How to Make a Christmas Frame With Graphic 45

I used Graphic 45 stamps to create lovely borders for this Christmas Frame with Graphic 45 patterned papers, flowers and trims.

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How to Make a Christmas Frame With Graphic 45
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First decide what frame you plan to use and cut black cardstock to fit. Use you G45 cling stamp and white ink to begin stamping a border around the outside edge.

First decide what frame you plan to use and cut black cardstock to fit. Use you G45 cling stamp and white ink to begin stamping a border around the outside edge.

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Continue stamping around. No need to be concerned about prefect stamped images.....you're just trying to create a chalkboard effect and chalkboards are never perfect!

Continue stamping around. No need to be concerned about prefect stamped images.....you're just trying to create a chalkboard effect and chalkboards are never perfect!

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I've gotten all the way around now : ) White ink tends to take a little longer to dry..so let this set for a bit so it won't get smudged.

I've gotten all the way around now : ) White ink tends to take a little longer to dry..so let this set for a bit so it won't get smudged.

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I've begun layering the patterned papers over the cardstock....make sure to ink all of the edges.

I've begun layering the patterned papers over the cardstock....make sure to ink all of the edges.

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More layers of cardstock....

More layers of cardstock....

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Next add the pretty printed paper...but before attaching adhere glittery photo corners.

Next add the pretty printed paper...but before attaching adhere glittery photo corners.

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Top it off with a large paper doily.

Top it off with a large paper doily.

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Attach the stamped chalkboard border.

Attach the stamped chalkboard border.

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Go ahead and place in frame now...I used the glass from the frame behind the paper to support the back.

Go ahead and place in frame now...I used the glass from the frame behind the paper to support the back.

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Here I've added a die cut shape that's inked well in green to match the stamping that's coming up next.

Here I've added a die cut shape that's inked well in green to match the stamping that's coming up next.

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This is the coordinating shape from the die cut. I went ahead and inked it as well.

This is the coordinating shape from the die cut. I went ahead and inked it as well.

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Using a different  Graphic 45 Cling Stamp I've begun adding a border pattern on the outside edge of the die cut.

Using a different Graphic 45 Cling Stamp I've begun adding a border pattern on the outside edge of the die cut.

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Continue stamping around to fill in border.  I went back in to add a few partial images to fill in evenly.

Continue stamping around to fill in border. I went back in to add a few partial images to fill in evenly.

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Ink the edges a little more.

Ink the edges a little more.

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Add to frame.

Add to frame.

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Here I've added another layer of inked die cut centered over previous layers.

Here I've added another layer of inked die cut centered over previous layers.

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Top off with the coordinating die cut...but this time just inked not stamped.

Top off with the coordinating die cut...but this time just inked not stamped.

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I added the pretty roses image with foam spacers.

I added the pretty roses image with foam spacers.

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And topped it off with the dove image.Use foam spacers for depth. Remember to ink all the edges of fussy cut images for a nice finished look.

And topped it off with the dove image.Use foam spacers for depth. Remember to ink all the edges of fussy cut images for a nice finished look.

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Tuck in the Dec 25th image just behind the doves wing. I'm still using spacers for dimension.

Tuck in the Dec 25th image just behind the doves wing. I'm still using spacers for dimension.

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Here I've begun the floral arrangement by adding a nice stem with leaves and beads and a large leaf to anchor the corner.

Here I've begun the floral arrangement by adding a nice stem with leaves and beads and a large leaf to anchor the corner.

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Starting to fill in now with stitched burlap bow and the largest of the flowers in green to match the patterned papers.

Starting to fill in now with stitched burlap bow and the largest of the flowers in green to match the patterned papers.

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Add additional bloom in a slightly lighter color.

Add additional bloom in a slightly lighter color.

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Fill in with fussy cut roses from the patterned paper.

Fill in with fussy cut roses from the patterned paper.

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