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:
Here’s a close up of one:
- aluminum foil
- decorative border punch
- glue stick
- free printable journaling cards
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat with all foil strips, adhering the long strips first, then the short ones.
- Flip card over and trim off any foil that hangs over the edge of the card.
- 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!
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, Clearsnap, Die Cuts with a View, Hero Arts, Jillibean Soup, Karen Foster Design, Maya Road, Pebbles, and TPC Studio.
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For More Information
Get more creative frame ideas by visiting these links:
- Frame photo subjects with flashlights
- Create frames with flair
- Framing photos using your computer
- Frame layouts creatively
- Make a scenery shadow box
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Sav O’G: OHHH! What a fabulous idea – I LOVE that foil tape! I totally want to make scalloped frames for my pages!! LOVE! THANKS for the chance to win
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