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.

blank frame

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.


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.


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.


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!


202 Responses to “Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop — 3D Projects!”

  1. Such a fabulous piece of altered art, Sherry. The papers, the flower, the key…all make it just a wonderful statement. Can I order one? :) Hugs to you, my friend!

  2. Sherry, your altered frame is gorgeous! I love the papers and distressed ribbon! The flower is so beautiful! What a great look!

  3. Great, great use for that little frame!! I really like the flower and have that Dahlia die, but never thought about using 2 different papers. Now I will!! Thanks for sharing, Sherry!

  4. Wow–what a great way to doctor up a plain ole frame–very pretty!

  5. The flower and heart just make the project. It’s all in the details which are wonderful! I can’t wait until I get that Spellbinders die! I want to make a flower like that so badly.


  6. Sherry, I cannot believe this! I love how you show this humble, plain ol’ 69 cent wooden frame, and then TRANSFORM it into a thing of such beauty!! Amazing creation! :o)

  7. I just love your work as always very gorgeous!

  8. How adorable! I love this! I love this paper, and your flower is gorgeous!

  9. Stunning frame, can’t believe you turned a 69c frame into a work of art. Love it.

  10. A fabulous design Sherry, love the rose!

  11. Lovely cards, Sherry, you did wonders with that frame and I love the flower made with spellbinders die… can’t wait to try it…
    Denise Trottier

  12. What an awesome project! That frame is super and I LOVE the flower. I’m really liking that paper too. Well done.

  13. I LOVE that you took a $.69 frame and made it look like a million bucks! It’s an inspiring piece – I like that you used the same paper for the outside and inside of the frame. That gives it a neat dimension.

  14. for 69 cents this looks like a million :)

  15. I also love finding bargains and then discovering later what to do with them. Great job!

  16. Wow! You made that cheap little frame into something really pretty. Great job.

  17. Hello Your Royal Badness!!! Exquisite!! What more can I say other than…when can I come to your house so you can help me with that gorgeous Flower??? Thanks, I’ll be there at 2:00 p.m.

  18. I need to shop with you! LOL! I can never seem to find these awesome deals. But I am happy to have found your awesome project. Love the idea and that paper is totally to die for!

  19. LOVE that flower, the flourish…..the frame…….now to pull out my plain ol’ frames and see if I can come up with something kinda cool!! (DRATS!! Have to work today first! ick)

  20. Amazing what you can do with a plain frame to make it awesome. Love the flowers.

  21. Beautiful job. We’ll all be scouring the stores for frames like yours.

  22. That is fabulous! I see those frames all the time so will have to pick up one (or four!) next time!

  23. Wow! Talk about turning the ugly duckling into the beautiful swan! I love all of the details and the graphic papers you used. Way to go,Sherry!Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:-)

  24. Very pretty! I’ll have to try one of these one of these days. You inspire me.

  25. This changeover is amazing. Plain Jane to Marvelous !!! Love the vintage look .

  26. Sherry, what a pretty project you made! You must have such beautiful things decorating your home. You are multi-talented!

  27. I love what you did with the frame – Great work…as usual!

  28. WOWSA!!
    I love the patterns and colors (luv that Graphic45)!!
    The way you put it all together is fabulous!!! Especially that flower!!

  29. What a fantastic project!!! I love your print/paper choices, Sherry, and that flower is beautiful!!!

  30. What a gorgeous flower! Love the use of the small frame.

  31. What a cute frame…if I had tried your trick on that ribbon I would have had a major fire on my hands! Thanks for a chance to win those fabulous flowers & ribbons!

  32. such a fabulous idea and at a wonderful price too, I think I need to check out our store :)

  33. Awesome Sherry! So amazing what you can do with a simple wood frame- you are the master!

  34. You made this frame come to life. This is just beautiful.

  35. Your altered frame is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

  36. I just love doing these frames – so much fun. Yours is beautiful and I just love the flower!

  37. Sherry –

    This frame is so sweet! And how could you go wrong for 69 cents? It really looks wonderful. Thanks for the idea for aging the ribbon, great tip!

