DIY Photo Frames With Pink Paislee Owner Rebecca Cross

Hello CK Fans! My name is Rebecca Cross and I am the gal behind the scenes here at Pink Paislee! With scrapbook products all around us in the office you would think we get to scrapbook all the time but sadly I have to admit that is not the real “situation.”

 So. . .when CK asked me to be a guest blogger this month I knew right away it would give me the “motivation” to try something new and I would get to scrap some vacation memories while I was at it. 

I love the look of pre-made 3D stickers but I haven’t actually seen any 3D frames on the market that are already assembled to fit standard photos sizes. That is when I decided to grab some coordinating papers and design my own. It isn’t difficult to create your own 3D embellishments so I definitely want you to try it. . .but it will require some planning to decide what shape you want to use and what size will work best with your photos and your layout. 

Sweet Ride by Rebecca Cross. Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee; Alphabet Chipboard Stickers: Pink Paislee; Border Punch: Fiskars; Silhouette Shapes (stars, oval shape and sweet title): Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Adhesive: Glue Dots & Zyron Tape Runner; Font: Spray OctinFree; Other: Bling.

On my layout titled “Sweet Ride,” I decided to use my Creative Memories circle cutters and blades to frame three photos of my son driving around the ToonPike at Kings Dominion in Virginia. I selected the circle for two reasons; the first being I had the circle cutters available to me; and the second being the fact that I wanted to get the feel of a round tire or a round track to reinforce the theme of my pictures.

Once I determined what size I wanted the base circle to be (4” in this case), I cut my photos first and then cut five extra circle pieces and stacked them over my photos using foam squares to create a dimensional frame. I actually used two duplicate circle layers so that the finished pieces would be three actual layers:  photo, paper circle, and a final paper circle.

When you view this layout from the top it is easy to see that the photos become the focus of this layout because they are “inset” into the paper frames. The foam squares are actually hidden and are not viewable until you turn the layout on it’s side.

I finished the layout by adding some computer generated journaling strips, some clear elements, and some bling!

The good news is. . .I knew I had succeeded with the challenge of creating my own 3D frames when I showed it to my husband and he said, “Where did you get those frames?”  Of course, I just laughed to myself and said. . .“I made them!”

GIVEAWAY:  Do you want to try making your own 3D Frames out of our fabulous cardstock papers?  Just leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win a set of 24 patterned papers from Pink Paislee!  That will give you enough material to frame just about anything.  One winner will be selected next week! Good luck.

– Rebecca Cross, owner & creative director at Pink Paislee

P.S. In honor of Free Font Friday, download the CK Doodleloo font for free!

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69 Responses to DIY Photo Frames With Pink Paislee Owner Rebecca Cross

  1. MousEarz says:

    This is a fantastic idea I probably never would have thought of. I will definitely have to remember this!

  2. Patricia F. says:

    Great project, thanks for sharing. I really, really love Pink Paislee, your products are fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win some!

  3. charlene says:

    fun page–tfs!

  4. SandyP says:

    What a fabulous idea to give the page dimension.

  5. SusanStratton says:

    Love the frames. Now I have to dig our my Creative Memories cutters!

  6. Nita says:

    I would love to try my hand at those frames. Lovely work!

  7. Janneke M says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I love it when you make something on your own and it’s a hit! Makes you feel all crafty. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Beth says:

    Love the circles. I tend to make a lot of my own 3-D embellies since there isn’t a scrapbook store nearby.

  9. yuki says:

    Love Pink paislee.Love the circles.Love the 3-D.Love this page.

  10. calamityjane says:

    Thanks for all of the inspiration and wonderful products at Pink Paislee..you are the best!!

  11. Melissa says:

    What a cute LO and great idea for making your photos really stand out!

  12. Anne Roth says:

    Such a simple idea but it really adds a punch to this LO. Love it!

  13. Laura Stewart says:

    great ideas!

  14. Andrea says:

    Cute frames!

  15. bunnyfreak says:

    Awesome idea. Love the dimension.

  16. ScrapbookMary says:

    Very creative and inspirational! Thanks for the great idea! Cheers ~Mary

  17. Mary Bohanan says:

    I want to move onto a new layout right now and make 3D frames. I might also try it on a card or two. Thank you for the idea.

  18. Judy Rouse says:

    I love the idea of these frames, I’m always looking to discover such a creative way to embellish my photos. I have so many photo’s that I really want to show all of it and to make one part of it the ‘center’ of attention without cropping out, such as those fun little grandchildren in the background. Thanks a bunch!

  19. I have 5 different photo frame designs that I would like produced. Since I know nothing about the framing industry how do I know I’m getting a good deal. I want high quality frames. Please advice if you have knowledge in this field. Thanks!

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