4.28.2010

a great focal point to a layout

TECHNIQUE LAYOUT
by Megan Klauer

I love how just folding a strip of paper can add such a great focal point to a layout, card or project. I used a few simple products to create just that.
You'll need:
2 strips of patterned paper {I used 1/2" x 12"}
circle punch {I used 2 5/16" by The Paper Studio}
Sticky Strip {by Stampin' Up!}
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1} Punch circle from pattern paper {would work great to use a photo in the center too!} and cut paper strips...
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2} Add Sticky Strip to the back of each paper strip & adhere circle to layout or project...
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3} Start creating the "ruffle flower" by simply back folding the strip of paper as you continue around the circle using both strips of paper...
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and all finished!
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and here is how I used them on my layout...
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Layout supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin'Up!
Patterned Paper: Collections - Homespun Chic
Embellishments: Metal Rimmed Glass Brads - Homespun Chic by Melody Ross, Fabric Brads - Homespun Chic by Melody Ross, Textile Tags - Homespun Chic by Melody Ross
Punches: Martha Stewart, The Paper Studio, Fiskars
Chipboard letters: Cosmo Cricket
Precision Pen by American Crafts & Sharpie Marker
Adhesive: Xyron & Sticky Strip by Stampin' Up!

20 comments:

  1. I feel like such a dork. I tried this ruffle look (with ribbon) for the first time several weeks ago, but I used a glue dot underneath and on top of every fold. Time consuming!! A strip of tacky tape is pure genius, Megan!!! And it'll work on ribbon, too. Duh.... I should've known this :)

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  2. That is a great tip Megan! I love those butterflies on the bottom too... you layout is beautiful:)

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  3. Awwww such a sweet layout Megan! Great tip about the tacky tape too!

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  4. soooooo cute!!! soooooooooo sweet!! sooooooooo fabulous!!!

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  5. That is so cool! Will definetely try that technique - it looks fantastic!

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  6. Love this layout!! Thanks for the super tip:-)

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  7. These are fabulous and this layout is awesome!! I am going to have to try to make some for my next layout. Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial.

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  8. Super cute idea! I am going to have to give it a try?

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  9. Just adorable...thank you for the how to!!!

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  10. Great idea, pretty page, super cute little girl!!!!

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful!!! LOVE the design!

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  12. Oh, Megan I love this! The photo and colors are just amazing!

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  13. What a great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

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  14. This is so super cute and fun Megan!

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  15. Super photo and layout. great tip, can't wait to try it!

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