WOW #87: Polaroid Die Cut Frames

06 Apr

I am a child of the 70′s so along with unique hairstyles and groovy music, I grew up with Polaroid cameras. We were fascinated then by what seemed so technologically advanced. Today the nostalgia of Polaroid prints has returned and now you can make your own even if you don’t own the actual camera. There are several ways to accomplish creating a polaroid frame, but for today’s “Work It Out Wednesday” we’re going to use  a digital die cut shape.

For today’s “WOW” you will need a digital die cutting machine, a frame downloaded from the die cut machine’s website, white cardstock and a photo.

Here is a picture of today’s completed layout:

 

Step 1: Upload the digital die cut into your machine’s software and resize to fit your project. (Mine are 2″ wide.)

 

For additional instructions, photos, and the complete supply list keep reading!

Step 2: Cut the shapes from your machine.

 

Step 3: At this point you can add journaling, a stamped sentiment, a rub-on phrase or decorate the frame however you’d like. You can also leave it blank (or even cut it from a color other than white).

Step 4: Trim your photo to fit inside the photo frame.

Here’s a picture of our completed project again:

And here’s a close-up photo of the little polaroid die cuts I used on my page:

(Supplies: Cardstock–American Crafts, Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper–American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Echo Park Paper; Stickers–Echo Park Paper; Button–Basic Grey; Pearls–Prima; Cloud punch–Fiskars; Die cut machine–Silhouette; “Spring” and “frame” die cut shape–Silhouette; Border sticker, die cut paper, journaling spot–Little Yellow Bicycle; Flags–Pebbles; Stamp–American Crafts; Ink–Tsukineko; Photo corners–Canson)

There are lots of different ways to incorporate Poloaroid frames in your projects, and we’d love to see how you’ve done it! Simply leave us a link to your completed project in the comments section below. We’re sure to be inspired.

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13 comments
JenGallacher
JenGallacher

The frame is called "3_frames_C00776_20509" and you can download it from the Silhouette store. :)

JenGallacher
JenGallacher

The frame is a digital die cut for the Silhouette machine and thus your Cricut will not cut it. You can get the same look from your Cricut by layering a square within a rectangle in your Design Studio. :)

kate blue
kate blue

great photos first! Love the small touches like the pop to the clouds and the pearls...very cute.

Lisa Dickinson
Lisa Dickinson

love this - yet another fabulous reason to use my Silhouette!

Ellie A.
Ellie A.

This post makes me super smile.. I love my Silhouette. I have the clouds as that was last week's free download.. Off to look for that Frame LOVE it :)

Janet
Janet

I have the cricut studio. Is that what I need to download the polaroid die cut? If not, what do I need. Thanks...sooooo cute!

Kathy Stutzman
Kathy Stutzman

Where do you get the digital frame? I have a cricut.

Emily Dugan
Emily Dugan

Oh this layout is just adorable! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing! It's so bright and wonderful!

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