Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Birth Announcement Frame

I got crafty this past weekend! I made a birth announcement frame for my son's daycare teacher. I was inspired by the song "Isn't she lovely" - Stevie Wonder.  I also was dying to use this Heidi Swapp frame and the new Tim Holtz Distress glitter. This was a labor of love and a craft of truly epic proportions. The nursery colors are pink and brown. Pink is my favorite color so I was tickled to work on this project. The walls are pink so I though focusing on brown would allow the birth announcement to pop on the wall.

  • Heidi Swapp decorative wooden shadow box frame 13.5" x 11"
  • Recollections - felt bow, bling, sequin bear
  • American crafts - Thickers
  • Adhesives: 3D Galazy Gloss, Hot glue, Glossy Accents, sticky dots by The Paper Studio
  • Ribbon - stash (perhaps from Micheal's)
  • My Mind's Eye - lost and found two polka dot cardstock
  • Basic Grey - "happy day" flair from the Hey Girl collection
  • Tim Holtz - blending tool, Vintage Photo distress ink and distress glitter
  • Buckle Boutique - Dazzling Diamonds (mounted to mat board and cut with Sizzix die)
  • Flowers - pebbles, paper studio - spare parts, prima, jolee's, recollections
  • Copic markers - E37, E18 hand colored pearls in the bottom right corner

I printed the picture at 25% and edited it in PicMonkey to add the birth info and a simple frame. The picture is mounted on two layers of the leftover part from pop dots. I use it all! 

Although it's not my usual style, I took a risk and created a collage with flowers and accents. Some I built by laying with foam tape. The flower in the lower corner was made by my friend Lyne and I added my new fav craft item - dazzling diamonds by Buckle Boutique. My friend and CTMH rep Cardmonkey Jarvis gave me some to play with at Eileen Hull's Paper Trail. Eileen brought mat board and sizzix dies to get our crafty juices going. Thanks ladies!!

Tim Holtz distress glitter is like glass glitter but without the glass (YAY!). It goes on best with a wet glue that dries clear. I tinted the decorative part of the wood with Vintage Photo distress ink first just in case I missed any spots with the glitter. The result is a vintage look with a brilliant shine. Love it!! I also love the depth of the frame. It's perfect for really tall embellishments and for layering to build the perfect scene.

I attached the ribbon to the back with hot glue using plaid hot glue helpers. The best thing that ever happened to me!! I was able to spread the hot glue and press it with the tools and not get burned or make a mess! Woo hoo! I will use hot glue much more often now-a-days!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post and will let me know what you think!




  1. beautiful! love the details.

  2. This is gorgeous!!! I love the gold with the pink!! That picture is darling!!!

  3. Beautiful creation, I'm sure it will be treasured

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. What a wonderful project! Love your detail. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges this week!
    Delightful Challenges DT

  5. Cute Design, thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  6. How adorable and what a terrific keepsake for her too! Thanks for joining us at Craftitude and hope to see you again!

  7. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  8. Oh WOW, a labour of love you say, and it shows, how lucky for your son's teacher to receive this wonderful gift, I am sure she will treasure it forever, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

  9. Beautiful. This is so creative, especially the color combo and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. God Bless You!
    Carole Robb Bisson

  10. ah this is so sweet and a beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  11. What a STUNNING project to celebrate this precious little princess. This will be treasured forever, and I'm SO grateful that you've shared it in our challenge this week. What a blessing!
    Have a great week, and please stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 32 anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. Wonderful frame, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  14. Hi, La-Vie! That pretty pink flower in Dazzling Diamonds really is a stand-out. I'm glad you enjoyed the class and that new oooh-la-la product from The Buckle Boutique. And thank you for the shout out on your terrific blog. I appreciate it!

    Ellen / CardMonkey

  15. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘FLOWERS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. A fantastic frame which will be enjoyed to years to come love the style of it thank you for joining our challenge this week at crafting from the heart.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  17. What a beautiful creation!! Love those flowers and that glitter frame is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges. Holly H, DT

  18. A beautiful project, thanks for sharing it at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole DT

  19. Wonderful details, thank you for sharing at DS4Joy, hope to see you again soon {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} Alex x

  20. stunning, what a lovely gift and also a cute baby :) Sorry for the late commenting but I haven't been very well.Thanks for entering last weeks JIC challenge and hope to see you this week over at JIC. Sian (DT Co-Owner)

  21. This is absolutely beautiful!!! You did an amazing job!!! LOVE the b/g paper you used and all the embellishments are fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  22. Ohh my what a cutie!! Love your choice of color!! Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!! Hugs Kate xx

  23. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CFAS.
    Fiona DT x


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