May 14, 2014

Making Decorative Frames

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

It's hard to believe that May is half over already.  Remember when we didn't think Spring would ever get here?  I hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful spring ideas on our Inspiration Blog!  If you haven't checked out Mikha & Darlene's posts from earlier this week, be sure to give them a visit!

Today I'm going to show you how to take one of your beautiful lacy dies & use it for the frame of a card.  It is really quite simple to do & lots of fun.  I'm sure once you make your first card, you will be hooked!  I will begin with a shot of the finished card, both front view & from the side so you can see how beautiful the frame is.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is actually one of their freebies!  They have some amazing digi images and if you aren't familiar with them, you should check them out. And as beautiful as they are, they really need a lacy frame! I chose Spellbinders Floral Ovals for the inside and Spellbinders Decorative Label Eight for the frame itself.

This is the side view where you can get an idea of just how beautiful these frames are.

On to the easy instructions! To begin with, fold your cardstock in half and place the die you have chosen for the frame on top of your cardstock, being careful NOT to place the folded edge clear to the top! You want your die to cut out just part of the die, leaving partial edges of your fold in place to secure the card together. See the photo below.

This top folded edge doesn't go clear to the top of your die.

Next, cut a separate die out of single ply cardstock.  This completely cut die will be glued to the front of your folded card & it will cover up the fact that the top of your "folded" edge is not complete.

As you can see in this photo, you will have a folded card on the left and a completed cut on the right to cover the missing portion of the folded card.   Glue the completed cut on top of your folded card.  Attach whatever else you like and you have a beautifully framed card that will have everyone amazed!

Be sure to head over to the Dies R Us store to check out the latest arrivals! Remember shipping is free over $35 domestic and $50 international!  Also check out the new Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!  Lots of great prizes & a chance to share YOUR ideas with us!

Don't forget to come back here tomorrow & Friday to check out what Robin and Alicia have for you too!

Until next week, have a wonderful week and go create something wonderful!!



  1. Gorgeous Sherri. A simply tutorial nicely explained too.

  2. Hello!

    I have made these before, but I always forget how to do it the next time I go to make one (Senior moment I guess) so thank you for doing this tutorial today WITH PHOTO'S! Love the card you made! What a SWEET image and once again...beautifully colored! LOVE it!

  3. Such a sweet card Sherri! I always enjoy making these cards, yours looks beautiful!


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