Monday, February 22, 2010

more memory lane: friendship tree

Waaay on back toward the beginning of my blog journey I did a series called, eloquently enough, 'stuff to do with charm packs'. This post was part of that series, and might be new to some of my newer readers. If I had just known then how stinkin hard it would be to get more Flea Market Fancy I might've made a larger purchase than a charm pack. Doh!

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
stuff to do with charm packs, part four

Make frameable art.



I was inspired by these cute cards from How About Orange. This is a tree I drew in Illustrator, then output on green art paper that I had in my stash. Then I cut the leaves out with an Xacto knife and used charm square fabric behind the holes. You just snip out a piece slightly larger than the leaf and glue or tape it around the edges to the back side of the paper. Then put it in a frame, or if you use it without a frame, you would adhere an additional piece of chip board or matte board on the back so you won't see all the ugly stuff. I like to use a generous sized matte and a simple black frame.

If you want to do something a lot like this, you can download the tree here. It makes a 5x7 piece of art.

15 comments:

  1. This is one of my fave projects from your site! It is so precious!

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  2. AAAAARRGGGH! Lovely, pretty papter and fabric things. I'm still stuck on doing many, many small shadow boxes as inspired by your Red Riding Hood creation. I've got to stop checking your web site, or I'm going to have to quit my day job!!!

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  3. I still love this project! Seeing it again makes me want to make another one. In fact, I might just have someone in mind to make it for... :)

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  4. I just LOVE this!!! I really want to do it and hang it in my kitchen. I just featured it on my blog too. I just LOVE your blog. Thank you for all your inspiration and ideas AND patterns! You are great.

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  5. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [22 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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  6. Oh how pretty and just so darn sweet! I love what a little bit of paper or fabric can do for you...*smiles*

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  7. What a pretty idea! I think it is a great way to create your own cards with some left overs at your home! Thank you Larissa!

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  8. thanks, everybody!

    maladroit, I feel that way every time I visit other craft blogs. :-)

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  9. Simple and sweet. At first I thought it was something sewn.

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  10. i love it! I've been wanting to make a paper/fabric arty type thing. Thank you! :)

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  11. I love love love this! I have so many scraps I could use!!!

    Such a fabulous idea Larissa!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. hey, thanks y'all! I guess it was new to some.

    Lollychops, yes, indeed! You should see my scrap drawer. It's under a tremendous amount of internal pressure. I need to break some scraps out and make some stuff.

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  13. Simply beautiful!!!

    By the way, I left a little something for you over on my blog... http://nanasbuttonjar.blogspot.com

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  14. so cute! i almost think you could shrink it just a bit and glue a backing scrap cute paper to it and use it as a card.

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  15. SGiles, how sweet, thank you!

    Whosies, yep totally. 5 x 7 is also a standard card size, but envelopes for the smaller version would be easier to find at the store.

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