Monday, April 20, 2015

The Frame Thang! Part 1

Hello Everyone!

On last week's Take Out Tuesday Ustream Show we started the Frame Thang!  As promised, I wanted to get out all the measurements and supplies need to make this THANG!  This is Part 1 of the front side of the Frame Thang...

So lets get started shall we?

First, this is what the Frame Thang looks like...

(7) 12 x 12 Pieces of Heavy Weight Chipboard
(1) Set of Idea-ology Foundation Feet
(1) Set of Idea-ology Binder Rings
(3) Idea-ology Hinge Clips
(5) 12 x 12 Pieces of Pattered Paper (I used Tim Holtz Wall Flower)
(1) Sheet of Cardstock for Structure Strips

Adhere (4) pieces of the 12 x 12 chipboard forming (2) 12 x 12 pieces.

Cut (4) pieces of chipboard to 2 x 12-inches.  Adhere the pieces together forming (2) 2 x 12-inch pieces.

Cut (4) pieces of chipboard to 2 x 11-3/4-inches.  Adhere the pieces together forming (2) 2 x 11-3/4-inch pieces.

Apply a bead of glue to the bottom edge of the 2 x 12 piece and adhere on top of and flush to the top of the 12 x 12 Base piece.  Repeat with remain 2 x 12 piece, adhering it to the bottom edge on top of the 12 x 12 chipboard.

Apply a bead of glue to the bottom, left and right edge of one of the 2 x 11-inch side pieces and adhere to the left edge on top of the 12 x 12 chipboard and in-between the (2) 2 x 12 pieces.

Last, apply a bead of glue along all the top edges of the box.  Lower the remaining 12 x 12 piece of chipboard down onto the glued edges forming an enclosed box.

Make (9) structure strips by cutting (9) 1 x 12-inch pieces from cardstock.  Score down the center at 1/2-inch and apply Scor-Tape or similar to each side of the score line.

Apply (8) of the structure strips to all the long edges of the box.

Cut (4) structure strips to 2-1/4-inches and apply those to the (4) corners.

Box is made!

Adhere a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper to a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard.

Cut the paper covered chip into (9) 1 x 11 pieces.  Round off the edges.

Apply glue to each end of the 1 x 11 strip and adhere the first piece 1/2-inch up from the bottom.

For the remaining (8) pieces repeat step above by apply glue to each ended adhering them vertically up the front side of the box leaving 1/4-inch in-between each.

For a bit of a pop, I added brads to each end of the strip.


Come join the show tomorrow night to see how I finish up the Frame Thang!

The Gentleman Crafter's Take Out Tuesday Ustream Show

7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

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Thanks Tons!  Jim


  1. Love it !
    would be extremely useful for my lists and notes lol

  2. Haven't been able to follow anyone as sick the past few days, and then I get on here and here is this awesome helpful, useful creation!!! Just awesome Jim!! And I have two whole pads of Tims Wallflower paper plus some vellum, I can work with!!! Yippee !!! Will have to get some binder rings but have most everything else! I'm going to have to come up witht the dimensions myself as I can't get Ustream later on my I Pad.😕😕😕. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome ideas and creations with us!!! Love, love, love it!!!


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