Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sew Many Layouts Technique Blog Hop!

It's here! The Sew Many Layouts Technique Blog Hop! We are celebrating National Crafting Month
and will be sharing with you a few techniques.

Here's my fun technique:

Paper Folding Border

Cut two or three (depending of the length of your border) strips of patterned design paper. Height 2inch, length 12inch. Make sure you cut strips with the pattern down (for horizontal border). I used two strips on my layout.

Start scoring your piece of paper at 2inch. Then score at 0,5inch, then 1inch, then 0,5inch, then 1inch, etc. Until your strip is done. And go on with your second strip. Then fold your strip like the picture below:

And attach the strips together. Use double sided tape on the back in the middle to attach your border on your page.

This is an easy and fun technique for awesome creative dimensional borders on your scrapbook pages. This technique can also be used for fun borders on your cards. Have fun!

My finished layout:

I am also submitting this layout for a few challenges

Delightful Sketches and Challenges - The Theme is Kids

Bizzy Becs - Creatalicious Challenges - #7 - 'Create a Little Something'.

De Scrapbookers (Dutch Yahoo Group) - Het voorjaar

The design team has created some awesome projects to share with you today-we hope you enjoy the hop! Here is your hop line-up in case you lose your way:

Sew Many Layouts Challenge Blog

Heather (using Non-Scrapbooking Items)

Mary (Slide Mounts and Paper Glaze)

Nancy (Paper Folding Border)

Tracey (Handmade Flowers)

Sarabeth (Dry Embossing)

Sew Many Layouts Challenge Blog

Leave a comment on all the hop spots! Try out a new technique, use our February Sketch and show us what ya got!

Want some extra brownie points!?

1. Complete the Blog Hop Challenge:

Create a Layout based on one of the techniques that capture's your eye while hopping along. Remember you can use ANY digi image, but you must include at least 1!

***If you use a Sew Many Cards image, you will be given 2 additional entries!***

2. Use our February Sketch and earn 2 additional entries!

3. Become a follower of the Sew many Layouts Challenge Blog.

4. Join us at our PCP group for the Monthly Layout Sketch contest HERE!

Prizes to look forward to:

1 winner from each blog will be chosen to receive a free digi image from our very own Sew Many Cards Digital Stamps

1 Grand Prize winner will receive a special SEI Product Pack provided to us by Angela, the owner of Sew Many Cards!

Please submit your creations no later than Thursday, 11:59pm EST  to be entered to win!

Happy hoppin' and happy scrappin'!

We cannot wait to see your creations!


  1. Great layout! Your instructions are very clear. I haven't done a paper folding border and you make it look so simple. I'll have to try that.

    Mary Ski & Chester

  2. Oh Nancy, I love that border! I will definitely give it a try!!

  3. Great layout. Thanks for the tut on paper folded border.

  4. Gorgeous! Nancy this is a great LO. Love your paper flower and the pleating. Wonderful job!

    To answer your question on my blog post...Stampendous. I sent a message reply but not sure if you will get it.


  5. fab layout, love that flower and the border. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.
    Julie x

  6. great layout, thanks for playing along with Delightful Sketches & Challenges
    Anne x

  7. ahh so adorable, wonderful layout, thanks so much for joining us at DS

  8. What a cute layout and interesting technique. I will most definitely have to give that a try!!!

  9. I will have have to give that a try...I love new ideas.

  10. Gorgeous layout! thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches & Challenges.

  11. Fabulous layout!
    I love the flower and the paper pleating is super!
    Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

  12. Beautiful layout and fabulous tutorial! thanks so much for sharing your "little something" with us at Creatilicious.


  13. So beautiful,love the fab papers and embellishments!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  14. Oh WOW!!! What a fabulous page!! I love all the details & that flower...gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

  15. This is a fabulous page with gorgeous details!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!