Bloomfield, CT 06002
Altered Frames by Lisa Swift
I love to decorate for Valentine's Day. The colors and hearts make everything cheerful (and after the snow and bitter cold we've had over the past few weeks, I definitely need something cheerful). The first project is a set of chipboard frames. I covered the back of one large and two medium Polaroid-style chipboard frames with patterned paper.
Tips for Creating the Frames:
1. Trace the outside of the frame and the inner window onto patterned paper (the 6x6 paper pad is the perfect size for this).
2. Cut the outside portion first and then the window section. If the paper frame ends up a bit too large, don't worry. Use a piece of sandpaper to get sand away the extra and create a smooth, seamless edge in the process.
3. Cut a coordinating piece of paper to fill the window (just make sure the paper is a bit larger than the window itself).
4. Embellish with various stickers, chipboard, journaling cards, and pieces from the Paper Crafting Kit.
Custom Candles by Lisa Swift
This next project was really fun to do. All you need is a couple of clear glass votive holders and lengths of vellum tape. Through trial and error, I found it easiest to start at the bottom. I wrapped the first length of tape and then placed each subsequent strip flush against the one before it.
JB-134 Journaling Cards
JB-277 Stick Pins
JB-136 Cardstock Stickers - Favorite Pieces/Love
JB-161 Vellum Tape
JB-304 6X6 Paper Pad
JB-305 Paper Crafting Kit
JB-279 Chipboard Shapes