Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Father's Day Frame

I know that this is a bit late for Father's Day but I still want to share it with you.  I actually gave my husband an 8 x 10 collage print for Father's Day and told him that his gift was going to be something made with the photos.  My youngest daughter's birthday falls the week before Father's Day so any crafting gifts get set aside until after the party and I simply didn't have time to make anything in time.  However, I do think it was worth the wait for him, Here's what I made.
I found these photos on the computer that my hubby had secretly taken with our daughters.  I loved them and knew I had to do something with them.  I ordered a collage print with 8 photos, 4 with each daughter, but only used 6 photos on the frame.  I used a Tim Holtz Distress Stain on the wood frame and covered the inside with patterned paper.  I matted each photo with brown cardstock, the two larger photos are flat on the paper, the other 4 are attached with pop up adhesive. 
While searching my stash for suitable embellishments, I came across a coiled paper clip.  It was perfect, so I stole some extra paper clips from my hubby's office, and bonus, I found that yellow rubber band just lying around coiled up like that so I used that for a punch of color.  Perfect for a more masculine frame.
Supplies Used
Unfinished wood frame - Sierra Pacific Crafts (Craft Warehouse)
Patterned Paper - October Afternoon
Cardstock - American Crafts
Distress Stain
Chipboard letters - Thickers (American Crafts)
Adhesive / pop up adhesive
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Thanks for looking


  1. This is adorable! I love that you chose the fun crazy, just because shots! They make the best memories!