Doily Scrapbook Background and Converted Chipboard Tutorial

I have a scrapbook page up on the BoBunny blog today called "Game Time". It is one of my new faves for multiple reasons. The first reason is the photo I used. It is a photo of my dear friend Carrie Anne, who got me started scrapbooking over 15 years ago, and her daughter.

The bold and funky Head Over Heels collection by BoBunny that I used to create it is my second reason. I just love this collection and it has been such a blast to create with.

My third and final reason, is the theme we had to work with this week...trends! We had a list of popular trends to choose from and use on our layout. I choose to incorporate doilies and gold. If you want to see the full scrapbook page, make sure you visit the BoBunny blog. While you're there, take some time to check out how the rest of the BoBunny Design Team is incorporating the latest trends into their scrapbook pages and other projects. I'm sure you will be inspired!

Today, I want to share a short tutorial with you on how I integrated these two trends, doilies and gold, into my layout.

Doily Scrapbook Background and Converted Chipboard Tutorial


Doily Scrapbook Background Tutorial

Begin by selecting several different sizes of doilies. I used one 8.5", two 6.5" and two 4" BoBunny Doilies. Position them on your background paper and adhere with adhesive. 

Doily Scrapbook Background Tutorial

Trim off the excess parts of the doilies that are hanging over the edge of your background paper.

Doily Scrapbook Background Tutorial

Take the extra parts of the doilies that you cut off and position them to fill in any gaps or large openings. Again, trim off any excess that doesn't fit on your paper.

Converted Chipboard Tutorial

To repurpose the chipboard, select various pieces from the BoBunny Head Over Heels 12 x 12 Chipboard and color them with a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. This is such a simple technique and the paint from this pen dries really fast, so your wait time is nothing at all.

Converted Chipboard Tutorial

Next, cut a strip of scrap paper to make a base for your banner and adhere some of the unaltered chipboard and new gold chipboard pieces to it. Once you have positioned the pieces as you like, then adhere the banner strip to your layout.


Doilies: BoBunny
Patterned Paper and Chipboard: BoBunny | Head Over Heels Collection
Twine: The Twinery in Pink Sorbet
Pen: Krylon Gold Leafing Pen


  1. How brilliant!!! Awesome tutorial!

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