Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Holidays Merry Everything - 3D Paper Frame DIY

Xyron is having a 30 Days of Holiday Projects event -how fun is t that, ha
To dive into the holiday spirit,my first project would be a DIY of paper frame with holiday wishes 
This is a VERY easy project you can do with your kids ,so let the fun begin

To make a 3D paper frame like this, you'll need

To start with ,you need to measure the artwork you'll be putting in the frame-mine is a 6X6" Luxury Centura Pearl 6" x 6" Printable Snow White Cardstock by Crafters Companion.
  Find the center of your 12X12 cardstock *mark and score the shape of your postcard inside 
Mine is a 6x6" so I marked the square 3" to each side from the middle point.

Now I have 3 inches left on each side which we need to divide  to 5 sections  
My calculations gave me the measurements as follow (true only if you use a 6X6 artwork with this specific 'Happy Holiday Joy cardstock!!!
 I calculated all the numbers to perfectly hit the writing on the decorated paper
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  1. First score should be 0.5" from the edge of the paper. Score all four sides!
  2. Second score line would be o.5" as well
  3. Third score measures 2cm
  4. Forth score 0.5" 
  5. last score line is 2cm as well

Fold all the lines (all mountain folds)

 Now we need to mark the cutting lines-
Begin with the edges, mark a 45 ° line tilted to the left. The top point being on the postcard's measurements scoreline  .
Second cut line will be on the scoreline itself
Third line will be tilted to the right and be another 45 ° stroke
Fourth line will be a straight vertical line
And the last line will be a parallel to the edges stroke

 Do a mirrored cut on the other side
 And repeat the same steps to the top of the cardstock as well
 Fold all the scorelines
 Insert the straight edges into the diagonal ones.
Do so to all sides to create the frame
 Use a dab of Teresa Collins Clear Hold glue  to permanently set the frame
 Cute little thing ,right :) The inside of the frame is as nice as the frame itself

 If you want to add some additional decoration,use your Xyron sticker maker-I used my 3" machine to add all over glue to some sweet little vellum snow flakes
 Thought a nice glittered star will add some extra glam-this one is from American crafts

When your frame is ready,use your 9" Creative Station to glue in your postcard or artwork and you're done

I LOVE my little letterpressed card.
I hand pulled it  using my XYRON Creatopia Machine loaded with the XYRON die press (this is a discontinued product,so grab it while it last )
I left the word "MERRY"  as a white on white  Blind Debossing and added white chipboard letters by Heidy Swapp to keep the nice crisp look but with that extra little additional embossed texture
 All has left is to wish you all a HAPPY Holidays and Merry EVERYTHING!