“Family” Mini Frame

By  Tina McDonald  for  Spellbinders Paper Arts

size: 4-1/4"x3-1/4"

  • “Family” Mini Frame


  • Small plastic frame
  • Ivory cardstock
  • Papers: My Mind’s Eye Holly Jolly, Anna Griffin Carmen Gold, DCWV Green
  • Want2Scrap White Pearl Flourish


  • Computer and printer
  • Reverse-action tweezers
  • Paper quilling tool
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Shapeabilities Dies: Girlie Grunge Labels, Bitty Blossoms, Foliage, Rose Creations, Nested Lacey Pennants
  • Ink Pads: Clearsnap Watermark, Black; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Frayed Burlap
  • Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold Luster Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Peeled Paint Glitter Glue
  • Helmar Adhesives: Liquid Scrap Dots, Premium Craft Glue

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, heat tool, sponge dauber
  • 1. Apply watermark ink to raised areas of frame; heat emboss with gold powder. Repeat as desired until desired look is achieved.
  • 2. Using Grand Calibur machine, die cut and emboss Girlie Grunge Family Label from ivory cardstock; stencil words with black ink before removing template.
  • 3. Die cut/emboss Bitty Blossoms medium flower from ivory cardstock. To assemble, roll from smallest point and apply adhesive to secure rose shape; see tip. Holding base of rose with tweezers, dip petal tips into watermark ink and then gold embossing powder. Heat set.
  • 4. Die cut/emboss Rose Creations 1, 2, and 3 from ivory cardstock, two of each size. Repeat Step 3 to assemble and emboss roses, the smallest as a single rose and the medium and large sizes together as one rose.
  • 5. Die cut/emboss Rose Creations leaf from gold paper; fold and pleat to add dimension.
  • 6. Die cut/emboss Foliage large fern from green paper. Highlight with glitter glue; let dry.
  • 7. Die cut/emboss Nested Lacey Pennants small ribbon from ivory cardstock. Sponge brown ink through opening before removing template. Fold to created pleated ribbon.
  • 8. Adhere label to ribbon; sponge edges brown. Adhere die-cut elements with Liquid Scrap Dots; let dry. Apply pearls to frame.
  • 9. Print quote onto Holly Jolly paper; trim to fit frame. Sponge edges brown; insert into frame.
  • Tip
  • 1. To create Bitty Blossoms, curl entire piece around a quilling tool, then remove and allow to slightly unravel. Secure end with strong adhesive.