Most of you familiar with my scrapping style know that I'm not a very technique-driven scrapper. I tend to stay away from messy mediums and strive to keep things pretty simple in the design department. But occasionally I do like to try a technique, especially if it's one that won't permanently stain my fingers blue. (Don't ask.) Here's one such technique that was inspired by several party projects on Pinterest featuring fringed banners:
I knew this festive craft would translate great to a scrapbook page and the fact that it would only require scissors and a minimal amount of hand/eye coordination, I was game to try it out. And less than an hour later (and without injury to person or home, miraculously enough) this is the page that resulted!
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I'm often conflicted when scrapping Halloween layouts. While I usually love the photos of the event, I have a deep seated dislike for most Halloween-themed scrapbooking products. (I'm working through this with my therapist.) Rarely do my photos work with a traditional orange/black/purple scheme, so I've found that avoiding the themey products is usually best for my sanity. On this page, I opted for red, blue, yellow and black that works well with the photos of my vampire and banana-man (which, on a sidenote, has been the most used costume in the history of the Dickinson family. With the bow tie and trench coat as accessories, I think this is its fifth reincarnation as a Halloween get up!)
Inspired by the fringed party banners, I made borders for my page made with 1-inch strips of patterned papers that I cut about every 1/4 inch using small scissors. The cuts onlyu go about 2/3 of the way into the strip, leaving one edge intact for adhering. After layering them vertically on the page, I gently bent up some of the fringe for dimension.
I added some twine at the base of the border to finish it off and I love the festive result! I kept the party-theme going with my titlework, which features chipboard letters atop black cardstock pennants, strung across the bottom of the page.
And that's your super simple technique for this Saturday! Hope you all have a great weekend!