Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Frills for a boy's page?! I say why not!

So I've decided to scrap dangerously. See if there's an outcry from my teenage son when he spies the frills on a layout with his photo on it. 

 It all depends on the kind of frills, I guess. They are made out of cupcake cups (inspired by this post, but they used coffee filters instead). I painted mine quite muted and didn't ruffle them too much and so far I've gotten no complaints from Joel. Maybe putting frills on a boy's layout is not as revolutionary as I'd thought. 

 We'll make this page in class next week. If then men in your life hate frills more than my son does, just use a girl's photo. Needless to say, you choose your colours. Apart from the frills there are a few other fun details:

1. Of course, the cool type writer stamp. There are quite a few different sayings you can stamp on the paper.

 2. We'll make the background from a plain piece of cardstock. There's inking, stamping, masking, you name it!
3. I'll show you how you can die cut and emboss a circle in one go! This is super handy to know for creating tags and cards.
4. Some ribbon threading using the Sew Ribbon tool.

As you can see, there are lots of mini techniques on this page, which should keep us busy and out of trouble for a while. I really hope you can come along and have a go at them!

If you have never been to one of my classes, here are a few points:

♥ Beginners are always welcome. Nothing I teach is beyond you.

♥ You bring your own papers and control your material cost. In general you'll only need basic materials for a class. Papers, ribbon, brads...that sort of thing. I don't sell anything apart from cardstock, but I'm happy to give advise where to buy cheapest or do a combined order when I see a great deal.

♥ Feel free to change things or skip steps. It's your layout and I want you to like it.

♥ Almost any project can be made to suit boys too.

♥ Class projects are normally not very busy or full of embellishments. That is because we create most of them from scratch or do a certain technique. If you like to add more embellishments, feel free to bring them along.

♥ Older children are welcome with a parent.

♥ Classes are fun and there is lots of chatting, a cuppa and laughs. Come along if you're tired of scrapping alone!

♥ Find more class info in the top right corner of this blog and leave a comment if you'd like to come!


  1. Frills would have created WW3 in my house - well done

    1. I can imagine! Normally I don't even get away with a single flower!