Monday, April 15, 2013

April's Cross Canada Blog Hop--Home Decor Project

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring my Home Decor project
... a Bracket Frame for my daughter's room

If you came from Chantel's Blog then you are in the right place!
Note:If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning with Michelle at  

Z1797 Bracket Frame $8.95
X7163B Chantilly Paper Pack $9.95
X7163C Chantilly Dimensional Elements $9.95
Z1814 Chantilly Assortment $5.95
Z1745 Sparkles Black Flourishes $4.95
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles $2.95
Z1151 3D Foam Tape $5.95
1514 Tombow Adhesive $8.95
Z679 Liquid Glass $6.95 (when all else fails---this will stick!!)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Janet's Blog  or you can stay for awhile and I will walk you through a quick tutorial

This is a quick tip, ink the inside edges of your bracket in the same color
as the paper you will be covering it with.

I used Close to my Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut a perfect fit.
(p. 53 size--fit to page--using a 12x12 mat) Then I traced the opening and cut it out.

I added a black mat to the inside (which is why I used black ink around the edges)
you can see how I attached the mat to the back side of the paper, leaving only a 1/4 showing from the front. (see below)

The zip strip is located on the edge of your 12 x 12 piece of paper
one side is decorative and the other has the product info on it.
I matted the 8 12" long zip strip on black cardstock

I added more dimension
by using one of the Chantilly Assortment fabric buttons
for the center of the flower

And a final look at the finished project
I added a couple of black flourishes and some bitty sparkles to "bling" it up.

Now on to Janet's Blog

 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment. I love to hear what you think. And welcome any suggestions of items you would like to see me create


  1. Thanks for sharing, this is a fanastic frame, might have to case this for my it.

  2. Love the colours!

  3. So so pretty! I like how you inset the page layout, so it looks a little bit like a shadow box - nice dimension!

  4. Great job Terry Ann, I just love the Chantilly line, you can be so creative with it. This will be a wonderful backdrop for your final picture.

  5. Beautiful! Love all the dimension.

  6. SO NICE and the step by step is helpful.

  7. how clean! this is super pretty!

  8. Love that the Chantilly paper matches your daughters wall! Your project is wonderful. I have made a few bracket frames as well and they always turn out so beautifully.

  9. Great job! Thank you for posting the tutorial too

  10. The pink on black is gorgeous !

  11. Very nice! What a lovely addition for your daughter's room.

  12. Your creation is my favorite so far on the blog hop. I can see myself making a version of this. I am mostly a card maker. Last September when I was visiting friends in Trochu we stopped in at the General Store and I bought 3 older stamp sets from your table. All florals. Was hoping I would meet you.

  13. Lee, I would love to meet you. If you are in the area again, please phone me my number is in the book and the girls at the General Store all know who I am.

  14. Stunningly beautiful!! I love it!

  15. Thank you for the tutorial, now I may get inspired to create one of these. Love the simplicity of your frame for your daughters room.

  16. What a lovely idea. Thanks for the tip about inking the inside!


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