CTMH Studio J Tutorial #8 (Mat to Your Heart’s Content)

Mats, Mats, and More Mats in Studio J!
Welcome to Amy’s Creative Corner! This video shows you how to use text boxes to add mats around your photos and other page elements. Learn how to send text boxes to the back and bring them forward to create layered matting around your photos and page elements. You can change the entire look of your page using text boxes to create mats! Please visit
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My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.


  • trishkj
    January 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

    This is great! Thanks so much.

  • Barbi Kelley
    January 21, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I have a mac computer and when I right click I’m not getting the options to
    …bring forward…send back, ect to be able to use text boxes for matting
    my photos. Could you help me?

  • createwithamy
    January 22, 2011 at 2:11 am

    @barbikelley I don’t have a Mac, but I think you can “right-click” by
    holding down Control and then clicking. That should bring up the menu to
    send items to the back or front.

  • mleah73
    March 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I can’t get it to send to back when matting the entire layout, it wont go
    behind the BNT paper that they have put it. Theres also not an option for
    sending their paper to the front. Does it only work on certain layouts? I’m
    using the “card trick” layout. Please help! Thanks!

  • createwithamy
    March 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    @mleah73 I think it only works on layouts where the paper isn’t connected
    to each other such as the pattern I used in the video. I tried it on “Card
    Trick” and it only went behind the photos and embellishments. Sorry that I
    couldn’t be more helpful! I’ll ask about this at Boot Camp and see if they
    will put it on their list of updates to the program. 🙂

  • mleah73
    March 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Thank you! I’m glad I’m not just having user issues! Ha ha. Let us know
    if/when they update and I look forward to more videos.

  • mleah73
    April 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Did anyone ever find out if they are going to fix the large matting on the
    other layouts? I always want to use it and can’t get it going!


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