New Video: Three Fun Borders with Framelits

Several weeks ago I shared a quick and easy card that features flowers from Helping Me Grow, a frame from Rose Garden and a bold sentiment from Grateful Bunch.  In case you missed the card, which was designed for a Pals Paper Arts color challenge, here it is (you can click on the picture to see the original post:

Helping Me Grow, Grateful Bunch, Rose Wonder, Number of Years, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA293Again, if you want to read the original post, click on the photo above.  🙂  Sure, the flowers are great!  Yes, the background with spots from the Number of Years set are fun. It’s the Blushing Bride border around the frame of the sentiment, though, that makes this card so special.

I love that so many of Stampin’ Up!’s stamp images coordinate with great Framelits dies so that we can easily crop out the image, leaving a thin border around the stamped image.  Such a quick and easy way to pop up images and beautifully frame them.  You asked for a video, and I really hate to disappoint you, so I’ve filmed one to show you how easy it is to create fun frames with Framelits.

I hope you enjoy:

In summary, I shared three ways to showcase the frames around our stamp-and-Framelit pairings:

  • Stamp the image and crop it out.  The border around the edge of the image will be the same color as the cardstock you stamped on.
  • Stamp the image.  Snip a tight border around the image.  With another sheet of paper, crop the Framelit image.  Layer the two.
  • Stamp the image and crop it out.  Use Stampin’ Write Markers to color around the stamped border.

Stamp Sets:  Helping Me Grow, Number of Years, Grateful Bunch, Rose Wonder  Papers:  Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron)  Accessories:  Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Helping Me Grow, Grateful Bunch, Rose Wonder, Number of Years, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA293Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Great idea to correct the little white frame!Think of the possibilities!

  2. Good Morning Brian –

    I love to start my day with you as my guest right here in my own house. Nothing is as good as sharing a cup of tea with a great friend! LOL

    Thanks so much for this video. You have insights that would never enter my mind. This is a great way to have a beautiful border without having to use more card stock. Being somewhat frugal with card stock is a good thing for those of us who are retired and on fixed income. You have yourself a Super Sunday and thanks again!

  3. What a great idea Brian! All three ways have a place but I’d never thought about using a marker and coloring in a color. What a wonderful addition to the tag. Thanks for sharing such a good one!

  4. Brian, thanks so much for the great ideas on making a border for the framelit! There is actually another way to make an even larger border background – turn the framelit over to its “backside” and trace around it with a pencil on colored card stock, then trim it out with scissors. You will have an even larger “frame” to place your greeting framelit on.

    • Susan Shelinbarger

      Another way to get that larger frame is to cut along the impression left on the cardstock by the outside of the Framelit. A piece cut from a different color of cardstock will nest inside the frame perfectly.

  5. Thanks for taking the time to share a video. These are fantastic tips and expand the options with our stamps and dies!

  6. Great idea to paint the white edge. I have been so busy playing with the rose dies, I have completely overlooked that sweet little frame. Thanks for the video inspiration.

  7. As usual, thanks for this fun card, AND good video. It’s nice to see how relaxed you are in front of the camera now, and having fun, too.
    All the best!

  8. Quite brilliant, drop mic worthy! Thanks, Brian.

  9. Brian I love all 3 tips, however; the 3rd is way cool ?

  10. Genius, I love the simplicity of colouring the edge around the stamped border!

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