Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Saturday!

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. I know I am. Today I am a guest designer on shesasassylady. Saturday is not my usual day to post on Shesasassylady, I was due to post on Wednesday of this week, but the project I was working on Monday night ended up going into the trash. So Sheila covered for me on Weds and let me have Saturday. Thank you Sheila for helping me out.

Today I wanted to share with you a project I made, inspired by the Accucut Craft website. Gasp I know, not a Cricut/Gypsy Product to be found there, or is there?? I love Accucut's dies they have, but I don't have any of their stuff, but I do have my Gypsy, so............, once again I used George, Plantin, and 2 other cartridges to create my own Shadow Box Portrait die cut.

You will need several sheets of 12x12 pattern paper that coordinates(I used DCWV Mademoiselle)
fedex envelopes or similar chipboard
Assorted embelishments, I used Basic Grey Curio chipboard adhesive backed pieces
Glue/tape runner/double sided tape(you choice)
Tim Holtz Distress ink Vintage Photo



This is the back of the picture frame, cut one from thin chipboard, I used Fed Ex envelopes. one from black cardstock(this is attached to the back to cover the ugly chipboard), and one from a piece of pattern paper for the front(Not shown yet).

chipboard

black cardstock

Glue all 3 piece together making a chipboard sandwich.  Black on back, chipboard in between, and Patterned Cardstock on the front.  I held it together with Tim Holtz binder clips until dry.  Make sure you glue edges and in the middle of the chipboard because you will score and fold slightly and you don't want your chipboard to pull away from either piece of cardstock(like mine did).  After the glue has dried, I scored the piece as shown in the above pic. You can also see the score lines by looking at the Gypsy Screen.

  The below screen is the cut file for the front that pops out.  You will see what I mean later in the post.


(this pic shows side already scored and folded in, and the large double scalloped piece with the bottom cut off)

Cut one from Chipboard, one from black cardstock,and one from a coordinating pattern paper that goes with the one you glued on the front of the back part of the frame.  Make a chipboard sandwich using lots of adhesive and score the sides.  You can see the lines by looking at the screen you just cut with your Gypsy.


Here it is assembled. You can see what I mean by the facing of the frame that pops out at you.

This pic is just of some addnl cuts I did of coordinating pattern paper to embelish my frame with.
And here is the finished project.  Don't forget to ink your edges of all of the pieces while you are assembling them.


The picture in the frame is a scanned copy of  my dad when he was 11 and his little brother Matthew.  Matthew passed away within a year after this pic was taken.  My dad told me he had one of the first diagnosed cases of Luekemia in Indiana, the doctors didn't know what it was.  This pic is special to my dad so I am giving him this as a small gift.

Thanks everyone for sharing their Saturday with me, and thanks Sheila for having me as a guest designer.

Beth

13 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a great design and I really appreciate you sharing those wonderful photos too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial with us at Shes A Sassy Lady!

lee said...

this is beautiful and must have taken a lot of work to put together... thanks for sharing!!

BunnyFreak said...

This is amazing. How did you figure all this out.

Becky said...

I love this. You are so talented

KarenLinPA said...

I've never seen anything like this before (saw it on SassyLady's blog). Looking for the gypsy file -- will you be posting it?

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

cowbelleru said...

What a wonderful way to display a favotite photo. I'm sure your dad will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us.
cowbelleru@gmail.com

Thunderbirdlindy said...

I need to tweek the file before I post it. Stay tuned. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments.

Brenda said...

This is absolutely beautiful. TFS

Goody Bag Diva said...

this is just stunning! and what a wonderful gift!

AllisonF

Sharon said...

WOW...WOW...WOW!! This is just stunning! You are so very talented!

mb name: bugaloo

Cheryl said...

love your frame! I downloaded your cut file so I can attempt to make one too! I just became a follower!

Crazy Cricut Lady said...

That is beautiful, absolutely love it and very creative. You guys amaze me!

Loraine said...

That is amazing!!!! You did a wonderful job! The colors and everything are absolutely beautiful!