DIY 3D SHADOW BOX PAPER FRAMES.

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Learn how to make your own custom diy 3D shadow box paper frames

I thought we'd do something a bit different today. I finally decided to brave Youtube and make my first video tutorial. As much as I love making photo tutorials for some projects photos alone aren't actually enough. Sometimes it can be difficult to show you exactly how I made something without actually showing you and these diy shadow box frames were one of those tricky projects.

I bought one of these gallery art pads a few weeks ago. It contains 26 different size art prints which is fantastic but the only problem is I don't have 26 different size frames so like any good crafter I decided to have a go at making my own instead. I picked a couple of my favourite prints and made 3 different size frames, a 5 x 7 inch frame, 4 x 6 inch frame and a 5 x 5 inch frame. Don't worry, I've included all measurements and supplies after the video below.


SUPPLIESMy Minds Eye Market Street Paper and Accessories Kit // Niche Foiled Frameables Gallery Art Pad or something similar // Martha Stewart Scoreboard // Super Sticky Double-sided Tape // Scissors

My Minds Eye Market Street Paper and Accessories Kit, 9 Sheets 12 by 12-Inch Cardstock
My Minds Eye Market Street Paper and Accessories Kit, 9 Sheets 12 by 12-Inch Cardstock
Niche Foiled Frameables Gallery Art Pad
Niche Foiled Frameables Gallery Art Pad
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool
Ranger Super Sticky Wonder Tape
Ranger Super Sticky Wonder Tape
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Frame for a 5x7 inch print (The 'Love' print frame).

Score at ½ inch (in), 1 in, 1½ in, 2 in, 8 in, 8½ in, 9 in, 9½ and 10 in.
Rotate 90 degrees and score at ½ inch, 1 in, 1½ in, 2 in, 10 in, 10½ in, 11 in, 11½ and 12 in.
Make extra 1 inch scorelines at 2½ inches and 7½ inches and repeat on the opposite side.

Frame for a 4 x 6 inch print (The 'Truly Madly Deeply print frame).

Score at ½ inch (in), 1 in, 1½ in, 2 in, 7 in 7½ in, 8 in, 8½ in and 9 in.
Rotate 90 degrees and score at ½ inch, 1 in, 1½ in, 2 in, 9 in, 9½, 10 in, 10½ in and 11 in.
Extra 1 inch scorelines at 2½ inches and 8½ inches and repeat on the opposite side.

Frame for a 5 x 5 inch print ( The '+' print frame).

Score at ½ inch (in), 1 in, 1½ in, 2 in, 8 in, 8½ in, 9 in, 9½ and 10 in.
Repeat 90 degrees and repeat the measurements above.
Extra 1 inch scorelines at 2½ inches and 7 ½ inches. Repeat on opposite side.

A few tips.

I always recommend practicing on some scrap paper first. These frames can be a bit tricky to begin with but once you've got the hang of it you should be able to make one in around 15-20 minutes.

When making your frame you need to allow a ½ border around all sides of your print. So for a 5 x 7 inch print you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 10 x 12 inches and for a 4 x 6 inch print you will need a 9 x 11 inch piece of cardstock.

The maximum frame size you can make with a 12 x 12 inch piece of cardstock is 7 x 7 inches with a depth of ½ an inch.

Learn how to make your own custom diy 3D shadow box paper frames scrapbook paper.

Learn how to make your own custom diy 3D shadow box paper frames

Learn how to make your own custom diy 3D shadow box paper frames

What do you think? Will you be making your own shadow box frames? As always if you have any problems or if you've got a question please get in touch in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you.

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