Love Notes 12 1/4" x 12 1/4" Box Frame My Creative Spirit

It's a gorgeous day here in the UK, spring has definitely arrived with flowers and blossom blooming everywhere. I think it's my favourite time of the year. 

If you follow me you'll know I love taking a flat sheet of paper and bringing it to life.  After designing a number of projects with the truly vintage Love Notes collection by Graphic 45 I had a few sheets of paper left over. I love the large violin so decided top create a dimensional piece of wall art for my craft room using our 12 1/4" x 12 1/4" Box Frame Kits  with a 3D violin as the focal point. 

If you fancy making one yourself here's how to do it.  See the supply list at the end of the post for details of all products used. 

TOP TIP: To add a hanger to the back of the frame before decorating it use a Crop o Dile to punch two holes through the MDF 1" in from the sides and 1" down from the top edge.  Stick your choice of paper to the back of the frame, re-punch holes through the paper, thread string/ribbon/mounting twine through the holes and secure on the inside of the frame.  

Glue the box together, and edge the corners and front and back edges with our Signature Black Construction Tape. Take a little black paint and colour the inner edges and corners.  Leave to dry completely. 

Take a sheet of stripy Patterns and Solids and adhere to the inner base of the box. Cut strips of paisley patterns and solids and adhere to the inner sides. 

Cut a black sheet of patterns and solids down to 10" square, mount on two sheets of chipboard adhered together and stick centrally over the stripy paper.

Now the fun begins.  Take your favourite fussy cutting scissors, a sheet of 12 x 12 Love Notes paper. . 

Cut out the Rose bouquet (top left), the piano keys panel (right) the large violin, the instruments and any other elements you want to add.

From floral Symphony cut two 1 1/2" deep x 12" wide strips from the top of the paper , extra roses and a bunch of rose buds. Mount the bouquet and the rose/keys panel on chipboard stacks or foam pads and add into the frame

Mount an ephemera card on two thicknesses of foam tape and adhere into the frame. 

To make the dimensional violin take the 1 1/2" strips of Floral Symphony paper.  Score at 1/2" in form one long edge. Snip the 1/2" section to the score line at 1/4" intervals.  Use a little glue to stick the 1/4" wide tabs under the shape of the violin, creasing the paper to create the shape as you go.   

Add additional rose buds, roses, post marks into the frame until you're happy with the finished look.

Cut narrow strips of paisley paper that fit the top edge of the frame, wider ones for the sides and use one full 12 x 12 Sheet for the back of the frame.  Adhere in place with a little tacky glue to finish your project. 

Supply List 

12 1/4" x 12 1/4" Shadow Box Bundle 

(includes the Box Frame, One Anitas Glue x Two x 5m Roll Tape)

Love Notes 12 x 12 Papercrafting Pack

Love Notes 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids 

Love Notes Ephemera Cards 

2mm Chipboard Pack 

Signature Black Construction Tape

JE JE 2mm Foam Tape 

I hope I've inspired you to get into your craft room, grab those scissors and get crafting.   

Have a great day, thanks for calling by and if your a crafty mum here in the UK I hope you have a lovely Mothers Day on Sunday. :-) C 

March 27, 2019 — Clare Charvill


Ellen Haydon

Ellen Haydon said:

I love your Wall Art Clare. What a great way to use up the bits and pieces.

kathleen bates

kathleen bates said:

Lovely project Clare. Don’t have these papers but have plenty more which will work just as well. Thanks for sharing. Kath.

Linda S Hyden

Linda S Hyden said:

I love the new site and all, but I really, really miss the subscription for the monthly kit. Will you consider bringing that back in the future?

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