Name Frames

Baby Name Frames
This frame was inspired by the arrival of a special baby girl. We chose a soft-colored vintage theme - in doing so, it is better to use a cream/brown palette rather than a black/stark white. The glitter embellishment of the paper, along with the glitter in our ribbon choices, really make this project sparkle without overdoing the glitter effect. I'd like to note that glitter ribbon is difficult to glue/tape down, so be careful if you use it on a project that doesn't go behind glass!
  • The image inside the frame is slightly smaller than a standard wallet. If you give a gift like this, be sure to include the interior cut-out shape so the receiver can cut the picture to size. You could also include photo corners, if properly disguised.
  • The duck was edged with brown distress ink, and given blue eyes like baby girl.
  • We used the hearts from the frame as added embellishment on the left side ribbon.
  • I'd like to also give credit to my (other) Mom Janice for helping me work out the details of this project. I had a wonderful time! :-)
Frame Details: the pink mystical paper is from a paper stack by First Edition Paper called "Spring Feast". The small frame is from Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges, and the letters are from Paper Lace.

This is a name frame I made as a baby shower gift, along with a coordinating card. I really enjoy making these because you can create such a personalized piece for someone. The design was made to match the nursery decor, and by changing the background paper you can truly make it fit in any nursery theme.
  • The card itself is a 5x5 square.
  • The carriage is the outside of the card, and the name "Jessica" is on the fromt of the envelope.
  • I used the Cricut to cut the letters, frame, and carriage (cricut cartridges Paper Lace, Elegant Edges, and A Child's Year).
  • The "baby hand" stickers were purchased at Michaels (sorry I don't have the packaging for the brand label).
  • I distressed the outside of the carriage with Tim Holtz's distress ink so it would stand out from the cream background.
  • The metal heart embellishment is actually a brad (from the Paper Studio).
  • I used two colors of ribbon for the bow.
  • The shiny accents on the brad and carriage were done using the Glossy Accents product.

This was my first "name frame" project. I used the cricut's "Plantin Schoolbook" to cut the letters and their shadows, and purchased the zoo animals as stickers. The leaf was in a set of dried leaves that had been preserved to keep their color. This is a neat gift idea if you know the theme of the nursery!

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