Altenew Educators “Anything But A Card” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Welcome to the newest Altenew’s Educators Blog Hop! The theme/topic for this Hop is “Anything But A Card”. I have the perfect project to share with you. I used some of my favorite Altenew products- pattterned paper, Washi tape and a stamp with a matching die.

For my “Anything But A Card” project I repurposed an upainted 5″ x7″ wooden easel picture frame. Here are some photos of the repurposed picture frame.


I had this 5″ x 7″ wooden picture in my collection of card making supplies and mixed media projects for a long time. It needed an upgrade. I painted the wooden frame with white acrylic paint to cover the unpainted frame. I used the Altenew Many Dots wide washi tape to wrap the frame starting from the inside edge, the sides and the back of the frame. I used a craft knife to create the mitered corners.

I then selected a watercolored background paper from the Altenew Summer Garden 6″ x6″ paper pack. The watercolored blueish paper was a great contrast to the black and white dots on the frame.

Next, I stamped the outline Smile stamp from the Altenew Halftone Smile stamp set on blue paper. I used the coordinating Altenew smile die for the stamped smile word. I die cut a 2″ x 3 1/4″ white card stock rectangle and stamped the word ‘just’ from the same Atlenew stamp set onto the white rectangle and then glued the smile die to the tag. I used foam tape behind the smile die cut word to pop it up from the background paper. The last step was to secure the easel back cardboard to the frame. Done! A big step up from the plain wooden frame. So, if you have a wooden frame that is boring and needs an upgrade, use Altenew washi tape, word stamps, Altenew patterned paper and a coordinating die to go from plain to fabulous.

Here is a link for you to post your “Anything But A Card”. Can’t wait to see your awesome creations!

Please, check out my Altenew Blog Hop AECP Colleagues to see what they have created! Have fun and be inspired!

Altenew Card Blog 

Terri Marie Koszler 

Neha Aggarwal 

Bridget Casey 

Tenia Nelson 

Nandini Karmarkar 

Teri Stokes 

Rachael Shedeed 

Fiona Duff 

Eva Bussom  

Nenette S. Madero 

Roteja Galvan 

Karen Brown 

Sandra Woodson 

Helen Kalb 

Maryam Sharara 

Penny Pynnonen 

Rosie Neustaedter 

Irina Fonina 

Rebecca Sogn  (check out Rebecca’s Blog before you visit mine)

Nancy Souza  ( don’t forget to check out Virginia’s Blog next)

Virginia Lu 

48 thoughts on “Altenew Educators “Anything But A Card” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway”

  1. Love your frame!! Great way to use the washi tape and then add a stamped positive inspiration to see everyday! Love it!

  2. Is such a wonderful idea to use washi tape to decorate a frame! This is a perfect statement piece to add to any entry hall, or craft room, love the color combo too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. What a great idea to use the Washi tape for decorating. The frame turned out so nicely! The smile die cut is a great reminder, especially after the last year we have had!

  4. Very clever using washi to cover a plain wooden frame, I just ❤️ this! The water colored 6×6 paper is beautiful!

  5. Loved your frame, thanks for the instructions. Smile is my favorite word!
    Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration your giving us !

  6. Love that frame. I’ve decorated frames with paint, patterned papers, etc., many times, but I’ve never thought of using washi! Guess I need to take another look at Altenew’s gorgeous selection!

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