Frame it! Creating Home Decor with Stampin’ Up! Products

Stampin’ Up!’s inks, stamps and papers are super-versatile.  While I mostly create and share cards on my blog, I occasionally share 3-D items or gift wrap ideas.  Seldom, if ever, do I share ideas for using Stampin’ Up! products in home decor.  Our catalogs are filled with wonderful ideas for home decor, but I just don’t typically create that way.  Well, blow the roof off – because today I’m sharing a stamping project that ends in a beautiful frame for your shelf, side table or wall.

As I was shopping for some necessities at Target last weekend, I ended up in the picture frames and candles section.  I can smell a thousand candles without choosing one, but if I see a picture frame I like, it goes right into my basket.  [Funny thing – my house is filled with empty picture frames and frames that have pictures from 20 years ago.  That’s the balance in my life.]  Anyway, during my tour of candles, I saw a “floater” picture frame with no backing – it’s a frame with two pieces of glass.  A side piece pulls out from the frame so the glass pieces can slide right out the side.  The frame just jumped in my cart.  I took it home and made this:

Hello Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, home decor

I was going to make a bright and cheery focal point for this frame, but my Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper reached out and grabbed me.  In all of its Whisper White and Sahara Sand glory, this paper is a treasure.  As a result, this became a muted, but beautiful, project.

I thought I was done, but I couldn’t stop there.  I used Washi Tape to carefully adhere a panel of coordinating paper to the back of the frame (remember – this isn’t a shadowbox).  That really helps to add depth to the project.  That way, I can easily switch out the entire look of this frame with just a couple of steps:

Hello Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, home decorHappy with my creation, I carried the decorated frame upstairs and set it on a shelf.  How pretty is my new addition?

Hello Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, home decorWhat do you think?  I couldn’t be happier with myself – you’d think I painted the living room and resurfaced the hardwoods.  🙂  I can think of lots of way to use this cute frame going forward.

Stamp Sets:  Hello Life  Papers:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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  1. Beautiful work, Love it

  2. Truly beautiful. (I too have a ton of frames and no pics. Lol) great idea!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I get your daily posts while I’m getting ready to go teach 5th graders, and I want you to know that your posts are a fun way to start the day.
    P. S. I watched a video from the leadership convention and saw you waving like a maniac. You totally make me smile out loud. 🙂

  4. Now this is what I am looking for–creative ways to use my supplies without always making a card. Bravo Brian!

  5. I love these! I want to make one for my desk at work to remind me I can really go home and do what makes me happy….work just pays for all of that!!! 🙂

  6. Love the idea Brian. Wouldn’t the painted bloom dsp look lovely as well!

  7. I love love this saying ! You have really outdone yourself with this one ! I thought you had made a small tray for little snacks and such when I first looked at it . Also like the dsp that you chose to compliment the saying . Super cute !

  8. Gorgeous! Love it!!

  9. Love it!!!

  10. Beautiful Brian! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Simply beautiful! I had to laugh at your story about your collection of empty and old frames because it’s the same way at my house! Thanks for the inspirational project 🙂

  12. Brian I love the happiness that comes through your projects and your writing. So nice.

  13. Lovely! This may inspire me…..I, too, do not do home decor items very often

  14. Love, love, love it! A great idea for a birthday gift for friends…am excited to try it!!!

  15. LOVE it! I’m thinking this would this would make a great retirement gift.

  16. I love it!

  17. Oh Brian – this is just beautiful AND inspiring. I am the opposite of you, I have tons of photos and not enough frames! LOL However, that’s a good thing as every room in our cabin is full of pictures and quilts and there really isn’t any place to put any more. I do love the idea of making gifts with the frames. The SU paper and sayings make for endless ideas.

  18. Wow!! I typically don’t do home decor either, but lately I’ve been pondering a few projects. This will be at the top of my list! Love it!

  19. I absolutely love this!!!!!! I think it would make a great gift for someone also!!! I may have to run to my target for that frame!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous, Brian!!!


  22. I LOVE IT!!!!!

  23. This stamp is perfect for home decor, to serve as a reminder daily, bringing this thought to the front of our minds!

    Well done Brian, the Neturals look great.

  24. Love, love it! Thank you for your great gifts to our days.
    You are the start of my day and your spirit is contagious.
    Is the frame still for sale at target?

  25. How very elegant this project is, Brian! Tasteful and refined I’d say. Great job!
    Hope you’re having fun in Orlando.

  26. So elegant! Love your idea Brian. Thanks for sharing

  27. Love it!

  28. LOVE it! headed to Target…..LOL

  29. Beautiful sentiment, beautiful project and the perfect home decor piece. This would look great in practically any room in your home. I love it.

  30. Awesome project, Brian. Especially like the subtles tones; they work perfectly with this. Totally “understated elegance”!

  31. Ooooo BRIAN what a neat looking frams, so neat , love it !!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  32. Awesome job on this one, Brian! I love neutrals, and you ROCKED IT!
    Sunshine Sharon

  33. Brian. I love it. And I love you.

  34. I just had a frame similar to that one in my hand a couple of days ago! I put it back down because I didn’t know what I would do with it….now I know. Fingers crossed it is still there!! What a fantastic idea!

  35. Picture frames also find their way in my cart at Target!! I think this project is a perfect Birthday gift for my daughters… And sister…. Needless to say I already have 4 white frames that need a “picture”

    Thanks, Toni

  36. Oh my, so very pretty, Mister King. I must put something in my empty frames soon…

  37. Are you kidding me?!?!?!? This is gorgeous, Brian. Just so classy, elegant and quietly sitting there, well, looking like Jackie Onassis or Audrey Hepburn-like. It’s just beautiful and you are such a creative guy. How you think of these things…blows my mind. 🙂

  38. Fabulous use of color, sentiment and design esthetic in this project. We all wish we had your inspired touch. Saw you tonight on the live stream, crazily waving. You are obviously having a great time, which you deserve. Can’t wait to see what inspirations you bring back.

  39. Awesome project Brian! Thanks for sharing.

  40. Another winner…it’s lovely.
    It was nice meeting you again at Leadership.

  41. Hi Brian!

    I was wondering if you would share your measurements for the stamped cardstock and layers. ( I know…measurements.)

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