By now, You’ve probably heard of Project Life and know the cards in each kit are great for quick and easy scrapbooking (if you want to learn more about project life, I have a video about it here). But when they gave a set to us to use for the 2014 Stampin’ Up Convention display boards and use in other ways, I found myself looking at them in a different light. And thus, this altered picture frame came to be!
I loved this project and even my non-crafty hubby liked it and said he wanted one for his desk at work! Thankfully the frame is only $1 at Michaels and another set of Everyday Adventure Project Life by Stampin’ up is easy to come by! So, I’ll be creating another one soon for him.
See all the cards in the kit here.
The idea was to take this chunky frame and then start layering the cards around the edges to create a tiled design. It all started with the Best Day Every card that is found in the Everyday Adventure Accessory Kit. I thought it was cool because it is die cut so that you see through the card to whatever is behind it, so I thought it would look neat showing the wood of the frame through the letters.
From there I started laying out other cards that I thought had cool complimentary colors and patterns to fill up the frame. Once I had the plan, I could flip over the frame and trace the edges of the frame on the back of the Project Life card for any given spot.
Then just trim off the extra paper and glue to your frame. In my case, I ended up using the Tombow Liquid Glue. And then finish up the seams by adding some embellishements from the Accessory kit (like those clear hearts) and other items in my craft room (like the rhinestones on the honeycomb card and the wooden accents such as the arrow and banner piece).
It actually came together really quickly and easily. And did you realize, that the Banner Punch actually is the same width and just a smidge shorter than the banners in the Wooden Accents? Cool huh?
Finally, I didn’t use it a lot, but I love the Remember This Project Life stamp set and it turned out to be perfect for stamping one of the stickers from the Accessory kit and balancing out everything on my frame!
Its an easy and inexpensive idea for a great gift!
Wanna Make This With Me?
I’m running a Project Life Night class next Monday and RSVPs are closing first thing tomorrow morning! We will be making lots of fun projects including:
- 2 page pocket page scrapbook layout
- 3 cards
- 2 gift ables including a picture frame similar to the one I made in this post.
You will get everything you need to make the projects plus have lots of extra Project Life cards to take home and keep! All for only $25
RSVP now to participate in this fun class! RSVP here to join me in person at the Redmond Panera at 7pm on 7/28
Get the To-Go Kit! You will get all the supplies you need to create the projects including basic adhesive for your picture frame, PDF pictures of all the projects, and instructions for how to make the projects. Only $35 shipped anywhere in the US!
Project Supplies Used
So, think outside the Scrapbooking box and enjoy your Project Life cards in all kinds of new ways.
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One response to “Project Life Cards Make Great Altered Picture Frames!”
What a great idea for using up some PL cards! Your frame looks awesome!