RRR Anything Goes Challenge: Home Family Blessing Altered Frame and Greeting Card
Hello, Friends! Welcome to another “anything goes with ribbon or trim” challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. It’s always fun to update one’s home decor in the fall, so I’ve created a rustic Home Family Blessing Altered Frame and greeting card for you today. Once again, I’ve used Simple Stories “Vintage Blessings” to complement my gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon.
This 8″ x 10″ frame was in a box at a local yard sale, waiting just for me! It was chipped and worn, but had good bones. For 50 cents, I decided it could come home with me and get a little makeover.
I’m so glad I snapped this beauty up, as it was loads of fun to alter with distress paints, Petaloo flowers, and Rust/Ivory Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I painted the dark brown chippy frame with Antique Linen Distress Paint. When it was almost dry, I wiped it back with a slightly damp paper towel. This process was repeated with Peeled Paint, and Antique Bronze Distress Paint. Next, I added more paint, then spritzed it with water and let it run. Finally, I thinned out the paints on my craft sheet and spattered paint all over.
TIP: Cover the glass portion of the frame with sticky notes to keep it clean. This saved me so much time and trouble!
The final step was adding these gorgeous Petaloo Magnolia blossoms and a triple loop bow. Adding the bow was the perfect finishing touch!
Home Is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card
While I had my desk all messed up, I decided to go ahead and create a card.
This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a 1/4″ spine. I used more of my little hand made felt embellies and more of this gorgeous Rust/Ivory Plaid Ribbon to adorn the card.
The inside of the card has a side pocket with a little tag and honey stick tucked inside.
If you are like me, you’re always looking for a way to use up scraps. These little tags do a great job! And, you can add your ribbon scraps to the top. For this topper, simply slip your ribbon through the hole punch. Then tie a square knot with another ribbon scrap to hold it in place.
This larger pocket contains a darling little tea bag wallet to go with the honey stickOnce again, I used scraps to create the belly band and the little ribbon on the tag.
Here’s a peeky inside.
Now it’s YOUR turn!
You can play along in this fun “anything goes with ribbon or trim” challenge, too! Simply create the project of your choice, making sure to add ribbon or trim to the design. Link it up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog before midnight on Wednesday, October 18th. You can find all the details HERE.
If you need more ribbony inspiration, pop on over to the RRR Blog where you’ll find beautiful projects from the other members of the RRR design team.
Can’t wait to see what YOU make!
Thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful frame Kathy!
Hi Kathy, the frame is beautiful and I just love how you achieved the effects. Your card is really clever as are all the hints and tips you show along the way. Thank you Carokxx
Wow, such a stunning transformation! Where do you get all your amazing ideas!
I have a pretty plastic frame I picked up in a £ shop which has been gathering dust, now I know what to do with it! Thank you Kathy for sharing all your beautiful creations, you never cease to inspire me. My ‘crafty’ ladies are soooo pleased I found you – always new ideas to share with them now. Kathy Clement is a well known name in Norfolk!!
Blessings from UK
There are no words that do justice to complimenting your creativity. I am in awe of everything you do!
I’m in awe of what you’ve done with the old frame. What a great find! The framed sentiment is so beautiful. As always, your card is so inspiring. Your attention to so many little details–like the little belly band around the tea bag holder– keep me thinking creatively when I sit at my craft table. Thanks for sharing both these great projects.