Monday, March 9, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday: Picture It

For this week's Kitchen Sink Monday challenge, Nicole challenged us to use a photo in our project--but with one catch--no scrapbook pages! So, after thinking on it for a while, I decided to make a photo frame using a Sizzix die (I was actually with Nicole when I saw this idea back in November . . .).

I covered two 4 1/2" by 6" pieces of chipboard with a bold patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Cogsmo line. I used my SU! Top Note die to cut an opening in one of the paper covered chipboard pieces. I set the cut out piece aside to use later.

The photo was layered under the die cut piece so that it showed through the opening I'd cut. I added a piece of acetate between the photo and the chipboard to protect the photo. Then, I attached the second paper covered chipboard piece to the back of the photo, sandwiching the photo between the two pieces of chipboard.

Here's where the cut out piece comes in to play. I scored the piece across the top, creating a fold. Then I used Sticky Strip to attach the section above the scored fold line to the back of the frame. This makes a simple stand to hold up the frame.

I embellished the frame with some KSS stamps. I stamped Cosmo's name (who else would I feature in a photo--LOL!) using the 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy stamp set. I chose a mix of bold colors for the letters to coordinate with the frame.

For more ideas incorporating photos, you can visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. I bet you'll find a bunch of creative ideas from these ladies!

Angela Knopf
Dee Jackson
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Maria Colosimo, owner
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger

And, I'm sure you have some great ideas for using photos in your projects. If you'd like to play along in this Crew Challenge, you're welcome to join us. KSS is merging the What's Cookin with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps Contest with our biweekly Crew Challenges. Three participants who join in with the Crew Challenge will be chosen to receive the following prizes:

  • 1st prize is the winner’s choice of $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps and automatically in the running as the next KS Crew Challenge Guest Hostess!
  • 2nd prize is the winner’s choice of one large KSS set.
  • 3rd prize is the winner’s choice of one small KSS set.

You can find all the details here. Hope to see your photo project soon.

Materials Used:
1/2 Pint Playful Buddy Alphabet (Kitchen Sink Stamps); patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket's Cogsmo--Bandwith); Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, and Garden Green Classic inks, Very Vanilla cardstock, Top Note die, Sticky Strip, silver brads (Stampin' Up!); orange button, twine (Walmart); chipboard; acetate


  1. Lori this is adorable!! Your dog is too cute!!

  2. LOVE the Cosmo paper with Cosmo! Those orangey tones are perfect! What a great idea. Such a bright cheery frame. Super Super Cute.

  3. Love this bright and colorful frame for Cosmo!! What a delightful project!!

    This is going into my Have To Do folder. Thanks for sharing this sensational frame! I love it, Lori!!

  4. Great idea Lori!! What a cute frame and your dog looks great in there! :)

  5. What a cute idea, Lori and Cosmo looks fabulous with the Cogsmo paper, too!

  6. This is just fabulous and just love the colors. Your doggie is so cute.

  7. That is too cute! I love that Cosmo paper!

  8. wooo hooo!! Cosmo plays in my challenge :D
    I love, love, love your frame - great idea, Lori!

  9. What a great project Lori! Cosmo is in all his glory surrounded by the bright and fun colors! Great use of the left over cut for the window, used as the frame back ... awesome idea! :D

  10. Oh my, I love this! I'm totally in love with Cosmo!! He is so CUTE!! This is clever and wonderful! WOW!


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