Good morning everyone! I wanted to share a tiny sneak of just a little that is coming in your February kits and share a way that I like to use 6 x 6 paper pads. We've got a brand new, adorable paper pad coming your way for our Pocket Life subscribers.
For today's tutorial I tried to copy the look of a Polaroid frame using solid paper and 6 x 6 pattern paper. I started off with 3 selfies that my husband, daughter and I took of ourselves this summer, framed them and made a layout. My goal: frame the selfies and keep my layout simple.
Here is part of my finished page. I'm not going to sneak it all since it isn't February yet.
I started by flipping through my 6 x 6 paper pad (any guesses which pad it is?), picked some patterns to work with plus a soft colored solid. I trimmed the photos first then cut each layered frame a little larger.
The light blue cardstock was my "polaroid" frame and I cut it 3/8" bigger than the photo on the top and the sides and 1/2" bigger on the bottom. (So the frame was 3/4" wider than my photo and 7/8" taller than my photo.) I used my Fiskars Paper Trimmer to cut the rectangles and cut the inside out of the rectangles to create frames.
Once my frames were cut I glued them over the photos. I put a pattern paper rectangle behind the photo of my daughter to make the photo pop.
Next I played with placement of the 3 framed photos and decided to run them horizontally across the center of my 12 x 12 page. Here's a close-up of the finished frame with a rectangle of pattern paper behind.
Last I'm sharing a close-up with a little sneak of wood chip and a tag from the February PL kit.
Thanks for stopping by our blog today. We'd love to see what you do with frames on your layouts!