Saturday, January 24, 2009

Projects: Claim to Frame



For about a year, I have been making these frames for gifts. Baby showers, birthday parties, Mother's Day, etc. (The one above is in my living room ;) I use a wood frame, scrapbook paper, silk flowers & swarovski rhinestones. I only use this square 12x12 size, because I'm consistent like that (some call it OCD). I love the balance of the square shape, and that the wide frame allows the details of the frame to be noticed. I've been thinking about maybe making a bunch and trying to sell them to boutiques, or maybe selling them on Etsy.....we'll see, I'm not ready to commit to anything yet. I showed my best friend, Kristi how to make them (quite easy) and we made 3 adorable ones for the wall in her new baby's room. (photo to come soon) Maybe we'll make them together and get something going....

This is one that I made for my friend, Katy for a baby shower gift....



My favorite part of this project is selecting the paper and flower to go with it. You should see my closet in the new craft room....I have a drawer full of flowers, I can't help myself sometimes. I usually tend toward the paper that already looks "distressed" and I stick with feminine patterns. More photos of recent ones to come......in the meantime....

Any suggestions? Ideas? Would you buy these? What do you think an appropriate retail price would be?

9 comments:

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Kim these are so cute!

Lorie Kennedy said...

I love your website and seriously come here everyday! It's so fun and actually very inspiring. We have been in this house going on 6 years this summer and it seriously looks like we just moved in. So all your ideas get me motivated! You are soooo creative and I totally enjoy your site! I LOVE the frames so let me know if you ever sell them! Also, really thinking ahead, I know you said you would do custom holiday cards next year, does that also mean you would take the pics too?

Again, I LOVE the TomKat Studio!!!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

And, I LOVE you! Thank you for the glowing compliments! I never know who and if anyone is reading this! I'm so glad you enjoy it! And I would love to do your photos & cards!

Andra said...

I LOVE these frames and I'm loving your site as well. Where do you find your silk flowers?? They are gorgeous! I make hair bows, and can't seem to find good silk flowers. I'll enjoy visiting you again!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Andra - Thank you so much!! How did you find me? It's fun finding out people are reading my blog! I get most of the flowers at Joann's, but I try to stick with the higher end line there, they look much nicer. There aren't many little ones though for hair bows, I have looked. I love flowers clippies for my daughter...see the hot pink on my latest post - Our Little Cupcake! Thanks for stopping by!

Andra said...

Thanks Kim! I haven't checked Joann's yet! I'm actually friends with Sarah, she's also my Pilates instructor! :) I know what you mean about blog followers....it's nice to know where they came from! Take care and I plan on checking back in! :)

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Sounds great, Andra! And thanks, Sarah for passing along my blog!

littlegrkbeanie said...

Are you selling these frames? I was just introduced to your blog today and I really liked the most recent posts you have so I decided to start from the beginning and I'm addicted!! Keep up the good work. :-)

DragonflySignatures said...

I agree, they are adorable frames... I am thinking it would make a good project for my daughters friends to decorate/paint one for an upcoming gathering we are having. Can I pick them up at JoAnn's or Michaels? I am sure I could find some sports related them items there for the girls to decorate them with.