Make a Frame from Patterned Paper.

This may be obvious, but it wasn’t to me and I was thrilled when I figured it out, so I thought I would share, since a lot of ppl have asked about my frames :) This is an easy way to make your own frame from any paper.

Step 1: Gather Your supplies. Pen, paper, and 12″ trimmer (or craft knife)

Step 2: Cut the paper down to size. I am making a 12″ frame, so I didn’t have to worry about that.

Step 3: Turn your paper upside down. Put in your paper trimmer, and mark a line w/ the pen for the width of the frame (I made mine approximately 1/2″). Do this all the way around your paper, using the cutting guide as a guide for marking the line, as shown.

Step 5: After you have drawn your line guide around the paper, you have 2 options. You can use a craft knife to cut out the frame. Or, you can use your trimmer, which is what I have chosen to do. Simply line up the blade at the corner where your lines meet. Do this on each side

I have made many pages with frames, but this is the most recent, and this is the frame that I cut out in the pictures above.

And, here is another page I made a while ago using frames that I had cut…


  1. Chelsey says

    I did a CropTalk on this once and everyone just loved it. It takes some time, and I would recommend practicing on a scrap piece of paper first, but they are so much fun!I did not think about turning it upside down and actually drawing the lines out; that makes it much easier! Thanks for the tips!

  2. Allie says

    I love saving supplies like this! I’m a big believer in getting every drop out of my patterned paper that I can. :) Thanks for sharing!

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