Tuesday, 1 November 2011

It's a UK Scrappers Blog Hop!

Hi!
If you are participating in the UK Scrappers blog hop, you may have come here from the lovely Bubbly Funk Bubbly Scrumptious blog. Check out UK Scrappers for all the info and maybe head to the start of the blog hop if you haven't already to see all the lovely projects and details of prizes and special offers my fellow lovely UK Scrappers sponsors have up for grabs! After checking out my project shown bellow you can head on over to see the next project in the blog hop which you'll find on the Cre8tive Online blog, http://cre8tivekate.blogspot.com/

If this is your first time here first off, hi I'm Leo, {short for Leonora, Leo is way easier to type though ;-) } my store is Crafty Templates, www.craftytemplates.co.uk I specialise in papercrafting kits, templates and classes, all the things you need to help you on your crafting adventures. You can read more 'about' Crafty Templates over on the store site here, http://www.craftytemplates.co.uk/about.html

OK so onto the project. I wanted to combine a few products from the store and I also wanted to demonstrate a Crafty Template template sheet to show how you don't just have to use them for cards they're great to use to make an embellishment for all kinds of projects. For this particular project today I made these shabby chic pictures. You could make any one of these for yourself or for a gift, they're really easy to personalise too.

For this project you'll need some patterned papers, fabric scraps (optional), cardstock, a picture frame, some mini alphabet stickers and a printed out Crafty Template sheet. Just for the UK Scrappers Blog Hop I've put together a little collection of shabby chic style Crafty Templates you can download for free. The templates are all taken from the March 2011 templates set, they're in PDF format.
Click here to download the Crafty Templates

I've started out with a picture frame, {I got the ones I've used from Wilkos} and I'm using one of my card kits 'Nursery Rhymes' which you can get from the store here. This would be a great project to do to make use of off cuts of papers and card too or even wallpapers or fabrics you have leftover.

To begin with you need to choose a template and print it out. For this picture I've picked out the chair. Take apart your frame and decide which size template from the sheet fits it best. In this case I've picked the largest template on the sheet.

Cut out the template you're using.


Pick out a patterned paper and draw around the template onto it. I've drawn around the template on the back of this piece of paper because it's easier to see.


Cut out the template from the paper. To get to the inner parts of the chair use a hole punch to make holes as a starting point for your scissors to cut into.


If you want your shape to be a silhouette you can keep your chair like this but I'm going to add the cushions too.

Cut out the top cushion from the template.

You can use paper but I'm going to use a scrap of fabric. The templates are really easy to cut from fabric too. Just glue the paper piece using a glue stick, {I'm using a Pritt Stick} onto the back of the fabric. Then cut around the paper edge to make the shape. Leave the paper glued on the back to keep it from fraying. 

To glue the cushion shape to your chair lay the template over the top and use it to position the cushion.


Take the template away when it's glued down.

Repeat the process for the cushion on the bottom of the chair.

 Pick out another patterned paper for the background of your picture. Position the mount from your photo frame, (if using) over the paper and glue your chair embellishment in place. As a final touch I've added a message to some strips of ribbon using mini alphabet stickers and stuck the strips down onto the picture. If you're making a picture as a gift for someone you could easily personalise the message.

Now I'm going to add another touch to the mount from my photo frame because I'm not loving that white so I've decided to alter it. I'm going to use book pages and collage them over the top of the mount. To do this you'll need book pages or other thin paper, some PVA glue, water and a paint brush.


Rip the paper into small pieces. Dip your paint brush in the water then in the PVA and use the watery glue to paste the paper strips to the mount.


For the edges turn the frame to the back and fold the edges over then glue the down for a neat finish.

 Let the glue dry then add your finished mount over the top of your picture.

Add the whole thing to your photo frame to finish. As another little touch I've added a bow made from a torn strip of fabric then glued it to the frame.

Here's another picture I've made using another of the templates. I began by building up the picture on a piece of kraft card using the papers and card from the kit. I've used the sewing machine template for this one.



 As an extra touch I've used machine stitching around the edge of the template and around the edge of the picture.


Once your picture is finished all that's left to do is add it to the frame. I've glued on some fabric roses just to add an extra crafty touch. :-)

Hope you've enjoyed the project. If you have a go pop a link up to your project in the comments, (don't forget to leave a comment too to be eligible for the UK Scrappers prizes) you can also share anything you make with the templates up on the Crafty Templates Facebook wall here, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Templates/165349430193543
As an added extra today I'll giveaway a lovely kit of your choice from any in stock on the store to one commenter today, (will announce the draw winner tomorrow, 2nd November 2011)
If you've enjoyed using the templates today take a look on the store at the Crafty Templates club for details on how you can get more every month.

