Sunday, November 14, 2010

DeNami Christmas Blog Hop

Hey there! Thanks for hopping along with us in the DeNami Design Christmas Blog Hop! I hope you've been inspired by all of the participants' fantastic creations! I'm the last stop on the hop, and you should have come to my blog via Beverly's blog. If not, no worries, you can head to the DeNami Blog to start at the very beginning! And be sure to leave comments along the way as DeNami is giving away gift certificates to random commenters!!!

Instead of making a card for the hop, I decided to do something different and use some of my DeNami Design products to decorate this frame!


I started with a blank frame from TPC Studios. Don't you just love the shape of that frame? I repeatedly stamped the "Harlequin Border N112" (DeNami Design) in Robin's Egg ink (Color Box) onto Vintage Cream cardstock (Papertrey Ink) to create my own background paper. I layed the frame on top of the background paper, traced around it and cut it out. Then, I mounted it to the front of the frame and distressed the edges with Desert Sand Memento ink (Tsukineko).

Next, I stamped the "Steam Curl D87" (DeNami Design) around the frame with my glue pad and covered the images with Xtra Fine White Sparklets (DeNami Design).

I cut four strips of Frosted Teal cardstock (Bazzill Basics) and adhered those to the edges of the frame with Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal). Then, I wrapped the Chocolate Brown Grosgrain Ribbon (DeNami Design) around and through the frame so that it can easily be hung up for display. I die cut snowflakes from Vintage Cream cardstock (PTI) and red felt (My Favorite Things) using the Snowflakes Die-namics from My Favorite Things. I cut two snowflakes from Kraft cardstock (PTI) using punches from Martha Stewart Crafts. The scallop circle is cut from Ocean Tides felt (PTI) using one of the Limitless Layers Circle Collection Dies (PTI). Then, I embellished the snowflakes with buttons (DeNami Design) and twine (Whisker Graphics and PTI).



I really like the way these close-up photos turned out. This was a pretty challenging project to photograph because I had to contend with the glare from the actual photo within the frame and the way the lighting was playing off of the glitter. I am not at all a photographer, but I did the best I could.

I think this would make a really cute gift for my parents. Since they live so far away, they are always excited to receive snail mail goodies and love having recent photos of us! 


Thanks for taking the time to check out my creation for the DeNami Design Christmas Blog Hop! I hope it inspires you to get crafty!!! Now it's time to head back to the DeNami Design Blog and leave them a sweet comment for organizing such a fabulous event!

Have a wonderful day!



54 comments:

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this so much, Lisa! First of all, the colors are lovely, but I REALLY can't believe all the detail you put into this. The background is fab (we both love this stamp!) and that picture of you and your hubby is awesome!

Lynn said...

Awesome job on the the detail work of your snowflake emellishments!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow girlie it turned out super duper awesome!!!!!! Love everything about it!!!!!!!!!

Lesley from WI said...

Gorgeous frame....love the snowflake!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Lisa, what a great project! This frame turned out so adorable!

Michele Gross said...

I can't believe what you were able to accomplish in 30 minutes!! ;) Stunning Lisa, this is such a wonderfully beautiful project and all your little details are just perfection!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful, beautiful project!

jenlynnie said...

great frame for such a wonderful picture.

Ruza said...

What a wonderful idea! This would make a beautiful gift. Thank you for the inspiration!

Erin said...

What a heart felt gift! I love the sparkle swirls and buttons, they are such a nice touch.

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful job on the picture frame, your parents will love it! I know I do.
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Cyndi S said...

Great idea, love it.

Juicy Creations said...

love the frame.. great job..
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Amy said...

What a great little gift and yes I think parents always like new photos!! :)

Kim said...

I love this frame! Absolutely fabulous!! Love the shape of the frame. Cute, cute, cute!!!

Sue Lelli said...

