Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dad's Birthday

Dad drove up yesterday to spend his birthday hanging out with us. Being a man who doesn't really NEED anything, I decided to make him a name frame for his Husker room. He has been a huge Nebraska Husker fan forever. Getting him anything Husker is always a safe bet, so I went with a fairly safe gift but made it. Picked up a frame while at Wally's World getting a birthday gift for Brandon's little buddy.

Well, all was going well Sunday night while I made this, except I left the frame in the car. It was late and raining, so I decided to finish it before Dad got here yesterday. Of course that didn't work!

So here I am yesterday, trying to explain this frame to him holding the letters in a pile with an empty frame. Being a guy, he did the best he could to be excited. But being my dad, he made it sound like he was thankful.

Mitch went to bed alone again while I finished this up. I'm pretty happy with how well it turned out.

The frame had a thin mat for three pictures, so I trimmed the mat to have even sides. Using retired Cerise paper, I choose the least girly pattern and cut strips trying to match the pattern at the corners.

I had stamped, matted and trimmed the letters on Sunday. The longest part of the evening was cutting and mounting the tiny alphabet Rough Edges that I wanted to use for the frame. I pulled out my neglected Hodgepodge Harware to use some of the pieces. I have a hard time using these and I've used all the brads that match, so I had to find a different way to finish it off. A little ribbon doesn't make it too girly either.

Recipe: Headline Alpha (retired), Rough Edges. Cerise DSP (retired), Real Red, Black, WW CS. Real Red, Black ink. BOHO West Rub-ons, Hodgepodge hardware, black grosgrain ribbon.


Sandy said...

Your name frame turned out great Monica!! I bet your Dad loved it.

JenMarie said...

Ooo, GREAT frame!!!