Happy blog hopping! Don't forget your next stop is the Cre8tive blog, http://cre8tivekate.blogspot.com/
xx Leo

149 comments:

Fuchsia said...

Hi This is my first blog hop and thank you for the free template gift I am going book mark crazy LOL

love your pictures and techniques !

kjjc said...

wow. really striking

roxy said...

thank you for the templates have a sewing friend and the template will be perfect. Great idea
uks roxy52

Ali said...

oh lovely, especially like the chair - and thank you for sharing your downloads. AliTS on UKS

Sam said...

WOW, I've got so many new ideas to try. Thanks for the template. UKS Sam Mc

Pam said...

Oh wow-I didn't know about the templates! Love them uks wombat

Yizz said...

That is so different, I cant wait to give it a try. Thank you UKS Yizzard

JT's crafty blog said...

This is also my 1st blog hop and I really love the home sweet home project I will attempting that
Uks dusty fairy

Beadmad said...

I love the ideas and wouldn't have thought of using fabric.

Beadmad said...

oops forgot to say
UKS Beadmad

Kirsten Alicia said...

These are lovely! Thanks for the excellent tutorial & for the templates.

lemon said...

love the chair one..just downloaded the template thanks uks lemon

Louise said...

ooo I like this, thanks for the templates...you've given me some Christmas present ideas..thanks UKS Louise172

Yolanda said...

Lovely idea thanks for sharing UKS Scrappyyo

Claire said...

These are awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Clairewill on UKS

Karen said...

Lovely, I like the sewing one especially :) Kitty Crafts UKS

Scrapping4fun said...

Excellent tutorials will definitely have a go - Alison-lee

Dawn said...

Fabulous project, will have to give it a go! Mrs Cheshire

Fuchsia said...

Sorry forgot my UKS fuchsia10

My simple life said...

Love the project, great way to use scraps. got a fair few of those. lol. UKS gemmasteele

Leanie said...

Loving the tips about templates, I've never been brave enough to try them before but maybe should dive in - I know I already love your kits!
UKS Leanie

Minty Magic said...

Love these two pictures. And a very clear tutorial too. Thanks x
UKS Minty Magic

Eleanor said...

Love love love the sewing machine - thanks for the freebies.
UKS snipper

Scattychick said...

Thank you for the template gift they are lovely and I can see myself making a "boudoir" sign for my MIL the images are right up her street :) I am Scattychick on UKS as well

The cockney crafter said...

Thank you for the free template and the insperation to give these a go i can think of a few people i could make these for cockneycrafter uks

anna_fran said...

Lovely project and thanks for free template. Enjoying this blog hopping lark! UKS anna_fran

Helen said...

Love these projects - great tute!

Fae K said...

Thank you for the free template - I love the Chaise Lounge and am going to give that a go. Going on the 'To Make' list.
UKS Fae

Anna said...

Thanks for the templates! Uks yorkiegirl

Ifa said...

Gorgeous frames. I especially love the chair, perfect for my upholstered projects!

Suzy said...

Fab project as ever Leo. Maybe I should give the templates a go

Suzycad (UKS)

chris said...

Love this, thanks for the tutorial and the template. I've bookmarked the page for future use.
UKS - DippyD

Kirsteen said...

Oh wow - I didn't know about the templates. I love the chair. Thansk for sharing. UKS Kirsteen

Jane said...

thank you for the template and the inspiration

janen

eClaire said...

love the use of the newsprint gives a moddern feel from eClaire on UKS

gwyneth said...

What a lovely idea and thanks for the template, very useful. gwyneth 123 UKS

Caz said...

Love these little projects.
Caz
UKS CraftyCaz

Ann said...

Fabric opens whole new vistas to scrap-booking - thank you for sharing. UKS eleyfa

Anne88 said...

I love it. Thanks !
Anne88

Jayne C said...

Two WONDERFUL projects....will definitely be following your tutorial for these!!! FAB!!! x

zafira said...

a brilliant project and lots of inspiration. Just been a boring old card maker but the ideas are great. Especially for the winter months when i cant get out
thanks Janet

Liz said...

What a great project... thabnks for providing the tutorial and templates

LizGInSussex
UKS

vixen said...

thank your for the templates and for the little tutorials they are fab creations from boland :)

Jackie Humphreys said...

I love this idea. The templates are great. Ty for them. :) Jackie1h1

Lelly said...

Fab project and templates. UKS lelly

Ladkyis said...

That looks so fiddly, I don't think I have the patience to do it - I'm gonna try though!

Ladkyis

Jane (J-bug) said...

Great project - will be making the 'keep on crafting' one as a present for my mum. (UKS: J-Bug)

Jackie said...

Really efective, thanks for sharing it with us (UKS = Galadriel*)

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great projects and I've downloaded your free template, thank you very much but will be back to shop after pay day - uks salamanda

Karen said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for the fab tutorial :)

UKS ~Karen~

Amy said...

Such a great project....never tried anything like that before. A_M_Y UKS

Weasel said...

Great way to use up odds and sods of fabric as well as paper - thanks for sharing!
Suzie-UKS-Weaselwise

voodoo vixen said...

These would make super gifts! Thanks for the tut and the templates!!

Suze said...

Lovely idea for gifts! Thank you, cruzysuzie xx

Elaine said...

Great little project. Never visited your site before so off for a better look!!

Tina Thomas said...

that's great thanks, UKS tinasue

Mole said...

Great to see how versatile the templates are, Leo. x Gill / Mole UKS

Glen said...

Great alternative to a card. *Ü* I have just bought a chair like the template. Your creation has inspired me. *Ü* TFS. ArtAngel on UKS

HilaryB said...

Oh that's fun!

UKS Tigerlady

Shirley said...

Thanks for a great tutorial and the template PDF.
UKS ..... Shirley June

Emy said...

Great projects Leo :) UKS Emy

Cal said...

Looks really good.
UKS simplepleasures

Bethank said...

Lovely frame. Thank you Meg baby UKS

nannyjan said...

Thanks for showing us this lovely project and for supplying the free templates....another thing to try on my to do list, and another blog added to my favourites.

nannyjan uks

Rooty said...

Interesting, not seen the templates before, so need to have a longer look at your blog later I think. UKS Fizzydrink

G S P Crafts said...

I would never have realised how you made it great ideas, thanks.
Sharron246 UKS

Alison said...

Fab project Leo! Great to repurpose unwanted frames, or to personalise the home ...
UKS Alibri

Curly said...

Oh this is nice, thanks uks Kaydd

Virginia said...

Enjoying the blog hop, thanks for the template

UKS Celtic Angel

Ali said...

This is simply awesom! Aliscrapper - UKS

Judith aka materialgirl said...

what a cute little project
UKS materialgirl197

Anonymous said...

great idea to make
UKS lojo7868

Sarah said...

I absolutely love this idea. Will definitely be using it to make wall art for my home. Thank you xx
UKS stillcrafting

Ann S. said...

What great ideas - and the instructions are so clear! Thanks. UKS eluned

Sandra said...

Thank you for the templates - I am loving the poodle and the sewing machine! You have shared some lovely projects thank you.
UKS Sarnj

Dawn said...

Wow my list of things to do is certainly growing, fab projects

uks - dawntracey

sixofone said...

What a fun project! It's great as a gift and I might even make a couple for myself

gayle said...

Great projects :) love this idea for making something a bit different!

UKS scrappygayle

Sue said...

A really lovely project, thank you fro sharing. UKS Slewis

Carole Bryson said...

The chair is brilliant - could be used for all sorts !

Great project - loads of techniques and extremely inspiring.

TFS

Hysteri-cal

lynmcf said...

what a great idea ... thanks for the template *mrsmcf*

mim said...

Very unsusal idea , loved it
badrill118 uks

Scrapbagleader said...

Thank you for the fab tutorial & templates. I'm really enjoying my first blog hop.

UKS rollingpin

Sue L said...

I haven`t been to Crafty Templates before so this project is new to me. Looks really interesting. Will be popping in after the hop for a better look.
UKs ambermouse

misteejay said...

Thank you so much for the templates and for sharing this project.

Toni xx
UKS - misteejay

Julia said...

Thanks for the templates and showing us how to be creative with them :) UKS Julesaroony

suescopes said...

Thanks for a lovely project and the templates - suescopes on uks

Karen said...

Brilliant tutorial. Thanks so much. Off to check out your store as I've not been here before xx
UKS Scrappynewbie33

pat-catherine said...

Great tutorial thank you
Uks......pat-catherine

cathy0536 said...

Gorgeous project

UKS Cathy0536

Scrapdolly said...

Thank you for being so generous - love them
UKS Scrapdolly

debbie (r61) said...

very pretty :)

CoventryAnn said...

Fab tutorial UKS CoventryAnn

kim said...

Thank you for the templates- great project

Fluffy said...

Thankyou for the free templates great projects too. uks Fluffyness

Juliwan said...

what an original idea thank you

Kathy said...

This is really brilliant love both of them, thanks for sharing

Suzy said...

