Greetings, Scrappy Friends!
This is Joey Manwarren, and I'm here today talking about fabric. Do you have extra fabric remnants lying
around, but aren't sure what to do with them? Why not use them on your scrapbooking projects? Creatively using fabric is an easy way to add
texture to your layouts, cards, or projects--and sewing isn't always
required. Even digital layouts can be kicked up a notch with the addition of real or digital fabric! Here are some examples (many from the gallery on Club CK!):
Layering pops of fabric under your photo adds color, texture,
Eiffel Love by Kimberlee, as seen in the Club CK idea galleries.
Use fabric instead of paper to make a mat of squares for a photo:
Relaxin' by KellyF, as seen in the Club CK idea galleries.
Use fabric to create a foundation for your layout by
pleating a fabric remnant using a sewing machine or staples and hot glue gun:
Like Mother Like Daughter by Ashley Horton, as seen in the Club CK idea galleries.
Do you have a pair of old holey jeans that are headed to the
trash? Why not recycle them and create a
Thank Heaven for Little Boys by luvalotmum, as seen in the Club CK idea galleries.
Fabric isn't just for scrapbooking! Adding fabric to cards adds a little extra
punch of texture:
Thanks So Much by Dawn McVey, as seen in the Club CK idea galleries.
Add dimension to a digital layout by printing the layout and
sewing on strips of fabric:
Forever by Wilna Furstenberg, as seen in Mixed Media
Scrapbooking, a special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 108.
Here is a digital layout I created using a scanned swatch of
Together by Joey Manwarren.
My challenge for you is to create a layout, card, or project
of your choosing using scraps of fabric. Grab some fabric from your scrapping stash or recycle an old clothing
item that was headed for the rag pile. I look forward to seeing your creations!
--Joey Manwarren, CK Dream Team member
P.S. Be sure to take a peek at the CK editors blog today so you can learn how to create adorable stitched paper flowers.
For today's challenge,
create a layout, card, or project of your choosing using scraps of fabric . Everyone who participates earns the right to "wear" the Fabric & Thread merit badge (at the very bottom of this post), and we'll draw one lucky winner to receive this a prize chock-full of goodies from American Crafts, Bazzill Basics Paper, Canvas Corp, and
Karen Foster Design.
If you'd like to participate in the challenge, here's what to do:
- Create a layout based on the challenge above.
- Upload a photograph or scan of your layout to the Club CK gallery. (how to upload to the gallery)
- Leave a comment below with the URL link to your layout in the Club CK gallery; for example, your comment could look like this: "Thanks for the great challenge! Here's my project: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx."
Note: Previously created layouts are not eligible; images and comments must be posted on or after July 27, 2012, to be eligible.
Your images and comments must be posted before 9:00 am MDT on Monday, July 30, 2012, to be considered for the contest. We apologize, but we are unable to ship internationally. If you are chosen as a winner and do not have a U.S. address, you will be offered a year subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine instead of this prize.
For More Info
We love adding fabric and stitching to our scrapbooks and have tons of great ideas on how to do it! If you'd like more inspiration, templates, or free downloads, check out the following articles.
Fabric & Thread Merit Badge
Participate in our challenge to earn your Fabric & Thread merit badge! Just right-click and save to your computer, then add to your signature file.