Friday, July 30, 2010

Using a Template + Technique by Jennifer!

I'm so excited to be a guest contributor to Ideas for Scrapbookers today!! I chose to use one of Pammy's awesome templates, Curvy Photoblock Template 2, as a base for my layout.

Here's the template:

And my interpretation, a little bit of a vertically mirrored version of the template:

Ruffles are definitely "in" -- just look at the Summer CHA sneak peeks from Maya Road, Bo Bunny, and other manufacturers, all releasing ruffled ribbons. I achieved a similar look to ruffles by just using paper. I like to call this little technique the "waterfall ruffle" because it looks like falling water if you adhere the ruffle across the middle of the page.

All you need to create this look is a scrap of paper about 5" x 8.5" (or whatever length you want your ruffle to be), scissors, and a project to use it on.

I've cut my scrap into a curve on one edge so that my final ruffle will be along a curved edge, following the curvy edge of the template.

Snip into the edge of the paper, about 1" to 2" long cuts, all along the edge of the paper. The cuts should make sections of paper that are between 1/2" to 1.5" wide.

Curl the cut strips up. The gently roll the strips into little tubes.

After the strips have all been rolled up as desired, attach the ruffle to your layout. I like to use it under photos so that it peeks out a little. Here's my finished layout with the ruffle attached and some yellow fabric trim and aqua pearl trim tucked under the waterfall ruffle.

Thank you for reading my little post and to Ideas for Scrapbookers and Pammy for featuring my work today. :)



  1. I have seen this trend! nice tutorial.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. I love all of the layering you did and the layout looks fabulous! The bright colors look so great!