Paper

Stamped Ribbon Grad Frame

By  Debbie Rines  for  Duncan Enterprises

Create a special graduation keepsake for a loved one. An inexpensive frame and simple ribbon can be stamped to express your sentiments!

  • Stamped Ribbon Grad Frame
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Materials

  • Flat wooden frame, 6-1/2"x8-1/2"
  • Cardstock: graduation-themed; leather texture, black
  • Black ribbon, 1/2"-wide, two each: 6-1/2", 8-1/2"
  • Photo of choice

Tools

  • Stamps: diploma, graduation cap, lowercase alphabet
  • Wood primer
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Metallic gold ink pad
  • Adhesives: Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, adhesive mounting squares

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, paintbrush, sandpaper, soft cloth
  • 1. Apply primer to frame; let dry. Sand and wipe dust with soft cloth. Basecoat frame black.
  • 2. Place frame front on back side of graduation-themed paper. Trace and cut around frame; adhere to frame.
  • 3. Use alphabet stamp and ink pad to stamp "congrats" on both 6-1/2" and 8-1/2" ribbon lengths. Adhere ribbon around frame opening.
  • 4. Cut two 2" squares of leather paper; adhere back sides together. Use ink pad and diploma and graduation cap to stamp both images. Cut out images; apply mounting squares to back. Adhere cap and diploma to frame as shown. Insert photo.
  • Tip
  • 1. To personalize your frame, stamp the bottom ribbon with the year or the graduate's name.