Trendy Tuesday – Frame It Right
by Katherine Elliot

It is no surprise to find creative photo frames used on scrapbook pages in the paper craft world.  However, besides showing off your best photographs in scrapbook albums, frames are a trend in many other paper craft projects and products.  Check out the various embellishments, stamps and dies that can help you frame it right…

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Album Project by Greta Hammond, image source Paper Crafters Library

If you missed it earlier, check out the showcase of Fancy Pants Designs products here on the PCL blog, including the patterned photo frames shown above.  Coordinate these frames with matching papers and accessories from Fancy Pants Designs and you are sure to have a winning design in no time.

Trend Setter Patterned Photo Frames from Fancy Pants Designs, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

Pink Paislee also offers some pretty decorative, patterned frames that could be perfect for many spring projects.


Mixed Media Mini album by Shellye McDaniel, image source Papered Cottage

Cottage Farms Photo Frames from Pink Paislee, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

Frame embellishments are chic, too.   Mandy”s scrapbook page shown below uses trendy mini-frame wood cut embellishments from Maya Road in addition to an embellished frame around her photo on her scrapbook page.

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Hello You scrapbook page by Mandy Koepen, image source Cocoa Daisy Scrapbooking

Maya Road You”ve Been Framed wood embellishments, image source Eclectic Paperie

Some of the next scrapper”s fun photo booth style pics are highlighted with ornate mini frame embellishments from Websters Pages.

Just Us 2 scrapbook page by Trace Mar, image source Two Peas in a Bucket Gallery

Webster Pages Frame Variety Pack image source Flamingo Scraps

 Photos of your loved ones do not need to be used exclusively in binders or scrapbook albums, of course.  A framed photo card would warm the heart of any proud parent on Mother”s Day, Father”s Day, or any occasion.

DEC2012DAY2EPhoto frame card by Julie Dinn, image source Kreative Jewels

Julie Dinn”s card above used a simple frame die from My Favorite Things.   The frame window on this die makes it simple to add your photo or image to any project.

Die-namics InstaFrame from My Favorite Things

Other companies, like Maya Road, have similar, simple photo frame stamps and sentiments to use with your photos.

Instant Photo Frame Clear Photopolymer Stamps 2"X3" SMP2X3-2315

Instant Photo Frame stamp set from Maya Road, image source Stuff4Scrapbooking

Frame themes pop up in even more rubber stamp sets.  The photo craze of holding an empty frame up to your face is fun and festive.  Here are just a couple of cards that used stamps with that fun trend that caught my eye…

Card by Melody Rupple, image source A Paper Melody

Picture Perfect stamp set from My Favorite Things

Card by Joslyn Nielson, image source Unity Stamp Company


Vicki, Catherine and Leica Girls stamp set from Unity Stamp Company

Frames are not only used for personal photos.  They make great focal points on cards framing both sentiments and images.  Believe or not, the image below was created by Erin Gonzales using digital stamps from My Digital Studio.  The depth of the framed image looks fantastic on this digital thank you card.

Fancy Frames digital card by Erin Gonzales, created using My Digital Studio from Stampin” Up!, image source Hand Stamped Style

Fancy Frames -- Digital DownloadFancy Frames digital images from My Digital Studio, image source Stampin” Up!

Create your own stamped ornate frame using a stamp set and coordinating dies or punches, like this Flourishes set that goes well with several oval shapes.

Flowers and Frames stamp set from Flourishes

Card by Silke Ledlow, image source Flourishes Boutique

Using layered dies, like those from Spellbinders, you can make your own frame shapes and patterned paper frames for your projects.  Andrea”s card below shows a lovely, classic way to create a frame using Nestabilities.  This card is from a post from the PCL archives…of course Andrea has always been on trend!

Nestabilities Frame card by Andrea Walford, image source Paper Crafters Library

 Hope you found something inspiring to put you in a crafty frame of mind today.  Until next time, happy crafting, everyone.

7 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Frame It Right”

  1. I’m a big fan of the pseudo-Polaroid frames. Such memories they evoke.

  2. Absolutely love frames of any kind, never thought of using them in my scrapbooking, this opens a whole new world for me.

  3. Fun options out there….thanks for showing some I have never seen before.

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