Heart #5 – Chalkboard Frame

Did you love the cute Chalkboard Frame on page 11 of the Stampin’ Up! Spring catalog?  I did and I tried to recreate something like it for my Hands on Class last month.  The frame isn’t as fancy –

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And my original plan was to have an actual chalkboard in the frame to write on.  I planned to take the glass from the frame and cover it with chalkboard paint – well that plan didn’t quite work out for my class – I didn’t realize how long the paint needed to dry between coats and I needed several coats on the glass – so I’ve got two coats on the glass pieces now but they aren’t as smooth as I would like so I think I need to add one more coat with a roller probably – I’ll work on that this week.  Anyway for the class I went with plan B (it’s good to have a plan B and sometimes plan C).  Here are the details on the project the way we made it in class –

  • On a piece of Basic Black card stock stamp the quote in VersaMark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  I let everyone choose their own quote – we used the Pursuit of Happiness set and also Word Play (You’re in My thoughts, you’re in my heart”
  • Layer the black on a Piece of Pool Party card stock
  • stamped the images from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and cut them out with the Hearts a Flutter framelits – colors are Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Basic Gray
  • strung all the pieces on Whisper White Baker’s twine and added to the card stock before putting it in the frame.
  • added a Vintage Faceted button and a Rhinestone for decoration

If my chalkboard glass works out – I’ll re-post with what that looks like.

Plus for February Stampin’ Up! has released a new stamp set, designer paper and a digital kit called – Sent with Love – it has the AIRMAIL feel to it – I remember getting mail in those red/blue envelopes from our family in Germany when I was little – I don’t know that they still have those envelopes but I guess a long time ago maybe you had to use those.

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You can order the Sent with Love items and the items for the project above (well not the frame) from my online store – just visit my website www.monika.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button.  The online store is open 24/7 – so shop all night, in your PJs, or any time you want.

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One thought on “Heart #5 – Chalkboard Frame

  1. You could just use black cardstock and then dry erase markers on the glass, if your plan A doesn’t work out. Very cute project. I wonder if any of the lighter color dry erase markers would look like chalk, to bad they don’t make any in white.

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