Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jenni Bowlin + Fiskars = Happiness

Hi and Happy Wednesday!

This month, Jenni Bowlin is teaming up with Fiskars!  What a wonderful and happy combination!

I would like to share a short/quick view of how I created this super easy way to use your favorite Fiskars Paper Trimmer and your favorite JBS kit paper.

1.  Cut several strips of paper.  Mine are all approx. 1/4 in in width, but I didn't pay close attention when I was cutting, so some are wider and narrower than 1/4.  Embrace imperfection.  :)

(by the way, this Fiskar ProCision Rotary Trimmer is AMAZING!  It cuts like 'butta')

2.  Weave the strips of paper.  
Quick tip:  Weave your strips of paper on top of a piece of cardstock.  Hold it together with strips of washi tape on each end of each strip.    

3.  Since my shape was a circle, I traced the circle on top of my weaved strips and stitched in place.  This ensured that the strips were secure and would not move once placed on my layout.

4.  Trim up any 'extra' pieces and place behind your die cut shape.

And here's the finished layout!

This layout is very special to me. My oldest just graduated from Otterbein College, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Music Education. I am so very proud of him and his accomplishments. He is really a star in my eyes!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful week!


Heidi Sonboul said...

Oh I love this! LOVE the texture and the weaving. I've been going this for a while, so I know how long it can take. I LOVE how you framed it with a star. So fresh and pretty!

Ashley Horton said...

This page is amazing, Tina!! Love the use of the Red, White and Blue with the b&w photo!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Love this layout Tina...and congrats on your eldest's graduation! The page is just perfect and I love the paper weaving....will definitely have to use that idea sometime! ;-)

artfulscrapbooking said...

Love your use of the weaving technique!! Also, love how the brighter colors pop against the grays!! :) Evie

Diana Waite said...

a lot of work for a STUNNING result!

onlinephduk said...

I like the fact that the rotary bypass trimmer is not too big. I think that I could use that fairly easily on my own projects. Thank you for the step-by-step instruction, it can be difficult to shape the paper well. The end result looks great, congratulations to you son on the graduation.

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