October Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop
Sponsored by Westcott Brand Cutting Tools
Westcott Brand is proud to be the official sponsor the October Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop!

A big thank you to the talented group of 34 designers who are participating in this exciting online extravaganza! Being that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the theme of the project challenge is… 


Also, to help raise money for this worthy cause, Westcott Brand® has partnered with Charity Wings and some of the designers on the Hop for an online auction. Take part in the auction HERE.

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·         Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors are the BEST Non Stick Scissors on the market that never get stuck and can easily cut through Sticky Back VELCRO®, Duck Tape and multiple layers of fabric and other materials!

·         Titanium bonded blades are 3 times harder than stainless steel and never need sharpening!

·         Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools have the best performance! The 3” scissors can even cut through 5 layers of fabric!

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Today I created a frame using  The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape Rolls, Zig-Zag Zebra and the Westcott Brand® Hobby Knife.  The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape Rolls, Zig-Zag Zebra is on sale this week at Target for just $3.39 a roll!

I have had this frame for a few months now, getting a deal on it while on clearance.  I think it was a 4 pack of frames for $2! I used a couple of them but honestly, this bright yellow only matches one of the rooms in my house and the frames were coming apart at the seams. My daughter's room is pink,black, and white and as soon as I saw The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape Rolls, Zig-Zag Zebra, I knew what to do!

I started by applying a strip of The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape Rolls, Zig-Zag Zebra to the front of the frame with tape extending over the edges of the frame. 

I used the Westcott Brand® Hobby Knife to trim the tape from the roll. O.M.G. The tape cut like butter and the Knife is now my new best friend! I was so impressed with the precision of the knife, how easy the ergonomic handle was to control, and how little pressure I needed to use to cut through the Tape. In addition, the blade resisted picking up any of the adhesive from the tape. 

I then wrapped the tape around the frame to cover the sides an inside lip. I did this on both the right and left hand sides of the frame.

For the top and bottom layers of the frame, I wanted to miter the tape in the corners. I laid the tape on the frame as I did for the right and left sides.  

Then I used the Westcott Brand® Hobby Knife to cut a diagonal line from the outside corner to the inside corner of the frame. The Westcott Brand® Hobby Knife cut with such precision I was completely amazed! I was able to easily peel away the The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape Rolls, Zig-Zag Zebra that I had cut away, revealing the mitered corner. By the way, did you know this Westcott Brand® Hobby Knife is available in pink too?!

I repeated on the bottom of the frame and replaced the glass and back of the frame. Now it's ready to go for a photo! 

I cut a dress form from scrap paper using my Silhouette and adhered it to a scrap of pink paper cut to 4×6 to fit the frame. I then added a bow made form lace, a spray of pearls, and a paper flower to finish it off.


  • Westcott Brand® Hobby Knife
  • Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors
  • The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape Rolls, Zig-Zag Zebra
  • Frame by Target 
  • Pearl Spray, Flower, Lace by hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
  • Diecut Dress Form by Silhouette
  • Patterned Paper unknown

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “October Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop

  1. I’m having a hard time leaving a comment on your post. I love the project! Such a good idea and so easy to do.

    Posted on October 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm
  2. What a great way to update a plain frame! It’s so fun!

    Posted on October 4, 2011 at 5:52 am
  3. pretty frame!

    Posted on October 4, 2011 at 7:05 am
  4. What a great way to update a plain frame! It’s so fun!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Ergonomics Warehouse

    Posted on November 5, 2011 at 2:45 am