Frames, Titles & Fun Embellishments

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Make Your Layouts Tell Your Story

By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Frames, Titles & Fun Embellishments to Make Your Layouts Tell Your Story

The pictures tell the story and the title and design pull the interest in.  Create fabulous titles and frames to pull the elements together and make a layout that says, “Wow!”  Add your favorite embellishments and let your layout say it all.

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Begin by gathering the pictures you will be using for your layout.  These pictures measure 5 ¾” x 2 ¼” and 4” x 4 ½”.

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Choose a piece of 12” x 12” cardstock or patterned paper.  Since this layout was of nature I often like to use a kraft cardstock.

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To create a circular frame that can go around a picture, place several folded pieces of painters tape onto the center of a piece of patterned paper, or the cardstock, you have chosen for the frame. This will help hold the paper down when you make the second cut with the circle cutter.  Also, place some tape on the corners to hold and it then adhere it to the glass cutting mat.  Cut the first circle at 5” and then move in and cut again at 4 1/8”.  That is an easy way to make a circle frame to place around a photo.

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This frame was created using the Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.  Cut with a paper trimmer a piece of patterned paper that measures 3 ¼” x 6”.  This will create a frame that will fit around the 4” x 4 ½” photo which isn’t an ordinary picture size, but that’s what’s great about this board.  Set the board up so that the corner areas are at .25 which is shown on the board and in the instructions and set the alignment bar at .25 for cutting out the center of the frame.  You can have fun with this tool and experiment with different sizes papers or follow the included instructions for some more fun.

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Make an awesome large title using the We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board.  This board isn’t just for banners.  The letters make perfect titles that stand out from everything on your page and they are simple to make in just a few easy steps.  All you need to do it cut enough 3” x 5” pieces of cardstock or patterned paper for each letter of the title.  Follow the included instructions for punch the centers of each letter, cutting them and rounding the corners and you’re done!  Easy letters in just minutes!

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Add another layer of fun to your title and layout by using your favorite embellishments such as these trees created from the Designer Tree Die by Little B.     Here’s two more fun ideas, mat a photo with the paper at a different angle and then add a frame around the pictures as shown on this layout and place another picture over the top of the title.

The next time you’re ready to tell a story through the pictures you’ve taken, create a fun title that becomes part of the layout, add your favorite embellishments and frame those pictures to create a finished look.  Let your entire layout do the talking for you.  Now start by going and taking those amazing photos!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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