Gorgeous Girl Frame Gift (Kaisercraft)

Hi Everyone

The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed.
You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012


Gorgeous Girl Frame

This frame was created for workshop I taught at Artfull Crafts earlier this year. I demonstrated a simple paint technique (see below) which can be used on any kind of wood surface. All supplies are from the Kasiercraft Save the Date Collection.

Paint Technique

  1. I have used a simple paint technique that will work on any wooden base and with any combination of colors. I generally use 2 accent colors with white or cream on top. In this case I used green and mustard as my accent colors with a white coat on top.
  2. Apply your darkest accent color to the frame. It does not have to cover the frame completely, but wipe any paint that spills over the frame edge with a baby wipe. 
  3. When dry – apply your second accent color and let dry. Finally, apply your top color (white or cream) all over the frame – again, wiping any smudges over the edges. 
  4. When COMPLETELY dry – take a small piece of rough grit sandpaper and sand over the top. Go lightly at first until you reach your desired level of distressing.

You can also use Washi Tape to cover the frame too!

    Post a comment with any questions
    Lowri 🙂
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  1. Reply Andrea Garland December 4, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Always the first commenter hahah but hey I'm like a stalker here for every day of your Christmas Countdown.

    Is hard to choose one favorite project because you do wonderful things Lowri. But if I have to choose I choose the treat boxes of the Stamped Cookie Tutorial post.

  2. Reply Karen Wedding December 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    I've been loving all the projects you've been showing. I'm a big Christmas fan, so I'm going to say my favorite in the advent calendars you showed in November. I have an svg file that would go perfectly in the center of either of your advent calendars.

  3. Reply arlsmom aka Lynda December 4, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Hard to pick just one project….but I think the paper strawberries from April are just darling and plan to make some with my girls over the holiday break for our table…with holiday paper…

  4. Reply Nynee December 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    I would have to agree the advent calendar is a favourite but all your projects are just wonderful.

  5. Reply Ange December 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Beautiful frame!
    I really loved the Mrs. Rudolph.

  6. Reply Athanasia December 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Well, my favorite project EVER is…'52 REASONS I LOVE YOU CARDS'! Love, love , love it!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely prize!

  7. Reply M. T. December 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    My favorite is the 52 reasons I love you cards. They are greatest present idea 🙂

  8. Reply Gregsgirl's crafty corner December 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    I loved the gift box and dog box that was so cute!

  9. Reply Andrea December 4, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    my favourite Papervine project …3-d Book Box with Matching Mini Album.
    Take care , Lowri ! Thanks! Andrea

  10. Reply Torrie December 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    your "this and that"mini album. I made my mom a card/book using the tutorial for Mother's Day-she loved it.

  11. Reply Karine C December 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    loved the rolled lace flower tutorial 🙂

  12. Reply Michele Duffy December 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    I loved your Echo Park strawberries you made awhile back, too cute!

  13. Reply Leigh Odell December 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    I loved the Treat Boxes with Stamped Icing Cookies you made a month or so ago. I made some treat boxes but haven't gotten round to making the cookies yet. That might be today's project

  14. Reply roxy December 4, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    I love all your projects. My favorite project is "52 reasons i love you cards"

  15. Reply Vicki December 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    I loved the paper beads – can so see my girls doing those. 🙂

  16. Reply Jean December 4, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    This frame is just amazing!!! Hard to pick a fave project! Love the advent calendar but so much inspiration!

  17. Reply Tracey December 4, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    WOW!! That frame is stunning!!

    Not sure what my favourite project was. I am pretty new to PaperVine so I am sure I missed all sorts of yumminess. Over the holiday break I will have to go back and check everything out!! 🙂

  18. Reply Emily December 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Such a cute project! I think my favorite project this year that I've seen on your blog would have to be the advent calendar. I came across you rather recently so I'm sure there are many more fabulous projects on here and I follow you on Pinterest so I'll be checking them out over there as well.

  19. Reply June December 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    I'm pretty new so I haven't really seen all your projects…But from what I have seen, I'm loving 52 ways to love you…

  20. Reply julie e December 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    My current favorite always seems to be the project I've seen last – I get inspired to get to work when I look at your work. So in that vein – I am going with the Grogeous Girl Frame which is really adorable!

