Thursday, September 22, 2011

eCraft Design Team~Love U picture frame.

Hi beautiful eCrafters. I'm so excited for my first design team post as a humble eCraft designer. I am learning new things about this beautiful machine daily and I cant wait to share my experiences with you all. I'm so honored to be here!

So onto my project for today:
 This second picture was taken outside but I'm not the biggest fan of the glare. DOH.
The project I choose to make today is a home decor item. I love decorating my house these days. This picture frame was purchased at the dollar store for...$1.00. I just love being frugal ;) I then found some paper to match my front living room and went to work. All of the paper used on this project is from Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. I would qualify this project as a beginner project. It was really super easy to make with the eCraft.

Here is a list of how I used the eCraft with this project:

1. My pressure setting was set at 4 and a half. So in between the 4 and the 5.

2. My tab density was set at 0.

4. Multi cut was set at 0

5. I did not use an image stabilizer. I loaded the paper through the front loading tray.

6. My blade cap was on.

I cut out the hearts using the Fundamentals 1 SD card at 1". I LOVE these SD cards. Then I cut a piece of chocolate chip cardstock at 6x8. The picture frame has a 5x7 frame so this worked perfectly. I then adhered the chocolate chip cardstock to the frame of the image (the off-white edge). I took dimensionals and placed those around the outside of the frame to give the picture a lift. It is actually 3-d even though you cant see it too well in the pics. Then using a quilters ruler I aligned all of the hearts and adhered them with liquid adhesive. Next I used Make The Cut to cut out the letter U and a shadow of the letter U. I placed dimensionals on the U and then adhered it to the middle of the frame. Then I put the backing back on the frame and put it up in the front living room. I'm loving it I hope you all do to. If you are inspired to make one please let me know I'd love to go over and take a look at it.