Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hello Flower frame made using the Art Philosophy cartridge.


Hello, friends!

It's my birthday today and I am leaving for a Close To My Heart cruise on Friday, so I have a crazy busy week! My mom is making one of my favorite childhood meals and a birthday cake for me tonight and I just cannot wait!! I hate getting old, but I love a good birthday cake ;-)
 Today I have a project for you made using the Art Philosophy cartridge and some new things in the Spring Summer catalog.


One way to add texture, color, and pattern to a piece of home décor is with fabric. The new Chantilly textiles make it easy to embellish with fabrics that include the beautiful colors and patterns that are typical of Close To My Heart. In the frame décor featured on page 16 of the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book, pieces of Pear damask and Buttercup polka-dot fabric from the Chantilly textiles, as well as burlap ribbon, add a little something extra to a standard white frame. Follow these simple steps to incorporate fabric into an embellished frame that you can hang anywhere.


1. Determine how long you’d like the finished ribbon and bow. This is based on the size of your frame and if you’ll be hanging it. If you are hanging it on a wall or door, you’ll need enough ribbon to wrap around the top of the frame a couple of times and still have a long strip coming out the back of the frame.

2. Cut enough strips of fabric to equal your desired length, making sure the strips are about 3½" wide to wrap around the burlap ribbon.

3. Sew the short ends of the strips together to create one long strip that equals the finished size you need for the project.

4. Fold the long fabric strip around a piece of burlap ribbon of the same size and secure temporarily with a straight pin.

5. With a sewing machine, carefully sew four straight lines down the length of the fabric-wrapped burlap ribbon. This will keep the burlap from moving around or bunching up inside the fabric.




6. Loop and hot glue the fabric-wrapped burlap ribbon around the top of the frame a couple of times so that it is nice and sturdy for handling and hanging.



7. Tie the remaining fabric-wrapped burlap ribbon into a large bow. Fold the tails of the bow into a wave and hot glue to the frame to secure the shape.




8. Embellish frame with accessories, as desired.
Easy, isn’t it? Now you have a beautiful piece of fabric-embellished home décor that you can show off to friends, family, and especially your customers! Check out the Chantilly and For Always textiles in the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book to get your creative juices flowing for more project ideas with fabric.




This week is my birthday week, so I wanted to do something special. If you place an order on my website from today the 28th to the 31st, I will put you in for a drawing for $50 worth of product from the new catalog! I will draw TWO winners, so chance of winning is pretty good!

This week's giveaway is the Stencil cartridge!



To win:
1) Follow this blog or subscribe via email.
 2) Leave a comment under one or all posts this week for maximum chances. See HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment.

Don't forget there is a new catalog starting February 1st, so if there is something you want out of this catalog get it now! Also, there is only 17% stock left of the Whoo's Your Valentine kit, so get it while you can!


 January Specials

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1301A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products. 

Happy Valentine’s SET OF 7 Available January 1–31, 2013






Also, celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/ Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch! Offer good until January 31st. Quantities are limited!



 


  The Kit includes:


12 — Die-CutBoxes(3eachof4colors:Blush,Hollyhock,Ruby,WhiteDaisy) 
3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy) 
1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
1—My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)  

 To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website



Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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51 comments:

My Consistently Inconsistent Life said...

Cute frame! I have yet to use fabric on a project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Conniecrafter said...

That is so sweet, love the little banner and the lovely flowers, pretty bow to top it all off!

Jamoria said...

Very pretty! I love this project.

Kathy:) said...

Happy Birthday Melanie!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! I enjoy a good birthday once in a while also. Yummy! That frame is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Kathy:)
kathy.unger113@gmail.com

ScrappyK523 said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great time on the cruise - sounds like it'll be a blast! This frame is beautiful - I love the ribbon, and the flowers are AMAZING!! ~Kathy

Lin M. said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! A crafting cruise? How fabulous! I know you will have a great time!!!

Joan Smith said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 U!!!

Enjoy your awesome lunch with your mom and how sweet your fav meal doesn't get any better than this.

Have a BLAST on your cruise you deserve it my dear you deserve it all!!

What a gorgeous frame the "Queen of flowers" had struck again and with a vengance I love it and your added touche of the ribbon WOW!!

Dawn, RI said...

Happy Birthday....
Love the frame, so cute, I'll hav to try the bow idea. Thanks for sharing.
DawnRI

Miranda said...

