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To begin disassemble the thrifted frame so you have the frame itself (mine was gold), the mat, and the glass.  Clean the glass thoroughly and set aside.  Spray frame with spray adhesive and cover with the Aged Rose Embossing Enamel from Stampendous!  Be sure to do this over a sheet of paper or something so you can put all the extra back in the bottle!  Use your heat gun to emboss the entire frame.

Stamp the Distressed Type Stamp on kraft cardstock with colonial white pigment ink and trim down to size.

Tape the trimmed panel to the back of the mat that came with the frame.

Turn mat over and adhere velvet ric rac around the panel.  Be sure to miter your corners as you work.

Assemble frame with glass and any backboard it may have had.  Adhere the Sheer Frayed Flowers to the top corner of the frame and adhere flower centers.

This makes a wonderful gift for a new baby or even for a young child or a teacher.  You can always change out the colors to make it work best for your recipient!  I was really excited to see how beautifully the frame turned out after covering it entirely with embossing enamel!  I hope you give this fun project a try!

Blog post by: Jingle


  1. alice hancock

    I just fell in love – with those flowers!

  2. Stampendous Graphics

    Wow, Jennifer! We love what you've done with the place! A super creative use of our Altered Alphabet Background!

  3. Laura Weed

    Jingle, this is just the cutest thing! It looks so much like an old fashioned sampler!

  4. LinhC

    I never thought of using embossing powder on a frame.  What a great project.  Thanks for sharing.

  5. jen shears

    What a fun idea! LOVE that pink enamel…..! 🙂

  6. erin

    Fabulous flowers.

  7. Dorina D

    Wow!  Looks like an old fashion sampler. Love the embossing ideas. Going to have to try and be more creative in using embossing powders.  Love the ideas. Thanks for all the great ideas,

  8. karenladd

    This is just fabulous…reminds me of an old vintage stitched sampler

  9. Debbie Craine

    What a wonderful frame project. Thanks for inspiring me to try something new.

  10. Christine Dring

    This frame is super cute Jingle! TFS!

  11. C arol B

    Lovely Home Decor idea!
    Carol B

  12. Amanda Coleman

    What a fun piece of decor!  I love to make my own art for the home!

  13. Pendra

    Love this idea… love the embossing on a thrift store frame and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those gorgeous frayed flowers!!  Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. GM

    I really like the frame and idea- I bet it would be cute with word art too.

  15. Trudi Wilbur

    Very cool, love your flowers!

  16. Monika/buzsy

    Oh, how pretty! Love the embossed frame, the alphabet… the fabric flowers are gorgeous! :o)

  17. Ange

    That's really cute!

  18. Sharon L-S

    Love the frame alterations and the flowers.  Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  19. Beverly Sizemore

    Very nice….thanks for the inspiration.  🙂

  20. Debbie / Daqa

    Lovely vintage feel, though it would also fit in a modern interior due to the metallic shine!  Thanks for the tutorial.

  21. sue wisniewski

    I really like those frayed flowers!  do they come like that or did you create them?
    stamping sue

  22. Jennifer

    Saw this on Pinterest yesterday and loved it!  Even more excited today to see the tutorial!

  23. Sue D

    Very pretty way to decorate a frame!

  24. ellen s

    this is SO COOOOOOL!

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  26. Pam

    This is a gorgeous project! Love it1

  27. Rebecca W

    Fantastic Project!

  28. Indy

    Wow!  This is absolutely spectacular!

  29. Kristie Maynard

    Great job.  Love this frame!

  30. Rea

    Great idea, love the embellishments.  

  31. Bethany Becker

    beautiful.  Thanks for sharing

  32. Lynda

    I would never have thought to use spray adhesive & embossing powder on a frame.  So creative!  I'll have to try it.

  33. Micah G.

    I have never embossed anything but paper. It seems that I need to branch out. I like the effect.

  34. Sharon Gullikson

    I like how you used letters as the picture. Kraft as a background is great beacause it grounds it. Not overwhelming.

  35. natasha g.p.

    This is so nice. The focal point can be changed whenever you want, to keep it looking different.

  36. B. Poteraj

    Your ribbons are always so pretty, and add so much beauty.

  37. Amy Jones

    Love the embossed frame.  Thank you for sharing.

  38. Jan Garber

    I really like the look of the frame totally covered in rose embossing powder!

  39. Miriam Prantner

    Love the embossed frame and those shabby chic flowers!

  40. Jennie P.

    Wow I love the effect that frame has with the powder. Very neat!

  41. rush

    very nice project.  thank you for sharing.

  42. Kelly Sas

    Lots of Alpa Frame projects out there but this one is so beautifully different and VERY inspirational!  Thank you!

  43. Tanya Hulbert

    Cute idea for a new baby!  The flowers in the corner are the best!  Thank you!

  44. Ruby C

    Love the embossing powder on the frame. There are so many new texture embossing powders out now. Love the flowers and  alphabet sampler idea too!

  45. Laura Cox

    Very sweet project!  Ok, now I want those flowers….lol.

  46. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Loving that frame and ric rac..  Great job.


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