Hi! Close To My Heart is taking over the Persnickety Prints blog today in hopes to support Chari and the team as they continue to print Christmas cards and photo gifts coming through at this busy time of year! We have a fun project to share that is perfect as we soon welcome in 2021!
Our Maker community recently created 12×12 vision boards using our custom wood frames and we’re loving the way that each one is so unique!
A vision board helps you clarify and stay focused on what truly matters to you. What inspires us most about this concept is that everyone chooses different images, photos, ephemera, etc., to help represent their goals. When you mix in beautiful patterned papers, stamps that provide inspiration, and photos you can print in any size, you have no limits to the creative expression of your vision.
Here are a few examples of what our team created. Each was given the same collection of basic supplies, yet they all are so different, just like their creators.
1 This 12×12 framed vision is a perfect mix of 3×3 photos and lined pattern paper to help outline specific goals in a variety of categories. With a mix of stamping and handwriting, you get the perfect blend of clean images and personal touches. Add in some fun stamped banners and of course, a little bling, This frame was colored using a stamp pad and sponge to add color while still showing the wood grain.
2 This layout uses SVG cut files mixed with stamps and stickers to create a large title. Tags and polaroid frames help bring emphasis to the elements on the page. Remember, if you don’t have a photo of your aspirations, the internet is your friend! You can find any image and print them just as you would a photo to help you document your vision. Simply upload saved images to the Persnickety Prints website and print to size. This frame was covered with oxide ink to give a more solid color coverage to the wood.
3 This frame uses the awesome collage template found at Persnickety Prints. Paired with the Close To My Heart Multi Circle Windows Thin Cuts, you can create a template of your photos and frame it with this versatile die. Use the negative space from the die to create a banner for added detail. This concept lets you put small images as one focal point in your frame and create a reference list to support it. We colored this frame and some wood embellishments with Gloss Sprays which added intense color as well as a little shimmer.
4 This idea makes the pattern paper really shine! We love the idea of polaroids to make your photos pop off the page. This was done with an SVG file, but you can easily print from Pernsickety’s 3×4 retro prints for the perfect uniform display of your photos and goals. Mix in some stamped sentiments to help inspire you.
5 This last idea uses four 12” x 12” frames to create one large wall display. This multi-frame approach allows you to focus each quadrant on a different area of focus. Here, we’ve set goals for family history, creativity, home, travel and fitness. Look at all the ways the various photo print sizes can be used to help you visualize your goals. These frames were painted with black acrylic paint.
We hope these creative displays we created for our 2021 vision will inspire you to create one for yourself. Manifesting your vision through photos paired with written words truly help you realize what is possible. Putting a beautiful collection together will undoubtedly inspire you to create the life you desire for the new year.
The 12” x 12” frame used on each of these vision boards can be found here.
The stamp set we created specifically for this vision board project is called “Make It Happen” and can be found here.