Wednesday, 29 January 2020

2019 | Amy Kattenbelt | Paper Folding

Hello UK Scrap Addicts, Amy here with my layout that uses paper folding. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the ways the creative team have used the technique of paper folding into their layouts this month.

I really fancied creating a rainbow layout, one of my all time favourite things to do! I cut this 'Fold and Tuck Star' by Alaa K on my silhouette in white cardstock. Once it is cut you fold each 'V' cut of the star over and tuck it under the one next to it.

I used watercolour paints to create this circular rainbow background. I decided as there were 10 points on the star I would create a 'best of 2019' style layout. I picked 10 photos from last year that represented some of our family's highlights, and printed little 1" square photos.

With the star cut and folded, the photos printed and and the background painted, the layout came together really quickly. I added some thickers for the year in the middle of the circle and printed some journaling for each photo which i then cut into stripes and stuck down.

I hope you enjoy this different approach to paper folding. I think it will be pretty eye catching as the title page in my 2019 album.

Do pop over to the UK Scrap Addicts facebook group and share your layouts, we love seeing them! We will back with you in just a few days time to share with your our new theme for February.

Monday, 27 January 2020

Crafty Cuties | Kirei Baldwin | Paper Folding

Hi UK Scrap Addicts!

So this month's Creative Team challenge was to use paper folding on a layout... now I had done a bit of this previously with stars so wanted to have a look for something different. Over to YouTube I went and searched through paper folding techniques and found 'bows', they were meant to decorate a present but I figured why not a layout!

At the moment I am stash busting to use up the collections I have left to make room for all the lovely new ranges coming out very soon... have you got some favourites yet?! The one I went for is the Dear Lizzy 'It's All Good' collection and I used the striped patterned paper as a background layered onto some white cardstock before stitching round the edges with gold thread.

I used a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock to fold the bow, the key is to crease the folds well using a bone folder and that helps make it easier! Then I made a few extra ribbons from the patterned papers which I stitched with gold thread to add some texture.

After adding the bow to the layout I added a square photo layered up on some of the patterned papers.

I had to do some fussy cutting so cut out the navy flowers from one of the patterned papers! Then I added them and some of the matching ephemera and stickers around the photo and to the left of the bow. A sprinkle of gold sequins added some sparkle and then I finished off with a title on the bow using gold Thickers...

Don't forget to check out all of the inspiration from the rest of the Creative Team this month! Why don't you try some 'paper folding' on your next layout, it's a great way to add embellishments if you don't have enough! Don't forget to share your layouts over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook group.... 

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Trump Tower | Jackie Ashton | Paper Folding

Hi crafters, Jackie here with my take on this months theme - paper folding.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who as certain craft techniques that they don’t like and could gladly stay away from them.  Well ‘paper folding’ is mine - for once, this month I’ve really struggled with my layout and had toyed with the idea of ripping it up and throwing it away, but then I knew I still had to produce one and I just couldn’t seem to get my head around it.

I’ve loved seeing what the other DT have done and wished I had got those ideas myself.

So here goes, my layout for this month is ...

Trump Tower

I started the layout by die cutting some circles on my cardstock, I used metal circle dies and my Big Shot, but you can used a die cutting machine to get the same results.

I then went back and did a technique I learnt when I attended a card making class many years ago - Iris Folding.

I didn’t want the designs to be as formal as normal iris folding, so I changed them as I did each circle.

I added this cardstock sheet to the top of my patterned paper and machined stitched around the edge and down  the middle to help secure the bulkiness of the ‘iris folding’ to the layout.

I added a simple mat and photo to the right hand side, and the title.

So I guess, sometime you have to embrace what you don’t enjoy doing and just get it done.  Im ok with this layout now, its not one of my best but I took on the challenge and did it anyway.  

Don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook page, we would love to see them.

Till Next Time,

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Enjoy The Little Things | Keighley Brennan | Paper Folding

Hey Everyone, Keighley here sharing my layout for this months theme, Paper Folding. I have never attempted paper folding on a scrapbook layout before, so this months theme was a challenge for me. 

I was being a little ambitious and decided I would attempt butterflies. I practised on some printer paper first, and felt I was getting the hang off it enough to give it a go on patterned paper. I didn’t take into account the difference in paper thickness the patterned paper was very thick compared to the printer paper, which made it slightly more difficult. I’d definitely recommend using a thinner paper possibly from a paper pad rather than single sheets. 

I backed a cutfile a bought from the silhouette store (by Jillibean Soup) for my title, I felt it was very fitting for the photo of Darcie covered in mud. I added some stickers and enamel dots and my folded butterflies around the page. 

