Hey everybody welcome to another edition of Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Today I have a unique technique to share with you using the Fringe and Score board from We R Memory Keepers. This fun tool makes this paper weaving technique a breeze. With this tool, you can score or cut 4 lines with one swipe of the blade. How cool is that? To create the woven background on this layout, I simply cut slits into the teal patterned paper with the Fringe and Score board. Then I used the Fringe and Score board to cut strips of 1/2″ patterned paper. The weaving technique is easy. You simply weave patterned paper in and out of the base strips. This technique is so fun! I remember doing this technique in grade school with strips of construction paper. Now, I have a fun tool to play with so I can use the same technique in my paper crafting and scrapbooking projects. The patterned paper and embellishments on this layout are from the Little By Little collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Because this is a layout about my son and his grade school field trip, I thought the bright colors and fun paper weaving technique worked perfectly on this project. While the bold woven background is the main embellishment focus on this layout, I wanted to spread color in across the layout to the bottom right corner. I was able to add a few sprinkles of color with some confetti. I used the confetti punch from We R Memory Keepers to punch a few sprinkles of confetti from scraps of patterned paper laying on my desk. Using a strong liquid adhesive is important when adhering confetti. I love how having a few tools on my desk can make creating scrapbooking layouts so fun. This technique is so easy, I hope you’ll try this paper weaving technique too. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again soon!
Hand stitching is one of my favorite techniques and has been for a couple years now – I can’t stop, won’t stop hand stitching on my pages 🙂 I LOVE the texture it adds and how it helps define the edges of patterned papers. Here are four layouts I’ve made recently incorporating hand stitching!
GATHER MEMORIES by Paige Evans
I made this layout for the Spring 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine featuring hand stitched flowers that I then filled in with watercoloring to help bring out the thread color.
4TH OF JULY by Paige Evans
This entire layout was inspired by a star die cut in the ephemera die cuts pack from the new Sweet Freedom collection by Pink Paislee. I enlarged the shape and created a focal element – and of course added hand stitching to each piece!
YOU ARE MY BRIGHT SIDE by Paige Evans
A little stitching can go a long way as seen on this layout – over strips of washi tape placed in a large “X” I added stitching to help define that border and create wedges for embellishing or leaving empty for contrast.
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS by Paige Evans
On this layout I stitched color-on-color over the rainbow pieces and then hand stitched white-on-white around the cardstock clouds. I even added a bit of machine stitching to help keep the title in place permanently.
I hope you give hand stitching a try on your layouts – it’s always worth the extra effort!
I recently taught a class in Prague and together we made exploding box mini albums! I filmed the process so you can make one, too!
I would looooooove to see if you make one; add your link in the comments below!
One of my favorite techniques is to punch shapes from LOTS of patterned papers (the more patterns and colors on a layout I can use the better I say!) and then cut those shapes in half! Today I am featuring half circles!
WILD SMILE by Paige Evans
On this layout I punched 1″ circles from all three of my Pink Paislee collections (Fancy Free, Take Me Away, and Oh My Heart) and then cut them in half. I arranged the half circles into concentric rings on a pink paper background and sewed them in place.
1ST PASSPORT PHOTO OUTTAKES by Paige Evans
On this layout I created banners by punching 1″ circles, trimming them in half, and then arranging them into curved rows. To emphasize the banner effect, I sewed along the tops of each row and then bent up the half circles for dimension.
BRAND NEW by Paige Evans
I spent some time punching circles from a lot of different scrapbook collections, cut them in half, and then layered them to create a sort of floral effect!
KERRY PARK by Paige Evans
Similar to the first layout shown in this post, I created concentric circles from lots of half circles and sewed them down so they’ll stay put forever and ever. 🙂
VENICE CANALS by Paige Evans
Here I used a similar technique but used a square instead of a circle and then arranged them into rings around a central photo. I love stitching the small papers in place and then bending up the papers to create dimension!
I hope you are inspired to try this easy and fun technique. Once you start, you won’t want to stop!
Hexagons are such a great and versatile shape that can be used for pretty much any subject and theme!
JANEY GIRL IN A BOX by Paige Evans
On this layout I used a hexagon punch to make a whole bunch of hexagons and then lined them up at an angle. I even punched my small photos into hexagons!
