The photo frame: Polaroids, slides, Instax, we'll never tire of them because they are staple motif for the memories we treasure. For our final post in our Focus on Photos series, we'll be looking at inspiring ways we've seen photo frames used.
Create a gallery! This is a great way to bring order to a page featuring multiple photos without overwhelming the viewer. Shannon Tidwell uses frames in different colors and styles to showcase the details of her daughter's birthday party.
Go big! Ali Edwards frames a full page photo with a polaroid design she's made out of printed vellum.
"Sandwich" a frame by layering on either side of it. danielle2108 stamps beneath the frame and embelleshes on top with stitching and buttons.
Build on pre-designed frames. There are so many collections that incorporate frames; Laura has put her own spin on this Simple Stories design by adding touches of glitter, a flair button, stickers and tape.
Create an interactive element. Julie used an exacto knife and slipped in this polaroid housing a sentiment. How fun would it be to receive a card like this?!
Make a mini album. Every page in this mini album by cdheeren uses a polaroid design. This takes out the guess work of "What should I do next?" while tying each page together.
Fill a background with them. There are patterned papers with designs like this already; one could use them as a shortcut, or you could create your own with die cuts. Change the orientation of each frame and vary the color and style for added interest like Vinnie Pearce has done.
Frame other stuff! These aren't just for photos, but anything you'd like to bring attention to - think memorabilia, a favorite sticker, a title, etc. Lilith Eeckels has zeroed in on words that are meaningful to her and framed a definition pattern.
Highlight an element. By placing colored frames over photos, Jill Sprott adds depth and dimension while highlighting fun aspects of her story.
For more on scrapping with frames, see Jen Gallacher's video tutorial dedicated to using this product, Julie Campbell's Trendy Trios card lesson and more Garden Girl projects using frames. Shop our frame selection here, and don't forget this is the last day of May and the final opportunity to scoop up our May digital kits focused on photos!
See more on our May focus of photos by checking out our May Garden Girl project release, our inspiration board on Pinterest, our previous post on scrapping with filmstrips and our post on scrapping with View-Master reels. It's the last day to play along with this theme for yourself by using the hashtag #2Peasfocusonphotos on Twitter and Instagram for your chance to win a generous prize pack (details here). Have fun!