Well enough about that...on to today's super easy project. This is adaptable in so many ways. Follow along and I'll show you how I did it....
I opened a package of Letterpress (one of my very favorite products) and dumped them out on the table. I began to create a few words from the set (kinda like playing Bananagrams but with limited vowels!).
NOTE: If you don't have a board to work with, then a heavy weight chipboard or another rigid surface will do. The surface I am working with is about 1/4" thick but 1/8" thick would be perfectly fine. Nothing fancy.
If you choose the picture first, then you have the opportunity to personalize the frame. I chose generic travel words that could go with many pictures, but some other ideas are:
- numbers for a specific date (wedding or baby birth) or year
- add a name - first or last
- place you vacationed
You might notice that once I used up all the Letterpress, my board needed to be about 1/2" narrower. I'm going to be very honest here. To solve the problem I waited for my husband to get home from work and said, "please cut on this line". He did, which left me with a perfect 6 x 6 1/2" surface to work with.
Paris in the Spring of 2012 - the trees were blossoming...it was magical!
I love the way it looks on the shelf in my family room. This is such an easy project that anyone can do! I also think it would make a great personalized gift for a birthday or Christmas.