Sunday, June 15, 2008

A fun little technique to try--

Ever want to add a little fun texture to your layouts? Well, I have a cute technique that you can use to add a funky "notebook paper" edge to your paper--it's super easy and can add a little bit of fun to your page. All you need are:

paper
ruler
pen or pencil
hole punch
Xacto or craft knife



On the backside of your paper, mark every 1/2 inch about 1/4 inch from the edge--you can make it more than 1/4 inch if you want.



After marking the paper, use your hole punch to make holes where the dots are. You can use a standard office hole punch, or a smaller hole punch (like I used)--it's completely up to you!!



Once your holes are made, use your craft knife to make "slits" in the paper from the hole to the edge--make sure it's a narrow cut--



Once this is done, turn the paper over and distress the edges with an ink pad if you want--take your finger and lift some of the edges up to make it have a bit of dimension--



There you have it! A simple, fun way to make your own "notebook edged" paper!!

Another fun way to add some extra "oomph" to your pages is to add a little bling to your frames on your layouts--here is a frame I cut from cardstock with my Cricut and added some Glitz Icing around the edges--it just adds a bit more fun to your layout!!



Here is my completed layout that I did using these techniques:







Now go have fun and be sure to post your layout in the gallery!!

~~Kary

2 comments:

Missy said...

Kary your work is always so awesome!! Thanks for the techniques.

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Great tips Kary. Love your layout (and that title rocks)!