Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tutorial: Create your own chipboard embellies by Kate!

Sometimes I like to create 'faux chipboard' elements for my pages when I don't have the right embellishment for a page. Here's how.

  1. Cut out 4 or more of the same shape from a piece of cardstock. I used my silhouette Cameo. You could also use a Cricut or even hand cut the pieces. I chose to do scissors.

  2. I cut the shape that I will be using as the top layer into 3 sections to make it look more like a pair of scissors.

  3. I pierced holes around the edges and then hand stitched all the way around the top layer piece to add a little interest. I chose to use yellow thread to make it stand out as much as possible.

  4. Last, I stacked all the layers on top of one another and glued them together to make one thick piece.

Here's the completed layout that I created for Let's Capture Our Memories, a fantastic online scrapbooking store. I used Crate Paper's Story Teller line.
dont hate me because im beautiful

Here is a close up of the scissors.
dont hate me 3

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