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MyLittlePiglet
06-28-2006, 07:06 PM
When making frames do most people double mat and then cut through both so double mat is only on outside so to speak or do you do it in two parts so that there is the "lip" everywhere so to speak? Does that make sense? Thanks!

PrincessNancy96
06-28-2006, 07:10 PM
When making frames do most people double mat and then cut through both so double mat is only on outside so to speak or do you do it in two parts so that there is the "lip" everywhere so to speak? Does that make sense? Thanks!
You are making total sense!!! I have seen them done both ways... I have done the few that I have done with the "lip" to them...

Mickster
06-28-2006, 07:15 PM
What a great question! I don't know if I would have thought of it, until it was the middle of the night and I needed to mail stuff tomorrow! :rotfl:

MyLittlePiglet
06-30-2006, 06:50 PM
frame question part II

Does anyone have tips/ suggestions for cutting regtangular frames? HOw do you cut the inside away??

Has anyone used a cozzule(sp)????? Are those any good?

TIA
Michelle

hopemax
06-30-2006, 07:37 PM
This would be why I hate frames :)

When I did them for the LAND swap, for the bottom layers, I actually just cut strips 1.5" wide and then positioned them to make a frame. So there was no "inside" to cut out. Used a lot less paper too.

But to do the upper layer, I cut the insides out just using my paper trimmer. I cut one out of construction paper first, so I could make sure the size was right. Then I took the cutout and traced it, and then cut on the lines.

And I had a lip going all the way around.

RRBB
06-30-2006, 07:50 PM
I've used a craft knife to cut out the center of frames.

MyLittlePiglet
06-30-2006, 08:38 PM
hopemax-

Now why the heck didn't I think of using construction paper for prototypes??? Hitting forehead with hand (really really hard)

I wasted soooo much paper last night doing this!!!!

I decided that everyone was getting frames with oval cut outs that fit a 4 x 6 more or less. Which BTW made my think A lot of ditigal photos don't print a true 4 x 6 so I made it to fit either I think it is 5.75 by something or other.... anyway....

I have gotten pretty good at cutting through one level of cardstock on top of another and then cutting through both to get the "lip".

Thanks guys for your help. Maybe someone has also used a cozzule(sp)

PrincessNancy96
06-30-2006, 09:39 PM
This would be why I hate frames :)

When I did them for the LAND swap, for the bottom layers, I actually just cut strips 1.5" wide and then positioned them to make a frame. So there was no "inside" to cut out. Used a lot less paper too.

But to do the upper layer, I cut the insides out just using my paper trimmer. I cut one out of construction paper first, so I could make sure the size was right. Then I took the cutout and traced it, and then cut on the lines.

And I had a lip going all the way around.
Those frames are awesome!!! :) I've seen that work first hand!!

hopemax
06-30-2006, 10:46 PM
:blush: