Hello everyone! I was thinking about gifts I could make for Mother’s Day and I thought it would be nice to work with some older photos again. Not everyone has time to assemble a scrapbook as a gift, so this project is a nice compromise, because it puts pictures out on display while still capturing memories.
The paper I’m working with is the Mirrisparkle Pink Glitter cut as a 5×7 sheet. Did you know that CutCardStock will custom cut the sizes for you?? It’s sturdy enough to act as a frame for this project. I started by trimming the edges with a scalloped edge scissors, then added eyelets to the top and threaded pink wire through them as a hanger.
I bought some striped ribbon a while back and thought it was a great color combo against the pink, and the color scheme of my photo. Using a touch of hot glue, I ran a strip of ribbon down the middle of the Mirrisparkle Pink Glitter card stock. Then I tied a separate piece in a bow and threaded the wire hanger through it.
To mount the photo, I used a piece of Stardream Metallic Pluto (my all time FAVORITE paper, by the way…) and attached the picture to it, like a mat. Then I was able to use a firmer glue on the back to attach it to the hanger. From there, I added a punched flower in Mirrisparkle Pink Glitter to the corner, embellished it with a pearl, and a white chipboard sentiment too.
This hanger comes together quickly if you need a last minute, yet sentimental gift. It will make a lovely wall mounting, and the back of the paper is a great place to write a message because of the white backing.
I think there are a lot of moms, aunts and grandmas out there who would enjoy this project as a gift! It would also be pretty on a wall, hanging 2 or 3 together in a collage. What types of photos do you think you would try with this? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Make sure to check out the CutCardStock sales on all the glitter paper this month too!