3D PAPER PROJECTS, Basic Grey, Mother's Day Cards, TUTORIALS
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A Chipboard Frame Tutorial

Hello everyone,  I have a tutorial today!  I made this small chipboard coaster frame and thought I’d share how easy it is to make for yourself!  It would be a great gift for Mom too, just make it in her favorite colors and add a small photo of her Grandkids.


  • Chipboard coaster or square 4″ X 4″

  • Decorative paper 4″ x 4″

  • Coordinating solid color decorative paper 2.5″ x 2.5″

  • Coordinating decorative paper 2.25″ x 2.25″

  • Neutral color (white is good) for the photo background 2.25″x2.25″

  • Clear acetate 2.25″ x 2.25″

  • Square Punch 1.25″

  • red line tape or strong adhesive

  • file or sand paper

  • hardware picture hanger and eyelet

  • Ribbon or embellishments

1. Adhere 4 x4 paper to the 4 x4″  chipboard coaster. If you are using chipboard cut to size, then round your corners too. File the edges lightly all around. This not only helps adhere them together, but softens the look as well.


2. Construct your mini frame:  Using your 1 1/4″  square punch, punch a square on scrap paper.  Use tape or glue (I use Tombow)  to stick the square to the centre of your 2.25″ decorative square, this makes it easy to punch the middle of your frame out perfectly.  Just align your paper punch with the scrap square and punch.



3. Apply 1/4″ adhesive tape to all four sides of the clear acetate.  Adhere to backside of  your mini punched frame.


4. Now apply 1/4″ adhesive to only three sides of your neutral square and adhere to the back of the clear acetate.  I place the untaped side at the top for dropping in the photo.


5. Adhere the mat layer (2.5″ x 2.5″ ) to the decorated chipboard in the centre. Adhere the finished mini frame to the center of this mat layer.


6. Use a crop a dile or eyelet setter to punch the hole at the center top and attach hook and eyelet. (hodgepodge hardware from Stampin’ Up!) Add embellishments and/or the ribbon, and it’s done!


I didn’t have a photo handy, so I stamped this little bird from Basic Grey clear stamps and slipped it into the frame, for now.  I think it’s kind of cute too! lol.

I hope this was clear and easy to follow!  I’d love to get your feedback, and I’d enjoy seeing your frames too if you make one, so please leave me a link in your comments!

I’m so happy you stopped by today!!

Have a creative day everyone!


Thanks for visiting! I have always needed to express my creativity, and I am the happiest when I do so. My blog is a way to challenge myself creatively, keep me motivated and inspired, to explore new ideas, and to share them with others! I feel the need to express myself in new ways...I hope you'll join me!


  1. This is gorgeous! A beautiful creation! I love the basic grey paper…..was browsing through the website last night.
    I will treat myself to some sheets soon 🙂
    Fiona x


  2. What a great idea, thanks for the instruction, know I will be making this cute frame for our upcoming family reunions.
    Thanks once again.


  3. Love this idea, will be making some for a family reunion for gifts, that you for the instructions, can’t wait to get started.


  4. so cute deena. Thanks for getting in the drivers seat with CCC as it is crazy around here lately. i really need to get back to my crafting or I will go CRAZY!!


  5. Thanks so much, for coming over to my blog and leaving your link! … Great tutorial, I should give it a try, love that you worked the acetat in.


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