Simple Frame

by Birgit Edblom

Create a folded paper frame to highlight your image.


  • One 5" x 10" piece of cardstock for card base

  • Two 3" x 6" pieces of cardstock for frame

  • Stamped image

  • Ink

  • Bone folder

  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool

  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Stamp your image/background on a 3”x 3” piece of paper.

  2. Step 2

    Score both 3" x 6" pieces of cardstock at 3/4", 1",1 1/4", 1 1/2", 4 1/2", 4 3/4"”, 5" and 5 1/4".

  3. Step 3

    Apply Scor-tape™ to the outer panel on the back of your scored cardstock pieces.

  4. Step 4

    Fold at the scored lines and peel off the paper lining of the Scor-Tape.

  5. Fasten it so that the edges of the frame form squares.

  6. Step 5

    Adhere your image to one of the frame pieces.

  7. Step 6

    Glue the image and half of the frame to the other frame piece.

  8. Add a popped up image for more dimension. (optional)

  9. Step 7 (Optional)

    Thread string or ribbon through the frame and make a small bow in one corner.

  10. Step 8

    Adhere the framed image to the card front.



  1. To create a frame without holes at the edges make one of the frame piece 4/8” wider.

Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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This is really awesome I cannot wait to try that. Thanks for such a wonderfully clear tutorial!
christi hicks  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 7:10 AM
I expected it to be so much harder than it is. Perfect tutorial, thanks a million.
Bahb  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 7:24 AM
This is a great idea and I think it will be good for little gifts to friends

Mary :D
Mary Broussard  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM
That is just too cool! Thanks for sharing that with us!
Nancybeth  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM
Birgit, your tutorial was awesome!
MariLynn  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM
Birgit, I just want to say thank you for all your tutorials, they are so inspiring and explained so well. I just took time to look at your site and gallary. They are remarkable, beautiful, and inspiring to learn more and share. I don;t understand or speak Swedish, but your words come through with much love and appreciation. God Bless you, and thank you so much. (PS love this one too)
Pattie Jones  |  Sat Nov 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM
What are the exact measurements for the variation with no holes at the center. You mentioned making one 4/8 wider. Can you give me the measurements? Thanks
shari morgan  |  Mon Nov 8, 2010 at 10:11 PM
The card is soooooooo beautiful, I am new in a way, but enjoy making cards. I do them mostly for my church banquets and dinners/breakfasts at these special times of the year.

Bless you for showing how to do it.

Betty A. Callahan  |  Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 11:09 AM
This is totally awesome! Birgit your tutorial is amazing, very creative, and just plain fun!
Jerri Jimenez  |  Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 4:56 PM
WOW this is such a cool technique, definitely have been inspired to try it! Thanks!
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Nov 25, 2015 at 6:44 AM

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