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Thursday, May 19, 2011

America The Beautiful Frame

Today I created/decorated a frame to celebrate
Memorial Day
Once a month I have the opportunity to post a tutorial over at
She'sASassyLady -- hope you can go visit.

In addition, today is Creative Cutter Room's challenge Thursday --
And as a Design Team member I invite you to participate in this Challenge!
The Challenge: Create A new project using the theme Honoring our Vets -
with a prize... see at bottom!

Here is the tutorial: 

I used the K&Co Americana

These are the cuts using "Stand and Salute"
"Independence Day" and "Dude" Cartridges 

I purchased this frame "Bed Post"
I was looking for a crackled one, but
could not find. 

How to create a 3D star from a plain

Score at each an every point. 

This is what it looks like (minus one) 

Fold downward at the peaks. 

Fold inward at the valleys.

Play with it my squishing it all together
The more you play, the more it works. 

Here you see a finished star and a plain

Tip: If you are like me and 90% of
the time you want things inked, but
the parts/pieces are too small, use
a marker instead of ink.  Here I am
using a brown marker.

For very small intricate cuts, you can just
tap the marker on the opening/cut. 
 Here is a close up of the top banner and 3D star.
 Here is a close up of some of the designs/cuts and the bottom 3D star.
I am really enjoying decorating frames/shadow boxes lately.  I hope you liked it! 
If you did, please leave a comment! I love reading them!

The Challenge: Create A new project using the theme Honoring our Vets

Link your project over at Creative Cutter Room for a chance at a Father's Day Cricut Cartridge!

Go see what Carri, Jenny and Melin created!