Friday, July 2, 2010

Terrific Tin Flowers!

Warning: the project I'm about to show you will make you squeal, if there are others in the room with you, you may want to warn them. And if your husband has roof flashing in his workshop he may want to know that you're about to commandeer it for your stamping needs.

So, most of you know that recently, I cleaned out the studio and sold just about everything that wasn't nailed down. Yep! 5 years of just plain stuff had gotten the best of me and I purged! WooHoo! During said purge, I came across a stash of 24 of these tin picture frames:

I'd been saving them for goodness knows what project for over 3 years! Well, I still wasn't sure what I was going to do with them until I was in the middle of demoing this card at a party last week. The ladies had never seen the Big Shot in action, so I was trying to show them how it would cut through things other than cardstock. There was a stray piece of roof flashing on my stamping space (doesn't everyone have one?) so I grabbed it and made a couple of metal flowers with it. I used my Craft and Rubber Scissors to snip apart the petals and punched a hole in the centers with my Crop-a-dile, adding the Summer Sun Corduroy Brad to finish my flower.
Wanna see?

Isn't that cool?! I actually didn't complete this frame project until the next day, but the ladies loved seeing that flower being made - and it is pretty cool!

To make the frame, I simply cut a piece of DSP the same size as the frame front and adhered it with Tombow Multi Glue. A Sanding Block took care of the edges and corners making them smooth and I simply knotted a length of ribbon around the bottom making a border for my photo.
To attach the tin flower to the frame, I got out the Crop-a-dile again and punched a hole in the top corner, then just opened up my corduroy brad and put it through. So, so easy!

Now, you can probably tell that this frame uses retired paper and ribbon - that's because the ladies who came to my Last Chance Aloha event got to make them, but you could use anything. As far as working with the roof flashing, it comes in 6" x 12' rolls and has sharp edges, so be sure to use garden gloves or something similiar when you are cutting the pieces apart. You can find it at most local home improvement centers.

I'm anxious to try this with some other projects, so stay tuned - you know I'll share! In the meantime, have a great day and be sure to come back to visit tomorrow - I'll have my Stamping 411 Sketch card posted along with the sketch for you to play along.

We are headed out of town for the long weekend - a much needed break for all 3 of us! I'm even looking forward to the 5 hour car ride today - Wow, I must need a break! LOL!
Have a happy and safe 4th of July my friends!
Stamped blessings to you all!


  1. So cute! Thanks for the squealing warning. :)

  2. That's so cute! Great idea for the roof flashing too!

  3. Delightful frame. That flower is pretty cool.


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