First off, I just wanted to say that the Friday Freebies will be free for one more day since there were a few that mentioned they had a hard time getting it. I don’t know if it’s because there was such a high volume downloading it or what, but I don’t want anyone to miss out, so it’ll still be available today.
And now, for another amaaaazing gift idea from Laura Vegas! Check this out!
Ooooooh. But wait, there’s more!
How’s about a whole set of them for all year long???
They are interchangeable.
And here’s a close up.
What a great idea!
Homemade. Inexpensive. Adorable.
I’m always amazed at what these incredibly talented girls create! This is no exception.
Here’s what Laura has to say:
I started by taking out a really nice, worn wood frame that I happen to have handy. My opening on the frame was 8×10, so I cut all of my subway art pieces at about 8.5″ tall. They are just wide enough, that you can cut two of each design at once, on one sheet of cardstock. I just copied and pasted the shape, so that I could cut two of each. That way, I can make two sets of these framed pieces for gift giving. I find it so much easier, to mass produce things right from the start, if you have any thoughts of making more than one of something. When all my shapes were cut, I adhered them each to a piece of white cardstock that was slightly larger than the subway art piece, and I distressed the edges of the cardstock.
I then picked out some basic pattern papers, with tone on tone prints, in coordinating colors. I added some machine stitching around the edges, and adhered my matted subway art piece to the pattern paper. I took some scraps of white cardstock, and misted them with different colors of mists, that would coordinate with each piece. After they dried, I used my favorite scalloped edged border punch on the strips, and slipped them under the sides of the subway art. I then raided my stash of flowers and brads, and added a few to each piece. Really simple and really easy. All this took was a few sheets of cardstock and pattern paper, some flowers and brads, a frame, and a little creative energy. And you have a great seasonal framed collection of pieces to give as a gift, where the recipient can change out the pieces throughout the year.
And now for a reminder about the ‘Get Started Now’ sale that ends Sunday!
Two more days.
(I hate it when these things come to an end….)