Last year I created my first Holiday Framed Art.  I saw one that caught my eye and knew I had to make one for myself.  Below, I am sharing my latest one, a Fall Framed Art that was a BIG hit with my customers.  I hope it will inspire you to try one for yourself!

Fall Framed Art:

 

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With each framed art a theme is a priority!  In this case, fall was the top choice since it was October.  The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog had been released in September and I knew several of the items would be perfect for the squares.   The first thing I decided on was the designer series pack I  was going to use.  The Painted Autumn Designer Series Pack with its amazing selection of patterns and color combinations made it easy to coordinate fall items to each square.

 

Creating Your Framed Art:

 

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To start your framed art or some may refer to it as a sampler, you need a 12 x12 piece of cardstock  Working off the colors in the Designer Series Pack, Very Vanilla was my top choice for the 12 x12 and Pumpkin Pie was selected for the 3 x 3 squares.  Yes, all 9 squares are cut 3 x 3.  Next, I chose different patterns to layer the squares.  The layer is cut 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4.”   I vary the pattern layers and mix solid cardstock layers that coordinate with the colors used in the pattern paper pack.

 

Choosing Product:

 

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Fall was a rather an easy theme to build my framed art around.  Between the Annual and Holiday Catalogs,  Stampin’ Up! never disappoints with its assortment of products!  I choose different fall elements for each square and before I knew it, each square was designed!  Placement was a bit tricky because of how I like to arrange the squares. The center square is always used for my sentiment.  I try to keep only one solid cardstock layer per row (may not always be the case) and of course, a ribbon is featured numerous times to finish off several of the squares.  Do you have a favorite square?

 

Small Details:

 

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The Painted Harvest Bundle is one of the Top Selling Bundles out of the Holiday Catalog.  As you can see, the sunflower is NOT perfect which is a draw to many.  I chose to fussy cut the flower and add one of the sentiments to my Stitched Shapes square,  I love how this one came out

 

 

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The Pattern Pumpkin Thinlits was one of my favorite Fall items.  I absolutely love the outline pumpkin from the set.  To blend it with the rest of the squares, I picked three colors and used the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set to add some color to it.  The little detail was just what the Very Vanilla Pumpkin needed.

Placement:

 

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Yes, placement can be tricky, however these simple steps make it less difficult to attach your squares to the 12 x 12 cardstock.
  • Punch or cut 1 1/4″ squares and position in the four corners.
  • Place a Mini Glue Dot to the back each square.  Why?  In case I need to adjust placement, I will not ruin my project.
  • Place the 4 corner squares
  • Place the 4 center squares
  • Place the focal point – my sentiment square (middle square of entire project)
  • Adhere Mini Glue Dots in each corner to keep placement.  (You can use tear & tape adhesive too!)

 

Class!

 

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As you can see, class was a huge success!  One of the great things about Framed Art, if you want to create 9 cards with your squares, you can!  Or maybe you create a double page 12×12 layout with it.  This is easily done by leaving 4 of the squares (the outside center pieces) blank for pictures and on the second page, you place those with more blank squares.

 

Today I am working on a new Holiday Framed Art.  My mind is already trying to narrow down what will be on each of the 9 squares.  Stay Tuned!

 

Happy Stampin!
Bonnie

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