    Elaine Allen

  38. Simply gorgeous! Love the paper flower art.
    Thanks for sharing your creative side…. :)

  39. Wonderfully done!! Love the DP and your flower is fabulous. Great touch with the heart and key too. Great project!

  40. Nice idea………..and I am really liking the graphic 45 papers………thanks for sharing.
    Laurie VF

  41. What a great bargain you found!!! Love those kind of deals, and your project is just gorgeous. I am getting so much inspiration from looking at this blog hop. Alice Roushia

  42. Sherry, Wow! What a gorgeous idea for an inexpensive frame. It really turned out darling! Please come shopping with me! :) Thanks for sharing!

  43. Sherry,
    I am always impressed with you talents. This frame is just the best. I have really learned so much since I have started getting your blog. Everyday is exciting. thanks so much for sharing…..Jean

  44. I love the frame. I’ve never done anything like that but boy is that gorgeous. Super Neat idea. love the flower.

  45. Your eye for color never ceases to amaze me, and you make me smile….Shirley

  46. Great bargain hunter, aren’t ya? Shhhhh! No will will ever know, by the transforamtion you gave that humble frame.

  47. DUDE! You turned 69 CENTS into a MILLION DoLLARS! I love this -your gorgeous flower, the key hanging from a heart -wha…?! GORGEOUS! Hugs,

  48. I can’t get over what you did with that frame. I love the flower in the corner. What a great project!!

  49. Great project – love your flower and how you aged your ribbon!! Thanks for the chance to play : )

  50. What a wonderful idea…love it! Thank you for sharing!

  51. Isn’t that Graphic 45 paper yummy–especially with those gorgeous ribbons!

  52. Oh how FABulous!!

  53. What a great idea Sherry! Duh! I never would have thought to cover a frame and you did it so nicely. I love the way you added the key to the heart and the saying is the greatest! TFS! Hugs Lori

  54. Love, love love the the flower – I have to have one of those dies! I am so partial to polka dots…

  55. That is a dramatic difference from start to finish! Gorgeous I tell you!

  56. Beautiful frame! I have several I bought and have yet to touch! I like the idea of using it for a quote.

  57. What a great transformation! Your flower is beautiful and I love the metal embellishment. Keep up the good work!

  58. Totally amazing stuff from all the bloggers in this hop, wowie!

  59. Wow–a .69 cent purchase turned into a beautiful work of art.

  60. What a wonderful transformation from plain frame to fabulous framed quote!

  61. What a great project! I need to find some frames!

  62. love the dahlia. gorgeous. your project rocks.

  63. What great use of a plain jane frame… You made it a work of art!!

  64. I love your altered frame. I wish I could find a deal like that!

  65. I have the Dahlia die cut – will have to put it to use. Thanks for sharing the visual idea ! Your project is wonderful.

  66. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!

  67. Love your frame. That is so cute. I especially like your way of thinking…you bought 4 of the frames in case you needed some in the future!
    I have to say that today I received my first order from the Ribbon Store. I got both of the kits and they are gorgeous. It’s all prettier in person than on the computer. I am ready to go play but have SU tonight so I will get into all my goodies tonight when I get home. I would love to win some of this delicious ribbon.

  68. Another one!!!! I don’t know how you keep coming up with them, but love all your creations!!! Thanks for sharing!!! :o)

  69. This is really cute. You took a 69 cent frame and turned it into a really pretty home accent. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

  70. Love your altered frames! What an awesome gift idea – TFS

  71. Love this frame! Awesome job.

  72. you always make it look easy! Great project!

  73. Beautiful! What a work of art! That bloom is stunning! TFS!

  74. Love ur blog, love your cards, missed you at CHA.

  75. Simply Beautiful! I love the flower and the heart. WHole thing is amazing!

  76. Beautiful frame! And so reasonable – good job.

  77. Love your frame. Wonderful idea.

  78. WOW – what a transformation…fabulous idea!!! Hugs ~S~

  79. I, too, have some of these frames tucked away. I am inspired to dig them out.

  80. What an awesome frame you’ve created!! LOVE your distressing and you’ve just enabled me to buy that dahlia die! :-)

  81. Gorgeous project Sherry! I love the selections you made for this! I have some of these frames that I bought at IKEA a couple of months ago, so I must get busy! 😉
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  82. Totally Fabulous!!!

