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In order to make the frames you only need some good quality paper and double-sided tape or glue. It doesn’t matter what size paper you use as long as you follow the scoring instructions. The frames can be made any size and they’re super fun to make. Could be a cute 1st wedding anniversary gift (1st year theme is paper).

In this tutorial I'll show you how to make 3 types of frames: basic frame, deep border frame and wide border frame.

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Step 1: The Basic Frame

You can make it any size you want. The border will be a regular size border.

Step 2: Score & Cut

Take your paper and score at: 3/8″, 3/4″, 1 1/8″ and 1 1/2″ on all 4 sides.

Trim away the corners (the small squares formed by the intersection of the scored lines).

Step 3: Shape

On 2 sides (if you’re making a rectangular frame I do recommend choosing the shorter ones) mark on the 3rd score line 3/8″, trace a trapezoid shape and trim using the scissors.

Step 4: Burnish

Fold and burnish all the scored lines.

Step 5: Fold

Roll the weird shapes sides first and glue them into place with a bit of double-sided tape or glue.

Roll the other 2 sides and tuck them underneath the previous ones.

Step 6: The Deep Border Frame

This frames has a deep border, could work well as a shadow frame.

Step 7: Score

Take your paper and score at: 3/8″, 1 1/8″, 1 1/2″ and 2 1/4″

Step 8: Cut

Trim away the corners (the small squares formed by the intersection of the scored lines).

Step 9: Shape

On 2 sides (if you’re making a rectangular frame I do recommend choosing the shorter ones) mark on the 3rd score line 3/8″, trace a trapezoid shape and trim using the scissors.

Step 10: Fold

Roll the weird shapes sides first and glue them into place with a bit of double-sided tape or glue.

Roll the other 2 sides and tuck them underneath the previous ones.

Step 11: The Wide Border Frame

This frame has a wide border and would work really well with pretty patterned paper as it allows you to see more of it.

Step 12:

Take your paper and score at: 3/4″, 1 1/8″, 1 7/8″ and 2 1/4″

Trim away the corners (the small squares formed by the intersection of the scored lines) On 2 sides (if you’re making a rectangular frame I do recommend choosing the shorter ones) mark on the 3rd score line 3/4″, trace a trapezoid shape and trim using the scissors.

Step 13: Fold

Roll the weird shapes sides first and glue them into place with a bit of double-sided tape or glue.

Roll the other 2 sides and tuck them underneath the previous ones.

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    7 months ago

    These frames are just wonderful! I love them :)

    You should enter this in the Paper Contest!

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