Is it just me or have greeting cards stepped it up a notch in the last couple of years? I could easily waste the day away in Paper Source reading their selection of cards and combing through paper! This is what inspired my latest DIY and helped me create a wall of framed artwork in my new office at a faction of the cost.
Framed Greeting Cards
Start with a few frame worthy cards. I love any thing from Rifle Paper Co, Hartland-Brooklyn Card Co, and People I’ve Loved . You will also need a 20-30 inch roll of paper (I always find great designs at Paper Source. It also helps to have a tape measure, scissors and pencil on hand.
Measure the size of your frame and cut out paper for the matting of your framed artwork. Add a 1/2 centimeter before cutting out paper to make sure it covers the entire frame opening. Then tape the cut out pieces to the back of your matte or frame.
Tape the card or image to the center of each paper backing. Then finish with your frame!
Here are a few others I framed using this same technique…
Tree Story card by People I’ve Loved, matted on black paper. (Fun Fact: I spray painted this old wooden frame gold to bring it up-to-date)
Be Kind block print in an Ikea frame for $1.99 – Score!
One of my favorite cards of all time from Rifle Paper Co – Je T’aime
(For all you non-francophiles that means I love You)
Now I know this one may seem out of place but I love it’s quirkiness and that it somehow fits with the end result.
Simply spay paint any mini toy animal like these dinosaurs I stole from my son (sorry Waylon) and hot glue them to the outside glass of a framed piece of paper.
Simple but unique and inexpensive…that’s how we roll.