Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Layout of the Week #53- Making a Layout to Frame (Mother's Day Gift Idea!)

     In honor of Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I thought that for this week's Layout of the Week, I'd feature a layout made to be framed.

 
Here's the layout we'll be creating.
To make it, you'll need:
one piece of 12"x12" paper with a pattern background and a decorative edge (like scalloped,
wavy, etc.)
large letter stickers that spell out "Family" (mine are 2" tall)
5"x7" horizontal photo
small journaling card (a notecard will work)
plain cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" for the mat
strip of pattern paper measuring 3/4" x 8"
optional: small family themed sticker
embroidery floss
four 1/4" x 12" strips of black cardstock
12"x 12" coordinating cardstock
12"x12" frame (can be found at Michael's)
 
Unfortunately I don't have photos of each step, but I'll walk you through them.
1. Mat the photo
2. Adhere it about 2" from the top of the paper- this may vary depending on what your decorative edge looks like.
3. Adhere pattern paper strip measuring 3/4"x 8" across the bottom edge of the photo. (My strip has a scalloped edge.)
4. Center the letter stickers about one inch above the bottom of the page.
5. Print a quote about family on your journaling card. Then adhere it overlapping the top right corner of the photo.
The next few steps are optional.
6. Add family sticker to the lower left corner of the photo.
7. Add 1/4" strips of black cardstock around the inside edges of the pattern paper. They should look like a framed edge.
8. Tie embroidery floss to the letter "F" then pull the floss around to the back of the paper and tape it.
9. Tie embroidery floss to the "Y" and pull the ends around the edge of the paper and tape it to the back.
10. Adhere layout on 12"x12" cardstock. This will prevent the back of the frame from being seen around the decorative edges.
11. Place in 12"x 12" frame. You don't have to frame this layout, though; it would look just as cute in an album:)
 
 
Here it is in a black frame.
 
     This layout is very simple to make. You could do any theme with it. I think it would be a great Mother's Day gift. . . or a gift for any holiday for that matter!
 
     If you like the idea of framing a layout, but would rather do a couple themed one, take a look at this layout- it would look cute framed, too.
 
     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
 
In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid.
Psalm 56:11

This post is linked to Ivy and Elephants, Embracing Change,Too Much Time on My Hands, and My Girlish Whims.

2 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your family :)

Stacey said...

Very nice gift idea!
Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change