Happy Birthday Mel! The frame is adorable!
Miranda :)

Jill Rugg said...

What a great frame-the flowers are beautiful!

Gayle said...

So pretty, I love the flowers. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

lmkindell1 said...

The frame is beautiful. I LOVE your flowers the are perfect.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Marianne Barkman said...

Happy Birthday...i hope you have an awesome week!

Brenda Moore said...

Hope you enjoy your cake as much as I enjoyed your frame.

Stephanie said...

A cruise, wow. Happy birthday! Very cute frame.

Sue D said...

Beautiful home decor!

CathyinMN said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your birthday is fun and special and that your cruise is magical! You did a great job decorating that frame.

Chelle said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful!!
Oh My! LOVE that fabric ribbon/bow! Thank you for the tute!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Debbie J said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great dinner with your family and enjoy your cruise. and remember-you're not getting older, you're getting wiser!!!

Look around the corner said...

This is so lovely, wow amazing i realy love it alot.

Eve

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Really cute idea.
Have a Happy Birthday.

K and P's Mom said...

What a beautiful frame Melanie.
I have never decorated a frame before. I think I'll have to try it.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

CyndiU said...

Love how you did the flowers!
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2atyahoodotcom

MeGlo said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! And thanks for sharing this great project. CTMH cartridges are my FAVORITE carts and I use them for everything!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
****Happy Birthday****
Have FUN on your CTMH Cruise BE SAFE!Thanks for sharing these 8 simple steps/Photo & tips on that bow!WOW LOVE THE FRAME & ALL THOSE FLOWERS!
Rosebud222222222

Elizabeth Crouch said...

Love the fram! How did you do the flowers? Thanks for sharing!!

Ruth G said...

Happy Birthday! Wishing you a day filled with love and happiness! And don't fret the aging part. With age comes wisdom and goodness knows we can all use more, even though you've already got a lot!
Thank you so much for all the inspiration and kindness you share every day! Enjoy your day!

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday to you! You are still so young! Happy cruise to you! The frame is just beautiful! Have a wonderful trip.

Karee Sue said...

what a pretty frame, love the large bow,

Vanessa said...

Beautiful frame! TFS

Hope you have a very happy birthday and a great time on your cruise!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous frame!!! Have a fab birthday and a fun cruise!! Lee-Ann :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Happy Birthday and have fun on the cruise! I am sure you will enjoy the cake:-)

Crhiga said...

Happy Birthday, Melanie!!! Lovely home decor project!!!

Carol

Anne said...

Wow nice frame Melanie. The little banner is so cute and the way you did the ribbon. TFS

Anne
anmatt1@aol.com

flscraplady said...

Beautiful frame. I wish I could sew!

Jan said...

Love this project idea! Have a wonderful birthday!
Jan
jan.m.scott@sbcglobal.net

Debora LeVan said...

I love the frame......I don't want anyone to think I am stupid or anything, but what exactly do you do with it? Do you just hang it, kind of like you would a wreath on a door, or on a wall? Do you put a photo in it or just leave it? Just wondering.

Sukie said...

Happy Birthday, hope you have a wonderful birthday! Your frame is absolutely stunning!

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous frame! I love all the flowers - gorgeous accents!

Sue S. said...

Gorgeous frame! Love those flowers :)

sueot33@yahoo.com

Sue S. said...

Gorgeous frame! Love those flowers :)

sueot33@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful time on your cruise, sounds like fun!!! Thanks for a chance to win the Stencil cartridge, it's one I don't actually have so would be nice to win. Great project idea for home decor. My only problem is I have no room for anything else in my house.

Nanette said...

What a gorgeous project! TFS!

UnikByYes said...

Happy belated birthday again! :) well I love. Love, love this frame!!!! It is so pretty! Thnaks for sharing!!! i hope you enjoy your cruise take care!
Liz

Patty said...

Beautiful fram...love all the flowers!!

Monica said...

Happy Birthday Melanie, I love the frame. Enjoy the cruise.

AJoy said...

Love the frame!

April

malli22 said...

Melanie, which stamp did you use on the banner? I love the swirling detail!

Wendy Coffman said...

Happy birthday and happy cruising!

Sandy said...

That cart is one of the best, it is so versatile.

D- said...

Oh my gosh I love it! TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

 
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