Monday, May 13, 2013

Abby's Trio of Altered Frames

Hey everyone..welcome back for another scrappy post. Today it's all about a Tri of Altered frames I made for my daughter's upcoming birthday. I have quite a few photos to share with you along with a tutorial on how I made each frame AND I will have a quick video that shows the final project up close. So let's get started : )

First let me start with the final project.....
 A Cork Board, Chalkboard and a Dry Erase Board.

And here are the frames pretty much in the state I found them at the thrift shop...
I've had these in my stash for awhile now & I knew I wanted to make some functional boards for Kaley's room.Below is a photo of the items I used for this project..with the exception of the & patterned CS.
The first step was to paint the edges of the frames. I also painted the inside rim as well just to make sure none of the wood would show through.
While the paint was drying I scored & cut my corrugated cardboard into the lengths I needed for all 3 frames. Even though the cardboard was corrugated..I still needed to make score marks for the widths I needed. Love this tool!!

After the paint was dry I used some Scor-Tape to attach the CS to the frames. I say this all sincerity...I seriously LOVE Scor-Tape..I use it all the time on almost all of my projects. So in my mind there was no other adhesive that would do the job! The scoring tool that comes with your Scor-Pal comes in handy to burnish the Scor-Tape to the CS.
Here are the 3 frames after the CS has been added. 

Chalkboard Frame:

I used more of the Scor-Tape to adhere the Chalkboard CS from DCWV to some heavy chipboard. 

I wanted to make my own box from scratch to hold the extra chalk so I used the Scor-Pal to create the lines I needed & the Scor-Tape to hold it all together. 
I used some of the 1/8" Scor-Tape in the corners for my strips of twine. I used more the tape to adhere the chalk box to the frame. It's super sturdy & I know it's not going anywhere!!

Cork board Fram:
To make this board..I cut some cork board to fit & used more of the Scor-Tape to adhere the cork board to some heavy duty chipboard. 
To make this "notes"sign I adhered some CS to a piece of chipboard using some Scor-Tape. I distressed the edges...added some bling sticker letters & tied it off with some pretty ribbon. 
I wanted to make a flower for the upper right corner of this board so I took more of the pink/black polka dot ribbon and made a flower. For the base I punched a circle from some scratch CS...covered it with some Scor-Tape and then folded the ribbon around the circle & topped it off with some black bling. Pretty cute huh? 
I added some hot pink push pins so the board is ready for use. The flower looks helps to balance out the frame I think.

Dry Erase Board:
Ok I am really excited about this one. Not only did I use Scor-Tape on this one BUT I also used the actual clear plastic cover from the Scor-Pal packaging...pretty clever right?? ;) I just cut the plastic to fit the frame & adhered it to some bright pink CS. I didn't want to use white since the theme is black & pink. 
The 1/8" Scor-Tape was perfect for the edge of the pink CS. It doesn't show through onto the clear plastic which is awesome!!
Just like the chalkboard I wanted to make my own holder for the dry erase markers. I used a TP roll..covered it with some CS using Scor-Tape to hold it all together. 
I ran a strip of the 1" Scor-Tape on the backside of the holder and adhered it to the frame. It is super sturdy and will handle the weight of many pens while hanging on the wall. 
I wanted to share this step with you as well. This is something I did on all 3 of my frames. In addition to the backing of the frames I used some Scor-Tape on the inside of the frame to secure the different inserts snuggly to the frame. This tape is just awesome & hasn't failed me yet in the year's I've been using it. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial of my Trio of Altered Wood Frames. This was such a fun project to create for my daughter & I can't wait to see her reaction when she opens this present..I will be sure to post a picture : )

Here's a quick video to show you the different boards up close...

Not only is this a tutorial showing you how to alter frames on your own but it's also my application for the Scor-Pal Design Team Call. When I saw this DT listed I knew I had to apply as I seriously use their products all the time and as I mentioned above..I LOVE their Scor-Tape and use it on so many of my's just awesome stuff & I couldn't image crafting without it : )

Thanks for stopping by and checking out another scrappy post!

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
Corrugated CS
DCWV-Chalkboard Stack & All Dressed Up
Little Yellow Bicycle CS
Colorbok CS
The Twinery
Want 2 Scrap
3 Girl Jam-Crinkle Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Black Soot



Kristie Maynard said...

These are so cute! What a great idea, I'm sure she will love them. What girl wouldn't. TFS!

Lori said...

Abby, What an adorable gift set! I am sure your daughter will love it! It is funny that I keep running across you in different places! I love it and an inspired by you. I also Love my 2 Scor Pals, Scor Buddy,Scor Envy and my Scor Tape. Big Fan of yours and Scor Pal! Hugs Lori Reinholz aka

Jean Bullock said...

How clever! They turned out so well. Thanks for the tutorial. Think I need to do some thrift store shopping. I would love to make these for my granddaughter.

SouthernMrs said...

Hi, Great projects. I'm sure your dd will love these. I'm curious how you closed up the bottom of the TP tube to hold the dry erase pens. I didn't see a pic of this step in your post.
Thanks so much!

Ravengirl said...

Love this Abby! Great work!