to That board, you can see where I got some of the ideas for this project.

The frame was brown wood that I painted white.  Kilz primer did a great job of covering the dark brown.  I did figure out that if you are going to add the wires, it's easier to find a frame with wider pieces of wood.  I ended up having to go to a hardware store to get wood screws that were small enough to not go all the way through the frame.  I'm working on a second frame where the wood is over an inch wide and it was much easier to add the screws and wire.

DH helped me attach the wire to the screws.  We put the screws on opposite sides of the frame.  While they were firmly attached, they were not in a far as you could go.  He then wrapped the wire around the screws keeping the wire as tight as possible.  When you tighten the screws a little more, that pulls the wire tighter.  I hope this make sense.  I'm glad he figured out how to do that.  You can get the miniature clothespins from my online store.

Here are some close ups of the individual items.  The red and silver glimmer paper look much better in person.  All of the images in this project come from My Digital Studio.  I printed them on either First Edition Specialty Designer Series paper or Very Vanilla card stock.  To print on the First Edition paper, I cut the 12 x 12 sheet to 8 1/2 x 11 so it would fit in my printer.  

Welcome Christmas stamp brush set
The images are from the Welcome Christmas stamp brush set except for the word tree. That is part of the Home for the Holidays digital kit.  What I love about digital designing is that you can change the size of the image to fit your project. 

Have fun making your version of this project.  I'll post some of the other items that were in the Sneaky Santa gift exchange later this week.  

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX

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