Let’s take a look at how I created my frame.
www.redrivercatalog.com/browse/66lb-arctic-polar-gloss.html”>Arctic Polar Gloss paper , Red River Papers
Epson Premium Presentation Paper
12 x12 cardstock, 2 sheets
The hardest part of this project for me was getting my kids’ pictures! My 2 ½ year old daughter wants nothing with standing still, so it took me several days to finally get a good shot of her! My son was more cooperative, but he refuses a haircut, so he looks a little shaggy.
Once I finally got some decent photos, I opened them in Photoshop Elements and resized them to 4 inches by 4 inches. I printed them off on Red River Polar Gloss paper. At this time I also opened up my digital papers and elements, resized them to my liking and printed those off as well.
I then trimmed the photos and the paper and frame element. Since I don’t have a wide format printer, I decided to mat my whole project on a piece of white cardstock. I trimmed my blue sheet of cardstock down to 11 inches by 11 inches. Then, the polka dot digital paper would still go from edge to edge. I adhered it all together and matted the frames and the photos with brown cardstock.
The next step was stamping my kids’ names and ages. Once I finished that, I was ready to assemble. I added the photos with foam tape to give them a bit of a lift off of the page. The frames were adhered with regular adhesive.
Thanks for coming by to look at my project today and I hope that this may give you an idea of just how easy it is to create a frame like this. I’m sure any parent or grandparent would love a gift like this!
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