As soon as Memorial Day hits, I like to break out the red, white, and blue decor and add a bit of patriotic flair to my home for the summer. I’ve been having so much fun making a few new goodies to add to my collection this year using Authentique’s fabulous new Americana line, Pride. Last week, I shared a little framed project I made for my front entryway table using Pride and Want2Scrap chipboard. And today, I have another frame to share.
Quite some time ago, I found this simple black 5×7 frame at the junk store, and it has become my favorite frame. I pulled the glass out of it so I could add lots of fun dimensional embellishments, and I switch the decorations out, too, to match the holiday or season. Right now, my frame is dressed up for the summer. And it will probably stay this way until I’m ready to change it out again for say……….. fall or Halloween. I think the frame cost me around a dollar. Sure have gotten my money’s worth out of it!
Last month, I picked up the Large Originals Stars #2 die from Sizzix, and I couldn’t wait to use it on some patriotic decor. I cut lots of stars from a variety of 6×6 Bundle papers to use here. I inked each star, added a bit of machine stitching, and stacked them up for a fun 3-D effect. There’s foam adhesive between some of the layers for extra depth.
Made some paper curls and threw in a bit of hand stitching. I think my stars look like bursting fireworks, don’t they? Totally perfect for the 4th of July!
For now, I’ve tucked the little frame into my old funky junk tool tote sitting on my entryway bench, along with a few of my other favorite funky junk things.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, my friends! If you’d like to learn more about my frame, I’ve got the complete step-by-steps up on the Authentique blog.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!