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Ruler Frames with Vintage Art


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here today to share a set of fun and easy to make frames I created with rulers!  These are fabby to display any type of vintagy and kid art. Simply measure and trim them out to the size you need and add a little stain to warm up the color. You could easily substitute a spray like Glimmer Mist or any fluid ink to customize the colors to match your project. Just make sure it’s sheer so you can see the ruler markings through it…all the measurement lines are the fun part of the frame! This is a great kid craft if you help them do the cutting.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 3I’m going for a vintagy look so I chose a pretty Vintage Photo Chalkboard and Shabby Pink digital image and printed it to the size I wanted to make the frames.  Once they were printed I adhered them to lightweight chipboard to give them some sturdiness then added the rulers.  You can finish them with an easel backing so they can be propped on a shelf or add small roping with simple knots to hang on the wall.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1This sweet little girl has a fair few Petaloo flowers that coordinate. I thought it was important to add the cream colored Garden Rosettes to lighten up the arrangements. They also add a lovely depth.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1-2I’m very pleased with how well the ribbon coordinates with these scrumptious flowers. The roping really helps to add texture.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1-3More Blooms and leaves for this corner and a simple bow.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2This image was a bit smaller and more squarish so I decided to add flowers to only the bottom corner to make it less clunky.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2-2I added a few extra layers to this bow like the twine and vintage button.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2-3

There’s more layers for this corner too. Along with the large dimensional flowers I added a burlap DIY flower and some Queen Anne’s Picks since they’re lacy and beautiful.

Petaloo Supplies:

DIY-Queen Annes Pick White- 1650-016

Darjeeling Garden Rosette Cream-1491105

DIY-Daisy Layers Ivory-1650-020

Botanica Blooms Coral-1102105

Other Supplies:

Vintage Images-Polly’s Paper Studio

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Okay that’s all for me. I hope I’ve inspired you to make some frames with your little ones and create art you can all enjoy! Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Vintage Bird Collage and Giveaway Announcement


I was chatting the other day with my dear friend Carol and she mentioned that I’ve been sharing mostly cards lately and she missed seeing my collages and altered art. So by request I created this collage(not a card : ) Thank you Carol for the motivation.

I started this project by painting and inking the back book board and the front chipboard frame with all the nice little windows. Layered between is a beautiful sheet of Pink Paislee paper with a chocolate brown border. I think the little windows create “architecture” and help separate the background pattern so it’s not too busy.

I trimmed some sweet little bird and ruler elements from a sheet of Webster’s Pages paper. There’s also a portion of inked doily to soften the edges and fill in the negative space. This section was finished off with just a nice length of ribbon and a  loopy bow.

The die cut image here is from Glitz.  I just love love love the crown : ) The burlap look of this card reminds me of the walls at Nichols Stafford…my new favorite home furnishings store in Dexter. They covered all their wall in burlap and its just so beautiful the warmth and texture. The color is just fabulous too. I will be on the lookout for some burlap to work into my collages : ) I stamped and inked the letter blocks and added them to the side. since the ruler and numbers both run in one direction I thought it would be nice to have the letters go the other way.

The little cardboard element here is to add texture and created simply by running craft paper through the crimper then adding a dry brush of white acrylic paint and inking the edges. The portion that resembles a library card is from My Mind’s Eye.  I embellished the lovely image of a button card from Graphic’s Fairy with super tiny clips from Tim Holtz. The larger metal embellishment is too. I do love to add mismatched vintage buttons for interest.

I spent some time on my busy afternoon handing out flyers and meeting more of my new shop neighbors. So nice to be welcomed into a great community. Thanks to everyone for making me feel at home.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars on Sunday May 6th. We will be posting a super fabulous prize giveaway to celebrate  our first month in our new shop location in Dexter Michigan. You definitely don’t want to miss out on a chance to win. I’ve included Graphic 45papers and bling and flowers and Dusty Attic chipboard and Melissa Frances embellishments and glassine bags. Lot’s of fun goodies like the ones I use in my cards and projects. Good luck to all who enter : )