Several weeks back, I saw a fabulous personalized nursery or alphabet frame on the “Freshly Pressed” section of WordPress and it was made by Kellie who writes the blog le zoe musings — I began to follow the blog so I could see other projects Kellie tackled. At the beginning of this month, Kellie asked to see what projects her post inspired. She plans to feature some of the favorites on her blog. After breaking out the Big Shot this week, I definitely knew I was up for the challenge of making a couple personalized alphabet frames. Here is what I created:
These are for my daughters Brooklyn and Britt. Rather than making these entirely matching, I went with coordinating hues from Stampin’ Up!’s In Color collection…the colors are Wisteria Wonder for Brooklyn and Pool Party for Britt. I paired die cut letters in Naturals White, Wisteria Wonder, and Pool Party with Designer Series Paper from the Sweet Shop (Britt) and Berry Blossom (Brooklyn) collections. I am please with the end results!
Here are a few tips for making your own:
Gauge what size frame you will need based on the letters you are using — the opening on my frame is 8″x10″ and the inside of frame including the mat is 11″x14″.
Attach your mat to your background paper so you know the precise work area you have.
Layout the entire alphabet and adjust as needed before you adhere any letters to the background paper.
Put your mat into the frame (without the glass) if you will be adding a name on the mat — again, this lets you know your precise work space.
Layout the name and adjust before adhering.
When I was making Britt’s, I played with several placement possibilities for her name…centered on the bottom, off to one side on the bottom, vertical down left side, vertical down right side, and of course a few different placements at the top of the mat. I did not like the vertical options at all. The options across the bottom were okay but it was going to be a real change to have the dot for the “i” and I simply did not like the look without it. Across the top was my favorite and I preferred having her name off to the side.
The girls will start sharing a bedroom this summer and this personalized alphabet art will be perfect for helping to carve out a space for each girl within the room!
Until next time,