You can watch my layout process here on the UKSA YouTube Channel. 

Thank You for stopping by, 

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Lisa-Jane Johnson | Favourite Photograph | Paper Folding

Hi there Scrap Addicts, it's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here today and I can't believe we are already half way through the first month of a new decade!  I hope that lots of you have been setting scrappy goals for the forthcoming year and that you'll join in with lots of the monthly challenges and visit our Facebook group to keep you inspired.

With this month's challenge being paper folding, of course I used a foldie cut file!  Paper folding of most kinds works great with any shape that has a line of symmetry and you can even create new shapes using symmetry, such as the heart shaped necks that you get between two swans when they face each other. 

I chose to create some stars in a star shape and manipulated the image so that only half of each star cut through but the lines didn't join up so that pieces stayed attached.  Then I created dashed lines straight down the middle of each star so make them easier to fold.

I folded each star and added a tiny glue dot underneath to hold it in place but still give it some dimension - this creates little shadows that give a lovely depth to the layout.  I backed the small stars with dark blue and then laid the whole thing over the aqua to fill in all the rest of the large stars.  I did try and leave it without a border but I couldn't do it so I added a trim of another dark blue paper to make it pop.

I used up lots of my extensive collection of wooden stars around the paper folds and then a sprinkle of Shimmerz paint for extra interest.  I mounted my photo onto grey paper to match the Perspextive and then onto the dark blue again and popped the whole thing onto foam for more height.  The Boys Rule collection from Cocoa Vanilla is perfect for my children's previous primary school uniform.

I hope you've been inspired to try lots of different ways of paper folding and if you need an easy place to start then symmetry is your friend - remember those painted butterflies we used to make as children?!  Don't forget to tag us if you share your paper fold layouts on social media, we'd love to see!

Happy scrapping.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Good Things | Sam Ball | Paper Folding

Along with a couple of fellow UKSA team mates, I’ve been lucky enough to visit Version Scrap in Paris…

Rather than simply attend the event, we decided to make it into a mini-break and spend a few days away. As it was Jackie’s first time in Paris, we visited some of the iconic must see landmarks including the Eiffel tower, and it was one of these photos I decided to scrap.

Jackie has a fear of heights, so although she fancied going up to the top of the tower, actually getting up there was a different matter, especially as the very top is open to the elements.

After a bit of persuasion, we coaxed Jackie up the final flight of stairs and celebrated with a glass of bubbly, along with a mini photo shoot!

Not only does the image remind me of the Eiffel tower shenanigans, but of a wonderful few days in Paris including seeing the Moulin Rouge show.

So, when I saw this months’ theme of paper folding, I immediately thought of creating a fan of paper, like an oversized half rosette, to emulate the can-can dancers’ costumes, and scrap this photo.

After experimenting with the distance between each crease, I decided to make the fan double layered. I used French bookplate paper for the underneath layer and patterned paper on top. Before creasing the top layer, I used a border punch to add a decorative detailed element.

The hardest part was getting the fan to stay open… The reverse has lots of glue and paper to help it stay put! This finally stuck it, along with lots of patience waiting for the glue to dry!

As our visit to Paris was primarily to visit the craft show, I wanted to include some of the embellishments that I bought at the craft show, along with an ephemera postcard found at the famous Marché aux Puces Parisian flea market.

I’m not sure if we’ll be going again this year, but making this layout certainly bought back some wonderful memories of my time away with Sheena and Jackie.

Don't forget to share your layouts with us over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram

Friday, 17 January 2020

Joyful Together | Karen Moss | Paper Folding

Hi and Happy New Year to you all.  This month the DT are focusing on including a folded paper element on their scrapbook layouts.

I have chosen to make some little origami Christmas Trees and Santas,  I used origami paper but I am sure than most thinner scrapbook paper would work also. The instructions for the trees are here and the instructions for the Santa are here. The paper range I have used is Pink Paislee 'Together for Christmas.'

Once I had made my trees and Santas I added them to an oversized tag and added my photo and some ephemera from the same paper range.

 I cut the navy tag from one of the papers and to finish added some stickers from the corresponding sticker sheet for my title and a little bit more embellishment.

I have a process video here and you can join us on our Facebook group to see what the DT and other group members have made for this month's challenge or perhaps tag us on Instagram

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Merry Christmas Baby - Stephanie Squires - Paper folding

Hello and happy new year scrapbookers!!

I trust you had an enjoyable break mine was filled with happiness, laughter, probably too much cheese 😂 oh and obviously some well deserved time off to fit in some scrapbooking!

