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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On Display with Fancy Pants 13 comments  
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Adding Dimension To Projects With Photos on Display

Recently, I have been trying to incorporate my overabundance of scrapbooking supplies into more than just scrapbook layouts.  I love seeing those pretty papers, cool embellishments and fun products in other places than just my scrapbook pages or my storage bins.  I spend way more time than I should shopping for the perfect supplies and love incorporating them into home decor projects that can be seen all of the time. 

When I first saw these Fancy Pants frames, I knew they would be perfect for decorating our walls.  I also knew that my scrapbooking supplies would be the perfect additon to transform them into works of art.  I liked the idea of being able to add dimension to the projects while displaying some of my favorite photos. 

Fancy Pants made their "On Display" frames in 4 different sizes: a 6x8 frame, an 8x8 frame, an 18x9 frame and large window frame.  There are 2 different colored finishes for the frame: black and white.  Each comes with a clear acrylic piece in the center of the frame.  You can adhere your photos and embellishments on the outside of the frame or the inside. 

My Somewhere Over the Rainbow:

The first frame I made was an 8"x8" black frame.  I chose to add my papers and embellishments on top of the acrylic since they were dimensional.  Our walls are currently all white so I decided to leave the background clear.  When you hang the frame up, the white shows through and adds more to the dimension of the frame.  I cut out the cute rainbow and sunshine from a piece of the "On a Whimsey" patterned paper by Fancy Pants.  I cut out a second rainbow and attached it with pop dots so my rainbow had dimension.  I handsewed some yellow buttons on my sunshine.  I added my title against the rainbow.  I used a journaling spot from the Summer Soiree Journaling book as the matte for my photo.  I also made the flower attached to the corner of the frame using loops of the gorgoeus Summer Soiree striped ribbon.  I adored this photo of my daughter and I and the frame now proudly hangs in my scrapbook room.  The pretty colors, products, and photo always make me happy when I look at it. 


A Night To Remember

The next frame I used was 18"x9" and also had a black finish.  I chose both black frames because our walls are white.  I knew a white frame would clash.  If you were planning on painting the frame, I think a white frame would be better to start with.  

The size of this frame lends itself to a design similar to a 2 page layout design.  I deceided to use some photos I had of my daughter and husband at the recent Dazzling Daddy-Daughter Dance.  It was a really exciting night for all of us and I loved the photos of them together.  I chose some products in pink and black to match the photos.  The Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock is really pretty in person and has the perfect amount of glimmer.  When I added it on top of the acrylic in the center of the frame, you can see that glimmer every time you look at the frame.  I also used some gorgeous black felt made by Anna Griffin.  It is really soft and the contrast in texture isn't lost under a piece of glass in a regular frame.  You can really see it with these Fancy Pants frames.  I also embellished a Fancy Pants chipboard crown with some of the same Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock and some Kaisercraft pearls.  I added a title to the crown as well.  It now proudly hangs on my wall.


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Posted by Beth-W

Reader Comments ...
5/30/09 4:46 pm
These are both awesome, Beth! I love all the detail!

Cimorosete . Elkton, MD
5/27/09 8:08 pm
These are fabulous!!!! Love what you did!!!!

5/27/09 8:06 pm
Seriously - how cool are those frames!!! LOVE what you did here!

Kara . Howard County, Maryland or Woolford
5/27/09 10:46 am
Gorgeous Maybe I can make one too!

bluejeans7 . Kansas
5/27/09 12:31 am
Wow Beth!! Awesome job on those frames.

pawprints . Long Island, NY
5/26/09 11:00 pm
Awesome! I must get me one of those frames!

5/26/09 8:23 pm

5/26/09 7:50 pm
What a beautiful job you did!

5/26/09 7:31 pm
Love them. You did a wonderful job.

writerlady . Southeast Connecticut
5/26/09 7:22 pm
These are gorgeous! Great job!

emarie803 . The Mile High City
5/26/09 7:15 pm
I love those frames!!!

5/26/09 2:01 pm
Beautiful! You did an awesome job!

5/26/09 11:20 am
omg, totally amaze me with EVERYTHING you do. These are over the top GORGEOUS.