Layer it on: ideas for making rich scrapbook pages with layering and collage | Get It Scrapped! by Debbie Hodge How do you like your pages? Simple and clean? Do you layer? Layer to add texture, dimension, and visual interest On “Read to Me” Dina Wakley began with border stitching and a layer of thick paint on her blue canvas. Read to Me by Dina Wakley Layer to create interesting white space Doris Sander made “American Tourister” with leftover bits. American Tourister by Doris Sander Layer to incorporate meaningful images and motifs Including images and motifs influences how a viewer sees your page and, what’s more, understands your relationship to the subject being scrapbooked. Awesome Sight by Debbie Hodge Layer to reveal your personal style “Sweet Snuggle” is a page full of the kinds of touches I’ve come to expect on Kayleigh Wiles’ pages. Sweet Snuggle by Kayleigh Wiles. Layer to have fun and play with interesting patterns, textures, and images Doris Sander loves adding pattern to enhance theme. Corn by Doris Sander
Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk. Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. I realized I could repurpose them into something else! Here are some tutorials for recycling shirts: Check out these t-shirt scarves! Create cute little bows for accessories or packaging with this tutorial. Gorgeous ruffled pillow tutorial here. Looks like I have a lot of projects ahead of me to keep me from cleaning out my closet!
3D Valentines Day Card Tutorial | Paper Kawaii Origami Cherry Blossom Tutorial ⬇⬇Expand for more info! ⬇⬇ Hi people! in this video I will show you how to make a cherry blossom from 1 piece of paper. If you need to learn to make a pentagon, please check out my recent video on that and come back :) Thanks for watching! Origami Pentagon Hey all, I have made a new pentagon video, hopefully this will be clearer and I am beginning to speak in my videos. Origami Star Flower Tutorial Here is a quite short video on how to make a great origami star flower, it was originally requested by someone on facebook ^_^ You will need a pentagon shape to begin with, so first go here: Then come back :P You can download the diagram for this model at my website here: Enjoy! Triangular Origami box (non modular) This triangular origami box is made using one piece of paper for the lid, and one piece for the base.
Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love. Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction, and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. After you make the basic card + envelope as a foundation piece you can then embellish, embroider, quilt, print… Do something to make it unique! Mix things up, and personalize your card to make it the perfect something for your special someone. Create your personalized fabric card or Valentine with Jennifer’s tutorial by February 12th, share it in the forum and you might win one of these fantastic prizes. From Jennifer: Our lives are overrun by email, texting, and virtual hellos-– With this simple fabric card + envelope project, I encourage you to take a step back from the everyday and make something memorable, something as one-of-a-kind as your special someone. Finished Measurements Envelope = 5.25” x 7.75” Card = 4.75“ x 7” What you need 2. 6. 9. 2.
The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life From my 2008 Week In The Life Album. Next week, from Monday through Sunday, I will be documenting a week in my life with photos + words and I invite you to play along. (You could even begin today or tomorrow if you wanted – there is no reason it has to be Monday through Sunday vs. Saturday through Friday.) This is a creative adventure. It requires little more than a camera and a willingness to pay attention and gather up stuff from your daily life. Even if you have never scrapbooked before you can do this project. This will be a pared down project from the one I have taught previously. Some of you out there may be thinking: my life is boring or I do the same thing everyday or what story do I have to tell? From my 2007 Week In The Life album. TAKE PHOTOS. UPLOAD PHOTOS. DESIGNATE A PLACE FOR NOTES. TAKE NOTES. DESIGNATE A PLACE TO STORE LIFE-STUFF. From my 2006 Week In The Life album. My 2010 journaling/category cards. Just make sure you write something as you go along.
Tattered Angels | Creators of Glimmer Mist and Scrapbooking Supplies It’s the moment we have ALL been waiting for–Tattered Angels is proud to release our newest addition to the TA family, Tattered Tangles, a collection of papers that inspires coloring inside of the lines and thinking outside of the box. When we were thinking about our newest line under the Tattered Angels brand, we had two objectives in mind: 1. Create a line that served as a starting place, but was open enough to let one’s creativity run free 2. Keep the line versatile enough to allow one’s personality to guide the direction of their project Complete with (6) 12″ x 12″ papers and (6) Tattered Tangles packs (sizes vary), the papers were designed to work with any color palette. To give you better insight into this new line of papers, we sat down with TA designer JoAnne Doshier to hear her thoughts on the making of Tattered Tangles. Q: What was your inspiration for creating Tattered Tangles. A: When creating, it’s often helpful to have a place to start. A: Yes, that is what is so exciting.
Shadow Box Photo Display for Photographers Need help turning your post-vacation keepsake clutter into a divine display? Our resident do-it-yourself expert, Ashley Campbell, has just what you’ve been looking for: As spring break and summer approach many families begin planning vacations and time to just enjoy being together. Filling your shadow box with too many pictures or items and result in framed collection of clutter. Supplies: 12×12 Shadow Box 12×12 print a select few of your keepsakes double sided tape craft supplies (clothespins, masking tape, decorative labels, hot glue gun, etc.) Step 1: Create your background using the Alphabet Frames templates. Step 2: Remove the label inside the shadow box and attach your 12×12 print using the double sided tape. Step 3: Begin creating simple displays for some of your items. Step 4: Tilt the shadowbox and begin placing your keepsakes inside. Finally you can sit back and enjoy little reminders of your trip while wishing you were there again!
Rose and Feather Hair Clip Tutorial I love this hair pin, so sweet. Fit for tea time, no? Or maybe stopping to smell the flowers… or the blue spruces…whatever suits your fancy. One things for sure, it will surely upgrade any ponytail. You have no doubt seen these everywhere, they are so easy to make. Supplies: fabric at least 25 inches long and 1½ inches wide for one flowerfeathershair clip,hot glue gun The bigger flowers I made were made with 32″ x 1½” pieces of silk, but for the smaller flower that my little one is using I used a 24 inch long piece. Start by folding the strip of fabric in half. Now run a thin strip of glue around one side. Working fast, twist the strip and pull around the hot glue. Now we have a rose. From a piece of scrap fabric cut a circle just smaller than the flower then drizzle hot glue on the back… And press the piece on. Depending on what hair clip you decide to use, you may need to add a little fabric. Using hot glue, open the clip and glue the fabric to the inside… It should look like this. And so cute!