Friday, June 27, 2014

Fabulous Frame Tips

My first frame set available in clear, this is so exciting! Fabulous Frame includes an elegant, timeless frame is sure to become a favorite in your stamp collection.  Use it any time you want to showcase a favorite image or greeting in a very special way.

This frame creates the look of 6 additional layers or more when added to a card base. Labor of love look without the extra time, cost or bulk!

If you a have a Silhouette, be sure to get the Studio cut file this weekend, it is a free download now but will go into our regular stock next week.

Frame measures 4 x 5 1/4".  Use a 4 x6 or 6x 6 block to stamp it, or try a Cuttlebug plate or place it on your work surface as it will stick to a smooth one, but be sure its clean with no bumps underneath that could be picked up in the image.  Lots of options!

Butterflies and flower are included to dress up this frame, but alone it is a beautiful blank slate that is specific to no season or gender.

This frame can turned four ways for gorgeous portrait and landscape layouts.  Frame your favorite large sentiments and image in the oval.

Cut the oval center out  with your image stamped on layer behind it.  Popping up the frame with foam squares creates a beautiful window. Create several reverse masks by putting out the different sections of the frame to layer over the stamped frame to mask off areas for sponging and collage stamping.

Paper piece the different sections.

Color the borders with markers to create a heavily layered look of many cardstocks, in just one layer!

Emboss with metallic powders for a very fancy card.

Stamp the frame in white or ivory on dark cardstocks.

Cut out just the strip and oval to use on other cards like a belly band.  This can be at the top or bottom or third like in the original frame, or centered or slid to whatever point desired.  Turn the belly band sideways on a landscape oriented card to create a fancy label.

Punch out a slit on either side of the oval to thread a ribbon through, the borders above and below will accentuate the ribbon perfectly.

Clear emboss it for a subtle dry embossed look.

Stamp the included words in the corners, on tags or above and below the oval inside the rectangle strip.

Mix the words with Say it with Flowers sentiments if you have them to create sentiments that are all italicized, plain or a mix.  The fonts are the same but the use of italics is switched which gives you more combinations.  You will love having all these words in clear for perfect alignment on your projects every time!

Greetings will work for all occasions.

Use the hello and from with any of the state names in the Stately Flowers series.

Curve clear greetings to stamp around the perimeter of the oval.

Pop up flower over oval or stamp into background areas to create a coordinating background.

Use all the Stately Flowers inside the oval.

Butterflies coordinate with the larger butterfly in Make a Statement, although they are smaller and not as wide.  Mix up the three sizes on your cards for a gorgeous swarm of butterflies!  They are a perfect accent for any nature or floral cards.

This beautiful flower, White Trillium, is one of the official provincial flowers of Canada, but it grows in other places
around the world and is found in a variety of shades.

Use the butterflies to create scalloped lace borders like I did in this video. Since they are all different sizes, you can use them all on the same card to create a very intricate lace pattern.

Use Versamark ink and pastels for the  popping pastel technique.

Clear emboss the frame and sponge inks over it.

Cut out just the oval to use on other projects anytime you want to frame an image.

Cut off one side of the frame or the other, stopping at the oval and rectangle strip, to place on your cards layered over colored cardstocks, pattern papers or die cut borders for different layouts.  The belly band and oval will fit on a square 4 1/4 inch card.

Layer different shaped die cuts over the oval to create multiple layers and fancy up the oval.

If a more layered look is desired, stamp the frame up to three times and cut it out to pop up in stages.  First the full frame, then the belly band on top an finally the oval.  Wow!  leave the border on each layer you cut.

Embellish the corners or top and bottom of the oval with pearls, rhinestones, brads, fancy punches etc.

Use nature images and sponging to create scenes inside the window or mask off the borders and have a larger scene that extends beyond he oval.

Create dimensional flowers by bending and sculpting the stamped petals with your fingers. Stunning!

Use embossing folders over the frame after stamping.  The texture will look so gorgeous inside these panels.

you're in my thoughts
you're in my prayers
you're in my thoughts & prayers
hello friend
hello from (add state name from Stately Flowers!)
love always
love & blessings
happy birthday
happy holidays
happy anniversary
congrats friend
get well
get well friend
made with love

That's it for now, more to come! This set is flying off the shelves (thank you!) so buy it now if you want it, as clear sets take a few weeks to restock  :)


  1. Oh how wonderful! This will be a fantastic addition to my stamps. Look forward to using some of your ideas.

  2. Thanks for all the tips Melanie. This is my first frame set, and I know I'm going to want them all.

  3. Thanks for all the info. Almost ordered last night and
    I should have as the stamp is now out of stock, :(

  4. QUESTION....HELP! How do I download the Silhouette file...I signed in, found it by clicking on your link (not available on GK site when doing a search), but do not see how to download it????????????????????????
    Thank you for your help.
    Jan Castle

  5. I love your tip sheets! I print them off and keep them in a folder for easy reference. Thanks so much!

  6. Thank you for all the ideas. I love the colors you used.


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