Hi everyone! Geralyn here today, and I wanted to share with you a fun tutorial on how I made the ‘joy’ title on my scrapbook page. I wanted to try something a little different and instead of using letter stickers for the title, I came up with this!
Here's a quick supply list before we get started: Crate Paper Peppermint/Farmhouse Patterned Paper & Accent Cuts, Adhesive Foam Tabs, A Craft Knife and a Pencil.
First, I picked one of the designs from the Peppermint Accent Cuts sheet. I then used a craft knife and cut out the inner portion of the card. I’ll be using the green frame for this project.
I cut out a rectangle that’s the same size as the green frame, from a sheet of Sunday Dinner patterned paper (Farmhouse collection). Then I used a pencil to write the word ‘joy’.
*If you're not comfortable drawing out a title, print one directly on top the patterned paper via the help of your computer and then use it a guide in the following step.
Using my craft knife, I carefully cut out the word ‘joy’.
*Don't forget a cutting mat to lay beneath the surface of your paper when doing this kind of trimwork or else you risk damaging your treasured work surface (well, technically, our work surfaces have a tendency to grow covered in ink and cut marks quickly, but none the less, it's something worth thinking about).
Time to pick another patterned paper, but this one's to go behind the negative space of the freshly trimmed word! I chose the red and grey-striped b-side of the Gingerbread patterned paper (Peppermint collection). So, now you have three layers: the green frame is the top layer, the word ‘joy’ is the second layer, and the red and grey paper is the bottom layer.
Instead of using my adhesive runner to put the three layers together, I wanted to add a bit of dimension to my project, so I used adhesive foam tabs between each layer instead. That’s pretty much it :)
I decided to add some finishing touches before I used the newly created ‘joy’ card on my layout. With the help of a white pento, go ahead and add some faux stitching around the frame. I then popped up a couple of circle die-cuts (Peppermint collection) using adhesive foam tabs. Finally, I added a little scalloped border at the top right corner, and tied some baker’s twine around the side of the frame to finish it off.
Here is my layout again, using the Peppermint collection. One thing I love about the Crate Paper patterned papers is that there is a printed scalloped design on the bottom strip of each paper, where the name of the paper and the collection it’s belongs to, is listed. I fussy cut the woodgrain scalloped from a sheet of Gingerbread patterned paper (Peppermint collection) and used it across my page.. Note how it creates a strong, defined base for the placement of my photo and title!
I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial and decide to give it a try at some point! It's really quite simple to create, and you can customize it to any word you wish! Thank-you for visiting the Crate Paper blog today!!