Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Magnetic Cuppie Frame!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Tuesday! I have a cuppie project to share with you all today!!

It's not secret that I LOVE cuppie (grin!), and I really wanted to make a new frame for my desk at work. In cubicle land, there isn't too much room for decor, so I came up with an easily alterable frame so I can put pictures of my sweet daughter and just change up the occassion!!
I started with a super cute little frame that I picked up at my local craft store. I painted the edges with some acrylic paint (Eggshell by Americana) and then, using Zip Dry (a totally FABULOUS glue!), I adhered this super fun Cosmo Cricket patterned paper to my frame!

I punched out six self-adhesive business card magnets (I got mine from Staples) with my 1 1/4 Circle Punch, one to adhere to my frame, the other five to adhere to my cuppies!! I sponged all around my frame to soften it up with some Creamy Caramel ink and a sponge dauber, and I added Taylor's Tiny Twinkles all around the frame opening! I LOVE the pop of bling that these bring to any project!!

Now, the REALLY fun part started!! I stamped five different cuppie images in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored them all with Copic Markers. The are all cut out and layered with Circle Nestabilities, and just like the frame, I sponged each one to soften them up. They each have a magnet adhered to the back so I can just switch em' out! Easy peasy!!

For my birthday frame, I used the Cuppie with balloons from the Doctor's Orders set, but I masked out the "Get Well Soon" sentiment to make it a birthday Cuppie!! The sentiment, "Happy Birthday", is from Fresh Flowers!

My little one is starting nursery school in September, so I HAD to use this super sweet Cuppie from A Year of Sweets 3, and the sentiment, "You Did It", is from A Year of Sweet Sentiments!!
I LOVE to shop with my little sweetie, so I stamped these shopping Cuppies from Downtown Diva for my next frame accent! The sentiment, "Friends Like You Are Priceless", is also from this set!!
Although we live on Long Island, we NEVER go the beach...so my daughter thinks that the ocean is in Maine where we go on vacation!! I had to make a beach frame accent, so I stamped this sand castle building Cuppie from Beach Bum, and the sentiment, "Beach Bum" is from the same set!!
Lastly, I knew I wanted a Christmas Frame, so I stamped this ADORABLE reindeer Cuppie from Season's Sweetings for this frame, and the sentiment, "Merry Christmas" is also from the same set!!
This frame has limitless options!! I plan on adding more accents to my frame with more Cuppies!! I hope I have inspired you to make your own magnetic frame!!!
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Stamps: Doctor's Orders, Fresh Flowers, A Year of Sweets 3, A Year of Sweet Sentiments, Downtown Diva, Beach Bum & Season's Sweetings all from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Buttercream Cardstock, Intense Kiwi, Sunflowers Medium & Frosted Teal by Prism and Early Bird from Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Acrylic Paint (Eggshell from Americana), Magentic Business Cards, Frame, Zip Dry Glue, Foam Tape, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Sponge Dauber, Copic Markers and Circle Nestabilities


Jenny said...

That is great! I love it! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Jackie Pedro said...

Jodi, that is the CUTEST idea!!! You are such a talent!!!

Karen Giron said...

Jodi, this is brilliant! You are so creative with your changeable frame. very cute!!

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Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a darling and clever idea Jodi!! Love your changeable frame and your sweet little magnets!!

Sankari W. said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! HOly CUTENESS!!!! seriously!! Jodi - you SOOO ROCK the mic!!! LOVE this project!!!

Karen Motz said...

OMG!!! Not only are you uber talented, you're BRILLIANT too!!!! This is a fabulous idea for so many different pictures!!! Oooh, you could even do a magnetic image for each grade of school. You're so right...possibilities ARE endless!

Julie Masse said...

SO TOTALLY ADORABLE!!! LOVE the papers, the colors and the fantastic idea!! Great great job Jodi!!! :)

Karen J said...

This is such a cooooolllll idea. I love it and plan to "case" it!

TannyP said...

So sweet! I must CASE this as a Christmas gift!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my WORD, Jodi! This is fantastic. What a great idea to make them all interchangeable!! So BEAUTIFULLY colored (as always), too!

Gingerbread Gal said...

LOVE it Jodi! So creative and cute! I just love Cuppie too and this would make a great gift for my co-workers.
:) Rachel

Cakespy said...

This is so creative! Awesome work. I love it!

Jackie said...

Wow! I just LOVE what you created and its even better that the sentiment and image can be swapped! What an amazing idea, love it!

Joanne B. said...

How SUPER cute!

Kelly Schirmer said...

Jodi that magnet idea is genius! I needed an idea to use SOON at a gift exchange swap, and this just might be IT!!!! Thanks soooo much for the inspiration!