  83. Sherry,Beautiful project! I, also have some very inexpensive small wooden frames in my stash that I purchased ‘just in case I might need them’ and now I do! I love paper flowers and yours is gorgeous. I have the Spellbinders, Dahlia die and now know what to make with it.

  84. You are amazing at taking something inexpensive & making it a priceless treasure! Beautiful!

  85. This little frame is just stunning! Thanks for the inspiration… now of to IKEA…. :)

  86. oh my gosh.. this is ** blog-a-riffic** thanks for the opportunity…

  87. I am so glad you included the before picture – the transformation is amazing. People would pay a nice sum to purchase you 69 cent frame!

  88. How ingenious of making beautiful frames from a sale item. Awesome

  89. Sherry, only you could take that wooden frame and make it into a work of art. I absolutely love it, especially that flower. Thanks so much for sharing your project.

  90. Love your frame!! Stunning!! Thanks for sharing!!

  91. Oh, I love altered frames! This would make an awesome housewarming gift! That flower is gorgeous.

  92. Now that is a transformation. What a superb choice of pattern and embellishment

  93. Love how you altered that picture frame! Love that it cost you very little and looks so fantastic!! TFS.

  94. How clever! Anyone would love to receive this as a gift! It’s terrific.

  95. Wow – what a brilliant make I love how much it must have cost to make too… well done.

    Paula x x x

  96. Awesome frame … heck, the flower alone is great and would be much appreciated! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! You gals ROCK!

  97. Your flower is incredible – I love it!!

  98. Very cool frame! I really like the flower.

  99. I love your work! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  100. The altered frame is great. Love what you did with the SB die cut flower. Now, please tell us which store you bought these sweet little frames in. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless!

  101. A for Adorable! I *heart* the new Graphic 45 papers.

  102. Fantastic altered frame Sherry!! I love the paper you used to cover the frame! The flower is Fabulous and love the key too!

  103. I just love it that you used different coordinating prints for the flower – that is so cool! Sure looks like WAY more than 69 cents now! Wonderful job!

  104. Love what you did with the frame!

  105. Love bargains and what you turned the frame into. It’s value so went up. Like the flowers, heart and key.

  106. Sherry this is such a wonderful idea. I love your flower, and that paper, well it beautiful, and the whole thing is eye candy for sure. Hugs

  107. What a transformation!! Love the vintage frame.

  108. That flower alone is just fabulous; I never would have thought of the combination of stripes and polka-dots, but it’s perfect! I do have a complaint, however: I love your blog at least in part because of all the cool smilies you come up with and the latest posts have been a bit short in that department. Please don’t abandon smilies!

  109. Look at how fabulous this is on a inexpensive frame. You altered it just beautifully, Sherry. I love the results you achieved with the stripes and dots, they go so well together. Nice work. TFS!!! 😀

  110. Thanks for a great idea!! It’s wonderful and I happen to have a few extra frames sitting around! Hmmmmmmmmmmmm LOL

  111. Great makeover and I *L O V E* these flowers you make!

  112. This is totally stunning Sherry!

  113. This is such a neat project that would work for a great gift for a friend. This blog hop is giving out a lot of inspiration.

  114. Beautiful flower! Love the whole thing!

  115. more inspiration!!! it just keeps getting better. i really like your frame. so balanced and a little frilly. thank you for sharing.

  116. Who knew a 69 cent frame could look like a million bucks!!! YOU did! What vision, Sherry! Love every detail!

  117. Love this Sherry! And since your blog gives me so much enjoyment, I awarded you with the Sunshine Blog award today.

  118. Awesome frame Sherry, your flower looks GREAT!

  119. Lovely frame with an absolutely gorgeous flower. Love that flower!!

  120. Awesome, love it!! This is soo cute.

    God Bless

  121. what a great find! and love what you did with the little frame….very cute!
    i’ll have to give that flower a try….SO cool!

