Sunday, June 9, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook - Tutorial

Hello!I'm here today with a tutorial and tip using the June Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook I just love the look of stitching on my layouts! Rather than the usual borders and circles, I wanted to try a fun shape for my background. How about a butterfly?! Perfect for summery photos… or my precious granddaughter! 
  I started by printing the shape from an online site that shares free coloring pages. Looking through your kids’ coloring books is another great source!
  After cutting out the shape, I lightly traced it onto my background paper.
 I hand stitched around the shape.
 Once the stitching was complete I used a stencil/mask and distress ink to add texture to the butterfly. I added a little color to the background paper by spritzing on a couple colors of mist, using the original shape to cover and protect the stitching and masking.
   How fun would it be to use an apple on your school pages, or a pumpkin for fall photos?!
 Another fun tip…I love the pattern portions on the top of the chipboard pages.  Not wanting to toss them, I cut the top off with my craft knife,
 added some ribbon to the pre-punched holes,
and had a cute little border to add to my layout!

For more tips and tutorials check out the My Creative Scrapbook Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


JAVAGIRL said...

So adorable

kate blue said...

cute the white space and thanks for the tip- I had no idea that's how folks stitched those shapes on their layouts! Now here's hoping I have the patience to sew continuously since I am not a good stitcher!

Janis said...

Love how you did that butterfly...and the hand-stitching around gives a wonderful look!

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jokesk said...

I don't see the Pictures. :(

Can you send me the

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Joke Staal.