Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Last Minute Valentines Craft {Guest Post!}

Quick easy last minute Valentine's Day project!!! Thanks so much to Deb over at Scattered Musings for sharing this awesome craft!! I am always at a loss for what to do with my extra scrap booking papers but hate to throw them away, I have a whole big box of them!! This will be perfect to use some up!

Card Stock Photo Frame

Items needed:

  • 3 - card Stock or scrapbook paper pieces- at least  5 1/2 inches wide X 7 1/2 inches long (contrasting colors)
  • scrap  pieces of various colored card stock/scrapbook paper
  • glue Stick/Scrap book glue
  • scissors
  • markers/Pens
  • 4x6 inch photo

Step 1 - Measuring and Cutting

Measure and cut 1 sheet of the card stock/scrapbook paper 5 1/2 inches wide x 7 1/2 inches long. This piece will become the main part of the frame. 

Measure and cut 2 strips - 1 inch wide x 5 1/2 inches long (contrasting color from frame) These are the pieces that hold the picture into place. (figure 3)

Measure and cut 2 strips 1 inch wide x 7 1/2 inches long (use same color as you used above) These are the pieces that hold the picture into place. (see figure 3 above)
Measure and cut 1 piece  4 1/2 inches wide x 7 1/2 inches long. This will become the stand on the backside of frame. (figure 4)

Step 2 - Stand

Using the piece of paper that you cut to  4 1/2 x 7 1/2, fold it in half length wise. (figure 5)

Step 3 - Attaching Picture Frame Strips to the main frame piece

Glue the outer edges of the 2 - 7 1/2 x 1 inch strips and place on the main frame piece. Glued edges will be on the outer edges along side the frame piece only. Leaving the inner edges free.  (figure 6 and figure 6a)

Now for the other 2 pieces you will glue the bottom one the same as you did the side pieces, only putting glue on the outer edge, leaving the inner edge free. (figure 7 and figure 7a)

For the top part you are going to put glue on the sides only

Step 4 - Attaching Stand

Turn the main frame piece over and mark the center with a dot.  Take the stand piece and put glue along the edges of the long sides only.  (figure 9)

Lay the stand at the center dot with glue side down. Press the glued edges to the frame, don't press the center flat it's supposed to be in the shape of a V. (figure 10 - figure 10a)

On the top side of the stand (make sure it's the top part of your frame) put some glue along that edge and press down. It should look like (figure 11)

You should now be able to stand your frame up as in (figure 11 above)

Step 5 - Adding Picture and finishing touches

You can now slide a photo into the frame pieces.  (figure 12- 12a)

Decorate with paper hearts, ribbons, love words be creative. (figures 13 - 13 a-c)
This is a quick and easy Valentine's Day or any holiday gift. This craft can even be done with your child or children. I suggest that you have the pieces already cut, and the stand attached for younger children.  

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  1. Thank you for honoring me here on your site! It was a pleasure.


  2. now that's a good idea for scraps for sure!

    i've given you a blog award - you can check it out here: http://mumology.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/blog-awards/



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