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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!

Valentine's day gifts don't have to be boring and predictable. Spice up your Valentine's day by giving your significant other a beautiful custom frame to let them know you care. We dug up some great, creative ideas that you can bring in and let us help you customize to fit your needs. 1. DIY "Kiss" Artwork (via Style Me Pretty) The best part of this gift is that it has a very personal element involved. Put on the lipstick of your choice and lay some big smooches on a medium you want to get framed. Bring it in and we'll handle it with the care necessary to make sure nothing smudges. Use different shades of lipstick to add your own...

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Holiday Ideas from I've Been Framed

The holiday season is here! With so many things to do and get done before the festivities begin, let us help you make it a joyous season with these holiday frame ideas. Check out these great ideas for that perfect gift or unique design piece to make any room in your home or office pop with festive flare!  Framed Cork-board Ornament Tree  If you'd like to try something new this year you can make a framed ornament tree. Picture here is a large version, but you can do just about any size depending on your ornaments and choice of frame. Just pick a frame and choose either cork or cardboard in order to pin the ornaments safely to the frame....

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Frame and Design Ideas from I've Been Framed

There's countless types of frames you can combine with infinite mat options. When you walk into a store it can be a bit overwhelming when the design possibilities are truly unlimited. Mixing and matching colors to fit your home or office's style that accentuate and bring out the features of your art. The medium being framed is hands down the most important factor when deciding what to use. For example, a canvas is framed completely different than a lithograph, even if it is of the same image. The subject, era, style and color scheme of the items being framed should also be factored in. When each of them is carefully considered, the resulting frame design is more likely to be in sync...

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IBF Design Tips: Mat Border Size

Mat border widths change in popularity like fashion trends. The current style is the use of wider borders than the typical borders used decades ago. Today most people look at mats as an opportunity to add an accent to the frame design, but originally mats were neutral in color and used to give the viewer's eye space between the art and where it's being displayed. The wider the mat's borders the easier it is to focus on the art. Take your time experimenting with different options. They're endless!

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