Monday, 2 July 2012

UKScrappers Bloghop


Welcome to you if you are visiting from the UKScrappers Sponsor Blog Hop. If you are following the hop then you will have come here from Crafty Templates.  Don't forget to comment (and BE SURE TO MENTION YOUR UKS USER NAME in your comment) to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

I hope you like our page. It is inspired by a page in Scrap 365 and a kit is available online here with not only the papers used for this page but also the rest of the Albert and Victoria pack (9 double sided papers and an accessory sheet), bakers twine, a Basic Grey alphabet sheet and eyelets to complete your page.
Here are step by step instructions for the whole page with lots of photos to help too. If you have any questions please ask and do follow the blog or like the Cre8tive Facebook page to keep up to date with special offers, tutorials and much more.

Ok so on to the page....


1.       Cut the grey and white dandelion paper (Wishing Flowers) to 10 ¼ ” x 10 ¼”
2.       Stick centrally onto the black 12”x12” card
3.       Using a white pen add doodling around this as a frame. This could be faux stitching, swirls, zigzags or in my example I did a small burst which resembled a little the dandelions
 4.       Set your compasses to 3.5” and draw a circle on the Golden Damask paper (the circle will have a diameter of 7”). Draw the circle near to the edges of the paper so you have plenty of spares left for another page.
5.       Draw a grid of squares measuring 1 ¼”x1 ¼” on scrap paper as below. Use this as a guide to mark where your eyelets will go on your circle. Make holes and set 3/16” eyelets .There should be one eyelet in each corner.
6.       Taking a length of bakers twine use some tape wrapped around the end to make a needle. Fix the other end of the twine to the rear of the circle and then thread the twine in and out of the eyelets until you have twine on all the straight lines as above. Again fix the end to the rear of the circle when finished.
 7.       To make the box pleat around your circle you will need at least four 12” lengths of the dark grey paper (rearof the Black Damask paper). If you want to go around the entire circle you will need approximately 5 ¼ lengths but as some is hidden behind the photos you only need to do 4 lengths.
8.       Cut four 12” by 1 ¼” strips. Use the Fiskars Threading Water punch to create a decorative edge.
9.       To fold the strips you can use the scallops in the punched design as your guide.
Step 1 – Fold the first scallop forward
Step 2 – Fold the second scallop back
Step 3 – The next fold is after two more scallops and goes backwards
Step 4 – The fourth fold is folding one scallop forward
Step 5 – Two scallops and fold forward
Step 6 – Once you have finished folding one strip you start the next strip so that it can join onto the end of the previous strip and keep the pattern going so the first scallop on the new strip will repeat the last scallop on the previous strip. Add glue to the back of the overlapping scallop and stick together.
Step 7 – Repeat until you have all 4 strips joined
10.   On the back of your circle put a good width of double sided tape around the edge roughly working out how much of the circle will have the box pleat around it.
11.   Stick the box pleat to the rear of the circle gradually bending it around so that it follows the shape of the circle. I do this with the circle right side up so I can see what it will look like as I go. It is a bit more tricky than having the circle right side down on the table with the tape facing up but as I say you can see what it will look like better.
12.   Stick your circle to the top left of the page with the area with no pleat at the bottom right so it will be hidden by the photos.
13.   Add photos using 3D foam squares.
14.   Add die cut shapes from the paper pack to the bottom right of the page adding a date and bakers twine to the little tag.
15.   Add your title passing some letters underneath the bakers twine and adding 3D foam squares under some.

Sit back and admire your finished page… and then have a look at all the papers left and decide what you are going to make next!!

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95 comments:

  1. Some interesting ideas there! Thank you. =UKS Freedom

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  2. What a striking page! the colours really *pop* against each other. fab work.
    uks anita m

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  3. loving yellow and grey together - alison-lee uks

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  4. Very interesting techniques. Uks name suzycad

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  5. I like the ruffle UKS Cottonscraps

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  6. Lovely page Katie! Cathy0536

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  7. It's great,I love the ruffly bit!UKS fatmonica

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  8. Love the doodling. I can never think of anything apart from squiggles or stitches to doodle! Tigerlady

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  9. What a gorgeous layout - so clever, and great papers which I've never seen before. TFS :) AliTS

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  10. Great lo, love the use of eyelets, must get them out again
    Cherry390

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  11. Great layout, love the colour combo. My name is A_M_Y on UKS.

