Embellishment Tips and Tricks: Frames on Layouts

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Layout by Katie. Songbird Avenue Metro kit. CK Ali font.

I think it’s safe to say that I (Katie) am passionate about photo frames! I put a lot of thought and care into selecting just the right frame for the photographs I choose to display, and I have hundreds of them in my home.

Do you remember my “hall of fame” from this post?


Yes, I love frames! So it probably won’t surprise you that my frames folder is one of the biggest in my digi scrap collection. I think I enjoy collecting digital frames even more than real ones because I can use them over and over again!

Why are digi frames so much fun to use? Well… let me show you!

Digital versions of photo frames have no bulk to them so you can use them on an actual scrapbook page, where you would never be able to pull off such a trick in the world of traditional scrapbooking. I mixed a wooden frame with a paper-style slide frame for this layout.

Layout by Katie. Bojo Butterfly kit by Katie the Scrapbook Lady (retired) CK journaling font

On any type of layout, framed photos are fun to pile together in a collage style arrangement. Using the same frame for each photo gives the group of pictures a feeling of continuity.

Layout by Katie with help from Rona (team partner in the Amazing Scrapping Race). Doodles by Kate Hadfield. Paper and frames unknown.

Layout by Dunia. Stacked Photo Clusters by Katie Pertiet Basic Neutrals Paper Pack by Dúnia (me) Essential Paper Petals by Gina Miller Overlay by Nancie Rowe Janitz Fonts: Fox Script and Diva

Framing a photo on a layout calls attention to that picture and helps you emphasize it as a special memory.

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Layout by Katie. Sweet Shoppe Collab Some Kind of Wonderful (retired)

You can even place the photo frame BEHIND the photo for a fun and creative twist! Go ahead and break the “rules”!

Layout by Melissa L. Alot Like Love by Traci Reed Font is DJB Executive Script

Many digital kits have wonderful frames to use as embellishments that contribute to the overall design and theme of your layout.

Layout by Melissa L. Lauren Reid Art House papers Lauren Reid Pretty Posies v. 2

Frames can make a simple picture feel more important. Framing also helps a photo stand out a bit more and get noticed on the page.

Lauren Reid Inspired by Rebecca Playful Strings by Designs by Lili Playful Words by Designs by Lili

Layout by Katie. Quickpage by Scrapartist (retired)

A frame is like a window that you are invited to peek through. It’s a wonderful way to draw the viewer into your photograph.

Layout by Katie. Paper by Weeds n Wildflowers Frame by Jen Wilson Font is Miss

Frames are the ultimate simple embellishment. If you love a minimalistic approach to scrapbooking, just add a frame and you will have created something beautiful with a special photograph!

Layout by Dunia. Mailing Label Frames n°3 by Paislee Press Press Lines n°2 by Paislee Press Date Me n°3 by Paislee Press Paper from Creashens (freebie, TFS) Beauty Marks Love by Two Sisters Designs Coffee Stains by Jackie Eckless Glue Lines by Jenn Patrick (retired) Backward Staples by Jenn Patrick (retired)

Layout by Dunia. Everything from Paislee Press: Mailing Label Frames
Pier 21 Kit Font: 2Peas Crumbly Gingersanp







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I think it’s time for some framed up photo fun! 😉 We’d love to see your favorite frame layouts so feel free to leave us a link in the comments or add them to our flickr group with the tag frame so we are sure to see them!