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06 June 2010

Chi Gamma: June Edition

Last month I was part of the inaugural meeting of Chi Gamma. (Craft Group: the Greek started as a joke, but since we don't have a better name, it just might stick. Suggestions?) We all share some form or other of connection to one or more members, and we all like to spend time with other creative people. We plan to meet once a month, and the host gets to choose the craft and provide dessert. This month we met in Grace's beautiful home to decorate picture frames, and she made homemade Thin Mint cookies...mmmm! It was hot, and this was the perfect snack to munch on! (Thanks, Grace!)

Hard at work!

Our finished frames: (Note to self~get a closer picture of finished items...they were cute!)

I made a frame to give Brett for Father's Day. My aunt gave me a collection of old bottle caps a while back, and I thought this was the perfect use for a 'Dad's Root Beer' top.

Here are the simple steps we used:
  1. Paint around the edges, back, and inside rim of frame. (Allow to dry)
  2. Adhere paper of choice to frame with a thin layer of Mod Podge. (I used a bone-folder to get out all the wrinkles and bubbles...Allow to dry)
  3. Apply thin layer of Mod Podge to top of paper. (Dry again!)
  4. Using a heavier-duty craft glue, adhere various embellishments...in my case, bottle cap, scrabble tiles and leather ribbon. For the photo corners, I cut off the backs of ones that you lick to make sticky. I also used just a tiny bit of Mod Podge to stick them to the frame.

I love the way it turned out...I'm pretty sure it's masculine enough for Brett to display on his desk at work. *Wink!* I'll put a recent picture of Brett and Maren in the frame before I give it to him.

Do you have a group of crafty friends? Do you get together on a regular basis to make things? Do tell!

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  1. Very cute...the scrabble tiles caught my eye. I love to see what people do with those tiles. I love the game. Thanks for sharing

  2. I love the name of your craft group!! And any dad should be so lucky to display his little cuties in that fab frame : )

  3. Thanks for making us famous, Kate! ;) See you at our July edition!

  4. Great job! Yes, it's definitely masculine enough. :D

  5. This is super cute! I love the bottle cap and scrbble tiles - adorable! What a fun girls night!! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are haveing a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn