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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

August 15, 2009

Decoupage frame...polka dot style!

Hi again! I am lovin' decoupaging! I don't know about you but I have some scrapbook paper laying around and decided to decoupage some frames to match a few cross stitching projects I have finished. The projects are small and don't require expensive matting and framing. I found the scrapbook paper I liked.....matted (with scotch tape on the back) the project I have finished and then inserted it into the frame that was unfinished. I just rubbed on the decoupage and put the paper on top, smoothing it as I went along....

Set it outside in the baking sun (102 here in sunny S. Calif), it dried oh in 10 minutes...
then I inked the edges with an ink pad...


then I placed the matted cross stitch piece inside!I found this free cross stitch pattern here, along with several others!
http://www.glorybeestitch.com/freeusabee.shtml
What do you think? I like it!
Blessings,
Debbie

18 comments:

Elaine said...

Debbie, What a great idea for using extra scrapbooking paper. I have quite a bit of extra now that I exclusively do digital scrapbooking. All the paper is so cute though that I've been trying to think of ways to put it to good use. Now I'm thinking I could use it on some empty frames I have....maybe some cute Christmas presents...who knows! Thanks for the tip.
Elaine :)

Dawn said...

Love it! Very fresh!
Dawn

Lisa said...

Oh Debbie! It is so cute! Well Done!
Hugs, Lisa

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How perfect and how cute. I love it. What a great idea to use the extra scrapbook paper, and polks dots are always one of my favorites. Hugs, Marty

Denise said...

Love it! I have used scrapbook paper on a couple frams. Such a good way to spruce them up a little!

XXDenise

Mary said...

Very nice...you are quite creative! I'm still trying to learn scrapbooking...so many pictures...not enough time! Have a wonderful day!

Mary

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I like it too! Great idea for the paper....

hIWTHI said...

Love the polka dots...it's darling!

cherry said...

That is adorable! I LOVE those polka dots. I wanted to say bye to you...we are leaving Thursday for Florida! Wont be back till the 31st! Hugs to ya, cherry

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Debbie...this is adorable! I love it! This would be a great Met Monday post! I think I need to learn how to decoupage...very cool! susan

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Debbie! You've really put this together beautifully! Love the use of scrapbooking paper too! I'm SURE I'll be putting that idea to use before too long! Love that you could set it in the sun for 10 minutes.. but I'm afraid that the sun in the "Great Northeast" won't bake/dry anything quite so quickly. Our big heatwaves, THIS summer, are only hitting high 80's.. So actually, I haven't even needed to run the AC this year!... Anyways, LOVE the cute little bumble bee too!.. Hope you had a great weekend! ~tina

Anonymous said...

Debbie,

I love the frame you made and the sampler. For some reason I can't print the directions though. Could you possibly send them to me? My son was a Seabee in the Navy for 7 years and I think this would make a great Christmas present for him.

Hugs,
Gretchen

Angie said...

So so cute! I love polka dots!

At Home With Amy said...

Very creative idea Debbie. I love how it turned out.
Hugs,
AMY

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I like it too! :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow 102!!! I'm dying when it's in the 90's around here!

I love using scrapbook paper (and I don't scrapbook)! Your frame came out so cute!

Manuela

Shelley said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I think your frames came out great, and I too have heaps of unused scrapbook paper.

Sheri said...

Very cute. Loving the dots.