Welcome to Scrapping with Lisa's Designs (http://scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/) Design Team blog hop project for July 9th!!! Our project is using Elephant Frame Hugger 2 (http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/item_71/Elephant-Frame-Hugger-2.htm). As with any project there are rules. The Design Team is to create using the file BUT not doing as a digital design. With the rules being said, I would love to introduce you to our line-up for today!
- Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
- Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
- Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
- jackie ~http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
- rhonda ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
- Edwina~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
- Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
- Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
- Lisa ~ http://mycraftyspaces.blogspot.com/
- Janet ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
We're so happy you joined us at the jungle today to frame our special little ones and know you can think of people that would look adorable set in this frame or even for a baby shower gift!!!
Lisa is again, offering two (2) lucky winners a free file from her store by remarking on each stop along the way of the elephant walk!
Another view of the back of my frame. I hope you can see how I put it together.
For my frame I printed out the pdf file. I then fussy cut out the pieces.I put pop dots on the elephant trunk, and feet.
Using Cricut cartridge Paper Trimmings I cut out the frame. You can find it on the keypad using the square key, row 3 button 1 at 5". I then cut out a 5" square in black cardstock. Then cut out the center of the square, leaving 3/4" wide frame. Now glue the Cricut frame to this frame. I cut the Cricut frame out twice in 2 colors of gray.
Cut an acetate piece 4 12" square. glue to back of frame opening. Now using Scotch mounting tape go around the 2 sides and bottom of the photo opening. Cut off the curved piece of the elephant body. ATG the bottom part to the top part of the inside of the frame. Now remove the paper from the mounting tape and stick to the back of the frame.
Now to make the frame back. Using cardboard cut out a 5" square, plus a piece 2 1/2" x 5".Fold the 2 1/2 " piece from the top corner down to form a triangle, straighten out. Cover them with cardstock. I used a heavy black cardstock. I covered it by cutting out a 5" x 11" piece and a 2 1/2" x 11" piece. I then scored the cardstock pieces at 1/2" 5 1/2", 10 1/2". Fold at these scored lines. straighten out and go around the edges with the ATG runner and on each side of each score line. Now cover the cardboard.
Attach the front of the frame to the back piece. Now attach the folded 2 1/2" piece to the back of the frame. Make sure you use a really strong adhesive to attach it and that it is in the right place be sticking down. Now cut a 2 1/2" piece of black ribbon. Attach it to the inside of the frame stand about 1/2" from the bottom, make sure that it folds over towards the top not bottom of the frame. Now glue it to the frame about 1/2" from bottom. This will support the frame and help it to stay standing.