Polaroid-style products are really popular right now in the scrapbooking world – and for good reason, they really are a fun design element. You can purchase patterned papers, stamps, stickers, digital elements/frames, and even die-cut frames. Today, I want to show you how easy it is to create your own polaroid-style frames. Here’s all you need to get started:
* A square punch (you could actually cut a square with scissors or a craft knife or your paper trimmer as well, but a punch will make it fast and easy)
* A paper trimmer
* Cardstock or Paper
The process is so simple, I almost hesitate to share it…but I know how many of us are visual learners – so here we go:
Step 1: Punch a square from the cardstock
Step 2: Use the paper trimmer to trim around the punched out piece
Step 3: Make sure to trim three of the sides the exact same width
Step 4: Trim the bottom piece, making it slightly wider than the other three sides
Step 5: Repeat
It’s fun to experiment with different sizes and widths.
And don’t be afraid to use patterned paper too!
Now you have a stack of frames ready to hold photos, patterned paper, emebellishments, journaling, or whatever your heart desires! You could use these on scrapbook pages, cards, or any paper-crafted project.
If you try today’s WOW, we’d love to see – just leave a link to your blog post or gallery featuring your diy polaroid project in the comments below. :)