Daily Archives: May 1, 2007

Sweet & Simple

This is the last frame I created for my Craft Critique Provocraft Frame Article. I wanted to design this frame to be pretty but very simple and easy to do for the beginning crafter. Not everyone has the time or experience to take on a larger project and this frame makes a great gift, is fun to make (I had fun anyway), as well as being very quick for a busy crafter. Also, I think, sometimes we tend to make things more complitcated than they really need to be. I’m guilty of that myself!

Simple Baby Frame


I love these beadboard frames by Provocraft. They are so pretty! You really don’t need to add much at all! In fact, I designed and made this altered frame in less than fifteen minutes. I was actually going to go with more of a wedding theme for this frame but I had just brought home more goodies from the new K&Company line that had just been shelved at Michael’s. I couldn’t resist these darling little pre-patterned and glittered chipboard pieces. They even come in the cutest little box! When I bought them I didn’t have an immediate project in mind for them until I brought them home and realized they would work perfectly for this frame. I spelled out the name SARAH for the bottom of the design and adhered the letters with glue dots. A darling little elphant was placed at the beginning of the name and I added one of my brand new Doodlebug gem stickers for its eye. I then added a darling little Prima flower from the Prima Essentials Baby Girl Collection and added another little pink gem to it.

In my very snarled up ribbon drawer (honestly! I need some kind of a better ribbon solution and soon!) I found this beautiful wide celery grosgrain ribbon. Perfect for what I needed. I’d been having a hard time using it up as it is a little large to work with on a card, but worked wonderfully with the frame! In between the celery, I tied a piece of pink dotted organdy. I also tied a piece through the tag (also part of the chipboard set) that I had added anther gemstone to, and then pinned the two together with a tiny safety pin. I think it is darling! You can see all the glitter on the letters so much better in person…I just have to keep coming back to look at it! LOL

Supply List:

Beadboard Frame – Provocraft

Baby chipboard – K&Company

ribbon – Michael’s

Mini Safety Pin – Creative Impressions

Gem Stickers – Doodlebug Designs