I have admired the Bloomin Bouquet kit (Item # 134542 for only $12.95) so much that I just had to order it for myself, but I thought how great would it be to use it for a Framed Art insert?  So that is what I did and thought I would share it with you.  I first watched the instructional video from SU here, which was very helpful.  I found the flowers very easy to put together using my glue gun.  Here is my insert:


I used coordinating card stock to create my squares and then just mounted my flowers on my squares with a glue gun.  In the picture below, I punched out some leaves from the bird punch and added it to one of the flowers. Here are a few close-ups of some of the other squares:


I added a few different buttons that I had left over from sale-a-bration that matched perfectly to pull everything together.  I also punched out a few butterflies and used them with some rhinestones on them.  I also mixed two flower colors together to see how that would look like.



Here is a side view:


I really loved thinking outside the box with this kit, and it certainly made it easy to do – it’s a fabulous kit and PERFECT for this type of project – but hurry because it’s only while supplies last! 


~ Gail


HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Here is the January Framed Art insert.  Hard to believe this is the 12th one in this year-long series of classes!  As the spirit moves me, I may be doing some monthly inserts just for myself and to share with everyone, but for now I will now be doing themed inserts every quarter and doing classes with them, the next one being a baby insert, so watch for that!  Here is January’s insert.  In January, we celebrate New Year’s Day, Skate Day, Rubber Duckie Day, Polar Bear Day, Hot Tea/Hot Chocolate Day, and Blue Jean’s Day!  AND, Stampin’ Up! has not failed me in providing me with the perfect stamp sets and accessories to showcase these days.  During Sale-A-Bration, there is a Blue Jean stamp set that you can get for FREE that was perfect to use for Blue Jeans Day.  I also have fallen in love with the Soda Pop Tops and used that for the base for my snowflake square – a 1″ circle fits the inside perfectly!  I have some ideas for those that you are going to love and will be sharing those later.

Here is the 8 x 10 Framed Art Insert:


Here is the 12 x 12 Framed Art Insert:


Here is a close-up of the New Year’s Eve Square.  I made my own glimmer paper by using Night of Navy, inking it up with Versamark, sprinkling Heat & Stick powder and heat setting that, then sprinkling some Iridescent Ice and heat setting that thereby creating my own custom colored glimmer paper for the third color balloon for this square so that everything coordinates!  This is a single stamp that was recently introduced.


Here is a close-up of the Polar Bear Day square using our circle punches – isn’t he cute?


Next is the snowflake square using the NEW Soda Pop Tops as the base for the snowflake.  The square next to it shows the Blue Jeans Day square (there was a sentiment attached to this stamp which I cut off so I can use them separately if I want to):


Make sure to look at the whole frame to see the other squares, but here is a side view:


Recipe to follow!

Thanks so much for looking at January’s Framed Art Insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Happy Holidays to All!  I wanted to share what we did for the December framed art insert – a month celebrating Poinsettia Day, Gingerbread Day, Cut Out Cookie Day, and Christmas!  Here is the 8 x 10 frame insert:

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This is the 12 x 12 frame insert:


Here is a close-up of the Christmas tree:


Here is a close-up of the santa owl square:


Here is a close-up of the gingerbread and cut out cookie square using the two tags die:


Here is a close-up of the other squares:


My Saturday’s class Jen Thornton (who loves penguins) chose to substitute the snowman that is shown in the 8×10 frame for the cute penguin out of the mini Holiday catalog called “No Peeking” and this is what it looked like – it was so darn cute that I used that one for my 12 x 12 frame – thanks JEN!!!



And last but not least….. this is just a picture of the Advent calendar that we made LAST YEAR, which was the inspiration for these monthly framed art classes because in January, my daughters would not take them down because they loved theirs so much – thus the idea to have monthly themed inserts – and it all started with this one…. a total labor of love!

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I’ll be posting the recipe for this month’s insert later this week, but I wanted to share with you this month’s Framed Art insert!

Stampin’ hugs!