Fab Leo. I must give your templates a go. Suzycad UKS

Paper thoughts said...

Love what you have done...
UKS name = jay670120

Joy said...

What a great idea. I love the chair.
UKS joyaitman

Shazza said...

these are great, love the techniques you used!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Thanks for the tip about using a hole punch to give somewhere for the scissors to start - inspired!

Jules said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing the templates :D
Yorkshirelass

Julesmichelle said...

Very sweet! Thank you so much for the project.
UKS julesmichelle

AnnA said...

Lovely ideas. UKS Ann35

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Cool templates, I like the sewing machine! Thanks for sharing your projects too.
UKS ID: mafswife

Jen said...

thank you for the templates, love the paper around frame and the chair, thanks!
UKS: Bluffy78

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Lovely projects - subtlerevulsion

Jennie said...

Lovely work. UKS Jencrafts

Becky said...

Love the roses on the second picture, although both of them are great :) BeckyG1

Mini said...

What a lovely project. Thank you.
http://miniowner.blogspot.com/

Jackie said...

great idea for christmas presents. JAYEM

Cath said...

This is my first time at your blog and I have to say it will not be my last. Thanks for the free gift.

UKS CyprusCath.

Judi said...

Fabulous. Thank you for the templates. My friend has a poodle so I can't wait to use that one.
UKS Judi

Sharon said...

Lovely project as usual Leo, I may just have to invest in some templates!
UKS: sharonb

Anne said...

Like this. Thanks for sharing. UKS Anagram

jennifer said...

These look so cute, great templates and I love the book papers on the frame.
I'd not heard of your kits before either and have just had a snoop around and I'm going to beg hubby to let me subscribe to the Quirky scrapbooking kits. Now following you on twitter too!
Thanks for the inspiration.
UKS: jennifergrace

Jo said...

A great idea, I will definately give it a go. UKS Wonky

Sharon S said...

As usual from Leo, the quirky kits, create10 classes and this tutorial are fab for using all your papers and producing great results!!

Sue said...

great idea will be having a go at this UKS sue1952

Karen C said...

These are so sweet! UKS name: Crafty Kacy

Carin McDonough said...

These are sooo cute!! UKS 2 Angels

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Wonderful project - thanks so much for the free template - Im gonna need a weeks holiday to get all these projects done. But it will be a great week. Morgana123 (UKS)

Wisher UKS said...

lots of techniques here - thanks

Carolyn Phillips said...
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Carolyn Phillips said...

Wow, lots to see, love the way you've added in the fabric and the sewing.
CarolynP

Charmayne Ferrier Brown said...

What amazing projects! I sew as well as papercraft, so always have fabric scraps at the ready. Charmayne aka Marmalade

Nix said...

Not something I would have thought of doing myself but I do have a friend really into making dolls' houses and these reminded me of her. I'll have to nab your project idea and make her one!

UKS Nipper - more blog hopping to go

janie said...

Thanks for some great ideas! UKS janie

Jolene said...

Wow these are fab, I am always looking for new ways to use up scraps of pretty paper.

UKS Jolene

DSNYLVR said...

looking forward to trying this! DSNYLVR

Papoosue said...

I love these projects, what a great idea. I love the sewing and the flowers added to the outside of the frame. Thank you:) UKS papoosue.

Allytoe said...

This is a lovely project, thanks for the templates. UKS Allytoe

rach said...

what a brilliant pressie idea, thanks uks howejam

RedPoppy said...

this is really different, thanks for sharing, and for the free templates jules5526 UKS

Ali said...

Cute project, thanks for sharing. :) - Alipeeps

hernibs said...

Fab project. Thrifty, appealing and complete gifts ready for Christmas! Thank you from Fiona, UKS, fimcc4168.

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Beautiful project as usual Leo, well done

Psychodiva said...

going to try this out :)

uks culpepper

Angelfish said...

What a great project! I just love that little sewing machine. UKS:Angelfish

ljrn said...

Awesome project. Many thanks

Liz (ljrn on UKS)

ljrn said...

Awesome project. Many thanks

Liz (ljrn on UKS)

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely project. Great blog hop.
Sonja (UKS name : wrightboysmum)

lynnyoung1511 said...

Thank you for such an inspiring project :)

topsy, UKS

cannycrafter said...

Love the extra stitching, makes it look like fabric! Uks countrycrafter

Andern06 said...

Great idea - very quirky :)

furrypig said...

those templates are gorgeous thank you for the giveaway

Jimjams said...

Lovely work - very creative - TFS
UKS Jimjams

Anne said...

Just found your website and this little tutorial - I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Anne