Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Floating Frame

Hello crafting friends, I hope your hump day is going well. It is rainy here today, so it makes for a lazy day, not necessarily a good thing. lol  I did a floating frame for some friend's anniversary along with a tag to hang from it. I will be apologizing to my friends, they are more like family to us, but I had all intentions of giving this to them for their anniversary back in Oct. Yes, back in Oct.!!! I had forgotten all about cutting it out and putting it on glass. So when I saw it, I got busy right away. The SVG file I used came from SVG Attic. I used a system's font for their last name that was in my computer and stretched and sized their name to suit my space, I also sized and stretched the SVG "M" to get what I wanted. I cut this on my Cricut Explore on the vinyl setting. It cut perfectly with the "kiss" cut. Using transfer tape, I placed it on the cleaned glass using my T-Ruler to get it as straight as I could. Trust me even with a ruler I don't get things straight, this is as good as it gets with me. lol

I then set to making the tag. I had a pre-cut tag that came in an order as a freebie, it also came with the flowers. So I took some scrap paper and dressed up the tag, added a bow I had already had made using scraps, I used the SU Bow Punch to make it. Then I stamped my sentiments on the tag, tape it on the back of the frame and let it hang over. The Cardz TV Stamps I used are "Congratulations" and "Count Your Blessings" and you can find them here. I crossed out the "I" and "my" to put "we" and "our". 

As always thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to visit me. Your comments always make my day! Crafty hugs, Brenda




24 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what a stunning gift this is!! I love that scrolly design!! And the tag is fabulous, too!! They will treasure this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Germain said...

Such a pretty gift and I LOVE the tag you created to go along with it!! The paper bow and flower with the green colors are so pretty!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I would think that your friends will think it was well worth the wait!! It's amazing Brenda! Hazel xx

Sharon said...

This is so beautiful!!!! I love, love, love it!!!! The tag is most wonderful!!! Love that bow, the flower and the perfect sentiments!!!! :)

Carol L said...

Brenda, you knocked it out of the park with this hand-made beautiful gift! It's so thoughtful and meaningful - the kind of gift that keeps on giving through the years! I love that beautiful tag too! Your friends are so fortunate to have you for a friend, and better late than never always works :)

Vickie said...

Beautiful. Now you need to take a trip to my house to teach me how to cut vinyl on my Explore.

Irish Cherokee said...

Oh my! What a fantastic gift for an anniversary. I'm sure the delay in getting this will not matter one little bit Brenda. It is beautiful. It will be cherished I'm sure.

Hugs and Blessings to you both.
Jim

Veerle said...

Waauw Brenda, this is so very lovely and gorgeous. Although it's long past i bet they still are very pleased with such a wonderful gift. I know i would ! LOL Big hug, Veerle xxxx

Veerle said...

Waauw Brenda, this is so very lovely and gorgeous. Although it's long past i bet they still are very pleased with such a wonderful gift. I know i would ! LOL Big hug, Veerle xxxx

Joann6274 said...

This is really beautiful Brenda... they will love this.
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Stephanie said...

Now it's an even bigger surprise.
They won't mind that it's late, it's beautiful. They will treasure it. It's a fabulous meaningful gift.

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Brenda! I'll bet they're really glad you remembered this!

Jeri said...

Oh my word, Brenda, this is just awesome and I love it. I've been wanting to make some wall art for our place, but have very little wall space. This would be perfect and I could size it smaller to fit in my tiny place.

Keeping you and hubby in my prayers. I rarely watch 60 minutes, but I happened to see that cancer treatment episode. I just know this is the answer you've been waiting for.

Hugs, Jeri

Loll said...

Beautiful gift for your friends and one they can cherish for a long time. So sweet Brenda, and so is the little tag you attached. xx

Hettie said...

Gosh Brenda this is beautiful. Looks straight to me too!
I am sure your friends wont mind it being late...you could always say it is early!! Haa Haa.
Hugs
xx

Anita in France said...

So striking, Brenda ... and so straight!! What a fabulous gift for your friends ... certain to be treasured always! Hugs, Anita :)

D- said...

Wow this is a wonderful gift. I bet they will loVe it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

vic said...

Oohh gorgeous Brenda what a lovely gift too! The tag is stunning :)
Have a lovely day
Hugs
Vic x

Sheila H said...

Your gift is beautiful and so thoughtful, Brenda. Your friends will certainly cherish it.

MaryH said...

A wonderful tribute gift to your friends. It looks perfect to me - and straight too! You do amazing work with this tool and your cartridges, and this will look so nice in their home. They will appreciate your care for them, your skill and this wonderful piece to enhance this special occasion for them. You rock it! TFS & Big hugs. MM

cm said...

Brenda, this is stunning; a thoughtful, personalized gift that anyone would be proud to hang in their home! Of course, I'm completely smitten with it, given my last name begins with M! Yet again, your generosity and kindness is so incredibly touching and inspiring! You are such an incredible individual; a blessing to all of us!
Hugs~c

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is amazing Brenda, it's a very precious gift to treasure, your friends are very fortunate.

Prayers, blessings and love
Maarit

Maria Calderone said...

This is such a great idea, I love it and I'm sure they will love it too! :)

Sarah Mabery said...

What a cool idea for a anniversary present. It came out lovely. And I am just like you, I can't get things straight even with a ruler. In fact, I tend to do worse with the ruler than when I eyeball it. :-) The tag is beautiful too. I really like that sentiment.