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Good morning!  Are you ready for a blog hop?  Today is the monthly Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop!  This month we were challenged to make a 3D Altered Project.  Before I get into my project, let me tell you a little about the hop and how to win some Blog Candy.  One lucky winner will receive a wonderfully decorated assortment of Barb Schram’s ribbon flowers and a generous selection of ribbons from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Not to beg for comments or anything, but if you leave a comment on each of the designer’s blogs, you’ll have more opportunities to win these most gorgeous ribbon flowers.   The designers participating in today’s hop are:

Sharon Johnson – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog

Michelle Woerner

Linda Duke

Holly McMillen

Barb Schram

Sherry Cheever (you are here)

Deborah Saaranen

Now for my project.  I went shopping the other day and found these little wood frames with easel backs for a whopping price of 69 cents.

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I love bargains like this and of course had to pick up 4 of them in case I needed any in the future.  When I put them in the cart, I was thinking of the new Graphic 45 papers and what I could do with them.  It didn’t take long to get the first idea.

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The entire frame was covered with some papers from Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk.  I die cut/embossed two different pieces of coordinating paper with Spellbinders™ S4-191 Dahlia to make the flower on the bottom left corner.

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The leaves were die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ S4-058 Daisy Heads and the flourishes were die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ S4-198 Flourish Accents.

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To balance the frame a heart was used in the upper right corner.  I didn’t have any thin ribbon that matched what was going on here, so I dyed the 1/4” White Silk May Arts Ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  To age the ribbon even more, I burnt the edges with my lighter and kept pulling to fray it even more.

For the inside of the frame, I embossed one of my favorite sentiments on vanilla.  The mat, die cut and embossed with Spellbinders™ S4-110 Classic Ovals – Large, was placed over the sentiment in the frame.

  • Stamps:  Joyful Hearts and Romantic Sentiments by JustRite 
  • Paper:  Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™ S4-110 Classic Ovals – Large, S4-058 Daisy Heads, S4-198 Flourish Accents, and S4-191 Dahlia; 1/4” White 100% Silk May Arts Ribbon

**All Product Listed Above from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store**

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to visit the other designers’ blogs and leave them a comment.  You never know what blog the name is going to be drawn from!

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