How to Frame a Scrapbook Layout

Posted by on 26 Jun 2015 in Scrapbook Fantasies, Scrapbooking, Tutorials & Videos | 0 comments

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you a Tutorial I presented on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Blog last year showing how I frame/mat my layouts. I get asked a lot how to do this without wasting paper and making layouts that weigh too much. 

Let’s get started with the steps:

1. Place your back frame paper/card in your trimmer lining it up with the 1″ mark

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

2. Cut from 1″ from the top to 1″ from the bottom (between the 1″ and 11″ marks only) – Do not cut the whole way through

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

3. Repeat on the other three sides – and this is the 1″ wide frame you will be left with

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

4. Trim background paper/card to 11″x11″

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

5. Apply tape to all four sides of piece cut in step 4 (no wider than 12mm tape should be used for this)

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

6. Peel back both ends of all four pieces of tape and crease (so that they can be seen from the front) – Now apply this to the frame lining-up the sides as evenly as possible (unless you want it to be of square)

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

7. Peel the tapes away gently to adhere the layers together

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

8. Voila you have matted/framed your page ready to create on

Framing a Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Before I finish I want to share with you a couple of my layouts that include this technique, which I use a lot in my Scrapbooking Classes to save on materials (i.e. get more bang for your buck). The sample with a double mat only requires an additional piece 3/8” larger than the centre piece. 

scrap-the-girls-may-2015-alicia-redshaw csi-161-alicia-redshaw Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Well that is it for my tutorial today, and I hope you enjoyed it.  If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me: aredshaw@bigpond.net.au

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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