SAY CHEESE by Paige Evans
I used the same hexagon punch on this layout as above – the punch comes with two sizes of hexagons so I had fun layering the papers together with dimensional adhesive to create a little “pop!”
TOMMY BAHAMA BABIES by Paige Evans
Hexagons remind me of beach umbrellas so it was the perfect shape for a layout about chillin’ at the beach!
Have you tried hexagons on a layout? I’d love to see the results! See you again next week!
I’ve been in love with buttons and brads ever since I started scrapbooking! They just look like little bits of candy that I want to eat! I thought I’d share some layouts and a card that feature these fun little embellishments.
LOVE by Paige Evans
I lightly drew the big “LOVE”, watercolored over the letters, and then topped them with a rainbow of colors!
LOVELY DAY by Paige Evans
Buttons make a great finishing touch and add lovely texture and dimension to your projects!
THANKS CARD by Paige Evans
Use buttons and brads in place of flowers on a card and then draw the stems with a pen.
TOUGH LOVE by Paige Evans
Dig into your stash and create big shapes out of your buttons and brads!
WATCH ME GROW by Paige Evans
Here I made a big heart frame using buttons and brads!
If you’ve got more buttons and brads than you can even count, pull them out and give some of these stash-busting techniques a try!
Welcome back, my friends. What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects from four wonderful designers, and then add to it some yummy cookies! I hope these will be some projects that you want to create yourself. So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!
I am delighted today to share this beautiful layout designed by the very talented Delaina Burns. The astonishing moments with our family are not only to be cherished, but are so very important for us to scrapbook. I love Delaina’s layout and how she added the vintage flare to set off her old photo.
Delaina created her beautiful page using a stenciled background along with the Artisan Powder from Prima. She also added lots of layers by mixing papers, flowers, and metals. Don’t you just love this soft, vintage look? All of her embellishments are a perfect match to complement her layout. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog, Delaina’s Embellished Memories, where you will find the steps to creating this page. This is one design I am sure you will want to use again. A big thank you to Delaina for sharing this outstanding layout with us. Enjoy creating one of your own!
I know many of you (like me) are enjoying the shaker-card trend that is going on right now, and I hope you will be inspired to make one of your own. I would like to share this darling shaker card that was created by using the Gift Box Cover-Up-Die-namics windows. Adding beautiful colored sequins to your card will immediately add color to your background of your card. Step it up a notch and add a coordinating envelope to your card. What a sweet surprise when the recipient opens the envelope to find such a fabulous card inside.
Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend you stopping by the Patterned Paper blog where Inge will share the supplies needed and how she created this adorable card. You will love how she used this window die to create a shaker card with a beautiful floral arrangement! Thank you, Inge, for your inspiration!
Today I would like to also share this fabulous card created with a new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Well, Hello Dahlia. My favorite part of this card is the fact that it is a digital file, and the best part is that you can print it as many times as you desire.
Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular. They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities. One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored. This gives you a range of new design opportunities. Cindy shows us her beautiful coloring skills using Copic markers. Click here and I would love to take you over to The Creative Closet where you can see the different colors of markers that Cindy used to create this masterpiece. Have fun creating! 🙂
These unique flowers are so fun to make and look great in a vase together, or just one flower on its own in a glass jar becomes a great little gift. The flowers look very nice and decorative, and can be used for different things like gifts, napkins and many other items. Don’t you just love the look of the twisted wire for the stems? No need to cover them up with florist tape. The mixed metals really step up the style. Try making your flowers from other materials, such as printed paper, old book paper, leather, matte board, or any kind of surface that you can die cut.
So you are probably wondering how you make your wire twists, right? There is a new tool out is called Twist & Style. This exciting twist tool quickly and easily twists wire with other materials, including ribbon, raffia, cotton cording, plastic cording, embroidery floss, and fabric strips. The results are so amazing! Click here to learn how to use this amazing tool. This video will show you step-by-step instructions and you will find yourself having so much fun creating with this tool. A big thank you to Anna-Karin for another wonderful inspiration. Have fun crafting, friends!
You have got to try these! If you are looking for a cookie that will make you look like a professional baker, these are the cookies for you. Not only are they so tasty but very appealing as well. These are full of fresh lime, coconut, and buttery flavors, and topped with a light lime glaze. They will become one of your all-time favorites!