  21. Reply Marla December 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    My favorite project was the gift box and dog box. I love the inspiration I have received here!!

  22. Reply Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder December 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Seriously, I have been receiving your emails for a while now and love everything you do. I created my own version of 52 Reasons I love You for my husband on Valentines almost 2-yrs-ago. Your creativity is amazing and I love everything you create. Thank you for the inspiration!

  23. Reply candycoatedwhimsical December 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    My fave has to be the Hello Sunshine mini album – it's Gorgeous!

  24. Reply Linh C. December 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    I love Halloween so the Halloween projects are my favorite!

  25. Reply Angel December 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    the frame is gorgeous!!
    well, all your projects are so stunning.. how can anyone pick just one??
    if i had to pick one it would be the Check-In Travel Album. What a fun way to record and document a trip. I love it!

  26. Reply Tash December 5, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    The Butterfly card would have to be top of my list, so so beautiful.

  27. Reply Krystle Parkman December 5, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    The 52 reasons why "I love you" cards!! Fabulous and unique idea!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  28. Reply Beatrice Lawson December 5, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    I am terrible at remembering dates but there are a few projects that absolutely stand out in my mind – obviously your deck of cards – I actually am thinking that if I don't win the amazing prize of the first day I will embark upon the adventure and make it… the butterfly confetti – that was beautiful! A recent easel card that was also a butterfly – loved that… the Valentine heart shaped mini… oh, and the Kaisercraft drawers. No idea when you made that but what a beaut!! That was one of the first posts I read and I was hooked! So thanks for sharing all your talent and inspiration with us:-)

  29. Reply Teryl December 5, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Wow, pick a favourite… too tricky but I do love this frame, the butterfly card and the drawers… just fabulous!!!!

  30. Reply PamSpradlin December 5, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    The paper beads in July… they were gorgeous and not only wonderful for jewelry but for embellishments also.

  31. Reply sharon g December 5, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    The paper strawberries post was great. That one stands out…. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  32. Reply Casey December 5, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    I really loved the 52 Reasons I love you project and i always love the little sour cream like containers you make! I especially loved the ones you made around Valentines day with all the date ideas! I thought that was an adorable idea packaged so well! LOVE it!! (Although i love all your projects!)

  33. Reply CraftyRia December 5, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    I love this project! I think my favorite project is the Advent Calendars. I just love the way you decorated all of those little boxes.

    Thanks so much for your blog of inspiration!

  34. Reply paperpapier December 5, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    my favourite is Pink Paislee Envelope Mini Album in October post, something which I would like to make one for myself, so beautiful!

  35. Reply Lisa P December 5, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    I really liked the Father's Day mini album. I actually like many things you have shown but that is one I actually used so it is one that popped up quickly. I like the fact that you do and show such a variety of projects. It never feels like a repeat.

  36. Reply BethW December 5, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Love this technique-and I have just the right frame to try it on.Had to look back but I found it-really loved your Sept.28 entry with all the Halloween goodies and links to years past Halloween creations.I,m a "senior" and remembered it so you know it impressed.

  37. Reply Laura Turcotte December 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Yeesh—asking for a lot!! Pick ONE project?? …Maybe the '52 reasons' mini, or the advent calendars, or one of the minis you've featured..or…There's too many that I like!!! I really, REALLY like this paint technique too!

  38. Reply McStamper December 5, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Decision is way too hard but I love your frame today. Thanks for the beautiful idea.

  39. Reply Mary Mac December 5, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    My sister is a teacher so I loved the idea and my attempt at the "Back to school treat box" from back in August.

  40. Reply Fiona December 5, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    I just loved the 52 Reasons I Love You Mini very creative!!

  41. Reply Carmen Nuland December 5, 2012 at 3:00 AM

    I loved the Summer Pinwheels

  42. Reply Jeniff December 5, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    I love all your projects, but the advent calendar is my favorite.

  43. Reply Pam December 5, 2012 at 3:10 AM

    hmmm hard to pick……… but I'll go with Mrs Rudolph.

  44. Reply Jackie Welham December 5, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    very hard to choose, but I do love the single sheet mini

  45. Reply fresh modern December 5, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    I really love the Fall paper mache bowl and pumpkins!

