Little B Heart Baby Announcement, Envelope & Frame

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by Carol Snyder, Little B

Little B Heart Baby Announcement, Envelope & Frame

Guess who's arriving in style?

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Heart Baby Announcement and Envelope:
    Step A: Trim the cardstock so it can fit the details of your announcement and into the envelope. Create fun borders on the announcements and inside envelopes by adding Gold Foil Love tape to either side of the Gold Foil Hearts Specialty Foil tape.
    Step B: Seal the flap of the envelopes by adding Gold Foil Hearts Specialty Foil tape over the edges of the envelope flap –-- making sure to overlap the tape at the point of the flap.
    Step C: Place the metal edge ruler over the intersection point of the tape. Cut through both layers of tape with the straight blade knife. Remove the excess tape and press tape together to create a perfectly mitered tape point.
    Step D: Cut off any excess tape that is off the sides of the envelope with the craft knife.
  • 2
    Frame:
    Step A: Place the photo frame flat on your work space.
    Step B: Begin at the top left side of the frame. Leave about 1 inch of the Gold Foil Rose tape off the left edge of the frame and continue placing the tape down as you move horizontally across the top edge of the frame. Make sure that the tape remains level and not becoming crooked. (Tip: use the straight edge of the frame as a level reference and check it often as you go along. If you have gone astray, peel the tape up, level it, and lay it down again.) Continue sticking the tape down until you reach the top right side of the frame. Use the cutter on the package to cut the tape – leaving a 1 inch piece beyond the edge of the frame. Rotate the frame 90 degrees to the right, so you now have a blank edge of the frame at the top. Repeat this step to place a piece of tape across the other edges of the frame. (Note: the tape should be overlapping each corner.)
    Step C: Position the frame so the top of the frame is again at the top. Start with mitering the upper left corner first.
    Step D: Place the cutting side of the metal edge ruler so that it is diagonally lined up between the outside corner of the overlapped tape and the inside corner of the overlapped tape. Hold the ruler firmly in place. Use the craft knife to cut diagonally from the outside corner to the inside corner of the tape. Press firmly enough to cut through both layers of tape, although not hard enough to cut into the surface of the frame. Rotate the frame 90 degrees to the right. Repeat this step on the outer edges of the frame.
    Step E: Start with the upper left corner and grab the 1 inch excess piece of tape which is going off the top of the frame and peel it down toward the frame. It should remove easily at the diagonal cut. Throw this piece of excess tape away. While still working on the upper left corner, peel the top layer of vertical tape down – this will reveal the bottom layer of tape. Grab the excess piece of tape that is off the left side of the frame and peel towards the right. It should remove easily at the diagonal cut. Discard this piece. (Tip: if you did not cut through both layers of tape, you can reset the ruler in the exact spot and cut through the tape. If you use both the knife and straight edge, you are more likely to get a perfectly straight cut.) Press both sides of the mitered tape together against the frame. Repeat this step on the other edges of the frame.
    Step F: Insert photo in frame.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Supplies

  • •Little B 2Decorative Tape in Gold Foil Hearts, Gold Foil Love, Gold Foil Arrows & Gold Foil Ros
  • •American Crafts 5 inch x 7 inch Cards and Envelopes in Hot Pink
  • •Nicole™ Crafts 12 inch x 12 inch Cardstock Milk White
  • •4 inch x 6 inch White Frame of Your Choice, 4 inch x 6 inch Photo & Metal Edge Ruler
  • •X-ACTO Craft Knife