Use What You Have | Ideas for 12×12 Paper with Corner Images

If you are like me, you have piles of 12×12 scrapbooking paper! Here is one way to use what you have and create beautiful layouts from papers in your craft stash!

Paper with a big image across one edge or corner

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas for pre-printed 12×12 papers, especially when the image takes up and entire edge or corner of the paper. One easy solution to this is to use your craft knife and cut into the paper as if you are tracing an area around the big image.

Use your craft knife!

By cutting into the paper (but not cutting OUT the edge), you create a nice “pocket”. You can slide photos or embellishments inside and stretch the area of your paper without compromising the image. Plus, if you have an area in one of your photos that you wish to camouflage, you can use the “pocket” to cover it up.

Watch the video tutorial to see how!

Here’s a look at the finished projects I created!

I used one of the chipboard dies as a “corner”. I simply cut the chipboard frame in half at a diagonal and used one diagonal piece on each of 2 corners. I also used Embossing Powder (Enchanted Aubergine) by Sweet Stamps Piccolo with their embossing fluid dauber to get that altered look.

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