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 "Attitude" Scrapbook Layout

Class created and designed by Karen


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The class showcases the 3 Bugs in a Rug Coco range



Class Supply List:

  • Picture approx 5" x 6" in size

  • 1 x 3Bugs Coco Vine Cardstock

  • 1 x 3Bugs Coco Polkadot Cardstock

  • 1 x 3Bugs Coco Die Cut Tag

  • 1 x 3Bugs Coco Design Board

  • Sewing Thread (I used Lasting Impressions thread)

  • Brown ribbon

  • 1 Eyelet

  • 8mm Brads

  • Metal Copper Question Mark

  • Adhesive

  • Pens


  • Corner rounder

  • Sewing Needle

  • Pricking tool

  • Pricking mat

  • Scissors




Here is the basic sketch of our layout.


Step 1


Cut the "Vine" paper at the second full row of flowers, cutting each flower out in full on one side.


Step 2

Cut a strip of flowers from the remaining Vine paper. Cut out two pink and one white flower so that your strip ends with two large white flowers. 


You still have a bit of Vine paper left, cut out the flowers left on the sheet and put them aside - you will need four white and three pink flowers later.


Step 3

Round the corners on the side of the photograph that is going to be showing. Turn the last bit of Vine paper over onto the green side (this paper is double-sided) and mat the photograph onto it with a 1cm margin. Matting simply means placing your photograph onto a piece of cardstock. Round the corners of the cardstock as you did the picture.

Ink the edges of the matt very lightly with "Shabby Shutters" distress ink.

Whilst you have the ink out use it to ink the edges of the "ain't she" and "cute" chipboard from the Coco Design Board pack.


Step 4

Arrange how you want the main elements of your layout. A good tip here is to take a picture to help you remember how it is when you take it off again.


Make a hole for an eyelet to the right of the "ain't she" chipboard inside one of the circles. Remove everything from the layout and insert the eyelet (if you don't know how to work with eyelets see our "How To .. Eyelets"). Thread ribbon,through the "ain't she" ribbon slide and through the eyelet. Stick the ribbon down on the back of the paper.

Thread the ribbon through the slide and stick it down. Leave the ribbon unstuck either side and tie ribbon around each side as shown. Glue down the ribbon on the left-hand side (the bit that is going under the side panel).


Step 5

Glue the picture and the left-hand side pane down sliding the picture under the flower border. Leave a few of the cut flower petals unstuck for a 3D effect. Glue the small flower panel to the right-hand side. You are now ready to sew.

Place the area you are going to work on onto a piercing mat, then mark holes with a paper piercer around the flower panel.



Front and back

Cross stitch where you marked the holes.



Step 6

Attach the inked "Cute" chipboard and the metal question mark below the "Aint She".


Step 8

Take the flowers you cut out earlier and attach on foam pads on top of the flowers in the stitched flower panel.


Step 9

Attach the journaling chipboard with a green brad and adhesive so it isn't loose. You can ink the edges if you like. Wrap a bit of the brown ribbon around the brad.


Step 10

Attach the "pure attitude" chipboard with brads (glue it onto the paper first as the middle part is detachable).





If you prefer an uncluttered layout then add your journaling and leave the layout as it is now - or you can embellish further. Here are a few further optional enhancements.


Step 11

Draw two circles on the left-hand border. To do this use a cup or similar - I used a cup for the top circle and an egg cup for the smaller circle. Lightly mark the outside with a pencil then dot over it with a green Sakura Glaze pen. When dry add another half circle inside the green circle on the darker side using a white Glaze pen.



Step 12

Liberally go around the flowers within the circles with white and green pens in a random sketchy fashion then insert brads into the middle white flowers.


Step 13

Add a bit of ribbon secured with two large green decorative staples on the journaling tag. Glaze the flowers on the stitched flower border. Add your journaling. Write inside the circles.  Add a "BUT" before the "ain't she" title. Play around with it and have fun!



We hope you enjoyed the class.


Class designed and created by Karen from Charmed Cards & Crafts


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