CK Summer Camp 2012 (Day 4): Foil Tape Frames

Hey everyone! I’m Autumn Baldwin, and I hope you’re enjoying CK Summer Camp. Here on Day 4, we’re going to mix it up by adding some metallic accents to our scrapbooks!

Make Your Own Foil Tape Frames

I’m here to show you how to make a pretty foil framed journaling card, like the ones I used on this layout:

Happy by Autumn Baldwin. As seen on page 75 of Mixed Media Scrapbooking, a special issue from Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Here’s a close up of one:

Gather supplies:

I used gold colored metal foil tape (Inkssentials from Ranger Industries) on my journaling cards, to create a faux-gilt look. But for today’s project we’re going to keep things super simple and use aluminum foil to glam up a journaling card.


First, print the two journaling cards on cardstock (I used white, but you’re welcome to choose another color if you’d like).Once your card page is printed, follow these easy steps:

  1. Cut out journaling card along the outer rectangle. Also cut four strips of 11/2″  wide aluminum foil. Two strips should be a bit longer than the long sides of the rectangle, and two just a bit longer than the short sides.
  2. Take one foil strip and fold it in half lengthwise with the shiny side out. Press along the strip to smooth it out. Open it back up enough to apply glue stick on the inside, then fold it back together so the two halves are glued together. Repeat with other foil strips.
  3. Glue one long foil strip onto your journaling card as shown. The fold of the strip should line up with and just cover the inner rectangle on the card.
  4. Repeat with all foil strips, adhering the long strips first, then the short ones.
  5. Flip card over and trim off any foil that hangs over the edge of the card.
  6. Use border punch to punch all the way around the card.

After just a few minutes, you’ll have a fancy framed journaling card ready to add to your layout!

Thanks for joining us today! Don’t miss another metal how-to on creating inspiration boards–as well as a challenge and a chance to win prizes–on Club CK!




Autumn Baldwin, CK Dream Team member


Would you like to win a prize? Leave a comment here sharing a way you’ve used–or want to use–foil on a layout or other craft. You could win this prize package sponsored by American Crafts, ClearsnapDie Cuts with a ViewHero Arts, Jillibean Soup, Karen Foster Design, Maya Road, Pebbles, and TPC Studio.

Comments must be received by Monday, July 30, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Sorry, we cannot ship prizes internationally. If your entry is chosen and you live outside the United States, you will be offered a year subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine instead of this prize.

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158 Responses to CK Summer Camp 2012 (Day 4): Foil Tape Frames

  1. A beautiful LO and a great tutorial! I have glued foil to cardstock to run it through my Cuttlebug in the embossing folders. It has the sparkle of the foil but the stability of the cardstock. Looks so pretty on cards or for photo mat.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Hannah says:

    I’d love to use foil for making those gorgeous frames!!!

  3. JanelleJ says:

    What a great idea!! I love upcycling anything I can! I’m excited to try using everyday kitchen items on my scrapbook pages!

  4. pamela says:

    I’ve used foil on a few cards to make it shiny! Since I’m worried about punching on the foil raw, I usually use dies and die cut several images from foil.

  5. Thanks for sharing. Foil is so lovely. It would be great on a military page.

  6. Rissa says:

    Lovely idea, now i can make elgant embelishment out of aluminium foil…thanks a lot for your idea..

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