Thursday, 21 June 2007

Friends Class - Beginner's Layout

Well I taught my first class at my LSS Paper Cuts tonight. It went well and they are coming back for more next week :D

I am more than happy for anyone to use the following instructions for their personal use but please do not copy them (either to teach your own classes or to post elsewhere online) without permission.

Most of the supplies to make the LO can be ordered online from Julie or Ian at PaperCuts


Brown Cardstock
Patterned Paper - EK Success
Stamps - Making memories Philadelphia foam stamps & Autumn Leaves journalling stamps
Brown ink pad
Quickutz tag
Wavy edged scissors
Co-ordinating fibres or ribbon (small piece)


Cut the brown dotty paper into a 5” x 12” piece
Cut the blue flowery paper into a 7” x 9 ¼” piece
Cut the stripy paper into a 1 ¼” strip (the stripes should go across the way as shown)
Cut the stripy paper into a 6” x 4” piece


Adhere your patterned paper to the brown cardstock as shown below.

As a rough guide:

- the brown dotty paper should be approx 1 ¼” in from the left hand side;

- the blue flowery paper is approx ¾” in from the right hand side and 1 ¼” from the bottom;

- the stripy paper is approx 2” from the top and 3 ½” from the right hand side.


Add your photograph.
And adhere the narrow strip of stripy paper so that this slightly overlaps the edge of your photograph


Stamp your title on the cream paper using assorted stamps.
Cut out each individual letter as shown.

Ink the edges with brown ink if preferred.

Stamp a journaling block on the cream paper and cut out – use scalloped edge scissors if you wish.

Cut a 12” strip from the cream paper using wavy edged scissors to make “faux” ricrac


Attach your title and journaling block to the page.
Cut a small tag from the brown dotty paper.
Write place and date on a small piece of cream paper and adhere to the tag.
Use a small piece of ribbon or some fibres to embellish the tag.
Attach the tag to your layout.

…and RELAX!!!

I hope you have enjoyed the class - please don't be shy about leaving comments for me - I love to hear from people :) (new friends and old ones alike!!! LOL )


Anonymous said...

It's a lovely LO for a first one! Did they all make a good job of it then? Glad it went well!!


Roz Roz said...

Maggie, sounds like the class was a great success, and a lovely layout you did with the girls, can't believe you never got them to rip paper though, I always make newbies do that, mwahahahhaha

Sam said...

Maggie, this is lovely, and although not a newbie, I'm going to have a go over the weekend. I seriously need to do some scrapping and hopefully your class will get me moving! Hope you're well :)

Irene said...

This is lovely. I love blue and brown together.