Folded Paper Frame

by Beate Johns

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


  • 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


  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.

    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.



  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!

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Questions and Comments

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

Thank you for sharing this cute card.
JOY  |  Sat Oct 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM
I love this frame! This tutorial is going directly into my save file for future use. Thank you for sharing!
Shelley  |  Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 6:40 PM

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