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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jennifer Priest and The Hydrangea Hippo

Today we are featuring scrap booker extraordinaire and all around talented crafter, Jennifer Priest of  The Hydrangea Hippo.  Jennifer said to just grab a tutorial off her blog so I chose her tutorial on altering garage sale frames.

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I bought some frames at a yard sale earlier this summer and finally got around to washing them off. I spray painted them black and then started decorating the insides. Here's the result:

Then I added paper to Chipboard to insert into the opening in each frame.

I added foam tape between layers of chipboard to make them thicker so I could tape the insert in place on the back of the frame. I could have used cardboard instead too.


And here is the final result, in my daughter Katie's room:



At some point I think I might add some ribbon roses or those rolled felt flowers but for now, I am happy with these simple graphic frames. The paper is Teresa Collins' Chic Bebe Girl Line, leftover from the Divaliscious albums kits I had sold in my etsy shop earlier this year. The K was cut with my Silhouette from SEI suede paper--I love the rich black it is!

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Project 12x12 Class Kit -  Ribbon - 6 LayoutsJennifer would like to giveaway, to one of our lucky commenters, a 12x12 Project Class Ribbon kit.  This kit contains everything (plus) you need to make 6 12x12 layouts.

Jennifer’s project kits include detailed instruction sheets.  You can view all of her kits in her Hydrangea Hippo Etsy Shop

To qualify for the giveaway, comment below and “Like” the Hydrangea Hippo Facebook page.

16 comments:

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

ok. this makes me super happy!

cynthiagael said...

I'm so glad you do giveaways and such! I was already following Hydrangea Hippo on Twitter, but I didn't know she had a fb page! Thank you! Now I can keep up even better!

mmowings said...

Awesome work !! Love IT

mary t said...

such a fan of jennifer!!
mary t

LoriLu said...

Super cute!

puffinliz said...

Love it! Great idea, thanks for sharing.

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

This is such a cute idea. I will definitely be trying this out. Thanks for sharing.

danette said...

What cool work. Love how it just seemingly comes together.

RollerScrapper said...

This is a phenomenal room. I wish *I* had a room that looked like that!
Lucky Katie!

Nubia said...

This is so inspiring! I'm gonna have to try this with some frames I pick up at the second hand store for sure :)

allYson said...

What a great idea with frames!! Cute!

Unknown said...

love love love the ribbon!!!

Becky said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial! :) love you etsy shop, too!

Daydream_away said...

I love the room decor!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome project!!! Love Hydrangea Hippo!! Such cute stuff in the store!!!

debpaint16 said...

Great Tutorial!! I love her Etsy shop & follow her on FB!!!
debpaint16@aol.com