~ Gail


Hi everyone!  Here is the November insert we made for our Framed Art class.  November celebrates Mickey Mouse Day, Teddy Bear Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and the season of fall!  I used some old, some new, and a nice mix of punch art to create this frame.  Here is the 8 x 10 insert:

Here is the 12 x 12 Frame:

This cute little punch art Tom Turkey was actually taken from a Stampin’ Success magazine for demonstrators several years ago and then one of my downline, Karen, used him for our swap – he is too CUTE!

Loved this little acorn punched art square along with the Mickey Mouse one:

I was able to use our new stamp set “Perfectly Preserved” which was perfect for this month’s theme.  After I colored it, I went over it with Versamark and then clear embossed it to make it stand out.  For the falling leaves square, I used our wonderful crayons to color the leaves, then blended it with a blender pen, then sponged some green and red in between the leaves for color :

For the Veterans Day square, I was so happy to have an older stamp set that I have never used and stamped in black craft ink, then clear embossed, and then just added some red for the stripes and blue for the stars with our markers to add a touch of color and make it pop.  I love being able to use some old and some new and blend them together for these inserts.

Here is a Pumpkin square and the Teddy Bear day square:

And lastly, let’s not forget this square to remember how grateful we are ALWAYS, and that truly, “Gratitude CAN transform common days in THANKSGIVINGS”!  Fabulous Jen Thornton tweaked her square to include the double cut-out leaves (I only had one acorn, sad – yes?)  and I LOVED HERS so much that I cased it for mine – thanks Jen for always giving me a different perspective – I love that!

Recipe for November’s Framed Art Insert:

Stamp Sets: Full of Blessings, Courage, Perfectly Preserved, Day of Gratitude, Baby Bundle, Autumn Harvest.

DSP:  Orchard Harvest DSP

Paper: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black,  More Mustard, Early Expresso, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Gold Glitter Paper.

Accessories:  Bakers twine, Versamark Pen, Clear Embossing Power, White Gel Pen, Taffeta Ribbon, Watercolor Crayons, Perfect Paoka Dots Folder, Fancy Fan Folder.

Punches: Large oval punch, small oval punch, ornament, 1-38 circle, 1-1/4 circle, 3/4 circle, 1/2 circle, 1-3/4 scallop, Bird Builder, Peekaboo Frames, Boho Blossoms

I hope you enjoyed looking at what we did for November’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Here is October’s Framed Art insert!

October celebrates:  Pear Day, Pizza Day, Popcorn Day, Read a Book Day, Bat Appreciation Day, Pumpkins, and Halloween!  For the Read a Book day, I used a digital download.  I was able to use MDS and pull up a square punch, then fill it with the Storybook DSP right at the square that says “Reading is fun do do”.  Then I was able to size it to the size needed for my insert and then copied and pasted it so I had multiple images on one sheet and then printed it out using my inkjet printer to use for this project.  The popcorn square was created using the Build a Cupcake punch and coordinating stamp set along with the Trio Flower punch (R).  I sponged the flowers with So Saffron to look like buttered popcorn.  For “Pear Day”, it was perfect to show off our new Perfectly Preserved stamp set with coordinating framelits die that matches the stamp set.  The “pepperoni” on the Pizza square is from  the DSD Orchard Harvest using the Petite Pennants Builder punch.  And, of course you can’t forget to have a cute ghost, using the Owl punch!  And, although spiders totally creep me out, spiders with glitter are totally acceptable, so all my spiders have a touch of glitter to them.  For the Bat Appreciation day, I used a handheld circle punch to punch two holes in the bat’s head to have eyes where the Daffodil Delight shows through to give it glowing eyes.  The owl with the witches hat was too much fun (thanks Lynn Pratt!).  I incorporated several products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  AND, I have been waiting to be able to use that cute stamp set Cottage Window.  The recipe is listed below, along with a tutorial on how I did the pumpkin square.  I wished I could say that I thought of that myself, however, I saw that idea a few years back and although the image was for a card, and I do not know who originally did it, but it always stuck with me as it had such a neat effect, so I wanted to incorporate it for this month’s insert except a smaller version of it.  Be sure to check out the simple tutorial on how you can do this too!

