Who says you need a fancy cutting machine to get cute shapes like this? I made this garland using just my thick plastic templates from Me and My Sister Designs. You might remeber my post a few months ago using their Makin it Cute flower template? Well now they have two new sets: hearts and butterflies.
I've been in a redecorating mood lately, and just set up a new sewing corner in my office. What better to add than this garland?
You'll need: the plastic templates, patterned papers, scissors, a pencil, a hole punch, baker's twine and washi tape.
First, trace around the templates on the back of the papers
Then cut out the shapes.
I cut five hearts and four butterflies.
Now punch holes at the top of each shape
Next string the shapes along the baker's twine, passing the twine in from front to back.
Space the shapes evenly along the twine, then cut and hang with washi tape.
You can leave as is, or use mini clothepins to add in some extras!
Thanks for stopping by! You can head over to the Fat Quarter Shop blog to find more links to projects using the templates. And they are giving away some templates too!
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On October 18, True Scrap 6 takes to the internet with a full day of scrapbooking and papercrafting inspiration, hosted by producer Lain Ehmann and with classes from:
• Noell Hyman
• Nichol Magouirk
• Tracy Banks
• Donna Salazar
• Jen Gallacher
• Layle Koncar
• Kelli Crowe
• Katrina Kennedy
Yes, it's all streamed live... AND it's all recorded so you can revisit your favorite classes again and
As a previous instructor I can tell you that this event is a blast! I was able to sign in from all the way in France, enjoy all the sessions, and make new friends. Since I don't get to hang out with scrapbooking peeps often it was such a great experience!I really felt like I was in a room full of excited scrapbookers, talking about this thing we love so much.
I'm giving away one spot in this one-of-a-kind event. Here's what you need to do:
Visit www.truescrap.com and watch the short video at the top of the page.
Return here and leave a comment below by midnight Pacific, October 9, about which class you're most excited about.
Check back on 10/10 to see if you won!
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Rules and guidelines:
One entry per person, please. Contest closes to entries on Thursday, 10/9 at midnight Pacific. Winners will be chosen by random drawing on Friday, 10/10 and will be posted on Truescrap.com, and spots must be claimed by Sunday, October 12. If you have already purchased a spot and subsequently win a spot, you may transfer your prize to another person or receive a credit from your original purchase towards a future True Scrap event. No cash refunds will be given.
So hurry on over to watch the video, then come back to leave me a comment!
Finally sharing our pages for September! I was happy to print out a couple photos from sumemr vacation and get them scrapped. Here's the sketch again
I totally stuck to the sketch this month. I loved all the white space. It really makes the photos shine.
That photo at the top is arguably my favourite from the trip. Here are some close-up shots
Now off to see how Vernell used the sketch.
Sharing our pages on this last Thursday in July! Here's a look back at the sketch.
Get your free files below.
I'm on the road this month, so I used the layered template to make a digital layout
Everything I used for the page was made by Karla Dudley.
We'll be taking a summer break in August, so the next sketch will be posted in September.
Now off to see what Vernell did!
Today I'm sharing a new product and technique. This product comes from an unlikely source: The Fat Quarter Shop!
Yes, it's fabric store, but they reached out to ask if I would be interested in trying a new set of templates from Me & My Sister Designs, the Petal Pack of templates
These thick plastic templates are helpful for cutting flower shapes out of fabric and paper, and the shapes can be layered to create flower embellishments. The pack contains 3 flower shapes in different sizes, a leaf shape, and a circle shape.
I decided to use mine a little differently for my layout about Kieran's fifth birthday party
I used the templates to trace shapes on my cardstock using a waterproof pen (Copic Multiliner)
Then I coloured the shapes in lightly with watercolour crayons.
I chose three of the colours from the candles
With a wet brush I coloured over the shapes
Then spritzed the entire background with spray ink
Once everything was (mostly) dry, I continued on with the layout.
I used vellum papers under the photo, so that the background could still be seen.
Now head on over to The Fat Quarter Shop blog for more information about the Petal Pack, and links to other ideas using the template. They are giving away 20 of the Petal Packs, so be sure to drop by and check it out.
This month's sketch has spaces for lots of photos, and I definitely took advantage of that!
Of course I scrapped about the visit of my sister and my dear friend (and Kieran's godmother).
Here's how the page looks with it open
And some shots of the details
To make the striped background I brushed on spray inks with a foam brush.
May is drawing to a close (already!), so it's time to share our layouts. Here's the sketch we used
For my page I used the main elements of the circle, square photo and title.
My husband and I are huge readers, so I am happy that Kieran loves books too.
I created my background using stamps and washi tape, then added the photo, journaling and embellishments. Usually on book related pages I tend to use alphabet or text embellishments, but this time I decided to contrast with numbers, which went well with the title.
Now let's go see how Vernell used the sketch.
P.S. Here's another layout I did last year about the love of reading.
Scrapbooking West Indian Mama of a sweet baby boy, and wife to a wine loving French guy who cooks like a dream.