Apr 26, 2016


A Crafting Tutorial for ScrapbookNerd.com  -Smile-

A close up of the title for the page.

It is my week for showcase at ScrapbookNerd,com ( I am so thankful for the opportunity),and this is the first tutorial that i will be sharing with their customers and my readers...  

I saw this idea of paper folding some time ago, and i folded a scrap piece of paper just like i remember and put it in my bits and pieces box, so i will remember.  Once I had finished all my layouts for Scrapbook Nerd, I was left with a large number of scraps of paper, so I re-purpose them into a scrapboook layout as follows:

  • Cut about 15-20 pieces of  different paper scraps into squares of about 2.75 inches for this  particular layout  (you can go up to 4 inches to get a balanced look for a layout).  Note that the patterned papers work together because they belong to the same collection.

Mark the center point of each side; in this case 17/8 inches

  • Using a bone folder and a scouring board mark a line uniting the center points of the lines as follows..

  • Fold the squares about the marked lines (make sure that the patterned paper is showing on the outside of the fold.

  • Since I wanted to form a "heart shape" with the squares, I penciled intersecting lines at 45 degrees at the center of the bottom edge of the layout.

  • Start placing the squares on the lines making sure that no two matching patterns are right next to each other.

  • I wanted the picture to be part of the heart, so I cut one my picture to fit in the place of two of the hearts.  I backed with a large piece of foam, so it will be raised from the folded hearts (this is personal choice, the picture also looked great when placed just on the layout)

  • For my title,  I chose this large wood veneer from the collection (it is coincidental that it fits instead of two of the folded hearts).  I used white acrylic paint to cover the entire surface, once dried, mark the middle of the piece -width wise- with some washi tape.  Use the marker to color just one of the halves of the piece.  I set my MInc machine to 5, and placed the envelop with the wood veneer covered in gold foil in between the rolls.  I had to push the envelope a bit until the rollers caught the piece.  As the veneer was about to exit the machine, I set it to reverse so the foil will be completely attached to the veneer.  NOTE;  this work only for the MInc machine.

  • Finally I added a small cluster of embellies, ink splatters, and a few lines of journal to the layout.

It was fun to create this layout, and it gave a great opportunity to use all the little paper scraps.

If you have any questions, please just leave me message in the comments section below.  I hope that you use the technique for your crafting projects.  I would love to see pictures of them.

See you soon!

Materials Used:
Patterned paper,  Wonder Collection, Crate Paper
Ephemera, stickers,  Wonder Collection, Crate Paper
Wood Veneer Title, Wonder Collection Big Words, Crate Paper
Ink Toner Marker, Heidi Swapp MInc Collection
Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in black and gold.

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