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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. how cute is this?!!!! love everything about it! makes me want to get out my Denami mini stamps and make some patterned paper!

  6. 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!

  7. 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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