Sunday, December 06, 2009

KnK and Creativity Boutique are having a BLOG HOP and here is my Holiday Project


KnK and Creativity Boutique design teams are joining forces for a blog hop! Each design team member will post a handmade holiday gift idea. You won't want to miss it, and rumor has it, there may be a prize involved! The fun starts on the Kreative Kaboodles blog at 9am EST, so if you are starting from my blog be sure to head back to Kreative Kaboodles after leaving a comment on my blog and follow those instructions so you can get your name in for a prize!!!!

and now for my holiday project!


Today we are going to make this…


You will need

a stamp image (or multiple images)
ink
coloring items (pencils or markers or chalk)
a frame (I used a dollar store frame)
cardstock (I used white and a background color)
assorted paper scraps

For the first step I took the “mat” out from the frame and traced it onto cardstock and then cut it out to make a mat, saving insides to stamp images on.




I then tore the paper scraps into small pieces and glued them onto the mat.



I then trimmed any excess paper off the mat and placed a darker cardstock behind this mat.


I then stamped my images onto the scraps from the inside of the mat piece and colored the images.


I then trimmed the stamped images so that they could be matted on the darker cardstock.



And then placed both mats into the frame :D

You could vary this and include multiple mattes if desired or even cut out images to place inside frame as i did here with February Kit



The next step on this Blog hop is Deb

15 comments:

Laura said...

Very cute idea Chris:)

mustangkayla said...

Love your paper choice! Cute project!

Deb said...

Love this, Chris!

sonia said...

I Love this idea! something i can make for all year too

Amy said...

love this project Chris!

Chelle said...

This is such a cute project Chris! Great idea!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super cute project Chris!

Tricia said...

Chris this is very cute! I love the torn peices of paper/decopage look! Great job!

nannette13 said...

What a wonderful creative idea! Thank you for sharing!

Angi said...

Beautiful project, great instructions! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon's blog said...

Very cute idea!!!

Gramjak said...

This is really cute, Chris -- and I hope to make seveal for gifts!

Erika M. said...

I'm so loving your project!

Kelcey said...

Cool idea - I will be using this for a gift ofr my mom with our family photos

Pam in Moncton said...

Oh very clever! I like it.