I saw this project on Pinterest about six weeks ago and LOVED it. The original source is from The Creative Crate. I love how she did one frame for each letter of a word. I'd love to recreate something like this for the various seasons and/or holidays: Spring, Christmas, etc. For now, I wanted to see how it looked when *I* did it, so I just started with our last initial.
Because I don't have one of these (yet…I REALLY want to get one!) I had to do this the old school way with a pair of scissors. But they are super easy to do. Here's what you need to do one of these yourself:
- A frame
- Cute printed paper
- Stury solid color paper
- CraftBond All Purpose Glue Sticks
At first I wasn't sure if I was going to use a glue stick or some CraftBond Glue Spots, so I bought both. A gal can never have too many adhesives on hand, I always say.
I also picked up a couple new packs of decorative paper while I was there. You can see the rest of my shopping experience in this Google+ photo album here.
Then I played around with font styles and sizings in a Word Document. After deciding on the one I wanted, I took a screen shot of it and uploaded it into Picnik so that I could get a reverse image of it for printing. I'm sad Picnik is going away soon. Not sure what their new version is going to be like, but hoping some kind of similar replacement will show itself soon!
After flipping the image, I copied and pasted it back into my Word Document and printed a test copy on white to make sure it would fit in the frame I had chosen. After completing that I was ready to print on the real thing.
I took a piece of the card stock and cut it into an 8.5×11 size and fed it through the printer upside down so the image of my backwards letter would print on the wrong side (goal: to have the M come out right side up on the right side of the paper.
Then pop it into the frame and presto:
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