Thursday, August 2, 2012
I have discovered Chip Decor from Hobby Lobby is fun! This is a gift I am making my sister for her birthday. I painted the edges of the shape black, then used the Chip Decor Cricut cartridge to generate the word from scrapbook paper. Since I didn't have a printed 12" x 24" paper, I just abutted two 12" x 12" papers together and it ran fine. I bet you can't tell where the papers meet!
After applying the paper to the chipboard shape, I decorated it with black and white stickers and other little bits, including some gold embossed butterflies. I do wish I had embossed before applying the paper to the shape, but it did work out fine. I used the same cartridge to generate the letters of the family member's names, using a 3/4" setting from black cardstock. I found some tiny metal frames and added the pictures of each family member. Some pearls and stickles finished the project. Voila! (I hope she likes her present!)