Hello everyone and Happy National Scrapbook week! It’s Eva here today sharing a scrapbook layout made with some of my favorite We R tools.
Some of my favorite scrapbook techniques are hand sewing and using tiny strips of paper to create backgrounds, so I thought I would incorporate the two of them on this scrapbook layout.
I started my layout with a grid design, they are very versatile and allow you to incorporate many pictures on your page. I decided to create a grid with circles so I used my Clear Cut Punch to cut out 16 circles and then I arranged them with my Laser Square. I love this tool! (Did you know you can also use it to align your wall decor?)
For my layout I had 3 types of circles: one group with pictures, another one with string art and the last group with tiny strips of paper. I wanted this last group to be on a different level so I traced my circles on paper and punched some of the circles out.
To create the string art circles I traced a simple design with a pencil and used my Sticky Piercer to make holes.
I used thread from my Stitch Happy to create the string art. Since the string art has large “stitches” it didn’t took me too long to create them. I love the result! Especially the ones mixing gold and colored threads.
To make the circles with tiny strips of paper, start by cutting your strips. I used my Glass Mat, my Supreme Ruler and my Craft Knife. These tools work great together! The Supreme Ruler doesn’t move and the craft knife cuts like butter over the Glass Mat. The papers used for these circles are all from Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee.
Create your designs by putting your strips one next to the other or maybe creating a weaving pattern. You don’t need to glue the entire strip! Just place some liquid glue around your circle and use your Sticky Piercer to move your tiny strips easily.
Place this circles beneath your layout with 3d dots and use white thread and your Sticky Piercer to create a hand sewn border around all your circles.
To create my title I used my Happy Jig and made the word “awesome“ using gold wire. You can find this design on the Happy Jig dedicated Instagram account (@werhappyjig)
To attach your wire word use some thread and tie the word on the edges.
Use some embellishments to finish your layout. I used chipboards and stickers from the lovely Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee.
I love the look of string art on my layouts, it is so easy and gives a great graphic effect!
The weaving pattern looks great and I love that I could easily cut tiny strips of paper with my Craft Knife! This is a great project to use all those small paper scraps you have lying around.
Are you making something special next Saturday during National Scrapbook Day? Why don’t you try some of these techniques? I would love to see what you create!
Have a great week!
Happy Jig wire
Clear Cut Punch