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 Fun Masculine Scrapbook Layout

Class created and designed by Karen


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This class carries a public health warning and is not for those of you with a nervous disposition! You will be looking up a rather dubious nose throughout this class. You will of course substitute the subject appropriately in your own layout The message here is 'don't just scrap your pretty pictures', scrap them warts and all!


The class uses papers from the 3 Bugs in a Rug Seeing Stars range and make some use of the QuicKutz Silhouette. The layout is size 12" x 12".



Class Supply List:


  • Photograph measuring approx 13cm x 8.5cm

  • 1 x Seeing Stars "Star Stripes" Cardstock

  • 1 x Seeing Stars "Super Star" Cardstock

  • 1 x Bazzill Bling "Prince Charming"

  • 1 x Bazzill Bling "Red Carpet"

  • Green and Red Ribbon

  • Fibre/Jute/Twine

  • Eyelets

  • Round Brads

  • Buttons (Optional)

  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Shabby Shutters" and "worn lipstick" or other green and red ink.

  • Heidi Swapp Ghost Arrow (Optional)

  • Dovecraft Charm Brads D (Optional)

  • Adhesive

  • Pens


  • QuicKutz Silhouette (optional). If you haven't got the Silhouette then hand-cut or improvise.

  • Scissors



Step 1

We are using the ""Star Stripes" cardstock as our base paper.

Cut a 3.5" wide strip of the Seeing Star "Super Star" paper and stick vertically onto the base paper.


Step 2

Draw an undulating shape across a sheet of Bazzill Bling "Prince Charming" cardstock approx 5" at it's tallest peak. Ink the edges with a green ink - I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Shabby Shutters" but you can use any green ink.


Step 3

Stick the wavy strip onto the layout.


Step 3

Add a strip of green ribbon across the top of the page (I used self-adhesive ribbon from DCWV "Missy"). Write words across it with a black Sakura Glaze pen. Don't worry about making it neat, this is meant to be a fun layout. Add red brads between the words. The easiest way to do this through the ribbon is to lay it on a piercing mat and push a large pin through first.


Step 3


Cut the following on the Silhouette from the "Super Star" cardstock: The title, a star tag, an arrow, two photo fasteners. Mirror the title as we want them to be on the reverse of the double-sided cardstock. If you haven't got a Silhouette then improvise. The arrow measures 4.5cmx11cm, the photo fasteners are 3.2cm in length and the title is 3cm in height.

Step 4

Ink the star and the title with red ink. I used Tim Holtz "red lipstick".

Stick the star onto the layout in the left-hand corner and insert a green brad through the loop. Pop a number "1" onto it.


Step 5

Mount the arrow on the reverse side of the Red Bazzill.

Stick the arrow on at the bottom  in the centre leaving the top unstuck (see picture in next step).


Step 6

Colours used here are red, green and yellow. Insert three eyelets 1cm in from each side at the bottom. One just below the wavy belt, one in the middle of the space between the belt and the bottom and one 1cm up from the bottom.  Insert an eyelet in the arrow, aligning it with the centre eyelets either side. Thread twine, jute or fibre through each side eyelet and run them to the eyelet in the arrow. Use co-ordinating eyelet/fibre so that each strand goes to the matching colour. Tape the strands onto the back as you go.


Step 7

Glue on the title, following the undulating line, and "stitch" on the letters with a black Sakura Glaze pen.


Dot alternative letters with red and green then dot all with yellow.


Step 8

Print and cut out a little rhyme and sentences relevant to the picture on heavyweight printing paper. Run the edges along a blue ink pad. Mat the phrases on the reverse side of the red Bazzill Bling. I placed each of the phrases below in a table with a blue zig zag border before printing.


Glue them onto the layout (see picture in next step).


Step 9

Mat the main photograph on blue and red Bazzill Bling cardstock. First mat on blue, then layer on red.


Staple some red ribbon to the back of the picture (just use a normal stapler) then add three small blue brads. Glue onto project at an angle with the picture under the tip of the arrow. Attach the two photo fasteners with larger brads.



Step 10

Glue on the rhyme you wrote in strips. Sew a few cross stitches between the lines (See our "Attitude" class for instructions on how to sew on paper). Use the same colour threads as you previously used.


Step 11

Now add the finishing touches:

  • a couple of handwritten words

  • some white lines around the picture

  • a few buttons sewn on here and there and drawn around

  • a Heidi Swap clear arrow stapled on (use either normal or decorative staples)

  • an arrow within an arrow on the photograph (drawn)

  • an elements or two cut out from the leftover paper

  • I have also included a crown from Dovecraft Charm Brads Pack D (as I am crowning him the King of Wonky Nostrils).


Make it fun, make it wonky - sorry, funky.

The story behind the picture: the poor man didn't even know his nostrils were "not of the norm" until I politely pointed it out. His mother knew but he had no idea!!


We hope you enjoyed the class.


Class designed and created by Karen from Charmed Cards & Crafts


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