Here is the 8×10 insert:

Here is the larger 12×12 insert:

Here is the Bat Appreciate Day square:

Under the flap of the bat:

Here is the Pear Day, Pizza Day, Cute Girl Ghost, and Popcorn Day squares.  The ghost is actually the owl punch with the little feet cut off and flipped upside down to create the ghost.  The “box” for the popcorn square is from the Cupcake Builder punch and coordinating stamp set.

Here is the Read a Book Day square created by My Digital Studio using Storybook DSP digital download:

The cute owl was totally cased from Lynn Pratt!   The trick in creating the witch’s hat is the small oval punch and just the head portion of the owl.  Sponge white craft ink around the edges and then apply the oval to the whole punched out owl, then turn the half punched out head portion slightly so that would be an ear creating the top of the hat – so clever!

And now the stinkin’ cute pumpkin square:

This is how I created this look.  First stamp your spiders (from Out of a Limb).  Then to not creep me out, I glittered them!

Next, using the 1-1/4 inch circle punch, punch out SIX circles on a 2″ strip of Tangerine Tango:

Next, using the 1-3/4 circle punch, center it over the circle you already punched out like this:

It will give you circles like this:

Next, fold them in half:

Then using Tombow glue so they hold tight, apply a little glue on your first folded circle:

Now, apply one circle to this one, then on that one, apply some glue, and repeat, stacking and attaching them to each other.  Then apply some Tombow glue to the ends and glue them over your stamped spiders so the image will show through.

For the top, I took a 1/4 inch strip of Certainly Celery about 4 inches long, folded it in half and then using scissors, just curled the paper just the same as if you were curling a ribbon strip which then curled the ends of my paper and then I just adhered it to the top of the “pumpkin” with a glue dot.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful in re-creating this square!


Punches: 1-3/4 circle punch, 1-1/4 circle punch, small oval, Owl Builder, Trio Flower, Pendant Builder, Cupcake Builder, Bat Punch, handheld 1/16″ punch.

Ink: Craft Basic Black, Craft Whisper White, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Black Stazon, So Saffron.

Markers: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Howlstooth DSP, Orchard Harvest DSP.

Accessories:  Stampin Pastels Chalks, White Gel Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, Cannery Set Framelits, Baker’s twine, 1/2″ Stripped Sating ribbon, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die.

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Cottage Window, Out on a Limb.

Digital:  My Digital Studio, Storytime DSP digital download.

Thanks for looking at my October Framed Art insert!
Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  Happy Labor Day!  Here is the September Framed Art Insert which celebrates Autumn, World Heart Day, World Peace Day, Apple Day, Friendship Day, Back to School, and Sunflowers out in bloom now!  This features a mix of old and new and we used our new in-colors with our beautiful coordinating papers and ribbon and also the new Designer Ribbon Slides for everyone to try out. Here is the 8×10 size:

Here it is in the 12×12 size:

So now, here are some close-up shots.  For the fall tree, I used the tree from the Lovely As A Tree set and first used the thumping technique to add color to the tree before we stamped it on the paper, then using our Aqua Painter we added color to it.  Everyone’s trees were so different and beautiful using this technique.

For the apple, we punched out 8 hearts using our heart punch, then cut off the pointed end to give our “apple” a flat bottom.  We then sponged Lucky Limeade on the top part of each heart, going halfway down the sides, then sponged Raspberry Ripple on the bottom and halfway up the sides and did this on both sides.  Then folded the hearts in half and adhered them together to create the fanned out look.  For the stem, I used the leaf from the Bird Builder punch and punched it out in Gumball Green, colored the “stem” part chocolate chip and then just snipped off the very top leaf and the bottom leaf which created the stem and two leaves for our apple top.  Everyone enjoyed the apple square and it was a toss-up between the tree and the apple as to the favorite squares this month.

Here is the square for Friendship Day – I love this cute Little Friends set!

Then for back to school, you know we HAVE to use those adorable kids in the Greeting Card Kids set!

