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Square Frame Card and Faux Paper Piecing

Today, Melanie shows you how to adapt the popular and versatile frame in the Fabulous Frame stamp set to square cards, so many more options for your layouts! She also shows you how to customize one piece of patterned paper to look like several different coordinating patterns with your colored markers. Pair this technique with the frame and you have a paper pieced look without all the cutting and layering. Finally, she adds some butterflies with the coordinating Silhouette Studio cut file (free for a limited time! On StampTV Freebies page, you must be a StampTV member to download the file, but signing up is free) download it here:

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Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame, Bring the Bling
Gina K. Pure Luxury Kraft cardstock
Gina K. Black Onyx ink pad
Spectrum Noir Markers: LG5, IB2, CT2, CR10, DR5 (Copics: BG01, G05, Y15, YR68, RV59)
Gina K. Ang & Me patterned paper pack
Adhesive, foam squares, scissors

Kraft base: 4 ¼” X 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

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Comment by Joyce Pierson on July 9, 2014 at 11:54pm

So pretty.  I really need to buy this border stamp set.  I purchased two of your books and love them.

Comment by Anna Jernigan on July 9, 2014 at 8:08am

Wow, Melanie, this is fabulous! 

At first glance, I thought you really had pieced together different pp!  That is what "faux" is all about.  Duh....LOL

Truthfully, I was relieved not to cut out the tiny narrow frame, because it is simply colored in with a marker!  LOL

This is such a cool idea.  Pretty much can translate this idea to your other frames, also.  That is the cool part!!!

You have an endless amount of ideas for this frame, and thanks for sharing it with all of us!  You rock!!!

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on July 9, 2014 at 5:37am
Thank you, Jan! Bonnie, keeps me awake at night sometimes! I'm blessed to have a husband who understands good ideas are usually more importantvthan cooking and cleaning!
Comment by Jan Ooms on July 8, 2014 at 9:25pm

Melamoe you are so so talented. I can hardly wait to get my stamp. There are so many possiblities

Comment by Heidi May on July 8, 2014 at 7:19pm

Thanks Melanie, can't wait to start designing.

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on July 8, 2014 at 6:48pm

Thanks, Heidi!  Top of the page at this link:

Comment by Heidi May on July 8, 2014 at 6:47pm

Melanie, I love the many different ways that you can use this stamp (right now I can think of at least 30 that I want to make).  Thank you for sharing.  One quick question, can you point me in the right direction for the cut files?  Tried to find them but had no luck.  Thanks again.

Comment by Bonnie L. Carpenter on July 8, 2014 at 4:16pm

Melanie, you have such a creative mind I do not know how you get anything else done.  This is just beautiful.

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on July 8, 2014 at 4:05pm

Awesome, Bobbi, thanks!  You can do this same trick with my other frame sets as well, I show it in my Fabulous Stamped Frames book :)

Comment by Bobbi Miller on July 8, 2014 at 3:47pm

Melanie, this is really a great card and I love your technique.  I had not ever thought of making layers without really making them.  I'm off to get this set and the paper to try it.  Thanks for the inspiration!

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