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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Doors Altered Frame and Card

Hi Everyone!

Woo hoo!  It's Saturday.  I have a cardmaking class here this afternoon with a few friends which is always a blast.  After that I am free, free, free to create until Monday morning!  There are so many cards and projects that I want to make that I have barely been able to sleep. 
I saw the idea for this ornament in the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest publication, Holiday Crafts 2011. 

I used a large clear plastic ornament and filled it with strips from two 12" x 12" sheets of KasierCraft music patterned paper.  The ornaments come in glass too, but I chose the plastic and am glad that I did because I dropped mine a few times while I was maneuvering the strips into it.   If you try this project I suggest that you wrap the strips as loosely as you can so that the roll just fits through the opening.  I used a crochet hook to help turn the strips so that I could see the words.

When I was in Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, MA about a week ago I purchased some door cutouts that the store had punched out and packaged.  I also purchased some pieces of screen that can be used with the door to make a screen door.  I think the screens are adorable, but I am saving them for spring and summer cards.  I cut up some sheets of clear tag from PaperTrey Ink to use as "glass" for my doors. 
I loved the door cutouts so much that I ordered the die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

First I used the door and clear tag to create this card.
The cat die comes with the door die.  I stamped a wooden A Muse Vine Wreath a little off center in the window.  I added red Stickle berries and a bow that was punched from a Martha Stewart paper punch.  You may not be able to tell from the picture, but I cut a sheet of white tag to use as the front of the house.  I scored every half inch to make the white look like strips of wood. 

While I was sitting in my new couch reading last night I glanced up at the craft display I have on my mantle and noticed one of the tiny grapevine wreaths that was sitting there.  Suddenly an idea jolted through my body.  My fingers had a hard time keeping up with the ideas that were racing through my mind.  I cut 3 house fronts from red tag and 3 white doors from white tag.  I sandwiched some "glass" between the 2 pieces of each door before I adhered them to the red tag.  I adhered the red tag to my frame and then I used a hot glue gun to attach a small grapevine wreath to each door.  Love it!

I use those tiny wreaths as ornaments and as napkin rings.  The ribbon and decorations on them are from my collection of "stuff".  Yes, I have a lot of cool "stuff".  A lot.

Not sure if I will add some text to the frame.  I am thinking about it.

Okay, Diane will be here soon and will be followed by Angela and Amy. 

Have a great weekend.  I will try to stop by again tomorrow.


Shirley said...

All 3 projects are wonderful and so creative, Carol!! Love the door and especially your framed wreaths too!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! these are all Fantastic! Love your Tree ornament! What a fantastic idea! Your front door home decor project is just darling too! love them all! So Adorable! So glad to see you are still busy busy creating away! just wanted to pop in and see what you've been up to. 8-)

Hope you have a Fantastic Weekend Lady!