Cool frame technique Patchwork Frame

I had intended to share this project and another one right after our stamp club meeting last week.  Alas, time blasted away from me and I didn't share them before the catalog ended and the new one became available.  I have been soooo busy with my son's Eagle Scout Court of Honor, I just didn't have a single spare moment to post to my blog.  I'll try to get a few entries up over the coming days, but we're very quickly approaching his High School graduation as well, so you'll likely have to bear with me a little longer.

While this card uses a few things that have retired, you can easily adapt it to use products that are in the new (and oh so beautiful) catalog that became available on June 1st.  Here is how you create a "patchwork frame":

  1. Cut a piece of cardstock that is a bit larger than your largest die that you are using.  This will be the base that you use for your patchwork.
  2. Punch several squares out of DSP and arrange them in a pleasing layout on the piece of cardstock that you cut.  Glue the squares down to the base, making sure to cover the base entirely.
  3. Lay the outer and inner Framelit dies over the patchwork grid and die cut with your Big Shot machine*.
  4. Stamp an image to go inside your frame (the paper is larger than the opening in the frame).  Adhere the edges to the back side of the frame.
  5. Use the frame as a focal point in your project and embellish as desired.

* You can use the various pieces that are left from creating your frame in other projects.

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: On Your Birthday (retired)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
  • Ink: Wisteria Wonder
  • Accessories: Labels Framelit die, Hearts Framelit die, Snow Burst embossing folder (retired), 5-Petal flower punch (retired), In-Color printed brads, Tasteful Trim Sizzix die, Berry Blossoms DSP (retired), 1" Square punch