Making Freestanding Photograph Frames

Making Freestanding Photograph Frames

Hi everyone, I would just like to say welcome to my Freestanding Photograph Frame post! I previously introduced this project in my ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop post and promised measurements. I received a number of requests for the measurements so I have done my best to come through with my promise including instructions...enjoy!

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The design is inspired by the YouTube clip presented by Jan B for the Freestanding Photograph Frame and fits nicely in the Mini Pizza Boxes you can purchase in the Holiday Catalog.

Freestanding Photograph Frame With Year Of Cheer Specialty DSP - Secretly Scrapbooking (Bunbury, WA)

For this Freestanding Photograph Frame I used the Champagne Foil Sheets, Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, Clear Window Sheets, the Layered Square Framelits, Whisper White cardstock, Foam Adhesive Strips and a matching retired ribbon.

So to make this Freestanding Photograph Frame it is first required to cut out your required DSP, cardstock and window sheets to the required size. The following parts are required:

  • 3 x Whisper White cardstock squares 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches
  • 1 x Whisper White cardstock rectangle 2 x 2-3/4 inches (aka Stand)
  • 1 x Year of Cheer Specialty DSP square 3-1/4 x 1/4 inches
  • 1 x Clear Window Sheets square 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches
  • 1 x Ribbon tied into a Bow (suggested to make the card a little cuter)

Now that we have our parts we need to adhere two of the Whisper White cardstock squares together, known as the backing. Also adhere the remaining Whisper White cardstock square to the back of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP square which we will just refer to as the DSP.

The next step is to use the Layered Square Framelits, so set aside the squares measuring 66 and 60mm on the outside edge. You need to set the DSP on the Big Shot magnetic board followed by the 60mm Layered Square Framelit with roughly 1/2 inch from the outside edge of the DSP to the outside edge of the Framelit. Next you need to cut out the Champagne Foil Sheet for the trim using both the 60mm and 66mm Layered Square Framelits and again using the Big Shot magnetic board.

I'm a lover of Fast Fuse and Tear & Tape Adhesive but use what you prefer and adhere the Clear Window Sheet cutout to the back of the DSP to create the front panel. I then adhered the Champagne Foil Sheet trim to the front of the DSP. The stand should be scored and folded at a diagonal from corner to corner and then adhered (one triangle) to the backing piece of "Whisper White* cardstock so that one short edge of the stand aligns centre to centre with the backing cardstock.

Finally we bind the back of the DSP to the backing piece side without the stand using Foam Adhesive Stips. The foam is going to create a U shape and should be added to the DSP first. This is because you need to ensure the foam isn't too close to the cutout, I put the Foam Adhesive Strips about the width of the foam strip away from the cutout edge. Now you can connect the backing cardstock to the DSP taking care that the edges align and the DSP edge without the foam is facing in the opposite direction to the backing edge with the stand. This allows the photo to be added to the frame from the top so it doesn't fall out easily.

Finally attach your ribbon bow or other embellishment/s and you are done! Congratulations on your new Freestanding Photo it's time to find the perfect photo to go in it.

Here is what the end product looked like in the ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop:

Mini Pizza Box With Year Of Cheer Specialty DSP, Champagne Foil, Hearts Come Home, Cheers To The Year And Foil Snow Flakes - Secretly Scrapbooking (Bunbury, WA)

I hope this post has been helpful in creating your own Freestanding Photo Frame and helped you discover new things to create from the new catalogues. I have listed the YouTube link below that I used as a basis for the Freestanding Photo Frame:

Thanks for reading my post and please leave a comment if you found this post helpful and maybe to help me discover what you ended up making. Now it's time for me to go back to Secretly Scrapbooking!

Stella Xx
Bunbury, WA
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141708 - Layered Squares Framelits Dies Layered Squares Framelits Dies
[141708] $58.00
106549 - Neutrals Collection Whisper White Cardstock Neutrals Collection Whisper White Cardstock
[106549] $15.75
144748 - Foil Sheets Champagne Cardstock Foil Sheets Champagne Cardstock
[144748] $7.00
142314 - Window Cardstock Window Cardstock
[142314] $8.75
144640 - Year Of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper Year Of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper
[144640] $22.75
129026 - Fast Fuse Adhesive Fast Fuse Adhesive
[129026] $13.00
138995 - Tear & Tape Adhesive Tear & Tape Adhesive
[138995] $9.00
141825 - Foam Adhesive Strips Foam Adhesive Strips
[141825] $14.00
144645 - Mini Pizza Boxes Mini Pizza Boxes
[144645] $10.00
Note: All prices are shown in Australian Dollars

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