Wednesday, July 4, 2018

How To Make A Beautiful And Frugal Shabby Chic Layout

Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a frugal guide to shabby chic scrapping. Do you love the layers, doilies, and die-cuts of a vintage flavored scrapbook page but HATE cutting into your beloved patterned papers? With a bit of thrift and placement practice you can make a layout that embraces shabby chic without completely depleting your paper choices. This layout uses less than two sheets of patterned paper, one and a half sheets of cardstock, and assorted foiled paper scraps.
  ~ Believe ~
Step 1: Cut patterned paper into three strips, 7”, 2”, and 3” wide. Cut 1” off the top of the 7” and 2” strips. Ink the edges of the 7” and 2” strips. Turn the 3” strip to the opposite side, ink the edges.
Step 2: Adhere 7x11” strip to cardstock, ½ inch from the top, bottom, and left side. Adhere 2x11” strip to cardstock, ½ inch from top, bottom, and right side.
Step 3: Die cut an assortment of shapes from cardstock and foiled paper remnants. 
Step 4: Fussy-cut photo and adhere to photo mat with inked edges.

Step 5: Use Best Glue Ever with No-Clog Writing Cap to get glue on the intricate die-cuts. Remember, only a dab here and there of this super strong glue.

Step 6: Layer a trio of die-cuts over one edge of the photo.
Step 8: Layer die-cuts and chipboard over lower left edge of 2” strip using scant amounts of Best Glue Ever.
Step 9: Cut a 1x12” strip of patterned paper, ink edges, layer over die-cuts on 2” strip.
Step 10: Dot Best Glue Ever onto wood shape, adhere to 1” strip.

Step 11: Stack and adhere an assortment of unwanted chipboard shapes in the space between the 7” and 2” strips.
Step 12: Adhere 3” strip to chipboard risers so that it overlays the edge of the 1” strip and wood shape.
Step 13: Slip prepared photo under the upper left edge of 3” strip. Add chipboard shapes to support left edge of strip. Layer diecuts and chipboard under photos left edge.

Step 14: Use punches or dies to cut flowers from 2x12” strips of three complimentary colors. The flowers I used have four layers; 2 large, 1 medium and one small, all with inked edges.
Curl petals of large and medium layers over paintbrush. One dot of Best Glue Ever in each flowers center holds the layers together. Let glue dry to translucent finish then assemble. Add gem in small flower center.
Step 15: Use BestGlue Ever to adhere doilies to 3” strip. Scatters flowers and leaves along strip. Add chipboard tags.
Step 16: Place title. I used a matching sticker from the paper pack. To help it stand out against the patterned paper I inked the edges and added dots of glitter glue.
The ScraPerfect store has more to offer than glue and writing caps. Take a look and try out something new today!
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

No comments: