17 March, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fab Frames

Decorate picture-perfect pennant frames using Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge. From flowers to snowflakes to titles, you will love the versatility, ease, and look of these artistic embellishments. This Artbooking Made Easy offers some wonderful ideas about giving your walls a face-lift, too! Take a look.  Contact ME your Independent Consultant for more information.

The base pennant-shaped cutout is found on page 76 (Photo Mat 2), cut at 9.5" Real Dial Size to fit the frame perfectly. 

  This sweet frame just melts my heart. I love how the border from page 40 of the Artbooking booklet matches the pink herringbone-patterned paper.
  What I love about the Artbooking cartridge is that the elements are so adaptable. You can mix and match sentiments and shapes from different keys—for example, the “sweet” and the “girl” titles together—to create a seamlessly harmonious piece of art.
  Inside the frame, you can see some great elements also.   With Circuit Craft Room®, you can use the “hide contour” button to hide the sentiments on the pennants from page 40, leaving you these little pennants that you can label yourself. I also love that adorable paper clip found on page 47 of the Artbooking booklet. Paired with an acrylic flower from the Ivy Lane assortment, it’s the perfect accent to that precious photo. 

   If your sweet girl isn’t quite so girly, this kind of color palette is the perfect solution. With more of an outdoorsy feel, these colors and elements are still elegant and feminine with the shapes from the Artbooking cartridge. With the lacy, doily-like stamps and prints, and the paper rosette, it’s just enough to offset the masculine feel of the woodgrain base color.
  I love this border! Using the border on page 47 of the Artbooking cartridge, the artist first used just a plain border straight across the frame. For the top lace border, she used two border cutouts attached together and pleated with a bone folder to make it really stand out. So lovely!

  The great thing about the snowflake overlay on page 76 is that the negative space is lots of little snowflakes, all in various sizes. Or you can choose to cut out the individual snowflakes to get the exact size you need.  
  I love how the artist has layered these two snowflakes to give it more dimension. And you can see how she used just a few drops of white re-inker to add some fun snow detail. The silver and pink sparkles throughout the frame really help tie those little elements all together.

Sweet Girl Frame:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
B1443 My Acrylix Hello Wonderful
Z1941 My Creations™ Pennant Frame
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Colors used: White Daisy, Smokey Plum, Sweet Leaf
My Girl Frame:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection (cartridge and stamps)
B1416 My Acrylix Keyboard Uppercase
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
Z1941 My Creations™ Pennant Frame
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs
Z553 Bonding Memories Glue
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Colors used: Colonial White, Indian Corn Blue

Brrr Frame:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
B1416 My Acrylix Keyboard Uppercase
Z1941 My Creations™ Pennant Frame
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Colors used: Whisper, Slate, Cotton Candy, White Daisy

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