It's time for another tutorial! This one features a cute sewing pattern!
Here is a look at the finished collage.
This collage was created mostly using this beautiful 8 x 8 paper pad. It's called Report Card and it's by October Afternoon.
I started by taking the striped 8 x 8 sheet and cutting around the edges with my pinking shears. I then used an Aqua ink pad to go around the edges of the paper.
I then took a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket that looked good with this paper line. I cut it down to 10 1/2 inches and used a Martha Stewart edge punch to go around the edges of the paper.I then cut a 12 x 12 sheet of white cardstock 10 1/2 inches and glued the patterned paper to the center.
Print and cut out the pattern at the beginning of this post.
Here is a close up look at the punched edge on the green patterned paper.
Then I added a strip of crepe paper along one side of the striped patterned paper. I started by turning the paper over and placing a strip of double stick tape along one side.
Next, I took the crepe paper and slowly pleated it up one side. I get a nice clean edge using the double sided tape because I can line the crepe paper along the edge of the tape.
Here is how it should look once you have finished pleating. I have NOT yet glued the striped paper to the collage yet.
I then added a touch of red ink along the white crepe paper to distress it.
I took an 8 x 8 sheet of blue checked paper and cut it to be 6 3/4 x 8. I then glued the paper along the upper right side of the collage. I then cut from an 8 x8 sheet of patterned paper a 4 x 5 rectangle that featured this cute aqua and black alphabet. Glue the striped paper to the center of the collage. From the blue check paper I cut a 3/4 x 8 inch strip and glued it across the striped paper.
I then added 3 buttons along the top and a scalloped photo corner to the collage.
Here is another look at the collage so far. I added the title of my collage "Girlfriend" which is from a crafty Secrets stamp set.
I then took an 8 x 8 sheet of blue star patterned paper and cut a 6 inch circle, then glued it to the center of the collage.
Add your pattern image to the center of the collage.
Next, I added yellow flowers to the bottom left corner.
And a blue flower to the right side.
Punch a hole at both top corners and thread ribbon through to finish the collage!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I had fun creating it! The paper was so bright and cheery!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Lindsey