  46. Reply MB Isaac December 5, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    love the 2 memories book

  47. Reply Ruth G December 5, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    Your frame is lovely! I'm making a shadow box for my hubby and love all the ideas floating around in my head about how to cover it!
    The butterfly stand-up card (?) was wonderful especially since my mom loves butterflies and her birthday will be her in a couple of months!

  48. Reply mysweetbella December 5, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    Super cute giveaway. Perfect for the upcoming holiday projects. I love all your projects!

  49. Reply Katina December 5, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Cute collage, love the pennants! My favorite project so far is the Shadow Box Advent Calendar using the Kaisercraft unit.

  50. Reply Diana Fernandez December 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    I'm not sure if it was this year or not, but my all time favorite is the love deck of cards! I even made a set for my hubby!

  51. Reply Nicole Doiron December 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    I just loved the Sweet Day Ice Cream album you made back this Summer!!! Thank you so much for all these chances to win this week! 🙂

  52. Reply Mae December 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Gorgeous frame, I like it as much as the wedding one oh so many months ago. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. Reply Lillian Child December 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Thanks for sharing the technique to make those frames! My favorite project this past year was the Echo Park Family Man Mini Album. What a unique gift idea for all those men in my life!

  54. Reply {VICKI} December 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    one of my faves is the 52 reasons i love you

  55. Reply Kathie December 5, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    I absolutely love the 52 reasons I love you…just bought the vintage cards (2 sets) and will be starting one each for my twin boys as yo why I love them so much!

  56. Reply Rhonda December 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    I LOVE (and made) the Woven Heart Valentine's Day card! Great way to use all the ribbon I have!

  57. Reply Memories by Manda December 6, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    It was good learning how to make mini sour cream containers for treats for an Advent calendar like you did in the paper mache bowl.

  58. Reply Calli December 6, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Love the advent calendar project!

  59. Reply sandra December 6, 2012 at 3:29 AM

    I'm new to Paper Vine so I have no place to judge. I'm loving what I'm seeing, though.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sandralclark at outlook.com

  60. Reply Letty S December 6, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    I love minialbums so I really enjoyed your everyday eclectic mini album!!

  61. Reply Kim H December 6, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    any mini =) I love them all, but will say the box with the matching mini, wonderful gift idea. thanks for sharing all these creations, cannt wait until next year.

  62. Reply Стокли December 6, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Does Washi Tape stick enough to the paint (if it's paint)?
    "This and That" Mini Album is one of my favourite albums this year. And I love your photos – always clear and bright.

    • Reply Lowri December 6, 2012 at 7:12 AM

      Hi – the washi sticks pretty well to the raw wood frame – it probably wouldn;t stick so well to paint though..
      Thanks for the compliment too 🙂

  63. Reply GingerG December 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    The Christmas advent calendar is great!!! I don't think I could do that : ) haha

  64. Reply GingerG December 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM


  65. Reply Etcetorize December 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Hmmm, I'm not 100% sure but I think your cute little wedding favours made me hit the follow button…and I'm not even getting married!

  66. Reply mamatkins December 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    I love the minis. Thanks

  67. Reply marylouh December 7, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    I liked the Halloween candy bowl.

  68. Reply Amanda December 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Luv the 52 Reason cards~so awesome;) Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

  69. Reply Mel December 7, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I loved the map flowers…we did a variation as a GS project this year!

  70. Reply Kelly Sas December 7, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Thanks for showing us with such great instruction how to make your shadow box! 52 Reasons Why I LOVE You Cards. My all time favorite as I am a card maker first and foremost! 🙂

  71. Reply Priya Mohan December 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Love all your projects..great source of inspiration…loved ur mini books and 52 reasons to love cards

  72. Reply Priya Mohan December 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Love all your projects..great source of inspiration…loved ur mini books and 52 reasons to love cards

  73. Reply The Dashing Chic December 8, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    Loved the 52 reasons I love you tutorial. So cute 🙂

  74. Reply Cheryl Hutcherson December 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    The 52 reasons tutorial was my favorite!

  75. Reply Melinda AKA medialady December 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    I have always loved 52 Reasons I Love You!!!

  76. Reply Maria December 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Pink Paislee envelope mini is amazing!!!! All your works are great!!! You are an artist!!!! ^_^

  77. Reply scrappymo! December 8, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    The book box with mini book inside…I have always wanted to try something like this!

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