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How to make a paper frame for a stamped design. I want to frame designs without using a whole sheet of the framing paper under the stamped object.  Basically, just a frame with no inner paper. How is this done?

Bev. Granzella

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Sometimes I see people use nesting dies to accomplish this.  They will place two dies close together on their cutting mat and get a small border.  Then this small frame is placed over the stamped image with some kind of adhesive.

you could use a craft knive or exacto knive on a safe cutting surface to cut out the inside. It would be fairly laborious compared to using dies.

I remember one time I had strips of card stock, and I pieced together a frame for a stamped image. If you did not like the seams showing you could put a decorative element over the top of that place.

Thanks Verna.  I appreciate all the tips I can get.

Beverly

Heidi, 

Laborious, yes, I found that out!!  Unfortunately, most dies do not always fit the stamped design.  I would like to find a way to use a paper cutter to achieve the results. I think your idea of a craft knife is probably the most efficient, altho taking much more time and precision than I want to put into a Christmas card.  That is a card that goes to at least 40 different addresses!!!

Beverly



Heidi... said:

you could use a craft knive or exacto knive on a safe cutting surface to cut out the inside. It would be fairly laborious compared to using dies.

Beverly, I threw together a quick step by step tutorial on how to use your paper cutter to make a frame.  You can see it HERE on my blog if you wish to check it out.  I did it kind of quickly, so if something is unclear, feel free to ask questions!

Beverly Granzella said:

Heidi, 

Laborious, yes, I found that out!!  Unfortunately, most dies do not always fit the stamped design.  I would like to find a way to use a paper cutter to achieve the results. I think your idea of a craft knife is probably the most efficient, altho taking much more time and precision than I want to put into a Christmas card.  That is a card that goes to at least 40 different addresses!!!

Beverly



Heidi... said:

you could use a craft knive or exacto knive on a safe cutting surface to cut out the inside. It would be fairly laborious compared to using dies.
This is when I'd use the cameo...but for fun, I'm going to check out your technique, Lisa.

OMG, yes, go see Lisa Babitz's tutorial.  I've seen that done in some classes, but her tutorial is very well done!

Funny, it's almost like "ask" and someone has done that very thing!  What a great bunch of sharing stampers we are!!!

Please post a picture of your framed image result, so we all can "oh and ah" over it, I am certain it will be brilliant!

Good Luck!!!!



Anna Jernigan said:

OMG, yes, go see Lisa Babitz's tutorial.  I've seen that done in some classes, but her tutorial is very well done!

Funny, it's almost like "ask" and someone has done that very thing!  What a great bunch of sharing stampers we are!!!

Please post a picture of your framed image result, so we all can "oh and ah" over it, I am certain it will be brilliant!

Good Luck!!!!



Beverly Granzella said: 

Thanks Anna.  Lisa's tutorial is a big help.  Takes a few practice trials, but correct measuring is the trick.  I want to frame a stamped image that I have done with Gina K's "Cracked Glass" tutorial.  The cracked glass is something very different and give a true vintage look.



Anna Jernigan said:

OMG, yes, go see Lisa Babitz's tutorial.  I've seen that done in some classes, but her tutorial is very well done!

Funny, it's almost like "ask" and someone has done that very thing!  What a great bunch of sharing stampers we are!!!

Please post a picture of your framed image result, so we all can "oh and ah" over it, I am certain it will be brilliant!

Good Luck!!!!





Beverly Granzella said: 

Thanks Anna.  Lisa's tutorial is a big help.  Takes a few practice trials, but correct measuring is the trick.  I want to frame a stamped image that I have done with Gina K's "Cracked Glass" tutorial.  The cracked glass is something very different and give a true vintage look.



Anna Jernigan said:OMG, yes, go see Lisa Babitz's tutorial.  I've seen that done in some classes, but her tutorial is very well done!

Funny, it's almost like "ask" and someone has done that very thing!  What a great bunch of sharing stampers we are!!!

Please post a picture of your framed image result, so we all can "oh and ah" over it, I am certain it will be brilliant!

Good Luck!!!!

Yes, using a die to cut the center out of your "frame" is a great idea!  You can use any size or shape you want if you have the right die(s).

lovinpaper said:

Sometimes I see people use nesting dies to accomplish this.  They will place two dies close together on their cutting mat and get a small border.  Then this small frame is placed over the stamped image with some kind of adhesive.

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