For this project, I decided to create a photo holder out of one meant for a gift card. I love to re-purpose items from around the house, and this would make a perfect frame. Also, the Friday Challenge is called "Inside Out" in which sentiment stamps should be used both, well, inside as well as out!
I began with the outside, choosing some pretty designer paper and matching card stock for the background. Next, I carefully cut out this sweet bird from the designer paper after first adhering it to some card stock for stability. I stamped my sentiment in Groovy Guava and then die cut it onto an elegant label, sponging around the die like a stencil, and then gluing the bird down. I ruffled some stitched grosgrain and then popped the focus element over that, adding just a few sparkly rhinestones along the bottom.
For the inside, I carried over the designer paper, cutting out a different bird image for consistency. The sentiment for the inside would be perfect for a photo of Karen's grandchild, the first in the family since my own little boy was born. As we don't yet have a pic of the new baby, I thought I'd substitute a photo of my son when he was just a wee one, though of course Karen will replace that come November, when her daughter's bundle of joy arrives!
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Stampers Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments and Seeds of Kindness Borders and Centers Stamps; Stampin' Up Groovy Guava Classic Dye Ink; Making Memories Chloe's Closet Designer Paper; Spellbinders Nestabilities; Big Shot; Clear Rhinestones (generic); Foam TapeHAPPY BEANS: SU Groovy Guava Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Photograph