Sunday, August 11, 2013


I think back to when  I first started stamping and sharing on-line and I would see the most beautiful shapes on-line and wonder how they were creating them.  Then I decided to make a big investment and purchase my first die-cutting machine. Now I have been through two machines and have a big collection of  beautiful dies. This week at the Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp the challenge is all about making the cut.  You can use dies, punches, die-cut shapes, or stickers.

My project was inspired by the leftover cardstock from a die cut making a frame. 
 I with a frame and decided to create a wedding a mini-album.

Here are the pieces I started with: 
 I took a few scraps of cardboard and cut the center out using the die. I painted them white.

 I cut two pieces from metal cardstock that fit the same size and opening.  I embossed them using an embossing folder and then painted them white.

 I attached a hinge with brads to hold the two pieces together and added a coat of white paint.

I backed the frame with a sheet of white cardstock and stamped the flourish using a soft plum color.  The inside was covered with metal cardstock and doilies and lace.  

 The back side looks like this:
 I left this open to add photos:

Products:  Impression Obsession - A Good Marriage , Spellbinders Labels 4, ProvoCraft Cassies Brocade Embossing Folder, Memory Box - Darla Butterfly Die, Prima Flowers, PaperArtsy Metal Card, Tattered Angels - Purple, Tuscan Sun, Hero Arts - Leafy Vines, Memento Sweet Plum, Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Bo Bunny Doily, Hero Arts - Classic Tea Rose, Claudine Hellmuth White Paint

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Have a fabulous day!



  1. So lovely!!!!!! Beautiful idea, perfect details! Barbarayaya

  2. Beautiful wedding album Suzz, I love the metal and how you then painted them white to give a shabby chic feel to your piece. Love the die cut to frame the image and the inside is decorated beautifully. Have a fabulous week Suzz. Tracy x x

  3. Suzz...your style is classic! I love it! This little wedding album is so sweet and who would have thought it began from leftover! I love metal with white paint over it. That really lends itself to such a vintage shabby chic feeling before you did anything else. That die cut is such a pretty one and frames your sweet wedding photo and sentiment perfectly. The little ribbons, doilies and of course, the gorgeous white washed flowers are the absolutely perfect embellishment. Beautiful always. <3 Candy

  4. Gorgeous project Suzanne! I love the beautiful embossed frame! Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

  5. Beautiful album Sue! Love all the texture, embossing and white paint. And of course those pretty flower.

  6. What a gorgeous upcycle!! I love it!! TFS :D

  7. gorgeous Sue. the metal tape is so effective painted white.

  8. Wow... how romantic! I love the gorgeous flower arrangement. The embossed metal cardstock is gorgeous. Love it! :)

  9. Lovely design and I just adore the quote you placed on your project too!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Lovely embossing, Suzz. I love the white wash and the beautiful vintage wedding photo.

  11. Suzz, this isn't just a beautiful's an heirloom! So beautiful! A perfect place for a treasured photo.

    And I LOVE that embossed metal. Wow!

  12. Wow - those embossed metal frames look simply amazing. Gorgeous shabby chic paint effect - what a beautiful, romantic gift this would make.
    Alison x

  13. You are the Queen of turning trash (cardboard) to treasure! Another beautiful piece!

  14. Ohh Suzz, what a wonderful album! Love the binding with the hinge! Really cool! The soft vintage feel of it is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  15. this is just so lovely! Gorgeous feminine feel too :)

  16. Gorgeous design! Love the white metal, and the awesome photo! WOW!


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