I love collecting unusual frames.Many I use for a good long while…then they get tucked away for a bit until I can rediscover then all over again and enjoy them in a whole new light.My mom found this one for me many years ago and it has always been a favorite. It uses my most favorite color and accent…red berries.So, I decided to create a fun project to go with my favorite frame and one that I could hang and enjoy in my home over the holidays.Frames are so much fun because their focal points can easily be switched out for different seasons or occasions and you can enjoy a new piece of home décor all year round without spending a lot of money and can use a loved treasure over and over again in a different way.
This altered clipboard is covered in all of the beautiful Melissa Frances products I love…glitter, chipboard, dimensional stickers, resin accents, die cuts, and cardstock stickers.I wanted to created something that celebrated the season and to create a place where all of the things I loved could be showcased and enjoyed.It’s functional and decorative and a great way to remember to give to others throughout the Christmas season.
To create this card, cut a piece of white cardstock 8 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" high. Dry emboss with a polkadot stencil if desired to get the raised dot effect. Fold the card in towards the middle and overlap slightly. Adhere the seam going down the middle and also adhere the bottom shut to create a pocket. Next, use a round punch to punch a notch at the top. Cut a strip of the Amanda paper around the design in the paper about 4 inches wide and adhere horizontally. Next, add a piece of material or ribbon tied in a knot, along with a piece of twine and a Christmas sticker from the Christmas Cardstock Stickers. Add green glitter to a chipboard tree from the Glitter Christmas chipboard (it comes white). If you want to spray it with a sealant to prevent the glitter from coming off which I did here, try RoyalCoat Decoupage Paper Sealer. Let dry, then add it to your card with a glue dot. Lastly, apply a "Tis the Season" rub on from the Christmas Transfers. You can insert a 4x6" holiday photo and/or a holiday letter into the pocket!
I found a little box at the craft store and decided to turn it into a gift box by dressing it up a bit. I covered the top of the box in Amanda paper and covered the bottom in Matilda paper. To create the snowflake on the top of the box, I cut a styrofoam ball in half and painted it white with acrylic paints, then added some glitter while it was still wet. Then little arms for the snowflake were cut from white felt. I added a little winter rub on to the top of the box from the Winter Fun Transfers. I gathered up the ribbon and stitched it with a large needle and some thin twine. Other Melissa Frances products used on this project include a snowflake from the Glitter Christmas chipboard and a little "brrr..." sticker from the Winter Cardstock Sticker sheet. Wouldn't it be fun to add a hot cocoa mix inside or how about a scarf/mitten set or another wintery item for a Christmas gift? I hope you will give this fun project a try! Danielle
Linda never ceases to amaze and inspire with each new layout...I just love how she has featured her Christmas decor in this beautiful layout featuring the Melissa Frances Enchanted Christmas collection!