Yesterday I posted my Fall Framed Art and today, I am posting my Holiday Framed Art! Instead of shopping on Black Friday, I was busy creating away with my Stampin’ Up! Holiday products!
Holiday Framed Art!
I couldn’t wait to get started on my Holiday Framed Art. My best friend, Toni, was here in October and took home my one from last year. I don’t mind sharing because it makes me happy to know my creation is on display in her home in Maryland. This year’s holiday framed art is a combination of A LOT holiday catalog products. I love how it turned out.
How to start?
Have you ever thought of creating a framed art piece but not sure where to start? It may seem overwhelming, however, taking it one square at a time truly helps with designing. The first thing I figure out is my color selection. Knowing I wanted to focus on Holiday Designer Series Paper, I realized Crumb Cake would work best with all the patterns! Of course Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black and Whisper White added the right element of color for my project. Do you agree?
Each square is 3″ x 3″ and the layering piece is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4.” To help with creating, I often repeat squares because I like how they look. For instance, the square with the three banners has been used on each of my framed art. It helps to blend the colors being used. I easily switch out the the small embellishment to coordinate with the theme. In the center, I always stamp words since it is the focal point of the project. Adding a little sponging around the edges warmed the sentiment.
Placement of Squares!
Once you are finished with your 9 squares, it’s time to put them on your 12 x 12! I snapped this quick photo of how I line mine up. It is simple to follow and my squares line up nicely each and every time!
A few tips:
- use 1 1/4″ squares in the corners to help with placement
- put a mini glue dot in the center of each square
- place the 4 outside corners first
- position the 4 inside squares
- place the sentiment or focal square last
- reinforce each square ONCE you are happy with placement
The white 12″ x 12″ shadow box frame was purchased at Michael’s which is often on sale. I do offer the framed art as a class at my home. My customers absolutely love creating it. I do have a few that create 9 cards or 2 scrapbook layouts instead of the framed art. Do not rule out trying to create a framed art piece. I love using Stampin’ Up! product and a framed art project allows me to use numerous supplies.
One last thing!
The Online Extravaganza is almost over. Tomorrow, November 26th is the last day of the Online Extravaganza Sale. Announced yesterday, for Cyber Monday, November 27th, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders from 12AM until 11:59PM MT. Both are GREAT DEALS! If you need help with your order please contact me. I am always here to help!
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