Framing pages as gifts...need feedback

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Framing pages as gifts...need feedback

I'd like to make a framed page for a friend as a gift. I also plan to make framed pages with a quote or something on them to give hostesses at my upcoming baby showers. The style I plan to use for each is something that they can use as home decor or set on a desk or something.

What do you suggest? I've only done LOs on the 12x12 paper, but I'm not sure I can get a frame to fit that size. If you've done this before, what size paper do you recommend, and do you have any other helpful tips before I get started?

Joined: 12/22/06
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I'm sure there's got to be a square frame available larger than a 12x12 size, then just mat around the page. I've also see shadow boxes done w/ pages and they look really cool.

Not a great picture, but here's the shadow box...

http://www.pfile.com/cgi/cart.cgi?db=stuff.dat&search=MCS+Scrapbook+Shadow+Box+Frame&method=phrase

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Joined: 11/06/06
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There are 12x12 frames specially for layouts to showcase on walls, etc. But...I have found them to be kinda spendy, like up to $30. I think what I would do is find frames first that you like and then make your creation to fit into it. For example...it's really easy to find an 8x10 frame...so make it 8x10. That's what I would do.

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I agree with pp, make an 8x10 page. It's super easy! It's just like a 12x12, but smaller. Smile You can get layout ideas online. Here is a place that i like to go to...they have 12x12 and 8x10 LOs

http://www.littleredscrapbook.com/gallery.htm

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I recomend a smaller one so that it can be used in more locations. 12x12 might look funny on a desk! I've done 8x8 before (digital of course) that turned out nice.

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I've gotten 12x12 frames at Michaels for $5. But they are big. I'd also stick with the 8x10 for projects like that. Great gift idea!

Joined: 08/20/07
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Sounds good - thank you so much!

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:lurk:

I made these for family members for Christmas. They are in an 8x8 frame. They aren't exactly scrapbook pages, but they are similar.
I was really happy with the way they tunred out and everyone seemed to like them.



There are more, but you get the idea.

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hey pickle in middle, step out of lurkdom!! Biggrin Those are beautiful! Smile
And I agree with the others. If I'm scrapping gifts to frame, I always keep them 8x10. \-

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I agree with the pp, 8x10 is what I do! I would like a 12x12 for myself, but I stick to 8x10 for family and friends!

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Thanks again - I enjoyed the link, as well as the photos and ideas. You ladies are awesome! Once I finish the gifts I'll show you how they turned out.