Friday, September 28, 2012

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Anything But a Card Goes!!

Hello friends! Time for another fun challenge from 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and it's an especially good one this week - Anything But a Card Goes - Whoo Hoo!  The playing field is wide open for you to show us your crafty projects - for example, a wall hanging, a centerpiece, a  journal, a coaster or photo frame -  just remember no cards or ATC or tags this week.  I can hardly wait to see what you create to share with us!  For my project this week I made a photo frame/wall hanging showcasing my darling kiddos to share with you (and hopefully inspire you!). My apologies for the poor picture - I had a devil of a time getting a good photo that didn't have a reflection of my camera in the glass. So I finally set it up on the window frame (thus the slats in the background).
Here's a view of the finished side too (should have photographed the other side where the lines actually match up -  oops, lol):

I picked up this unfinished kraft frame at my local craft store and dressed it up with the following products from Stampin Up!:  DSP - Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (from the 2012 Holiday mini catalog). Snowflakes - Snow Flurry Bigz Die, also from the 2012 Holiday mini catalog (large layered snowflake in bottom corner by photo and middle sized snowflake in upper corner of the photo area) and a couple other snowflakes from the Northern Frost Sizzix Strip (retired). I used the brights glimmer brads and a couple of the new Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons in the middle of the snowflakes.  I also used some glittery chipboard letters that I found from my stash of stuff (non-SU) for the words on the frame.  As a last touch I ran my Gumball Green stamp pad around the edge of the frame to cover the white edge from the paper where I didn't get it glued on quite straight.  

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit - hope you enjoyed this project! Stop in and visit the other ladies on the DT of 52CCT and see their amazing projects too.  So... Ready, set, Go!! Get out all your craft stuff and get started on your project - we can't wait to see what you share with us!  Til next time - Hugs and Happy Crafting!!


  1. Awww, what a lovely frame to hang up in your home Danielle! Family, blessings and joy - what Christmas is all about! Ruth x

  2. Danielle, this would be a fabulous gift for a grandparent!!! Of course, it will look fabulous anywhere! What a great idea! :)

  3. What a beautiful frame! I really like how you placed the words within the other words....LOL did I explain that okay?


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