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It’s blog hop time with Denami Designs!  If you’ve come here from Patti’s blog, then you are right on track!

This month’s theme is “Fancy Frames”  – a theme that has a ton of possibilities. I love to frame cards in a simple line border…I think it adds such a finished look. For today’s project, though, I am doing something that I often do…taking the literal approach.

The Fabulous Frame theme inspired me to make none other than a….Fabulous Frame! Whodathunk?!

To be specific, I decided to make a framed earring holder…a project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

I had all the supplies on hand and this blog hop gave me the perfect excuse to use them.

I started out with a wooden frame that I picked up at Michael’s for a whopping 75 cents!!!
Clearly, this frame needed some love, so I created some patterned paper by stamping the D128 Elegant Floral Blossom all over a sheet of cream colored 12×12 cardstock.
Next, I brought the pattern to life with green and a few shades of pink.
Before covering the wooden frame, I used a pair of pliers to pull out the metal pieces that are intended for holding a photo.
With that complete, I pulled out my beloved Mod Podge and wrapped the frame in the patterned paper.
**For a rundown on using Mod Podge, take a look at this previous post. 
Once the frame was covered, it was time to add something that would hold earrings.  Lucky for me, I have about 48″ of aluminum mesh left over from my plantable paper project! The mesh is the perfect medium for hanging earrings. I used a staple gun to attach the mesh to the back of the frame (not pictured).
As a final little piece of pizazz, I created three rolled ribbon flowers using the Denami grosgrain ribbon! I mounted them to the corner of the frame as an accent! I love the way they turned out!
All in all, this project took me about 45 minutes from start to finish! Not too bad for a handmade gift for a friend!
I love the shabby chic feel that this frame has…it’s a nice departure from my typical style of modern, clean lines.
Hope this framed project inspires you to make a fabulously framed creation of your own!
Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!
Now it’s time to move on to your next stop in the hop:
Stamps: Denami (Elegant Floral Blossom)
Paper: cream cardstock (source unknown)
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Other: Denami grosgrain ribbon, Michael’s unfinished wooded frame, Mod Podge, aluminum mesh, adhesive pearl embellishments.

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42 thoughts on “Denami Designs June Blog Hop – Fancy Frames

  1. Okay, now will you ever run out of adorable ideas? LOL! Seriously, I love to visit your blog and see what you’ve come up with next. And this DARLING project is no exception – if anything, it’s the cutest thing you’ve done so far! Love it! And those flowers – yummy! :o)

  2. Oh, WOW!! This is one fabulous project. Great thinking! You were so clever. Your ribbon roses are so pretty, and I love how you wrapped that frame in some DeNami love. This looks fantastic. 🙂

  3. Amber, you are just so creative ~ always thinking outside of the box! LOVE the patterned paper you created, LOVE the mesh to hang the earrings, LOVE the rolled roses. Did you put them on a gluber or something else??? GORGEOUS thoughtful project!

  4. Holy cow – you ALWAYS knock my socks clean off!!! This is AMAZING! What a brilliant idea! Always thinking, you clever gal, you 🙂 This is wonderful and so inspiring!

  5. Ok…this is two blog hops in a row where you have completely knocked my socks off! You’re making my feet cold! LOL! You are a TRUE artist and creative mastermind. I am absolutely in AWE of your talent! BRAVO!

  6. WOW Amber I’m blown away by this! What a great, cheap idea for such a fantastic end product! I love the stamp that you used and those flowers couldn’t be more perfect as a finishing touch! I’m definitely going to have to give this one a try! =) Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

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