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« on: September 27, 2007 12:27:46 PM »

In my continued inspiration from A Little Hut, and knowing that kategirl tried it with success, I gave this a try and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Below you can see the half-inch depth between the top cut-out piece and the ribbon piece.

And here's a detail close-up:

Here's the cost break down:

Painted wooden frame with particle board spacer and mat board to fit 4 x 6 photo --> $2.50 from the dollar section of Target

2 Spools of painted ribbon in various colors --> $1.00 each

White cardstock, cut to fit --> already had, but it's dirt cheap

I basically followed the rules from Patricia's tutorial except instead of being green and reusing newsprint cut into strips, I used ribbons.

I like it, how 'bout you?

Links: A Little Hut http://alittlehut.blogspot.com/2007/05/recycling.html

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007 12:46:29 PM »

that's a super cute idea. i might have to try something similar Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007 02:11:14 PM »

That's realy cool! I love it!

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007 03:13:32 PM »

Beautiful work, I've always loved the cutout artwork and wanted to try it myself.

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007 03:19:28 PM »

I like it!

I'm going to use a different version for some holiday presents this year.

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007 03:59:40 PM »

This is so cute! But if i may ask how do you add the depth between the ribbon peice and the cut out peice?
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007 04:57:36 PM »

This is so cute! But if i may ask how do you add the depth between the ribbon peice and the cut out peice?

The frame I  used came with a little half-inch spacer between the glass and mat board. I cut the cut-out piece to fit just behind the glass, and the ribbon piece is larger so it rests behind the mat board.

You could also use foam pop-up squares/dots, or make your own spacer to get the same effect, but you need a frame that's built to have all that thickness.

I hope I didn't just confuse you more!

« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007 05:41:53 AM »

that's nice. You should sell it for $25!

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