Saturday, February 7, 2009


You're almost finished with your page . . . but it still feels like it's missing something. A little color? A little detail? But you don't want to go overboard. Hmmmm. Why not try a photocorner? :D

There are lots of fun photocorners on the market, but you can also make your own. The fun part is that you can make it out of anything to perfectly compliment your layout. Try using paper, fabric, transparencies, journal spots, stickers, etc.

Here's one technique for making your own photocorner:

Step 1: Choose your paper or material that you are going to work with. In this case I am using a Jenni Bowlin Mini Bingo Card.

Step 2: Cut it into a square.

Step 3: Cut the square from corner to corner. You will now have two triangle shapes. You can use them like this or continue with the steps to make it a little more like the traditional photocorner shape.

Step 4: Fold your triangle in half.

Step 5: Snip off the bottom corner.

Step 6: Open it up. Now you have your finished custom photocorner!

You can also create your own photocorners, by cutting off the corners of new or used envelopes. Measure in from the corner equally on each of the sides and cut! You can make them as small or as large as you would like.

Try using decorative scissors to cut your photocorner. Or decorate your custom photocorners with stamps, paint, doodling, brads, buttons, flowers, etc. The options are endless! Have fun with it!

Supplies Used: (Most everything here came from previous Noel Mignon Kits: Tree House & Picnic Basket)Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, 7 Gypsies, Scenic Route; Transparency: Hambly; Letter Stickers: Scrapworks (black), Pink Paislee (red); Flowers: We R Memory Keepers (red), Pink Paislee (polka dot); Label Stickers: Scenic Route; Calendar Sticker: Melissa Frances; Chipboard bird: Scrapworks; Journal Spot: Anna Griffin; Rubons & Buttons: SEI; Other: Thread, Letter Stamps from my stash.


Teresa Loop said...

Fun! I love those Bingo cards, I find all kinds of great uses for them!

AbbieTorroll said...

GORGEOUS! Love the idea of using a bingo card for a photo corner! Inspirational as always!

AbbieTorroll said...

GORGEOUS! Love the idea of using a bingo card for a photo corner! Inspirational as always!

Noel said...

I will be using this tip!! In fact I may just go ahead an lift this LO...I love it! :)

angela said...

you are so clever! thanks for sharing:)

Virginia said...

Love this technique! I use it a lot! Thanks for the awesome demo!

scrap"ann" said...

dank u voor de leuke tips!!!