Message Photo Frame

A great present for grandma and grandpa. Make a photo frame with the kids, add a photo and a message, and give it as a gift.

You will need...


  • A4 size printed design paper 2 sheets (we recommend a fairly sturdy paper such as "Photo Matte Paper" or "Double-Sided Photo Quality Inkjet Paper")
  • Photo (9 x 13cm)
  • Decorative stickers, etc.


  • Scissors or any other cutting instrument
  • Cutter
  • Glue
  • Pencil

Before you start

  • Make sure you have your design paper ready in advance.
  • Don’t forget, you can print design paper using the smartphone app "Epson Creative Print". If your model comes with a design paper option built in, you can print it straight from the printer.
    Epson iPrint lets you print photos easily.

How to

1 Fold 1 piece of design paper in half.
2 Fold the ends over about 3cm. This will create the base.
3 While folded closed, overlay another piece of design paper and a photo to make out an appropriate width for the border around the photo, and cut the overlayed piece of design paper.
4 Cut out a piece from the middle of the design paper just slightly smaller than the outline of the photo. This will make the frame.
5 Attach the photo to the base and place the frame on top so that it slightly overlaps the edges of the photo, and attach it to the base.
6 Have fun decorating by placing stickers around the photo or attaching messages written on scraps of design paper to the back.
7 Overlap the ends and glue them both together.
8 It's finished!

—Style 1—

Before gluing the ends together, it can be folded inside out to be closed up like a greeting card. How about giving one to grandpa and grandma! Wouldn't it be fun to assemble together?

Printing Design Paper

You can choose from 20 pre-installed design paper patterns on the printer.

For printing photos

You can print photos easily using the smartphone app "Epson iPrint".

Epson iPrint

You can download the app from the App Store by Apple Inc. or from Google Play by Google Inc.

For printing design paper and photo collages

Epson Creative Print

You can download the app from the App Store by Apple Inc. or from Google Play by Google Inc.

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