Craft Projects

Greeting Card Art

My aunt gives the best cards in the world. Seriously. They are fantastically beautiful and are one of the best parts of my birthday each year. I don’t know where she finds them, but boy do her cards have Hallmark beat.

I’ve saved several of the cards she’s given me over the years so I could frame them or something. I finally figured out how to display them!

Check out these horrendous plaques/frames. These used to hang in my dad’s basement displaying team photos from when he was my soccer coach (So cute!). I’ve since taken the photos out because I couldn’t stand to hang them in such an ugly way.

I didn’t want to throw these out, because, like so many other things, I knew I could do something with them. They are really simple, actually. Each frame is made of a piece of wood and a piece of plexiglass. The fasteners up top are pretty much thumb tacks or fancy nails.

After sorting through all of my frames trying to figure out if any would work to display my cards, I stumbled upon these frames. They were tucked at the bottom of a bin, just begging to be used. So I pulled them out and removed the tacks so I could get to work.

I knew I wanted these for my master bathroom, so I pulled out some dark blue paint to spruce these babies up.

After two coats of paint, I started to reassemble the frames.

I foolishly forgot to look at the back of the frame to make sure I was doing this the right way and I ended up putting two of them together upside down. This typically wouldn’t be a huge deal, but since I was impatient and put them together while the paint was the slightest bit tacky, I ended up tearing the cards a little. Thankfully, I didn’t cut the cards up, so only the back of the card was ripped, not the front covers. Phew!

After I had everything lined up, I hammered the nails/tacks back into the frame and hung them up in my bathroom.

They fill in the space right next to our shower perfectly. I am a little worried about how they will do with the moisture in the bathroom because they are pretty much slabs of wood. We’ll see how it goes. It sure looks nice!

I can’t wait for my aunt to see this! She’s gonna get such a kick out of it.

Aren’t these cards gorgeous? Totally frame worthy.

They made such a nice trio!

Thanks for stopping by! And happy Father’s Day!

Freebie, Holiday

Mother’s Day printable

Need a card for Mother’s Day? Find some cardstock, click and save this free image, and voila! Tell your mom she is the bomb this Mother’s Day. You know she deserves it.

This image links to a downloadable/saveable PDF with trim marks. One you cut out your card, it will fit in any greeting card envelope.