So paper folding...I've done a few classes with different techniques in them and if I'm honest I find it tough with scrapbooking paper....I find it a little too thick for my liking...but a challenge is a challenge for a reason and I was totally up for it!

Unsure where to start I typed into google "paper folding" and found a video on you tube that showed me how to make Kirigami stars and decided that was the way forward for me!

My first tip if you haven't made one of these before is to practice with some scrap paper (I used note book paper as it was nice and thin and let me get the technique right before I wasted too much scrapbooking paper!

I folded seven different stars to start with (as I didn't want to waste anymore stash than I needed too!) and then started my layout.  I chose a piece of green paper which looked like it had snow speckled across it.  I tripped this down to 11 x 11 and distressed the edges taking notches out and in-filling them with a mistletoe background paper and then distressing them edges too.  I used a white and black script font paper which I gutted to create a boarder in which to stick my now distressed 11 x 11 paper.

I sprinkled the stars across the paper not really worried where they were as I thought I'd move them around when the layout took shape.  I backed my photo onto a project life card and popped in onto the layout in the bottom right hand corner.  I used some pink script manufacturing strip under my photo stopping at one of the large stars and used the cut off piece further up the page on the top right ending at another large star.

As I had quite a large title I arranged that on the page, having to shift a few of the stars about so it would "sit right" before I glued it down.  I then put some chipboard thickers on my page, one included my journaling next to my photo.

I double checked I liked where the stars before I stuck them down using a strong glue.  I then placed both puffy and regular stickers across the layout and wrote my journaling before finishing my layout.

Thanks you so much for reading my post today and I look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge!

Steph xoxo

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Shine Bright | Zoe Hailey zola28 | Paper Folding

It looks like many of you are enjoying this months theme of paper folding, I have loved looking at the layouts that have been posted in the Facebook group.

I settled on folding hearts for this months layout but only after attempting to fold Santa hats, butterflies and numerous other objects which all ended badly. Paper folding and me are not good friends!

Eventually this layout came together, I concertina folded  a rectangle of paper along the length at every 1/4inch and folded it in half . I cut the top and bottom into a semi circle shape and glued it in the middle. Tieing some metallic embroidery thread into a bow for each of the three hearts.  Thankfully I remembered a paper folding class I took at GoGo Getaway where we did something similar.

I combined Shimelle's Field Trip and Crate Paper's Falala collections to make my background. I hand stitched some stars at the top of my page to bring that metallic thread up into my design. T hen the fun began with splatters using my Pebeo artist marker.

My 'shine bright' title is a perspective from Bramble Fox and was totally perfect for this layout of my two youngest children, which was taken after their Christmas performing arts showcase. 

Thanks for reading how this layout came together and I hope you have fun paper folding!

Zoe   zola28

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Bloom I Essie Jane I UK ScrapAddicts

Hi - I'm here with my layout for this months theme of paper folding. This is a new technique for me, having only tried it once before in a retreat class so I chose a very simple folded flower design. I've used papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. 

Before constructing my layout I created a soft background using distress inks and splatters of spray ink. As well as folding the flowers I've rolled paper for stalks and cut some leaves - to which I've added a couple of shades of green distress inks.  There's also some splats of ink on the folded flowers.

I've created a mixed Alpha title using a foam phrase thicker from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and puffy Alpha stickers from PinkFresh Studio. 

 Don't forget to check out all of the inspiration from the rest of the Creative Team this month! We'd love to see your layouts for this months Paper Folding theme so don't forget to share them over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook group.

I have a process video on our YouTube channel too. 

Friday, 3 January 2020

Summer Escape | Sheena Rowlands | Paper Folding

Hi there UK Scrap Addicts, Sheena here again x

Our challenge for January is to use paper folding on a layout. I had done some paper folding in my card making days & more recently done a little origami so I chose to try and fold hearts for this challenge.

Summer Escape.

I had an idea in my head from the start of how I wanted this layout to look like. So whilst away with friends and using an easy tutorial from Pinterest I folded 24 small hearts from different scraps of patterned paper. I would really recommend using a bone folder to help crease the paper as scrapbook paper is much thicker than usual origami paper.

To create the background for the hearts I first gessoed my cardstock then using a stencil and texture paste added a grid of 24 circles running across the centre. Using various mists in shades of blue and green I sprayed the circles, sometimes tipping the cardstock to encourage the mist to run in certain directions.
Once the background was dry I added the hearts with red tape and attached my photo and title onto them. I kept any other embellishment to a minimum.

I hope this layout has inspired you to try paper folding on your layouts. Please share with us your creations over on our Facebook group.

Till next time x