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How To Make An Amazing Scrapbook Photo Frame From Magazines

For today's tip, we're using an old magazine to make some fabulous photo frames! I'm going to quickly show you how to make those in the easiest possible way.

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Now, one of the things that I have done in the past is making myself a scrapbook photo frame using thicker card stock. This is to make cutting out from magazine and other thinner papers a lot easier. The way that I do that is by cutting out and drawing around a Polaroid that I've got in a set. I love these Polaroid frames, but they're very expensive and I always love to make my own colors.

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magazine pages and cutouts

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Step 1

polaroid and craft knife

After tracing around the Polaroid, I've drawn around the inside to create an insert using a ruler. Then, what I'm going to do is use my craft knife and ruler to cut it out.

Step 2

ruler and craft knife

Now that I've just cut it out using my craft knife, you can use this and create frame or templates using all of the beautiful images that you may have in your magazine.

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Step 3

polaroid cutout
polaroid cutout and magazine page
scrapbook layout using IY polaroids

The only thing that I would highly recommend is to make sure that you choose colors and textures that support your photograph. As seen in the left photograph, while it has quite a busy background, the frame is suiting that photograph.

Step 4

inking edges of polaroid

The last thing I want to quickly show you is, rather than trying to ink your edges with a stamp pad, just use a black pen to finish them off instead.

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Step 5

taping down photos
taping down polaroid

So, now that I've got my frame made, one of the other things that I really like to do after sticking my photo to my layout is using some pop-up tape to hold my frame up a little bit away from the scrapbook page. After that, I just stick it directly over the top of my photograph, making sure that it is straight.

Step 6

Lastly, I make sure to add a few of my embellishments onto the frames just to really bring them all in together.

adding heart embellishments

So there we have it! A really easy way of using magazine or any of the card stocks to create your own scrapbook photo frame!

Here's another great tip: Use a stunning magazine spread as your theme. I love doing this and turning vacation landscapes and homes as a scrapbook background.

finished scrapbook layout

That's it for today's blog! I hope you enjoyed this fantastic idea of creating your own scrapbook photo frame with magazine and card stock! Happy Scrapbooking!


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