  122. WOW, what a transformation…I love it!!

  123. This is over the top FABULOUS! I can’t believe the magic you worked with that *oh so standard* frame — AMAZING!!! And that silk ribbon — OH MY — you are one brave lady, LOL, but I LOVE the results!!! And I see your Joyful Hearts Border — DUH — LOL!!! It looks wonderful here — a TOTALLY FAB PROJECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your TOTALLY AWESOME TALENT!!!!

  124. lol…what a gal can do with 69 cents huh? u are amazing every time I stop by here…im in love with that paper too! and …the ribbon…never have enof of it it seems…use it EVERYWHERE …totally great post! ty

  125. What a wonderful make over Sherry. The frame has come to life with all your embellishing and that great paper! Love it!!

  126. Wonderful creation!

  127. What a beautiful flower! Love what you did with the frame!

  128. Playing with fire! is that allowed? lol It sure gave a wonderful vintage look to your ribbon on the heart. I love the flower too! Well, okay, the whole project. Fabulous my dear!

  129. Very cool! Love it! Hope I win.

  130. What a fabulous picture frame! Love the great colors, that flower… the ribbon. :o)

  131. From nothing to something………how creative………….love it….and if I had burn the edges of the ribbon…..the fire dept. would still be trying to put the fire out….lol
    This would be a great gift for someone at the last minute…..because the way you describe it……seems super easy…….now how awesome is that…..thank you for sharing…

  132. Very nice! And – the honesty about picking up an inexpensive item …. just in case! Love it!

  133. So very beautiful, love the colors and what can be done with ribbon, it just adds life to everything you can make. Thankyou for all the ideas! rosie

  134. Thank you for sharing. Very beautiful.

  135. Clever! How to turn a “blah” item into a work of art! Love the flower and hope I can duplicate! Great coordination of paper and 3-d objects.

  136. What a beautiful frame and gift idea. I love the flowers. I just purchased the Spellbinders peony dies, so I hope they make as pretty of flowers.

  137. So fine….I love to find bargains and recreate them!

  138. Sherry you are like a magician, ta da!!!

  139. True Sherry style —- love that frame. And your flower! Wow!

  140. Love this frame – so creative – the details make is so special

  141. You covered the frame so professionally! And love your
    pattern choice!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some bog candy
    thru this hop!

  142. First a bargain, and then a lovely framed gift. I love the flowers. Must get those dies.

  143. What a grand idea for a frame…LOVE it !! Sandy G

  144. It’s incredible how you transformed this frame! Such a good idea to highlight a special sentiment or quote!

  145. I love the frame and a super bargain. What a great gift.

  146. Wow, Stunning frame!!! I can’t believe you turned a little .69 cent frame into this beauty!!! I absolutely LOVE your flower!!! I’m going to have to get that die and try to make some!!! Thanks for the step by step instructions on how you created this – very helpful and thoughtful!!!

  147. Your projects are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them!

  148. Just lovely what how you transfored the frame. Love the flower. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

  149. Sherry, you always amaze me with your creativity! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  150. Sherry, you really have a wonderful eye for putting colors and prints together to make a beautiful project. I have been getting inspiration from you for the past year now and love all of your creative ideas.

  151. The flower is a work of art! I love the slight distress in this creation and the silk ribbon.

  152. How clever–it certainly looks sooooooooooooooooo much better than the original frame. Love it!

  153. Great work. Sooo stylish. big hugs Margie xxx

  154. What a great idea! I’m going bargain shopping this weekend!!!

  155. Love your card and the distressing!

  156. Very cute. Especially love the flower.

  157. What a great idea! Love the flourish and the ribbon flower! Great job!!!

  158. So pretty and love the flower. Sure would make a beautiful gift.


  159. What a lovely frame…..I will be on the lookout for some of these!!! Then I can use some of the ribbon flowers that I win!!!LOL (meaning I never win)


  160. Great idea for a frame. Just for pictures or a little sentiment. The flower what can I say other than WOW! I’ll be buying the Spellbinders die for this project. Thanks so much for sharing.

