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I dug into my collection of Dollar Crafts. These are small kits and projects that I purchased for a dollar or less.

This particular kit was a Red Toile Frame Kit from Hobby Lobby. After the holidays, the scrapbooking kits and supplies go down to as much as 90% off. This particular kit was originally priced $9.99. So, I got there just in time, and purchased it for only .99 cents.

This thick chipboard frame came with a selection of papers, stickers and rub ons and a small sheet of sand paper. There was no acetate to protect a photo, so I decided just to make a holiday greeting.


I painted the top of the frame, and the edges (interior and exterior) with Red Roses Acrylic Paint from Making Memories. I applied this with a section of a Hydra Sponge. Once the paint was dry, I gently scrubbed the edges with the sandpaper from the kit, exposing some of the chipboard, and even tearing it in places. I then took another section of a Hydra Sponge and rubbed Chocolate Ink (CTMH) all over it, especially in the exposed areas. The paint and ink made the chipboard look just like some aged wood. Because I used the ink, I heat set the project before adding the papers to the back. I also added rub ons and one of the included embellishments - a tag title with brads.

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