Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Thanks A Latte

Good Morning Blog Land!

Today's post will be my first post as a Designer for "Through The Craft Room Door".  I am super excited to be a part of this team. It's a great place to get inspiration, join challenges, chat about crafty topics and meet new crafty people. The newest edition of TTCRD magazine has just been published. There is a video and link on my side bar. You should check it out!! This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES, as always.

My card for this weeks challenge was an experiment. Lol   I saw a card while browsing around Pinterest that had this amazing 3D "frame". I said, "Hey, I can do that". Then I said, "Okay, how are you gonna do that?"
First of all, I started with one of my Bestest crafty friend's digis! This lovely coffee cup was drawn by Kim Hecker of Oak Pond Creations. Isn't it adorable? They say ask and you shall receive...and I did. 
Thanks Kim, you're the best!!

It was quite simple after the first attempt. ( I only wasted one sheet of paper...HeeHee ) I used my Spellbinders Classic Square dies. I laid the largest one in the center of a 5 X 5 piece of card stock and traced around the edge with my embossing tool. Then I centered the next size smaller in the center of that and embossed around the edge of that one as well. You should have two squares embossed. Cut diagonally from corner to corner of the largest square and fold along the embossed lines to make the frame stand up. EASY PEASY!

It makes such a nice clean corner and frames your card so well. 

Then you just decorate and layer as desired. 

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. I will definitely be doing this one again. 

 Image: Oak Pond Creations - Grande
Sentiment: Verve Stamps - Delightful & Delicious
Paper: Websters Pages
Accessories: Spellbinders - Classic Squares, Fiskars - Paper Crimper


Danni said...

This turned out fabulous! Love your frame and I love the texture on the coffee cup holder!! Awesome!

Laurie Unger said...

Love this! Great idea and thanks for the tutorial. I also like the sleeve on the coffee cup!

Linda Compton said...

This looks like fun. I'll have to give it a try. Kim is so talented and that coffee cup is right up your alley. Great card and so happy you are designing for Through The Craftroom Door.

Kim Hecker said...

This is so clever. Love the pinks and browns and cute sentiment. Great use of paper on the digi image. Makes me want to have another cup of coffee :) I have to try this so we must have a crafty girls weekend soon! Love and hugs. -Kim

Jeannie said...

Well my goodness this is just the most fun thing I've seen in awhile!! I had no idea that it was a frame, I thought it was a card at first glance. What a truly creative project and I hope to see more!

Peace & Luv,

Karen D. said...

too cute!

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderfully done! Super frame and I love the coffee cup. Super papers and colors too. Awesome card. Hugz!