I would have a REALLY hard time giving this frame away - even if it was to my parents! Can't believe you stamped the harlequin print - it's so perfect! LOVE how you laced the ribbon through the frame! LOVE the glitter on the frame and the snowflakes details! The colors and the pic are just FAB!

Kim Wilson said...

Lisa this is FABULOUS! What a great idea girlie! :) I love the print and the snowflakes! Great job! TFS!

ladydi47 said...

I just love the frame shape AND the layered snowflakes!
Diana B.
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Karen B. said...

This is a great project, Lisa! You'll have a fantastic keepsake for sure.

Linda said...

Though card making is my favorite I love to see how creative others get with making other things! Great idea!

Laurel said...

What a wonderful gift for your parents. I love that you did something other than a card. SO much detail went into this project. I love it. Especially love the background.

jordanbev5 said...

I love this gift you made! Your parents will truely treasure this for years to come. TFS.
Beverly

TammyGtaz said...

This is beautiful...I love it when we get close up views...thanks!!

Wendy said...

Such a fun project! Yep, your background is beautiful and I really like the snowflake accents.

sugarstamp said...

The blue stamping looks like it is acrually the paper! Great job!

stefeni said...

This frame is beautiful! Love the little accents, very nicely done.

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Ayana Posadas said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT! I love your frame Lisa. You put a lot of detail and effort into it, and it absolutely shows! Gorgeous work, and also gorgeous picture!!! Those mountains in the background look amazing!

Amy Smidebush said...

This is mind-boggling! WOW! I LOVE the harlequin border stamp, and you worked magic with it! All the details are perfect! GORGEOUS!!!!

lovecrafts2007 said...

Love the details of the frame. You did a great job.

lovecrafts2007 said...

Love the details of the frame. You did a great job.

Dana said...

So clever and pretty!

Tina said...

Your frame is so beautiful. I love all the details! You did great!

Cassie_lu said...

great job on the frame

Emily Keaton said...

What a fantastic project!! Such pretty colors and snowflakes :)

Laurie said...

Love love this! Your frame is fantastic!! I love that argyle background!! And the pic is fantastic! I am from Colorado so I love to see some mountain pics!! There are NONE where I live! LOL! Great job here!

spoelhoh said...

One of my favorites- so clever! What a good idea for Christmas gifting.

Esmommy said...

very very cute. I just picked up that shape chip board the other day. I LOVE IT TFS
Tracy
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Disp6194 said...

Wow you have outdone yourself, this is fantastic! I really love the color combo you picked :)

Kimberly said...

What a fantastic idea. I love the wall hanging you made. I love that you can make your own background papers with the Denami stamps and how great they look. Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

This was an amazing finish to the blog hop as the fram was totally unexpected. I love the frame... Was it difficult to create?

Brelan said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

What a beautiful gift! I love the colors! Such a wonderful keepsake! Thanks for sharing!

Stitchinwitch said...

Beautiful frame and a great idea for a personalised gift

Pam said...

Such a beautiful frame! Wow factor on the snowflakes is awesome!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful frame! Love the added snowflakes!! TFS!

Kendra

Karen McAlpine said...

Great project idea. this would make a great gift too!! Thanks for sharing this!

rhogan18 said...

What a nice project and gift. Detail is wonderful.

R&L said...

I love it!

Nicki said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is a fantastic frame! I love everything about it. The detail is what makes it. So great...thanks for sharing!

Rae Ann said...

Love all of the details you put into this frame. The glittered steam curl adds so much sparkle without taking away from all of the other details. I love the layered snowflakes and the different textures. Really wonderful job.

Beth said...

What a neat take on this challenge! I really like your handmade background and the DeNami stamp overlay in glitter!

Annette Holleger said...

This is a wonderful addition to the hop. I can't believe you covered the whole background with one stamp. The curl is a wonderful subtle addition. Thank you for sharing your art.

Sheryl said...

Love how you layered the snowflakes, then topped them off with buttons! So sweet.

Diane Jaquay said...

Great project Lisa, you've framed the photo beautifully! I love all the snowflake layers!