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  12. Loving the hop. Well I would with a UKS name of hopberni

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  13. so much detail in your layout, it looks fab Helen_a78

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  14. What a fab amount of detail in the layout, thanks for sharing! pmk

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  15. Great page, I really loved the box pleat tutorial, thanks. fruitysuet.

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  16. Superb page but norty you, because I just HAD to order the kit!!

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  17. Great instructions, especially the pleat tutorial. Thanks for this. Weehaggis

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  18. I love this page- love the frill round the circle.
    Kim on UKS

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  19. Looks like a lot of work has gone into this, a lovely LO and I really like the pleated scalloped edge :) Kitty Crafts (UKS)

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  20. Loving the box pleat
    UKS Sylphraven

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  21. A great page, and fab instructions TFS Scrappy~Sarah

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  22. Wow! Lots of work has gone into this. I love the pleated edge, will have to give this a go.

    (UKS - chrisrydal)

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  23. I love the pleated edge too! Looks great.
    UKS Chick

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  24. Love all the detail espcially the pleated edging and the detail in the circle.
    Thank you
    Chris
    UK -DippyD-

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  25. Pretty and masculine at the same time - brilliant. Love it. UKS scrap3d

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  26. Dandelions as fireworks .. inspired!! A great LO .. with lots of detail, love the "ribbon" pleating. UKS new2this

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  27. What an intricate stunning layout thank you for sharing, I hope to give it a go Joannepink UKS

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  28. There's so much good stuff going on here, I'll have to come back and look more carefully.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Maggie @ UKS

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  29. Fab LO will be back to have a go at this one
    UKS lelly

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  30. Cool technique. Thank you for sharing. UKS Ifa

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  31. what an amazing layout with so many good ideas to scraplift :)! UKS lintsi

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  32. Such a smart, sleek layout. That scalloped trim is really worth the effort! UKS flutterby69

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  33. Fabulous LO. I love the box pleat trim! :)

    UKS Alipeeps

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  34. Fab LO. Love the scallop part !
    anne88 on UKS

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  35. Such a great LO - definitely will give it a try on a quiet weekend!! Thanks!

    UKS Kat

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  36. love this layout. Thanks for showing us your great ideas - karen barker

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  37. wow your page is awesome! I'm really wanting to have a go at this, but going to have to wait for my wrist to heal, have added to my want to have a go at pile :) from Boland :)

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  38. what a great page! i love the box pleat it is really worth the time and also using the eyelets i really like that idea too i need to use some up thankyou for sharing uks lizzylou

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  39. LOve the LO Kate- great colours and texture!!

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  40. that was me above!! UKS Katie ;)

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  41. Great ideas love your layout - sue1952

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  42. Amazing LO, great way of using bakers twine
    UKS - Scrappyyo

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  43. Love that frilled edging - very cre8tive! Mole - UKS

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  44. Brilliant step by step instructions and fab photography - you couldn't have chosen a more perfect range for those photos! Love your use of eyelets, too. UKS Alibri

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  45. Fantastic clear instructions. Reminds me so much of when my youngest passed out in army cadets.

    UKS jaykay

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  46. Fantastic LO and great instructions - will giving this a try at the weekend!

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  47. That's lovely, Katie.

    Thank you.

    Sue x
    (MiniOwner)

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  48. What a truely beautiful layout, I love it. Jibba Jabba UKS

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  49. This is stunning. Love the circle and the paper pleating. UKS sixofone

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  50. Fabulous layout and tutorial, I'm always looking for alternative ways to use my threading water punch!

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  51. Oh I love what you've done with the eyelets its gorgeous!! Amazing LO! Sian aka Violaceous xx

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  52. Lovely work. TFS
    Jencrafts

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  53. love the eyelets , wonderful idea, great LO.
    bubble460

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  54. Love that pleating, it looks fab. Gorgeous page.

