Monday, April 25, 2011

Hippity-Hop... the Best Creation Blog Hop!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter, and what a way to start off the week, with an blog hop! You are sure to be inspired by techniques using different punches and border punches! You have probably arrived from the Best Creations Inc Blog, which makes me the first design team member to share with you my project. Here is my layout using the new and oh SO cute Robot Line:

This is a layout of my son, Josh last year when he was only 3 1/2 and learned to ride his bike WITHOUT training wheels! I still couldn't believe how fast he could go at such a young age!

I thought I would share with you a technique using embroidery thread and border punches and punches! Here are some close ups of my layout:

I used yellow embroidery thread with the threading water border punch and used the "hole"in the punch to thread it, in and out to create this neat pattern with the Best Creations Glitter Cardstock! I love that this gives the border punch a whole new look with some texture added to it!... Here is another close up:

Can you guess what punch I used? Yep, a scalloped punch, where I just kept winding it around! I love that this look resembled the bike wheels in my sons picture!

So I thought I would share a little bit on how to make these neat embellishments.

Here is what you need:

** I used Fiskars Border Punch, Scalloped punch (I used my Stampin up punch), Scotch tape or another type of tape, needle and thread... I punched out the shapes so you could see them before using the thread.

For the Border Punch- tape the thread to the back of the border punch strip. Begin by coming up through the first hole, and then coming up through the second hole:


Next come up through the first hole again:

Finally, bring the thread back down through the second hole. There is your first design! The next one is almost the same but you are threading down. And then continue in that pattern:


Here is how to make the scallop embellishment:

1. Tape the thread to the back of the scalloped punch shape.

2. Begin winding it around the scallop shape as shown. (always go directly across).


3. Move onto the next notch on the scallop shape and continue this way until all the notches are wound with the thread. Tape or Glue the remaining thread to the back of the shape, and adhere this your layout!


** A fun trick to try is different sized scalloped shapes and layer them all together!


Hope you enjoyed my technique! Don't forget to pick up all the mystery letters on each of the design team members blog and email the mystery word to teresa@bestcreation.us for a chance to win the grand prize (COMPLETE lines of ballerina princess and robot!!) and also don't forget to leave comments on our facebook and the design team blogs for two more chances to win more glittery goodness (your choice of the robot or ballerina lines!)

And now, your mystery letter from my blog post is the letter O. Have fun hopping around!
You are on your way down the bunny trail to the all too talented: Irit Shalom


Happy Hopping everyone!!!

53 comments:

Tracey Taylor said...

Such great techniques! Great page.

LisaM said...

Love your technique Jodi!

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing these techniques...they are going to be put to some use!!
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pysselpetra said...

Love the embroidery!!!

Jen Harrison said...

Love the techniques-can't wait to try them out! I have that border punch!

EstherT said...

Jodi, I love your techniques! I enjoy making things this paper and threads ... the LO is a perfect little boy page!

~Thanks, Esther T
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Mary Ellyn said...

Love the scalloped circle.

Karen Taylor said...

Such a fun layout! Thank you for sharing!

Lori said...

Love the flowers and the stitched border...genius

carrie said...

Love the flowers, thanks for sharing!

Gisèle said...

oh my! love that!
I have different size scalloped punches, I must try that, thanks:-)

Isbel Ahmad said...

Thanks for sharing the techniques!!!!! good idea!!!! A big Hug from Puerto Rico. scrappyroom.blogspot.com

Margo said...

Jodi, love your pages!! Robots are soooo cute and love, love your techniques!! Awesome as always girl!! :-)

Alison Day said...

I love your technique of sewing through the border punch. I would NEVER have thought of that - thanks for sharing!
hoppin' on ...

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for the fantastic tutorial. Can't wait to whip out my embrodiary floss and try it too.

Dakota Barb said...

Jodi, I especially like the scallop punch 'spoke' idea - pretty cloever!

Nicole said...

What great ideas! I especially love the stitching of the scalloped border punch! I'll have to try that on one of my layouts soon! TFS

Tracy said...

I love the look with the floss and the scallop punch, going to try that!

Liz said...

OUtstanding beautiful love it

Ann said...

Thanks for the super tutorial - the floss through the border punch is new to me and looks terrific.

Sarah said...

love your page and those techniques too! thanks for the tutorial! I can't believe your son learned how to ride a two wheeler so young! what a cutie pie!

SavannaLea said...

what awesome techniques, thanks for sharing

jonaks said...

great technique!!! now I learned something new what to do with my scallop punch!

Nicole said...

Beautiful work, Jodi!!

Shannon said...

what a great way to use floss!!

Grammy Gayle said...

Wow! Great techniques...definitely will be used. The scalloped wheels and the threading on the border punch are fun embellies that I can't wait to try out. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

gram cheryl said...

Love the floss demo!

Lisa Amiet said...

Wow this is super cool!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great idea with the embroidery thread. I think I will have to use this technique.

Britt said...

So cute! Love how you stitched the border!

Katie said...

What a fabulous idea! I LOVE it!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Awesome LO! I love how you added the embroidery to the punches..thanks for the inspiration..:)

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Hilda said...

Excellent tips! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

See, this is why YOU are on the DT.....such simple ideas yet I NEVER would have thought of them on my own! Love how your stitching looks on these punches. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Ange said...

Great project. Love your lo!

connie said...

thanks for sharing these techniques. cute LO.

Romy said...

Oh gosh, what an awesome layout. Your flowers turned out great!

Lisa said...

This is just fabulous and thank you for sharing your techniques! I'm a new follower :)

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joybear said...

Super cute!!!

junqueandroses said...

lOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS CREATION

mmspiker said...

Thanks for sharing such great techniques using such common items that totally change the look of the page.

Liz said...

Great technique, thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous layout and great punch technique!!

sschrand said...

Super Cute! I love Best Creations paper!

stephanie said...

So cute, great techniques too

scrappingnomad said...

Great technique! Thanks!

sherlyn said...

Thanks for sharing a fantastic simple way of dressing up a scallop punch out. :-)

VanessaB said...

it's like spirelli or something like that; a technique i did for a scrapbooking club years ago- very fun!! missed your hop, but i just loooooooooove your LO: so boy :)

Lisa Watson said...

Love your technique!!

Auntie Ang said...

fun technique

Manders said...

Thanks for the tip I hope that I can remember when I sit down to scrap lol

Rebecca said...

awesome layout! love the thread wrapped scallop circles!!

Scrappin Hard said...

Amazing, very inspirational!!
Esther