June 5, 2009

Dollar Find Friday!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!!!

Today is my turn to host the There She Goes Dollar Find Friday! This is my first time as a Trendsetter doing a Dollar Find Friday, so be gentle!! LOL!!!
For my Dollar Find Friday project, I wanted to make a little decor item! I found this SUPER cute wood frame at AC Moore and yes, it was only $1.00!!!

I started by lightly sanding my frame to get it as smooth as possible. There is no glass to this frame, it is just an open window.

I painted my frame black with some acrylic paint (I was a tole painter before I caught the stamping bug, and so I still have alot of paints,brushes, varnishes, etc...all of which came in very handy for this project!!).

I then stamped three of the large flowers, a bunch of leaves and some small flowers, all from Flowers of Happiness by There She Goes onto Choice Snow White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I stamped the beautiful sentiment, which is from Friendship Flowers by There She Goes, onto Shimmery White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I wasn't sure at this point which of the flowers I would use, so I just stamped a bunch :) I then colored them with Copic Markers, and you can see how I just colored parts of the three big flowers, as I knew I wanted to cut them out and layer them on top of each other as my focal point.

After I cut out my flowers, I assembled them together, added the leaves and added them to my painted black frame. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue for this and WOW...this glue ROCKS!!! We received the glue at Stamp New England and I use it ALL the time!!!
I pierced around my sentiment (of course!!), and I added rhinestones all around the frame opening! After everything was assembled, I sprayed the entire finished frame with a matte finish sealer!!!

Here is my finished project!

I am giving this to my friend Dina as part of her Birthday gift! I hope she likes it and I hope you like it too!
Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!!!
Stamps: Flowers of Happiness and Friendship Flowers by There She Goes
Paper: Choice Snow White and Shimmery White Cardstock
Paper: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Black Acrylic Paint, Matte Sealer, Frame and Paper Piercing Tool & Template


  1. That turned out spectacular! You did an awesome job on the layers of the flower...it really pops! Thanks for the neat idea!

  2. This is GORGEOUS Jodi!!! Love the flower and all the bling around the frame.

  3. WOWEE Jodi this is GORGEOUS! I love how this turned out! :)

  4. This is a fabulous project!! Love it and I will have to check out AC Moore to see if they have any of those frames here. Thanks for shairing!!!

  5. This is gorgeous. I love how the flower just pops!

  6. Gorgeous, Jodi!!! From dollar to dazzling, this is stunning!!! Great tole flower detailing and coloring, too!!! Love the sentiment!!! Fabulously done!!!

  7. GORGEOUS!!! Oh, MAN is this ever gorgeous!! Jodi, I am completely blown away! I ADORE this!

  8. Jodi!!!!! This is gorgeous! Holy Moly amazing! Love the bling and the black frame really pops out the flower! you are amazing!


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