    Susibee

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  55. Such a clear and easy to follow tutorial. Great ideas and colours too. Thank you! UKS Lousette

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  56. that is a stunning page, thanks for the tutorial, furrypig

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  57. The pleated edging works brilliantly, and I like how you've matched up the colours to the photos and used a landscape + a portrait photo - tricky to do!
    Nerlly

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  58. Nice colour scheme. Craftdee

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  59. Excellent instructions and like the grid idea for eyelet holes and using butchers twine in a different way UK name retired nana x

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  60. Gorgeous! UKS Laura Godfrey

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  61. I love the depth the edging around the circle gives the LO.

    Beadmad x

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  62. Oh great page and some fab tips - love the taped twine to help it thread andthe ruffle from a border punch is so clever!
    Jemma aka Jimjams x

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  63. Wow I was looking at this in Scrap 365 at lunchtime wondering how to tackle it, thank you so much!
    It looks fabulous, just great techniques, smashing LO!!

    UKS NAME Summer Sunflower

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  64. Lovely colours and a fab LO

    UKS GOSIE

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  65. What a fantastic new technique to try - thank you! UKS Bush Girl

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  66. Really lovely and must give that eyelet technique a go

    Badgerleader

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  67. Ooo...this is so vibrant. *Ü* I love the colour pallate and the eyelet technique. TFS. UKS ArtAngel

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  68. I'm heading over to FB and liking your page now! I'm so excited, I have that punch rotting away somewhere and this is such an amazing technique that could be used on my cards too - thank you! UKS Pinkladymel

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  69. I loved the original idea in Scrap365 and I really love this layout - I have far too many eyelets and I'm always looking for new ideas for using them - altho I'd prolly go for overkill and set the holes made by the threading water punch with eyelets as well lol... TFS, UKS Weaselwise

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  70. WOW love the use of the eyelets!!! What an amazing idea!! I'm egratsia on UKScrappers!

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  71. I love this layout! Love the colours and papers... And thankyou so much for the bakers twine/needle tip :D
    UKS: acraftybookworm

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  72. Gorgeous!! All of it
    thank you- UKS Lynne

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  73. Really love your use of the twine and the pleating is awesome! (ScrapHappyNiki)

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  74. Love the pleat around the circle, great idea. I've got some of these papers and you've inspired me to get them out.
    UKS Tigs

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  75. I really love the eyelets in the circle with Bakers twine. Great LO
    UKS ambermouse

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  76. Great layout and a fab tutorial, thanks!Yorkshirelass :D

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  77. Wow this is so effective I love it! UKS RachyK

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  78. I love it ,have bookmarked it. Great way to use eyelets too
    UKS susiefush

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  79. Gorgeous layout and very clever - thanks for taking the time to put together such a great project - UKS Minty Magic

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  80. I like this, i'm off to try the folding edges! UKS Sharon1973

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  81. Love the circle embellishment, especially the baker's twine grid!

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  82. Beautiful layout... the circle embellishment is amazing... thank you so much for sharing your ideas.
    Hugs
    UKS: kimmie_35

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  83. Stunning LO. Really like the circle embellie with all those eyelits. Thanks for a brilliant idea x
    UKS Hedgie

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  84. Great layout thanks for sharing x
    UKS- Jessbaby

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  85. I love that box pleat. Thanks for the inspiration.
    UKS - Nickir

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  86. I love the folded paper strips, great clear instructions. Thanks, uks flossyjamba

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  87. Like the bakers cord and eyelets and will give the box pleating a try. Thank you.

    UKS Dee100

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  88. Some fab techniques there! UKS: Cruzysuzie

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  89. I love these papers, but wouldn't have had the imagination to use them in such a 'male' LO. Love the eyelet lattice.

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  90. This is a lovely mix of techniques that gives your page a real wow factor!
    UKS name stitching lady

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  91. I love this LO, especially the pleated scalloped border :)

    topsy UKS

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  92. Great take on the layout - love the colour combination and the pleated border is so clever. UKS: annieclaxton

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  93. Lovely use of items, will have to have a go of this:)
    UKS name lojo7868

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  94. What a lovely page, and what a lovely occasion to remember. Thank you so much for sharing such a great page. xxx Claveh

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