Nicole™ Crafts 4 X 6 Houndstooth Keys Scallop Frame

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by Tara Diamond, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts 4 X 6 Houndstooth Keys Scallop Frame

Create this frame to fit with your décor in no time.  These decorative frames from Nicole Crafts have a lot of surface for decorating. Whether you want to paint them, use Mod Podge decoupage, vinyl or whatever your favorite decorating medium of choice, these can be hung without even a photo in the middle! Show off  your stamped or scrapbooked art, children's drawings, decorateive keys as shown here or leave the opening...open.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove backing and glass from frame. Apply a coat of Mod Podge over front of wood frame with flat brush.
  • 2
    Turn scrapbook paper so that the back is facing you and press the Mod Podge coated side of the frame onto the back of the paper, pressing firmly. Turn frame over and make sure to press out all air bubbles. Allow to dry, then cut off all excess using craft knife.
  • 3
    Lightly sand edges. Apply another coat of Mod Podge over top to seal paper to wood. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  • 4
    Cut a 4 inch X 6 inch piece of cardstock and place in embossing folder. Run through the Cuttlebug machine so that you end up with an embossed sheet. Spray back of embossed cardstock with spray adhesive and adhere to frame backing. Place backing back in frame.
  • 5
    Apply a very small bead of Quick Grip to back of each key and carefully place them onto the embossed paper. Start with the larger key in the middle, then equally space a smaller key on each side.
  • 6
    This is just a suggestion for what to put inside of the frame. Also try using your favorite photo, found objects or a family member's silhouette.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Laser Cut Frame 4 inch x 6 inch Scallop Rectangle 104748365
  • American Crafts™ Studio Calico Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Classic Calico Star 104723102
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Light Kraft 104059210
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ Locket Keys 104616306
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ Word Keys 7 pcs. 104546080
  • Janlynn® Steam Punk Large Key Charms 104601146
  • Provo Craft Cuttlebug® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine 104073379
  • Darice® Embossing Folder 4-1/4 inch x 5-3/4 inch Fleur-de-lis 104729266
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 1 quart 104107942
  • X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife Set with Assorted Blades including No. 11 Classic Fine Point (2) 104135125
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 10 104118906
  • Beacon Adhesives® Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive 2 oz. 104290188
  • Elmer's® Craft Bond® Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive 11 oz. 104148280
  • Fine-Grit Sandpaper