Ok – so here is the recipe:

Ribbons: Summer Starfruit 3/8″ satin stitched, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White 1/4″ grosgrain stitched.

Buttons: Designer Brushed Bronze and Designer Round Ribbon Slides.

Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, New In-Colors DSP, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Versamark, Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Sumemr Starfruit, Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple

Markers: Bashful Blue, Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Fancy Fan Folder, Peekaboo Die, Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die

Punches: Heart Punch, Bird Builder

Stamp Sets: Little Friends, Greeting Card Kids, Filled With Love, The Open Sea, From Your Teacher

I hope you like September’s insert, and I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  Well, August is here and so is a new insert for my Framed Art class!  This month we celebrate Smores day, Sewing Machine day, and just summer with a summer dress, surfing, and beach fun!  We also celebrated another granddaughter’s birthday, Ella, who is turning 5.  She was just too cute and so excited because she knew it was finally her turn to have her picture in a square.  I love the fact that not only do you have the ability to use stamps, but digital images also!  The possibilities are endless with all the fabulous digital downloads that Stampin’ Up! has available.  Mucho thanks go to Jen Thornton for coming up with the idea for the sewing machine and incorporating fabric/ribbon so it looks as though it is actually being sewn on it!  She is a future demonstrator for sure!  Here is the frame that everyone made:

Here is my personal family insert celebrating Ella’s 5th birthday:

Here are some close-up celebrating sewing machine day:

Here is the square featuring a cute summer dress, created from the scallop circle punch and heart punch:

This square used the Up, Up & Away stamp set:

Here is my darling granddaughter Ella, holding a gift bag in celebration of her 5th birthday:

Another side view:

I’ll be adding the recipe tomorrow as I knew there was something I had forgotten to do – LOL!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


July’s Framed Art insert turned out to be so much fun!  It’s a celebration of the 4th of July, Ice Cream Day, Lollipop Day, Don’t Step-On-A-Bee Day, Tour de France, and just summer!  The 4th of July frame used the Black Magic technique – so much fun – it actually looks like fireworks!  I had never used this technique, so it was a fun technique to try using our fabulous watercolor pencils.  I used another one of our wonderful digital images called Sweets for the Sweet and turned it into a 3-D image by punching out the circle pinwheel with a punch and popping it up on a dimensional.  Using My Digital Studio, I sized one of the “sticks” to fit a 2 x 2 inch square and then used one of the pinwheels to become a lollipop and sized the pinwheel to fit a 1 inch circle.  I then printed them out along with just the circle image which we then punched out with our 1 inch circle punch, added some Dazzling Diamonds, and then popped it up with a dimensional to create a 3-D look.  I then used our very small hand-held 1/16 punch and punched two small holes on either side of the “stick” and threaded up some silver thread and knotted it and tied it in a bow so it looked like it was a ribbon actually around the stick.   The canopy square turned out cute-cute and looks like a real canopy!  I hope you enjoy looking at July’s insert!

Here is the insert in an 8 x 10 frame:

Here is the insert in a 12 x 12 frame:

Here is a close-up of the 4th of July square:

Here is a close-up view of the canopy square:

Side view of canopy square:

Here is the other view:

Enough of the canopy!  Here is the Lollipop DIGITAL IMAGE square!

Here is a side view:


Stamps:  July Fourth (r), Nature Walk, Pedaling Past (r), Sunny Fun (r).

Ribbon:  Whisper White 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon.

Accessories: Mini Alphabet, large brads, Dazzling Diamonds, SU watercolor pencils, clear embossing powder, Dazzling Details, silver thread, dimensionals.

Punches: Postage Stamp punch, 1″  circle punch, 1/16 punch, 1-3/4 circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Scallop Square punch.

Sizzlits Dies and Embossing Folders:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Black Craft Ink, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft Ink.

Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.

Designer Series Paper:  Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches.

Markers:  Island Indigo, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Pedals, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, White Gel Pen.

I hope you enjoyed July’s monthly insert!  August’s insert class will be on July 28th!  See you then!

