Off The Page: A Summer Butterfly Frame

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One of my favorite DIY home projects for any season is altering a photo frame.

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Since I seem to have few summer décor items around, I thought it was time to design something to brighten up our home.  This frame comes together very quickly because let’s face it…I am not inside crafting at this time of year unless it’s raining!

I have a few cheap plastic dollar store photo frames on hand, and this one is 4″ x 6″. I cut a piece of Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss patterned paper that size to fit inside the plastic.

@bazzillbasics @kellycreates #home #decor #frame #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #wermemorykeepersThis means you can change out the pattern for another piece and have a different look in a snap!

Then I cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of Double Thick White cardstock and embossed it with a wood grain We R Memory Keepers embossing folder using the Evolution. The Double Thick White  cardstock is a nice heavy weight that works well for creating a sturdy frame.

@bazzillbasics @kellycreates #home #decor #frame #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #wermemorykeepersI cut out a 3″ x 3″ square in the center.

@bazzillbasics @kellycreates #home #decor #frame #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #wermemorykeepersThen I put 2 layers of Crafty Foam Tape on the back to create a slight shadow box effect when I adhered it to the plastic frame.

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I added a butterfly to the center, which I cut with my Brother ScanNCut, but you could use any electronic cutting machine or punch or die cut. I love the bright, summery color of Limeade cardstock!

@bazzillbasics @kellycreates #home #decor #frame #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #wermemorykeepersRemember how I said you could change out the patterned paper?

@bazzillbasics @kellycreates #home #decor #frame #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #wermemorykeepersA whole new look in seconds!

@bazzillbasics @kellycreates #home #decor #frame #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #wermemorykeepersYou could even cut out a new frame from a different color of cardstock and layer it on top of the white one for another custom look!

It’s easy to bring some sunshine into your home by creating a shadow box frame just like this!

Happy Crafting!

Kelly Klapstein

BAZZILL PRODUCTS: Double Thick White Specialty cardstock; Monochromatic – Limeade

OTHER SUPPLIES: Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss paper; We R Memory Keepers embossing folder and Evolution; Dollar Store plastic photo frame; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape