How-To Video: Dimensional Photo Frame/Window


I did this page for a sketch challenge over at a new website,  My friend Megan started this site recently and I was so honored when she asked me to be the first guest.  I met Megan on my last big teaching trip before Colin was born… the best teaching event I have ever done by far.  I went over to New Zealand and Australia to teach for Kiwi Scraps and was blown away by the kindness of the people I met.  I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful everyone was… how welcoming they were to me and my mom.  It was perfect.  And Megan was one of the many dears I met there.  She has since sent me toys and clothes for my son and even fuzzy slippers for me.  She is an angel.

So… I was very happy to support here new website.  The project and sketch are posted over at Please be sure to go visit.  🙂  She has some great artists and prizes planned!

Doodlebug chipboard letters
Hero Arts stamps
Bo Bunny patterned paper
Creative Impressions silk ribbon

Thanks for peeking!

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28 thoughts on “How-To Video: Dimensional Photo Frame/Window”

  1. Oh my goodness! I know you've mentioned that Colin turned 2 recently but is he ever getting big!! My twins are 20 months old and I think I'm in denial. I still call them 'the babies' more than 'the twins'. How long do we get to say that? Anyways, the layout is just beautiful! Love the sketch and the colours you used. I think I'm going to have to break down and buy those HA circle stamps. *Sigh*

  2. Oh thank you Jennifer. That is a gorgeous technique…I couldn't quite figure out at first what you were going to do and when you put the pics in the frames, I was like, "Oh…". Beautiful!
    I did a LO of my 2 year old son eating cake too-Loves it!!
    I'm a "should of done that earlier" girl too. Glad that the pros do stuff like the rest of us, LOL!

  3. this is such a fun page jennifer! love the photo frame strip idea! and i had to laugh at the "should've done this earlier" parts … that is SOOOO me! lol! i'm always yanking my layouts apart to do things i should have thought of in the first place!

  4. I thought I read on the Hero Arts blog that you had daughter(s) ? Do you scrap them? I don't see any of these – would be fun to see as I have 2 girls.

  5. What an adorable layout! Love the idea for the dimensional photo frame. I was smiling when you added the things you should’ve done earlier cuz I’m always doing the same thing when I scrap. I loved that song too!

  6. I have two step-daughters. They are older now and into scrapbooking a lot, so they do their pages with me! 🙂 Works out great. Also, they were getting recognized a lot and I am not always with them. Just looking out for them. 🙂 They are my little buddies.

  7. Jennifer–Another awesome simple layout. I am too scared of using photoshop, but I may have to get over it–everything people print (like the 2×3 on the 4×6 sheets of paper) looks awesome. Oh, to learn to learn! I also love that silk ribbon–mostly because I used it on my wedding invitations and I have about 3 rolls left over! ha! Can’t wait for the next one!

  8. After seeing your Lo on TSB site it is so fab to actually see how you put it together Jennifer.Your an inspiration Jennifer and your brother in law should have a recording deal for sure he has a wonderful voice I love his songs.

  9. pretty-pretty-pretty!
    I love watching your videos! I can’t scrapbook these days (exams) but watching you craft is like doing it myself 😉 lol

  10. Jennifer,

    What an adorable page (and son)! Love the music as always.

    Thank you so much for sharing these videos with us… I love the way it shows your creative process and includes a “change” or two…. we all do that but it’s nice to see a “pro” show it. I really like your style and am inspired by you.

    I’m a long time scrapper but wasn’t part of the online world – so glad I found it and your website!

  11. Great LO!!! Love the idea of the frames and popdotting them. Can’t wait to give this technique a try!

  12. As soon as you listed on your site that you had 4 videos to show, I was super excited. I probably went to the computer a thousand times to see if your video was on yet. Well, it was totally worth the wait!!! You are such an inspiration. I also have a little boy and finding simple layouts with a boy theme seems to be hard to find. I LOVE all of your work. I think I scraplift everything that you have done. Keep those videos coming, I can’t wait for the next one!!!

  13. Fabulous page! I always forget to add pop dots to my pages, but I’m going to try it right away, thanks to your video! And what a fun thing to do to cut out those little windows 🙂 Like everyone else, said, I’m so grateful to see your thought process as you work through a page, and yes, it’s nice to know that even the pros say, “should’ve done that earlier”! Thanks for being willing to show us how you work through it!

  14. Great video Jennifer!! I love this frame so much that I’m doing it on my very next LO!! Love your work and hopefully I’ll see you again at Scrapfest with Hero Arts?!?

  15. I absolutely love watching the things you come up, thank you so much for taking the time to share with everyone…you are AWESOME!

  16. Thanks Jennifer! So lovely to see you make something “IRL”.. lots of tips too.

    LOL on your comments ‘should of done this earlier..” you are so funny! Love that.

    Am off to print out your sketch now and see you back over there soon.

    xNiella aka Paperbutton.

  17. Jennifer~Thank you for another wonderful video… your page turned out yummy as Red Velvet CAKE!
    I registered over at The Sketch Book, and am waiting for my membership to be activated~it looks fun over there, but I wanted to see MORE! Thanks for sharing your friend Megan’s new adventure with us!

  18. Thanks for all the videos, I learn so much. Jennifer I have a question. After seeing so many wonderful cards from you and others, I think I want to make some. What would you suggest for what to buy/invest in? I would like to make “thinking of you” cards.

  19. I love watching you work – do you come up with these ideas beforehand or are your creating on-the-fly? Could you maybe post one day about your favorite basic must-have tools – like trimmer, glue, etc. It’s hard to see what kind of tape runner you use from your video.

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