How do I mat a photo?
— scrappergirl27, MN on Feb 01, 2012

To create a mat, start by measuring your photos (a standard photo is 4'' x 6''). Mats can vary in size, it all depends on the look you want for your project. If you trim the patterned paper or cardstock you're using as a mat to 4 1/4'' x 6 1/4'', you'll have a 1/8'' border around your photo. If you trim your paper to 5'' x 7'', you'll have a 1/2'' border around your photo. Mats can be a great way to add an accent to a scrapbook layout or to make photos really stand out. Hope this helps!