Monday, August 25, 2014

My First Deflecto Ambassadors DT Projects!

I am so excited to be a member of the very first Deflecto USA Ambassador Design Team! 

Deflecto has always been in the business of items like office organization, chair mats, and literature displays. But now, they are venturing into the arts and crafts industry with cool acrylic frames, magnetic sheets, craft storage, and more!

For our first project, the team got to work with some of Deflecto's new acrylic frames. The frames come in tons of sizes, from 1 1/2" x 2" all the way up to 12 x 12. The frames also come in different types, including magnetic, stand-up, and hanging frames.

I was so excited to make something with these frames that I made TWO projects!

The first is a Disney countdown calendar. The best part of this calendar is that it's a dry erase calendar so you can easily change the days as your vacation gets closer. Dry erase markers work amazingly well on these frames!

I edged the sides with washi tape from Queen and Co. and the top and bottom with Queen and Co. ribbon. The interior of the frame is scrapbook paper embellished with letter stickers and a die-cut. Since the days are written in with a dry erase marker, you never have to move the paper inside the frame!

The second project is a Disney frame (featuring me and my wonderful husband on one of our Disney cruises). I started with a 6x9 black-edged frame and then embellished it with Plaid Mod Melts! (If you have never seen Mod Melts, check out my posts about them here and here.)

These Mod Melt letters are so fun to make and can be adhered easily with glue dots.

The balloons and the banner are also Mod Melts that I painted with acrylic paint, embellished with twine, and adhered with glue dots.

These Deflecto frames are so much fun to work with! You can use them for so much more than just picture frames too. For more awesome ideas, please go check out our design team Pinterest page!

Dry-erase calendar materials used:
Deflecto 8x10 hanging frame
Ribbon and washi tape by Queen and Co.
Embellishments by EK Success
Die cut by EZ Lazer Designs
Patterned paper by Sandylion
Cardstock by Bazzill
Alpha stickers by The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby
Adhesive by Thermoweb

Embellished frame materials used:
Deflecto 5x7 frame
Mod Podge Mod Melts embellishments by Plaid
Baker's twine by Jillibean Soup
Acrylic paint by Craft Smart/Michaels
Adhesive by Thermoweb

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.
Images by Freepik