11.19.2009

Give Thanks


I love frames. Especially dark distressed ones. When I saw this project I immediately set about
making one for myself. Here's how to: 


  1. Cut "give thanks" from Naturals Ivory card stock using Sizzix Big Shot and Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip die; adhere to Chocolate Chip textured card stock. Dry emboss row of circles on both sides of letters using Dots Classy Brass template (see last picture in post for close-up of this).
  2. Adhere strip of Really Rust textured card stock to Kraft card stock; adhere to Chocolate Chip textured card stock. Wrap linen thread three times around card stock and tie in front.
  3. Place card stock in frame.
  4. Stamp Bella Toile (I used Boho Blooms) background image in Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss ink on Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss textured card stock (NOTE: Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss are retired, instead try Bashful Blue and Old Olive). Stamp polka dots image from Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Really Rust ink on Really Rust textured card stock. Cut leaves from Kiwi Kiss (Old Olive) textured card stock, Baja Breeze (Bashful Blue) textured card stock, Really Rust textured card stock, Chocolate Chip textured card stock, and Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series paper using Leaves #2 Originals die. Stamp "Thanks Blessings Love" in Chocolate Chip ink on Chocolate Chip textured card stock leaf.
  5. Sew down center of three leaves using sewing machine and thread (I simply used my paper piercer and did faux stitching with the aid of my uni-ball signo white gel pen).
  6. Tie crochet thread through Bashful Blue button. Adhere to Bashful Blue leaf.
  7. Stamp "Blessings" in Chocolate Chip ink on Kraft card stock, and trim card stock. Attach to Bashful Blue leaf using Mini Library clip.
  8. Adhere leaves to card stock using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  9. Insert card stock into frame without glass (I added the glass because I had left off the library clip which prevents the glass from fitting). 
Here's a close-up of mine. This is definitely one of my favorite Thanksgiving decorations. It has center stage on my kitchen island. I am so thankful for a loving family, wonderful friends, a loving Heavenly Father and the opportunity to do what I love...







Perfect Paper: Chocolate Chip Textured card stock {108697}, Really Rust Textured card stock {108697}, Kraft card stock {107070}, Naturals Ivory card stock {101849}, Bashful Blue Textured card sock {108695},  Old Olive card stock {100702}, Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper {112164}
Supberb Stamps: Harvest Home {111642}, Bella Toile {111598}, Itty Bitty Backgrounds {114996}
Incredible Ink: Bashful Blue {105209}, Old Olive {102277}, Chocolate Chip {100908}, Really Rust {102549}, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker {100071}
Totally Cool Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Sizzix Big Shot {113439}, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip die {113453},Leaves #2 Originals die {113459},  Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}, 
Essential Embellishments: Linen Thread {104199}, Designer Buttons in Sherbet {116312}, Mini Library Clips {109857}, Dots Class Brass Template {109540},  

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