  161. Ya know, I am not a fan of making things other than cards, and I don’t usually have time to blog hop, but I am soooooo glad I did. Thanks for the wonderful IDEA!!! one of my sis’ has a birthday in April and she just gave me a pic of her newest GS!!! this will make a marvelous gift!!!! along with some of the other ideas! TYTYTYTY!

  162. What a beautiful frame. the flower is awesome. Thanks for sharing the instructions and this project with us. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy too.

  163. What a lovely frame…the flower is gorgeous!

  164. ok you ladies are amazing.. i love the frame.. and the flower is great..

  165. Hey Sherry,

    YOU GO GIRL!! WOW what a beautiful frame. Love your site!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

  166. That is such a beautiful frame Sherry, and the sentiment makes it perfect. I love your flower–wow, that’s gorgeous!!!

  167. I just love the creative work you have done on this frame and the ribbon is perfect on it. Never would have thought of using distressed inks to color ribbon. I also love the flower you’ve made. Something I need to try. Thanks for the great ideas.

  168. I love to do altered pieces but I have to admit that my frames do not turn out quite like this. What a beautiful frame!! It puts mine to shame but also inspires me to do better!!

  169. Sherry, your DP dahlia is just outstanding. Love your heart, charm, ribbon, covered frame, colors…..gosh, just everything. TFS

  170. Wow……..what an awesome project you created!!
    Just darling……thanks for sharing your amazingly cute idea!!

  171. Another wonderful creative idea! I haven’t tried to do frames yet, but it will definitely be in my future!

  172. Wonderful!!! Love your little flower, and the whole frame is just awesome!

  173. Thanks for sharing your project.

  174. What a stunning flower! A beautiful accent for any room!

  175. I love that flower!!

  176. I can’t believe what you did to that frame! It’s beautiful! Thanks so much!

  177. I’m amazed at the creativity of flower making. This is gorgeous and love the papers you used. My first blog contest and it would be sooooo cool to win. I always use ribbons and flowers in my handmade paper items. Thanks for sharing.

  178. Your frame is just beautiful! It will look good anywhere!!!

  179. What a great project.Picture frames are fun to decorate.I love it.

  180. To think, this started as a 69 cent frame….amazing!!!! Great job!
    Kathy Camasso

  181. Great job!! I think the frame is really cool & I love the flower too!!!

  182. What a beautiful frame.

    Who would’ve thought it started out so plain.


  183. Absolutely GORGEOUS frame and that awesome big flower……fabulous!!! Love it!!!

  184. What a wonderful idea – really beautiful!

  185. Wow- what a wonderful transformation. Love your color scheme!

  186. You never cease to amaze me with the ideas you come up with to alter inexpensive items into something so creative, useful and beautiful!

  187. What a lovely idea…just might have to put that on the what to do list…tfs!!

  188. Forgot to say that I love your site too! So much information…such a talented person among us! hehehe

  189. Love the vintage look of the twill and your ribbon flower is gorgeous! I just love your “look” Shellyk

  190. WOW I LOVE IT!!! from a plain old picture frame to WOW factor!!! Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing. Cindy

  191. Really stunning! You sure made a plain jane frame Fabulous!!

  192. Lovely picture frame and great price!

  193. Oh you are so creative!!! I can’t wait to try this and Old Time Pottery is just around the corner. Wonderful little frame!

  194. What a great altered frame —

  195. I love your decorated frame with the saying in it. Your flower is just beautiful. I have that die and I’m going to try to make one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  196. How inspiring! Something so plain and inexpensive turned into something so beautiful and lovely to receive as a gift.

  197. This is so beautiful – would make a wonderful gift!!!

  198. Cute! I’ve always thought to try decorating a picture frame, but have never gotten around to it! That’s for the inspiration!

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