Scrapbook How-To: Create Frames with Foil Tape

Give your family layouts a bright look by using self-adhesive foil tape that adds glimmer, but not bulk. It’s a metallic substitute for decorative tape! Use it to simply anchor photos or create gilt frames, as Autumn Baldwin did in her Happy layout from Mixed Media, Vol. 1.

Happy by Autumn Baldwin from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Happy by Autumn Baldwin from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Create the look:

Step 1: Cut cardstock 1" longer and wider than photo or accent to be framed. Adhere foil tape 1/4" from edge.

Step 1: Cut cardstock 1″ longer and wider than photo or accent to be framed. Adhere foil tape 1/4″ from edge.

Step 2: Punch around edges, trimming corners as needed.

Step 2: Punch around edges, trimming corners as needed.

Step 3: Affix photo or accent to cardstock.

Step 3: Affix photo or accent to cardstock.

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Free Download: Spring Cut File

Ahh, spring! The flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and hopefully your creative spirit is feeling renewed. This cut file from Kim Watson will brighten your scrapbook pages and other paper crafted projects. Enjoy!



Download the file here!

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Stretch Your Supplies: Create a Typographical Design

Letter stickers make creating titles a breeze, but sometimes you end up with multiple sheets of a single style. Perhaps you ran out of the letter E on your first sheet and purchased another full sheet just to get that necessary vowel. Now, you can put all those stickers to good use by filling in a large design with a typographical treatment and a title, as Heidi Sonboul did in her Outside Play layout.

Outside Play by Heidi Sonboul from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Outside Play by Heidi Sonboul from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Close-up look at sun design using letter stickers

Close-up look at sun design using letter stickers

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Download: Free Scrapbook Sketch

One of the most well-known tools for jump starting a layout is the sketch. Sketches can help with photo, title, and journaling placement; but more importantly, they can get you over the staring-at-the-blank-page-for-hours-wondering-where-to-start hump. Remember, a sketch is a tool to get you started. The fun comes when you add your personality and personal touches to liven up that page.

Lori Anderson used this sketch for her Camping layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques.

Camping by Lori Anderson from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques

Camping by Lori Anderson from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques

Tools-and-techniques-sketchDownload the sketch here.

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Download: Journaling Cards for Every Day

Whether you’re using journaling cards on your traditional layouts to capture your thoughts and feelings or including them in your pocket scrapbooking, these free downloads from Laina Lamb make recording your memories quick and fun.


Download the free JPEG file.

Download the free PDF file.

Download the free PNG file.

 

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