Picture Ornament Frames

 

I’ve got a little fun ornament project for you! This one requires basic crochet skills, and it’s a quick project.

Picture Ornament Frames

 

Materials needed:
- A worsted kitchen cotton yarn (I used Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in Hot Green, Robin’s Egg, and Tangerine)
- Hook: E/4 (3.5 mm)
- 3 inch rings (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- a yarn needle
- Circle nesting dies (Mine are from Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles Die Set)
- Big Shot or Cuttlebug, or any die cutting machine
- Adhesive backed foam sheets (I got mine at Michaels; you can easily use regular foam sheets and just tape/glue your pictures onto the foam instead)
- Adhesive backed magnets (I got mine at Walmart)

 

Crochet Pattern:
(adapted from “Pretty as a Picture” Frames pattern)
1st Round: Join yarn with sl st to ring. Working around ring, work 75 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd Round: *Skip next 2 sc. 7 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 sc, sl st into next sc. Rep from * around, ending with skip 2 sc. Sl st in first sc.
Loop: Chain 15. Sl st in same sc to close the loop. Fasten off, and weave in loose end with yarn needle.

 

Video Tutorial:

 

Enjoy! And Merry Christmas! =)

 

Memory Box’s Cottage In The Woods, 2 Ways

 

One of my crafting challenges I’ve set forth for myself is to aim for clean and simple. For some reason, it is really hard for me to do this style, probably because I am still a newbie and still working on my editing eye and knowing when to just stop. And not add yet that one more thing and going too far. I had a hard time holding myself back, but I think I did OK with the self-restraint. Trying to get used to the more minimalist look.

So here’s my attempt, both times, with a single die:

 

First Card:

Cottage In the Woods, in black & white

 

A close-up:

Cottage In the Woods, in black & white

 

Second Card:

Cottage In the Woods, in color

 

A close-up:

Cottage In the Woods, in color

 

I am really liking the black and white one, somehow the minimalist look makes me a tad uncomfortable, but I’m forcing myself to go with it and it is growing on me. I like the color one too, and I thought perhaps I could add a bling or two but then held myself back and made myself stop. ¬†Thoughts?

 

Video:

 

 

Supplies:


Flat Stanley/Simon Card

My 3 year old recently participated in a Flat Simon exchange (originally Flat Stanley, but this particular one was renamed). =) He had loads of fun taking him to places, and it gave us the opportunity to talk about where we live and where we are on a map. Here are a few places we took him to, based on where we (and our extended family) live.

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My son was sad to give up Flat Simon, so I told him we could make a special card/holder for Flat Simon to travel in, as he goes to his next destination. And then we would make our own “Flat Simon” to keep, but make him Asian looking, just like my son, so he could have his own flat version of himself. He was ecstatic at that idea. So that’s what we’re supposed to do tomorrow. =)

 

Here’s the card we made:

Flat Stanley/Simon Card

 

The little holder on the inside Рholds Flat Simon and a little note for the next recipients:

inside pocket

inside pocket contents

(Sidenote: I’m not loving the smeared heart – looks a bit morbid. But my son really wanted it that way. Oh well…)

 

 

Video:

 

Supplies:

 

UP House Card

 

An encouragement card, cased from here.

 

UP house card

 

Close up of the house and the balloons:

UP house card

 

 

Video:

 

 

Supplies:


 

Baby Onesies Card

 

For a friend who is expecting her 3rd very very soon. =)

Baby Onesies Card front

 

I opted to clear emboss the clouds instead of white emboss, for a more softer look in the sky.

close-up

 

 

Video:

 

 

Supplies:

(not shown: Colorbok Beach House 12×12 paper pad)