5 Years Old
As a busy mom I’m always looking for products that do double-duty to save time. That’s just what I’ve found with these fabulous fabric stickers. The real fabric gives incredible texture and dimension without the work--I just peel and stick. Not only that, the Definitions & Quotes Fabric Stickers and Gingham Alphabet Fabric Stickersare a quick and easy way to add journaling to a page.
About This Page
LeNae selected a color blocked background paper with a light blue grid and yellow, lime green and purple grid as the bottom border. She matted both photos on lime green textured paper and inked the edges black. LeNae journaled by adding fabric stickers to tags from the Citrus sarapapers™ collection. She also added a bit of ribbon and some brads for extra dimension.
Patterned Paper Tip
This bright, color blocked background is a perfect fit for LeNae’s vibrant photos. The light blue is a reminder of the bright spring sky while the lavender in the bottom border matches the lavender in Lauren’s shirt and the flowers. The grid gives the background tons of texture. The lime green textured photo mats brighten and draw the eye to the photos. LeNae used coordinating tags for journaling.
LeNae’s Tip of the Month: Adding Texture With Fabric Stickers
Fabric is a very trendy accent for paper crafting of all kinds, from scrapbooking to cardmaking, altered books and more. Not only do these fabric stickers offer great real texture, they also have fine detail and rich color in their printed quotes. In addition, they can be altered for an even more unique look—I can ink the edges of them or chalk them to highlight words, even cut them out instead of peeling and place them with foam tape to make them stand out. Another quick tip? When peeling fabric stickers from the backing, be sure to pull from the top or the bottom of the sticker, not from a corner. This prevents any stretching.
These Girl Quotes Fabric Stickers are perfect for pages about my daughter and save me the time of deciding what to write. I can’t think of a quicker, cooler way to give a page or card instant dimension, texture or journaling!
LeNae’s Steps to Making This Layout:
- The photos. Mat both photos on lime textured paper, leaving a 3/8” wide border on the large photo and a 1/4” wide mat on the smaller photo. Ink the edges with black: To apply the ink, hold the inkpad in one hand and slowly drag the mat edge across the inkpad surface in a scraping manner. Let dry, then glue to the light blue color blocked background paper as shown.
- The journaling. Cut out the tags and a 1”x3 3/4” strip of lime textured paper and ink the edges. Let dry and apply the year fabric stickers to the lime strip and the age to the blue tag. Use the black pen to journal “years old” on the green tag. Arrange the tags as shown and glue below the large photo. Add the definitions fabric stickers over the border next to the small tags and on the large tag.
- The accents. Fold the ribbon in half and secure to the front of the large tag using the large pewter brad. Add the mini brads to the number fabric stickers on the lime strip as shown. Glue the large tag above the small photo and the lime strip next to it.
LeNae’s Supplies for Making This Layout:
- patterned Paper Pizazz®: light blue grid with border, lime green textured, lavender tag, blue and green tags from Fresh Citrus sarapapers™
- Girl Quotes Fabric Stickers
- Gingham Alphabet Fabric Stickers
- pewter brad
- Cardmaker’s™ Antique & Pewter Mini Brads
- 3/8” wide ivory grosgrain ribbon from Cardmaker’s™ Earth Tones Ribbons
- fine tip black pen
- black ink pad