November 2, 2011

Emma & Boots

Welcome to The Works on Wednesday!

Today is a bit of a double dipper, but it "WORKS" out well!  The layout I have to share with you is also being featured over on the Bo Bunny blog as well. We have a blog hop going on with Scor-Pal!  This week, on the Bo Bunny and Scor-Pal blogs, we have been featuring creations using these products together and it has been a great match.  Make sure you stop by each blog (starting November 1st  through the 4th) for a chance to win some awesome prizes!!!  And lucky me, Scor-Pal was awesome enough to send each of the Bo Bunny designers one of their Scor-Buddy's to work with!  It is a smaller version of their Scor-Pal and is specifically designed to use for smaller projects such as cards. I had never used a tool like this and I will attest to the fact that it is way easier than what I used to do and I am sold on how awesome this tool is!  I will be sharing a few tips on how I used the Scor-Buddy on my project as well as some other tidbits you might find interesting.



INSPIRATION: hand sewing/stitching

WHY: So anyway, my project this week was inspired by our Bo Bunny challenge to incorporate sewing or stitching on our layout.  I love the home spun feel and texture that thread adds to a project, but I don't often HAND sew/stitch on my layouts because it is so time consuming.  Well for this project I challenged myself to do some HAND stitching.  I used the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy to create my stitching guide holes around the outside edge of the Bo Bunny Et Cetera Die Cut paper.  I then did my stitching while watching the World Series games ---Yay Cardinals!!!


As for my flowers, I created them using a border punch and the Scor-Buddy.



I cut a 1" strip of patterned paper and then punched along the edge with the border punch for the smaller flowers.  For the larger flowers I used a 1.25"strip of paper.  I then laid the punched strip on my Scor-Buddy and used the Scor-Tool to score the paper at 0.25" increments.


I then folded the strip, alternating the folds to create a fan shape.


I overlapped the edges of the punched strip so that the patterns matched up and glued the edge together.  Trim off the excess paper.


Then hold the piece together and apply hot glue to the center.  Continue to keep the center pushed together until the glue dries.  Adhere a center of your choosing and your are done.  I used a large pearl/jewel for mine.


Now, as you look a bit more at the layout, you may wonder what I did to create that large postage stamped paper.  I am going to share the how to for that with you today too!  It starts off by using a 0.50" circle punch.


What I did to the back side of the punch though is what makes this work so well.  I drew a grid on it to help me line up the center of the punch on my paper using a permanent marker.  See...


I then used a ruler to draw tic marks on my patterned paper at 1" increments all around the outside edge.  This works perfect for a 12 x 12" piece of paper.  But if you want a border around it, like on my layout, trim your paper down to 11.5 x 11.5" and then start at the center on each side of the paper and start your 1" increments from there.  Hopefully that makes sense.


Then line up the back side of your punch, centering the grid on the tic marks you just made, and punch away.


So that's it!  Simple and easy ways to dress up your layout using stitching, punches and the awesome Scor-Pal!  I hope you enjoyed today's post!  And thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving your comments! I really enjoyed having some many of you stop by this past week.

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 And now for the winner of my giveaway from last week....
The lucky winner of the Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge is...
Tina
Congratulations girl!!!

HAPPY HUGS!
Juliana

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous LO and thank you for showing how to do the neat border!

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  2. EEEEK!!! Thank you so much for choosing my name!! I love your layout and thank you for the mini tut on the paostage paper....why that never occured to me is beyond me.....I will be using this technique for sure!!! Thanks again...you rock!

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  3. Um, Juliana, how can I contact you with my info? lol My emaio is teenabugg38@gmail.com.....thanks again!!

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  4. What a wonderful layout!! I love all the beautiful details and those folded flowers are sooo pretty. I have a scorpal and I use it all the time. It's such a great tool. I love all your detail shots.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing these techniques. I am so inspired to create flowers and postage stamped edge paper. You are very talented and I appreciate your creativity.

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  6. Love your layout Juliana! and what a clever way to create the "stamp" around your page!...I am thinking I will borrow this idea, easier than cutting with machine (I think) and of course will give you credit when I share with a link back to your post! TFS

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  7. Really, really gorgeous layout, Juliana!! LOVE that hand-stitching. And what a fabulous use for that circle punch. I've got to try that!

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA