Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fun Frills!

So here's my latest scrapbooking project. After I finished Sophia's "baby book"---3 albums, I started a scrapbook for her that will chronicle her until she's 5 and starts school. I just started her 2-3 years section. The fabulous news is that I have all year to work on this so I don't have to feel behind. The blog books have all these pics and stories but those won't go with Sophia once she leaves home. Those will stay here.

I found this really fun inspiration page. I just love the frills.

So here's how I recreated my own version. Start by measuring the space where the frills will go. Cut a rectangle that is the size of the space. This is the rectangle you'll use to glue everything down to.

Next, scallop (or use whatever paper edger you want). I used about 7 different pieces of paper I think and repeated some. This is a great way to use up those scraps.

Next, cut your papers into 1 inch strips.

Start at the bottom and glue down your strips, letting them overlap a little. Just let them hang off the side.

Layer all the way to the top. Make sure you're just doing 1 line of glue so you'll be able to fold your papers up.

Turn over your rectangle and trim the excess paper.

Fold up the frills. I inked the edges (might be easier to do that step when you're cutting your strips) and added a button for embellishment.

It didn't seem finished to me so I trimmed a 1/4 of an inch off of each side of my layouts. I glued both down to the hot pink paper that I used in my layouts.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love the frills!

kristy said...

BEAUTIFUL! You have the very best eye for colors! Wouldn't this tecnique be cute on a canvas!! consider this idea stolen... by me!