Thursday, March 22, 2018

Framing It! | Elsie Robinson

Hey friends, it's Elsie here! I had a bit of a tidy-up in my craft room last week, and as I was sorting through some of my paper stash I realised I had a lot of woodgrain patterned papers, like... a lot! I knew I loved woodgrain papers, but I didn't quite realise how much - haha! So I set them aside to use on my next TCS project.

I've had this gallery wall layout idea in my mind for quite a while, but have never gotten around to making it for one reason or another. But with my pile of newly-found woodgrain patterned papers and the Gallery Wall and Picture Perfect cut file sets, I finally got around to making this page! 

I started by arranging the frames in my Silhouette software to plan the design I wanted for my page. This streamlined my whole process, because I could cut the frames out in one go, rather than "winging it" and being left with frames that aren't sized correctly and wasting my beloved woodgrain patterns!

Before I backed each frame I realised that I wanted some white borders on he inside of the frames as this helped all of the patterns stand out. You could do this on your cutting machine, but I traced the outline of the frame and cut them with some scissors, which wasn't too difficult to do.

This design is a great way to show off lots of your favourite designs and colours of patterned papers, in a very neat and tidy way! 

And since this was the first layout I made with the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, I was like a kid in a candy store and wanted to use everything, so this design was perfect to use a lot of patterns in one go!

There really wasn't much more to add to this page because the beautiful cut files made this page come together so effortlessly. But I popped each frame up onto some foam and used a white brick patterned paper as my background (also from the Flourish collection).

I love the combination of the brick and woodgrain frames, as it adds a lot of texture and kind of creates a realistic look!

This page turned out so much better than I thought it could and I really love it! So much so that this gallery wall layout is currently hanging on the gallery wall in my craft room... so meta! ;) 

Thanks for stopping by everyone, I hope your inspired to use some of the frame cut files available in the store!


  1. WOW! This is just amazing and beautiful.

  2. Elsie! You make every collection so special ! This is just super clever and creative and beautiful ! Cheers @kellymadeit

    1. That's so kind of you to say Kelly! Thank you!! <3 :)