Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Back to School Altered Frame

Well I’m not quite sure where summer went, but it’s time for Back to School! Can you believe it?

Hey there! Today I'm posting for CutCardStock with an altered picture frame project that fits this time of year. You can create one for a teacher as a door hanger. Or you can make one to add a school photo. It can be hung or placed on a shelf of maybe on a desk or side table.

Start with an inexpensive unfinished wood wood clip frame. I think this one was $1 or less at Michaels. The clip makes it easy to change out photos or a quote.

I chose some card stock, Cougar White Smooth CardStockBasis RED Cardstockand Basis GOLD Cardstock. School themed digis and a patterned paper from Imagine That Digi Stamp printed onto the WHITE card stock.

A set of numbers was die cut of of the RED card stock. The “Welcome Back to School” clip art was found for free on the internet and printed on the WHITE cardstock. Fussy cutting was done.

I cut GOLD and RED card stock, matted and adhered to the wood frame. The patterned digital paper was added. A notch was cut to fit around the clip.
Number die cuts were arranged and adhered to the frame.
Digital stamps were added.

Complete by adding your photo or quote! I added the “Welcome Back to School” clip art which I adhered to the WHITE card stock and matted with the GOLD. Ribbons were tied to the clip for a little extra embellishment.

I hope you have enjoyed my “Back to School Altered Frame” project! 

We would love for you to connect with us over on the CutCardStock Facebook Pageand our new group Creating with Card Stock.


I'm linking up to:
Get Creative Challenges - Back to School


  1. So very creative you are, what a fabulous idea! Love the bright colors, perfect for any school day! So glad you joined us at Get Creative Challenges!

  2. So fun! I love the progress pictures. And all that ribbon on the clip - so cute! This would fit perfectly at the CraftingHappinessChallenges this week. Off to explore more on your blog. Smiles!

  3. What a great idea! I love your frame. Thanks for playing along with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Deanna DT

  4. Awesome creation Judy! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  5. This is so cute! What a great back to school project! Thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenges!