Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Framed Papercraft #1

 Best. Day. Ever. #1 
 This first design is my submission to the Atlantic Hearts Challenge, Sketch #97, My Creative Moments: Monday Morning Challenge #4 and the Stamp and Create March Challenge.
I turned the sketch on its side because the acrylic frame is oriented as landscape instead of portrait. This is a not a traditional card in that it is a design inserted into an acrylic frame. The ribbon, doily and die cut are adhered to the paper layers inside the frame. On the exterior, I stamped the sentiment and added the bow and the butterfly.
This would be a pleasant item to have on the desk or to give as gifts to coworkers. It may also be something to give for Mother's Day. I used a generic sentiment so that the design could be easily changed and the sentiment would still work for most occasions. Here is the video on how to make this: .

Here is a view of the back to show the frame. (I live in the desert so please pardon my dusty patio!)

Techniques: Stamping on acrylic, punching, die cutting
Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Frame: WalMart (less than $1)
Stamp: Best Day Ever stamp set
Die: Deco Labels Framelits
Ink: StazOn Opaque Ink in Cotton White
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Garden Green, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
DSP: Painted Blooms
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, Martha Stewart border punch
Other: Glue dots, Whisper White organza ribbon, doily (Hobby Lobby)
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Visit the Atlantic Hearts, My Creative Moments and Stamp and Create blogs for additional card ideas.


  1. Very cool idea. What a pretty, quick gift.

  2. This is so pretty! I love the doily and the little layered butterflies. Perfect gift for anyone! :)

  3. Beautiful...I love the frame idea! The sketch rotated works beautifully.

  4. Mel, I might take you up on that frame. This is really a nice interpretation of this week's challenge. Very pretty.

  5. I didn't see the second one last I looked...did you add that? I love that one too! So pretty!

  6. They are both awesome! Great cards! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  7. Both are very pretty.I love the wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us this week at AHSC!

  8. I really like both cards but the top one is my favourite.. thanks for joining us at the AHSC.

  9. These are just great and I love how you framed them :) Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  10. Love both cards! They will make great gifts! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC

  11. So pretty - love how you used the doily. Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  12. Two beautiful creations, love the sketch!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning challenge. So sorry I am just now visiting your entry!

  13. Oh, Melanie, this is beautiful! I saw it on SCS and just had to visit and read more about it! (I've subscribed to your blog now!) I love this DP and love the beautiful frame for your sentiment! I too have given cards to friends with a frame or stand because they love having them out. What a precious gift, especially making two! Hugs, sweet friend!