Nov 27 2016

Window Frame Wreaths – by Holly McMillen

Holly’s window frame wreaths totally blew me away! What a FUN project and what WONDERFUL gifts! Holly employed the use of her talented carpenter husband to create her window frames; however, one could use purchased or recycled picture frames with the same effect. Take a look:

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Aren’t these WONDERFUL!!! They are 21″ square.

Holly used 3 different finishes – white (so fresh and crisp), red with dots (totally fun) and a faux wood finish on real wood (genius)!

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I wanted to show you how she did the faux wood finish.

The 3 photos tell the story.  The first shows you all 3 frames.

To create the faux wood finish, Holly used a stencil and embossing paste, just like you would on a card. Once dry she covered with 2 coats of paint and then some Memento ink for a more distressed wood look.

Refer to this post on Holly’s blog for more details on frame creation.


Here’s a closer look at the white frame.

Plexiglass was installed for the glass portion and Holly used a combination of vinyl cuts from her Silhouette Cameo and paper die cuts using her dies to decorate the glass.

You can find Holly’s post with the finished windows here.


Is Holly’s ribbon cluster gorgeous, or what!!!


Aren’t the dots fun on this red frame – totally LOVE them!!


And here’s that faux wood (on real wood) frame!

Thank you, Holly, for sharing these beautiful creations with us!


Here’s the Stamp Simply product list for Holly’s window frame wreaths:


May Arts 1.5″ Wired Faux Burlap

May Arts 2.5″ Wired Burlap

May Arts Wired Beads

Bows made on the Bigger Bow Easy

Find ALL burlap in stock here

Find ALL beaded ribbon in stock here

Find a variety of Jingle Bells here

Faux Wood Finish:

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Wood Grain

Dream Weaver Embossing Paste – Regular White

Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa

Find ALL stencils in stock here

Find ALL embossing paste in stock here


A variety of Spellbinders Christmas and winter themed dies found here

Find ALL Spellbinders dies in stock here

Items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


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Each order over $25 (product value) placed during the remainder of November will receive 10% BACK in FREE RIBBON. We’ll match the ribbon to items in your order (paper, stamp styles, etc). It’s as easy as that. A fun way to treat yourself to a little surprise!


What Else is New?

Our 2016 CHRISTMAS Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Release is here.

Our AUTUMN Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Release is here!

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps here

Find the NEW May Arts Variegated Silk Ribbon here – SUPER LOVELY!

 Find all items in stock by Altenew here – including NEW sets

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock

Delicata Inks (to coordinate with above papers)

Find all Autumn themed products here.

Find Christmas Dies here – nice reductions!

Find Christmas Embossing Folders by Darice here.

Find all Christmas themed products here – LOTS on sale!

Find more NEW items listed in our store here


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