~ Gail


Hi everyone!  The insert for June celebrates Father’s Day, Go Fly A Kite Day, Fishing Day, Flag Day, Graduations, and just a celebration of our men.   This insert introduces the new in-colors, using Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, along with Early Expresso, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla with our new designer paper and I just love those new buttons! I used another digital download and also used a very old Stampin’ Up! fishing stamp set that I just could not part with – do you have any of those??  I love how this one turned out – it has a feeling of action and movement with the fishing scene.

Here is the June insert everyone made:

Here is my personal family insert, celebrating both my husband’s B-day an our granddaughter Savannah’s 10th B-day – both in June!

Here are some close-ups of some of the squares:

Here is the recipe for June’s Framed Art insert:

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Early Expresso, Marina Mist, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.

Inks/Markers:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake.

Digital Image: On The Green

Stamp Sets: On The Fly, Send Me Soaring, Motorcycle (also available as a digital download), Uncharted Territory, Service & Sacrifice, Best Dad Ever.

Punches:  Owl Builder, 1″ circle punch, Ticket punch, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle punch.

Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L

Accessories:  Stripes Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Naturals Designer Buttons (NEW #127554), Jumbo Brads, White Baker’s Twine (dyed with Basic Black reinker for fishing line), Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive, Tombow Glue, Toothpick, Brads, Rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this fun insert!  Now on to working on July’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  Well, just finished up the May Framed Art insert and there’s so much celebration going on!  First – Mother’s day is in May, along with Memorial Day – we can’t forget those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and this insert is in celebration to ALL of us wonderful women who “do it all – backwards and in high heels” even!  LOL!  Also, one square is for all of us to remember to get your mammograms!  Ok – here is May’s insert:

This one is the one all my stamper’s made:

Here is my own personal family insert – notice how I highlighted my mom – the “Queen Mum”!  She’s TOO CUTE!  Also, this month we celebrate our granddaughter Addison’s 8th birthday – Happy Birthday Addison!  I also, for the first time in an insert, used a digital download (Fashionable #129883 for $7.95 – includes many other images and sayings too).  What was VERY COOL was that after I had downloaded the image, resized it to fit, I then used a Versamark marker, went over the image, and then heat embossed it using Irridescent Ice which darkened the image and gave it a beautiful shiny and glittery look – then topped it off with bling!

For the Stars and Stripes square, I used our red and silver glitter paper but needed blue, so I made my own glitter paper by taking some Marina Mist and patted it into my Versamark pad, sprinkled Heat and Stick powder over it, heat set, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it, tapped it off, and then heat set again and voila!  Blue glitter paper – very cool!  I created the hat using the top of a water bottle – LOL!  Here is my personal insert:

Here is the recipe for this month’s insert:

Stamps: Bright Blossoms.
Markers: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Poppy Parade
Paper: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red and Silver Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, In-Color DSP, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Punches: Owl Builder, Bird Builder, Small Oval Punch, Lace Ribbon Boarder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 5-Petal Flower, Word Window, Round Tab, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Beautiful Wings, Stripes EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, Daisies #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Stars #2 Die, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle punch,
Digital Download:  Fashionable
Fabric:  Flirtatious
Accessories: Pearls, Rhinestones, Gel Pen, Versamark Marker, Irridescent Ice EP, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Subtles and Brights Buttons, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Antique Brads, Ruffled Ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon, Metallic Brads

I hope you enjoyed looking at May’s Framed Art insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


This is the insert in an 8 x 10 frame:

Now here is the insert in my 12 x 12 frame:

Here is a close-up of this square where I popped up the balloon and the head of the bunny with clouds that are sponged in – too cute!

Here is a close-up of the first square where I punched a circle in the Chocolate Chip square and then popped up the lily and pods through it.

Here is a close-up on the “He is Risen” square – so you have to “raise” up the lid to see what I put under it.. a little humor there….

Here is what is underneath the flap… I sponged Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral to create a sunrise scene and then stamped the cross from our fabulous Crosses of Hope set.

