Folded Paper Frame

by Beate Johns

Create a paper frame out of a square piece of patterned paper.

Supplies

  • 4 1/4" square of patterned paper

  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool, ruler and pencil

  • Additional cardstock, to finish your project

  • Dimensionals, or other adhesive

  • Stamps, Taylored Expressions Animal Love Sentiments and Fish in Love used here

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Line two opposite corners of your 4 1/4" square of patterned paper up with 3" scoring line on your Scor-Pal.

    Score at 1" and 1 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Turn your paper 90 degrees, line the corners up again with the 3" score line and score the next corner at 1" and 1 1/2".

  3. Repeat until each corner has score lines at 1" and 1 1/2".

  4. Step 3

    Fold the corners in towards the center of your square on your inner score line.

  5. Step 4

    Fold the corners out on the second score line.

  6. Step 5

    Unfold your corners and place your image in the center of the paper frame. Add adhesive to the inner sides of your frames.

    Foam dots were used here to give it a more 3D look.

    Hint:
    The center will be a 3" square. The black layer here is a 2 7/8" square.

  7. Remove the paper lining from the adhesive and adhere the sides of the frames to your image.

  8. Step 6

    Fold the tip of each corner back in.

    Add a dimensional to each corner.

  9. Fold back over to finish your paper frame.

  10. Step 7

    Use your frame on a card, box or scrapbook page.

Video!

Variations

  1. Don't own a Scor-pal™ or want a different size frame?
    You can use any size patterned paper square. Mark the center of your paper.

  2. Fold the corners of the paper over so the corner tip hits the center of your paper. Then fold the corners back out.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Folded Paper Frame. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

what a smatching little card
pauline roberts  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 7:53 AM
This looks like so much fun, I can't wait to try it - will let you know how it turns out!
Susan Steinpreis  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 8:02 AM
You always do such an amazing job with these videos and projects. You are so talented. Thanks so much for sharing all that you do! Best, Curt
Curt O'Brien  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 8:17 AM
This is way cute! I to go make one!
Anne  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 8:39 AM
what a cute idea. have seen something like this before but didn't know how it was done. Thank you for all your great tutorials.
Barb  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've tried to make this and just couldn't get it right, but now thanks to you, I can go home and get one done.
You are so talented and I just love everything you send.
Thanks again.
Brenda Woods  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM
What a cute card...I really love it.....thanks sooo much....
monna  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 8:56 AM
I love it, can't wait to start on one, and thank you for the video.
Lori  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 9:01 AM
Looks like fun and can be used in so many ways.
Beth  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM
Great video! Really cute card!
Kathy  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 10:31 AM
Beate, I marvel at your creativity! Your directions are always easy to understand but the videos make every project do-able. Thank you for all your cute, interesting, easy to follow ideas.
Paula  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 11:10 AM
I love these cute windows...and the adorable images! Your instructions are so easy to follow! Thanks, Beate!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 11:53 AM
Can't wait to try this. Going to do it right now. Thanks so much. It looks so cool.
Angelus  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 12:37 PM
Thanks for a great tutorial! Ive added a card! smile
Birgit Edblom  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 12:51 PM
You always make everything so easy to understand...thanks from a novice!
Theresa Wilt  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 1:53 PM
Thanks, Beate. I am always inspired by your creative genius! You're amazing.
Marion  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 3:55 PM
Beate, I had a friend tell me that she would like to make a frame at one of our upcoming stamping sessions. This came at just the right time! Thanks!!!
Kathy  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 4:59 PM
LOVE this! Thanks for the easy to follow instructions.
Jocelyn  |  Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 6:31 PM
wow, this is awesome! and your step by step directions are great!
thanks will have to give it a try!
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Carol<><  |  Thu Feb 11, 2010 at 6:25 AM
This is great. Am definitely going to try it.
Louise Grissom  |  Thu Feb 11, 2010 at 9:06 AM

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