Tech Tip: Fringe Heart

By Gina Lideros

April 27, 2016

Hi everyone, Gina here today to share a new tech tip with you!  Inspired by the Crate paper fringe hearts in the Stay Cool add-on kit this month, I decided to create my own fringe heart using the beautiful patterned papers from the One Fine Day kit.  To create my fringe heart, I first opened Silhouette Studio and downloaded a file from their store called 4 Seamless Fringe Borders by Lori Whitlock.  Next, I chose my favorite fringe design from the set and placed it on my design page.

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Next, I chose different papers from the kit and cut them out one by one.  If you don’t have a die cut machine, you can create your own fringe pieces by using fringe scissors, a paper trimmer or regular scissors. Note: the corrugated paper included in the kit was too thick to put through my machine, so I hand cut that one myself.

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Next, open up your favorite heart design or shape of your choice, resize it to your liking.

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Cut out your design on a scrap piece of cardstock paper.  Carefully layer your fringe paper strips one by one until your cut out shape is filled and adhere down.  Use scissors to cut off excess pieces.

 

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Next, use a sewing machine to stitch any loose fringe layers down and adhere to your layout.  Embellish with your favorite stickers and pieces. I loved the colorful papers and “Live Colorfully” die cut word so much that I decided to paint my background paper with watercolors.

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We would LOVE to see any of your creations using our Scrapbook Circle kits, please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram with @scrapbook_circle.

 

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