And just a few more pictures from some angles to show you all the popped up features on this fun insert:

Ok!  Here is the recipe for April’s Framed Art insert:

Stamps: Crosses of Hope, Everybunny, Heaven Blessed, He is Risen.

Punches:  Bird Builder, 3/4  inch circle, 1-1/4 inch circle, Designer Label Punch (R), 1-3/4 inch Scallop Circle.

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, In Color Patterns DSP.

Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue, Black Stazon.

Accessories:  Ribbon – Daffodil Delight seam binding.  Brads – Summer Smooches Fabric Brads.  Big Shot, Peek-A-Boo die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pen, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Stampin Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

I wish everyone a very BLESSED EASTER!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  I just wanted to tell you how much FUN I had with everyone who put together this month’s framed insert.  Our theme was not only St. Patrick’s Day, but it was celebrating one of my granddaughter’s 6th birthday – Happy Birthday Breanna!  So, I created TWO inserts – one everyone did below, and the frame that I came up with to celebrate our family’s celebration of a birthday – to give you an idea of one way YOUR family can celebrate someone special!  Here is the MARCH framed insert that everyone did:

Now here is our personal family frame that I did for all my daughters and myself:

Notice how it looks like she is holding the balloons?  Here is a close-up of what that looks like:

Here are some pics of everyone having fun and hard at work making their frames!

AND, a big thanks to Sue for a delicious breakfast that she brought – I’ll be posting TWO of her recipes this week for you that were oh soooo good!  And thanks to Kim for the delicious strawberries and low-cal dark chocolate-covered fruit (NOT!).

Here is the recipe for March’s framed inserts:

Paper:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Brushed Gold, In-Color Patterns DSP.

Inks:  Black Stazon, Lucky Limeade, Versamark, Old Olive

Markers: Grey, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Going Gray, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede.

Reinkers:  Old Olive (for dying Silver Glitter Paper)

Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Gift Givers, Petite Pairs, Occasions Alphabet, Got Treats, Pinch Proof

Punches: Bird Bilder, Word Window, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle, Owl Builder, Small Oval, Small Heart, Handheld 1/8 punch, Key Tag, 1″ Circle, Stocking Builder, 1″ square, 1/2″ circle, 3/4″ circle, 1-1/4″ circle.

Accessories:  White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Peek-a-Boo die, Dots EF, Textured Impressions EF, Twitterpated Designer Fabric, Irridescent Ice EP, Big Shot, Heat Gun, 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for looking at March’s Framed Art insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone! I’ve had a lot of interest in my Framed Art classes. First, these classes are designed where you can hang up a frame and just make a new insert to put in it every month. Every month, I will be designing a new insert with ideas on how to mix some new with the old – a great way to use your punches, scraps of card stock and designer paper, ribbon, stamps, techniques – the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures using this project in two different ways – you decide which frame and what way you like best – let me know! Here is my first design. It was spaced out to fit in a frame measuring 8 x 10:

HOWEVER, the frame that I have hanging on my wall in my home is larger than that, so using our 12 x 12 textured paper, I just layered the very vanilla, basic black, and then very vanilla again to create a matting effect and then placed the EXACT same squares as the 8 x 10 into my larger frame and spaced them accordingly to create this look:

Gives it a whole different look – so, better on the pretty in pink background, or the very vanilla? Let me know what YOU think! Now I can’t wait to start creating the insert for March! Check back next month when I’ll post it after my class!

The products used to create February’s Framed Art insert were:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You, Greeting Card Kids
Markers: Garden Green, Early Expresso, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Patterns Love DSP
Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1″ circle, 1/2″ circle, 1-3/4 scallop circle, Modern Label, Heart to Heart punch, scalloped Heart of Hearts and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits dies, Peak-A-Boo Frames die, Big Shot
Accessories: Large Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed seeing February’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail

3 thoughts on “FRAMED ART INSERTS

  1. Hello, My name is Wendy Budacki and I am from Erie, Pa. I also am a SU demonstrator. I think your work is fabulous! Do you ever sell the recipes for the inserts? I am thinking about doing a quarterly one (to start out) My email address is
    Thank you

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