4.9.14

Quilled Photoframe Teachers Day Gift

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Quilled Photoframe
        Dear friends Thank you so much for the encouraging comments on my first water-coloring attempt in the Baby theme box ! It has really helped to boost my morale !! Every year my daughter and I sit down to make something for her teachers for Teachers day which is celebrated on Sept 5 in India. Last year I was quite overwhelmed as I made more than 10 CD case notebooks and got thoroughly stressed! So this year for teachers day,undertook an easier craft- handmade photoframes !We recycled desktop calendars into easy DIY photoframes [see tutorials : Photoframe tutorial 1Photoframe tutorial 2Photoframe tutorial 3Easy Picture frame tutorial ].
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Quilled flowers
          My little girl played an active role in making this particular one. The original base was a dull blue and none of our flowers and embellishments seemed to match it so I gave my ink pad to my kiddo and she randomly inked the blue corrugated paper frame base with purple!I had made these quilled flower buds some time back so just adding some pollens and stamped leaves helped us to quickly make our photoframe.
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Quilled Photoframe
For a dash of white to balance all the pink and purple added some lacey hearts with a few pearls to notch up the oomph factor!
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Foam roses
The pink roses are made from foam [ you all know how much I adore foam!!] and the leaves are cut from glittery card using the Cheery Lynn  flourish leaf die.The stem is a diamond chain salvaged from a dress[ you  have seen it in Sunflower layout and Fairyland diorama and will be seeing more if it till I strip the whole chain from my dress!! LOL ]
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Quilled Photoframe
The pink flower was made my layering several flower layers like in this easy paper flower tutorial 
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Quilled Photoframe
           In this side view you can see the photoframe standing on its own. What I have seen is that though we crafters can admire and drool over cards like crazy, non-crafters seems to appreciate gifts with a bit of utility function like a photoframe, a post it note holder etc much more  than cards ! ......Please do share  your experience about this ? 

Supplies- Dies : Heartfelt creations leaf, Marianne fence, Spellbinders lace hearts,Itsy Bitsy scallop daisy, Cheery Lynn  flourish leaf strip, Cheery Lynn butterfly,Sizzix flower layer 2.Stamps: Heartfelt creations leaf
Linking to  Reves 2 scrap Sep[ color combo],Crafting by designs Sep,Emerald Fairies 59 Sep [Springtime]

84 comments:

  1. Very beautiful "
    I was very happy to see his work in quilling!
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you so much Nagela

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  2. What a wonderful idea, Dr. Sonia, to make photo frames and I'm sure they will be put to good use. I do love your foam and paper flowers and the diamond chain from your dress is super recycling. Your daughter did a fab job with the purple coloring. It's a gorgeous frame.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda...yes the purple helped bring our project together and actually I had so much difficulty in photographing it...it looks much better in real!!

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  3. what a pretty transformation - yours daughter's teachers would love them. I think that a good design should not be just about form, it should be about function too

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    1. Yes Divya...I find that photoframes especially are so much appreciated and I even had one of the teachers requesting my little girl to make her a photoframe as long back we had made one for her!

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  4. This is a beautiful photo frame that any teacher would love to receive as a gift! I love all the details and delicate dies you used. Thanks for participating in the 1st challenge at the New Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!!

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    1. Thank you so much Lori...yes I hope the teacher who gets it likes it...its a bit scary to make for a person when we dont know their likes in colors!!

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  5. What a super project I love everything you have done with this Photoframe.
    Great idea

    Patricia x

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    1. Thank you so much Patricia...I am off to visit your blog

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  6. Amazing project, dr Sonia!! I LOVE your quilling flowers!

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    1. Thank you so much ...made the quilled blooms some time back!

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  7. what a lucky teacher so beautiful. hugs

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  8. Rcvd an error when I clicked publish after commenting so here's another try. Like teh quilled flowers, corrugated background & the inking done by your daughter.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa for persisting in leaving me such kind words!

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  9. This frame is so pretty and frilly - love it! NancyD

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy...glad you liked my handmade frames

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  10. so pretty Sonia, love the lavender/pink combo and those quilled flowers !!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman-- it is a bold color combination and not something I would normally make but the blue shade of paper was really a tough one!!

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  11. You must have SO MUCH patience!! LOL!! This is so stunning with your paper quilling and what a fabulous idea for a teacher gift!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

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    1. Ha Ha Vicki...I never make flowers for a project but make flowers as and when I can and when I craft I just throw together what all I have!! The photoframes were easy as my kiddo helped decide what all to throw in!!

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  12. This is super pretty! love the idea :) Thanks for sharing the detailed post !

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    1. Thank you so much Khadija...ha ha I do write really long posts dont I!!!

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  13. Fabulous project. Your daughter's teachers are so lucky to have her in their class..Loz

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    1. Oh what a sweet thing to say Loz!! Thank you so much

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  14. This is stunning!! The quilled flowers look amazing, as do the foam ones!! Prisha did a fabulous job with the purple ink!! I just love, love this!! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Lisa I love foam so much as it doesnt crush and takes on a bit of handling...this has to survive possible inspection by lots of curious hands in her class!! And Thank you so much for the constant unrelenting support my dear friend!!

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  15. wow lovely transformation of a desk top calender ....i might also try my hands on some day
    I wish I had your daughter as a student in my class..all do not have a creative mother as you are .....fabulous job ..hugs

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    1. Ha Ha Ghazala you have said such a sweet thing!! Big hug!!

