Saturday, 16 May 2009


Well I'm finally able to post this box frame book that I made for my sister, she needed it for a wedding she was attending. I love making these, they are so much fun and each one is so very different! This first picture shows inside the book and the first pocket.

A look from the top, showing the frame on the front, the book and the pockets behind, I included the two initials inside the frame which I stamped and then embossed with UTEE

As always when doing something like this I got my other half to make a box for the book to fit in, that way it's made to measure and can be decorated to match the project.

The front cover below gives a slightly better shot of the book, the frame on the front was bought from a pound shop, sanded, painted and distressed to match the gorgeous papers that I bought at the Craft Box at Elsecar, the letters were cut out of thin chipboard, covered in paper, stamped with stazon ink using a magenta stamp (also bought at the Craft Box ages ago - one of my favourite stamps of all time), applied several layers of UTEE before the final touch - a little bit of ribbon wrapped around the letters and then stuck down, before the frame was placed over the top once the glass was secured.


  1. Oh Virginia, it's beautful, you've inspired me I may just have to make another.

  2. Keep up the nice work virginia.... i need to make one of these frame books, i missed the class at elsecar. Yours are lovely.
    can i ask again, which stamp do you use lots, its the one you stamped all through an orange & black book??????? I ask everytime i see you at elsecar ;o)

  3. Hiya, i really need to make one of those frame books, i missed the class at elsecar. Yours are lovely.
    I need to ask ...again, what stamp did you use all through an orange & black book. I know i've asked this question loads but the stamp is lovely.
    Claire. x

  4. HI Claire

    I can confirm that the lovely stamp you are asking about is a gorgeous Magenta stamp, there doesn't seem to be a pattern number of name to it, it's a wooden block rubber stamp and I love it because it can be tiled so easily together to create a much larger stamped image!