Friday, June 14, 2013

Faux Polaroids on Travel or Project Life Page

These little Polaroid frames are everywhere and they are really easy to do.  All you need is something that will cut a square.  I used my Cricut and cut a 2 3/4" square leaving some border around the square.

Then I trimmed the paper with my paper trimmer to leave a 1/4" border around 3 sides and 3/4" on the bottom.  That's it, an instant Polaroid frame.

Then it was easy to glue it over a 3" photo.  You can make these any size you want.

For the rest of this overview page from our recent beach trip, I dug into my stash for some old stickers and some newer Washi tapes.  Before applying those, I stamped some circles but not with stamps or ink.  The video shows how to make these - really easy and fun.  I've seen other people do these but hadn't tried them.   I'll definitely do this again.

Next week, I'll start posting all the layouts from the 6x6 Scrapinar.  Some of these have process videos which go through more of the layout than was shown in the Scrapinar.  I still need to edit and voice over those.  I think I'll do a label for these posts so it will be easy to see them all at once.

Watch at YouTube

Here is a link to the sketch in PDF form.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is the perfect summer page, Lisa! I love your title work and layered washi.

  2. There are so many things that I love about this spread. It's funny how the smallest tips can give you the biggest ideas! While I cut papers all the time for cards, it just wouldn't occur to me to use two different background papers, cut them in half, and use one for tops and one for bottoms. :-/ How simple! Obviously, I haven't scrapbooked in quite some time. I also love the sun under the "O." I also love the photo frames. For those of us without a Cricket, we could still get the same look (kind of) by cutting larger paper rectangles, gluing the photos on top, and making them look like frames, even though they aren't. It eliminates the need for a die-cut. Wow! Long post, but thanks for sharing.

  3. Lisa what a terrific layout. I love the colour scheme, the embellishing, the faux polaroids... So inspiring. FYI... I had trouble watching the video; it kept freezing.

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