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  16. Beautiful Frame Dr Sonia.. love to see all the cute die cuts ..love the glittery die cut leaves.. sunflower die bloom is cute... Photo frame is adorable with cute embellishments .. Prishas teacher will love it.. :)

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    1. Radhika...Thank you so much ...the challenge is in what condition it will reach the teachers...She is taking 6 photoframes to school today!

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  17. WOW!! Sonia this is just stunning...beautiful flowers and leaves and love the lacy hearts,and fabulous inking on the corrugated card...I have quite a few regulars who like me making them cards with matching and over embellished boxes and of course story book cards are big where I am at the moment..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Oh Chrissy...you always tell me such wonderful things about my crafty projects!! Thank you so much !!

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  18. WOW!! Stunning and absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Would love for you to join us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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    1. Thank you so much Migdalia!

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  19. beautiful frame... love the embellishments you have used... beautiful flowers.... love the lace hearts..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina...these lacey die cut hearts are a favorite of mine-- I keep adding them to all kinds of crafts!

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  20. This is so beautiful Sonia, those flowers are absolutely fabulous!!!
    Kevin xx

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    1. So thrilled you like my handmade blooms Kevin...Thank you so much for the support

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  21. Very pretty, Dr. Sonia!!
    Nati from Brazil

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    1. Thank you so much Nati..so good to have you drop in on my little blog after long

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  22. Stunning? No, it's SUPER STUNNING. Love this Doc, the flowers, the colours and dies are just sensational...xx


    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Oh you are always so kind Annie...glad you like the handmade flowers

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  23. is so cute...i love the little pink quilled flowers...

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    1. Thank you so much Anuradha...I quill only in snatches of time and am using up all my stash of quilled flowers!!

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  24. AMAZING is this project! Thank you for sharing with us at
    MOO MANIA & MORE Challenge!
    Greetings from Austria!
    Susi

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  25. So stunning :) love those quilled flowers !

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    1. Thank you so much Deepti...quilling is in some ways so time consuming so rarely do it nowadays

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  26. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all the wonderful details you've added and I'm sure all the teachers will love it too. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

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  27. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mío, esta semana las mascotas son las protagonistas, nos hacen compañía y sacan lo mejor de nosotros mismos. Si eres un amantr de los anima les no te puedes perder este. Deseo que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.
    Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

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  28. Beautiful quilling, Dr. Sonia! Beautiful creation! hugs, de

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  29. What a lovely looking creation. Reallys stunning and I love the shabby Chic feel to it. Love it. A lovely take on our stars and/or hearts over at the Paper Shelter. Lovely. Thanks for joining us!
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  30. The teachers at your school must all fight every year to find out who gets Prisha. This is sweet and your flowers are gorgeous. How thoughtful you are. Hugs, Teresa

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    1. Teresa last year I didnt write that the CD case notebooks we made at home were recycled and one of the teachers gave it back to my daughter saying the school policy didnt allow them to accept " expensive" gifts!! So this year I made sure I wrote clearly that they were recycled and we didnt have any issues!!

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  31. What a beautiful keepsake, Sonia, fabulous quilled flowers. I love the purple on the corrugated background, the perfect touch! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much Sandy...it was such a challenge to get the background right

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  32. Beautiful frame,love the dies and beautiful quilled flowers a fabulous present--thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart
    Carol DT x

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  33. What stunning teacher gifts and your quilled flowers are incredibly beautifully. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn designs this week and good luck.
    Julie x

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    1. Glad you liked the frame Julie-- have to come visit you

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  34. Śliczna rameczka, wspaniały prezent :)) Pozdrawiam

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    1. Thank you so much Hania...am off to your blog

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  35. What struck me the most was when you said a photo frame gift is often more appreciated than a card. I couldn't agree more. This is a perfect example of a gift for someone you have never met. It is both romantic and welcoming. I was super impressed with your recycling efforts, too. Ideal example for Moo Mania's recycle challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much ...yes many people want something " useful" and not just beautiful !!

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  36. This is so pretty, I love those gorgeous flowers, beautifully done
    Hugs Julie P

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  37. juts gorgeous, Great card for today's post! I specially like the quilling! Wonderful effect! cheers from California
    Bibiana

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  38. Lots of things to learn here Sonia. :) This photo frame is very beautiful with all those crafty embellishments :) Your daughter has done a good job for the bg :). Now Im heading over to your previous post I missed :)

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  39. Oh Miss Sonia, you and your daughter made the perfect gift for a teacher, it's gorgeous, looooooove the quilled flower buds, love the corrugated backing, the gorgeous foam flowers, glittery leaves, its just perfect and gorgeous thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

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  40. Gorgeous teacher gift! love the dies and the flowers, fabulous! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes in September challenge at Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx

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  41. Sonia this is just lovely and so full of amazing details! I love the quilling here and your flowers are stunning! Thanks so much for joining us in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs for our challenge this week.

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  42. This is stunning.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE and have a great weekend

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  43. Very beautiful project and love the flowers - all of them! Great job!

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  44. Very beautiful! Wonderful perfect details!

    Thank you for participating in our challenge this week!
    Good luck !!

    Hug Lena -The Paper Shelter team B

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  45. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

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  46. Beautifully put together and a clever idea.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  47. Gorgeous creation, lovely. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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