Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I'm a fairly new consultant for Close to My Heart, and when I got my New Consultant Kit and free products for signing up to be a consultant with CTMH, it was just like Christmas!  One of my most favorite of all papers is the Florentine paper packet (X71538, pg 52 of S/S 2012 Idea Book).  I love anything vintage and "shabby", and these papers are my cup of tea!  I thought of a quick and easy little project someone could do, just using one of the Florentine papers as a "stand-alone" without hardly any work or time involved.  The end product is definitely suitable for framing and makes a great gift.

First, I printed out one of my photos making it sepia colored.  If you don't know how to do this, send me a comment and I'll respond.  Then I cut it in a circle to fit the middle of the Florentine paper pictured below.  Then I used two decorative journal tags cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (which you can buy through CTMH on my website, Item No. Z1686, pg. 13 of the S/S Idea Book).  I distressed each tag with my cocoa ink, stamped "My Dad" (and yes, that is my dad at age 2!) on the tags, and adhered those to the page using the 3-D Foam.  I adhered the photo in the middle circle, and voila!  all done!  

AND SUITABLE FOR FRAMING with a 12" x 12" frame! 


Here is the Florentine paper before anything was done with it. The center circle makes a great place for a photo.

Here is is with photo and tags added.

Have fun with this quick and easy project!

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