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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mats & Frames Part 3

I like the look I've been able to get by using "Card Creators" punches by EK Success.  They create fancy corner treatments on your basic photo mats. This first one is called "Basket Weave".  These punched mats are very easy to make.  Simply test to see how wide the border is that the punch creates.  Cut a mat for your photo with this size border on all four edges.  Then all you have to do is punch each corner.

This page uses another card creator called "Graceful Heart."  While it can be used for many photos, it is especially effective for wedding, anniversary, and Valentine's Day themed pages.

This page shows another punch called "Venetian."  The various Card Creator punches really dress up photo mats.

While this page is not my favorite, it DOES demonstrate a fun variation on this theme -- multiple Card Creator punched mats.  As you can see, this photo uses three punched mats - green, white, and black.

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