3D Frame Display

by Betty Traciak

Make a standing frame with die cut openings.


  • Cardstock or double-sided scrapbook paper (Stampin' Up!® Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Fresh Fig, Sahara Sand and Whisper White Cardstock used here)

  • Score board

  • Tape or strip adhesive

  • Die cutting machine

  • Dies (SU Stitched Labels Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Framelits used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers, Floral Romance Seals, Nature’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals)


  1. Step 1

    Cut cardstock for the frame front to 5 3/4" x 8 1/2”. Score 1/2” from edge on the long sides of the cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Center dies on the cardstock and run through a die cutting machine.

  3. Step 3

    Fold on scorelines. Apply adhesive to side flaps.

  4. Step 4

    Cut cardstock backing to 3 3/4” x 8 1/2”. Adhere the front to the cardstock backing along one edge.

  5. Step 5

    Bend the frame and adhere the remaining flap to the back.

  6. Step 6

    Decorate as desired to complete the project.



  1. Adjust the frame to any size! Determine the size of your backing, then add 2" to the width of the front piece.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 3D Frame Display. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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

Very creative. TFS!
Linda Tarolli  |  Wed Apr 10, 2019 at 4:32 AM
HOW ADORABLE. And what a great tutorial, Betty. Thank you and thanks for the tips you shared.
Prissequito  |  Wed Apr 10, 2019 at 6:42 AM
Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Apr 10, 2019 at 6:54 AM
Oh, Betty, what a wonderful tutorial and a great video! Love the step-out shots you've shown too. You sure have my mind whirling with ideas on how to use this great dimensional card. I love it. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this and share your idea. Hugs!
Cheryl Scrivens  |  Wed Apr 10, 2019 at 7:50 AM

The project is great and your video is awesome. I am curious if you add the embellishments on the flat background piece before or after you add the curved front.
KAB  |  Wed Apr 10, 2019 at 9:43 AM
Your project was lots of fun!
muscrat  |  Wed Apr 10, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Betty, what a fabulous tutorial and a wonderful idea for a dimension card! I love the depth and fun way to have a special card that is perfect for having on display. I love it, and I loved your video and the step-out shots. Thank you so much for taking the time to prepare and to share this tutorial. Hugs!
Cheryl Scrivens  |  Wed Apr 10, 2019 at 3:39 PM
Thanks for the lovely comments!

KAB, To answer your question about when I add the embellishments... I have done it both ways. I usually add the embellishments after I have made the frame. If the opening is small I use a pair of tweezers to place the decorations. For the origami themed project in gallery, I added the decorations to the back layer first. I used the front (while it was still flat) to guide the placement.
Betty Traciak  |  Thu Apr 11, 2019 at 5:55 PM
Hello. This is my first time writing or even visiting 'Split Coast Tutorials'. I have been trying to view the video, but I cannot get it up. Is there something else I should be doing to enable me to view it? Thanking you. Loving the cards.
Robyn Bloomfield  |  Tue Jun 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hi Robyn, welcome! You'll need to be using Chrome, Firefox or Safari to view our tutorial videos.
dina  |  Tue Jun 11, 2019 at 8:46 PM

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