Hi there everyone! It’s Ashley, and I’m here today to share a fun dimensional frame, perfect for displaying pet photos. I had a cute photo of our puppy Baxter from last year in one of his sweaters and immediately knew I wanted to pair it with the Cedar Lane collection. Pet projects don’t always have to use pet themed products. Check out your Pink Paislee collections and you’ll find patterned papers and embellishments that will work great for your pet projects.
The dimensional frame and easel were both created with a Lori Whitlock cut file from the Silhouette Store, my Silhouette Cameo, American Crafts white cardstock, and Cedar Lane patterned paper. This frame was so easy to put together and could be used for displaying a variety of photos in your home!
I have a quick tutorial to share with you, showing how the frame came together.
Step 1: Open the dimensional frame in Silhouette Studio and cut the pieces on your choice of cardstock or paper. The photo opening for this frame is 4 x5″. You can adjust the size of the frame in Silhouette Studio if you want to make it larger or smaller. If you do adjust the size, make sure you select all of the pieces and resize them all at once to keep the correct dimensions for all of the pieces.
Step 2: Print your photo. Make sure your photo is sized to match the frame opening and that you leave extra space around the edges so you can adhere the photo to the backside of the piece you cut for your frame cover.
Step 3: Adhere the edges of your photo to the backside of the frame cover with washi tape to help keep it secure.
Step 4: Start folding the pieces that will go in between the frame cover and the back piece of the frame. The ticket shaped frame pieces need to be connected together with the small tab piece and then folded along the perforated lines. Once you are finished, you can attach the two ends together with the second tab to create a dimensional rectangle shape.
Step 5: Once you have the dimensional rectangle shape completed, you can adhere it to the backside of your frame cover piece. It will go over the photo area. You will repeat the same process with the pointed strips and place them along the outside edges of the frame. Then when you have both pieces in place, you can adhere the back piece of the frame to create a standing frame.
Step 6: When your frame is put together and the adhesive has dried, you can use a variety of embellishments to decorate the front of your frame.
I hope you’ve found some fun inspiration for displaying your favorite pet photos! Show your pet some love and include them on your next layout or project!