Create Fun Textures on Your Spring Layouts

by Joannie McBride

Add Pom-poms to Create a Furry Premade Accent

Create a wonderfully cushy spring embellishment for your scrapbook layout by topping a premade accent, like a bunny sticker or die cut, with pom-poms. Kim Watson used pom-poms to bring a fuzzy quality to her bunny accents and to enhance the overall spring theme of the pages. In addition to this technique, try using pom-poms to make other accents, like a furry title, or to frame a photo of a soft baby animal.


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Cuddle Bunny by Kim Watson. As seen in the March/April 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Design Tip: Fill in an entire bunny accent with pom-poms for an even fuzzier page embellishment.

Download Kim's cuddle bunny premade accent to use on your own spring layouts.

Here are some other ways to use pom-poms on your layout. Try them as

* colorful eggs in a basket

* centers on a flower embellishment

* a bright and fluffy sun


Create Dimensional Clouds Using Felt, Chipboard, and Glitter

Bring a fun texture to your spring layouts by using clouds made from a variety of products like felt, stickers, and chipboard. Notice how Suzy Plantamura used chipboard clouds combined with clouds punched from felt to create a textural feel to her layout. Apply glitter to your clouds to help give them definition and to add even more texture to your pages. In addition to these fun techniques, you could also outline a premade accent like a sun, flower, or butterfly with fuzzy trims for cool textures on your spring layouts. Use

* jute to create a basket

* yarn for kites

* lace for curtains

* organza ribbon for see-through rainbows


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Puddle Jumper by Suzy Plantamura. As seen in the March/April 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


For more fresh spring ideas for your layouts, see the March/April 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


Related Links:

Using Fabric on Your Pages

 Scrapbook Technique: Create Textured Buttons

 Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture


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Re: Help
Page 55 of March April CK Mag
How could you tease us with the pipe cleaner animals that are perfect for Easter Baskets and not provide instructions on how to make them, lol!!!!! Please, Please provide source. I want to make these for a fundraiser for a charity and sell the week before easter.
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