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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me (and a T*T*D)

First on the agenda of today- my 18th birthday! I love birthdays, and not because it's all about me. I love how much better it makes a day! You actually look forward to going to school or work because you KNOW it'll be a great day because it's your birthday.

Today also happens to be a day that a new thought is put up over at Thinking*Through*Design! Yay! This week's thought is on burlap. When I saw the subject this time, I thought What a cool idea! With burlap being so popular, it would be neat to see everyone's ideas on using it!. I love burlap. But to be honest, it's kinda daunting sometimes because it won't stick with regular scrapbook glue! My solution: sewing. I love machine sewing and so I thought this would be the perfect solution to my problem.

Here's my thought that I wrote about my layout:
Burlap- what a cool texture to add to scrapbooking projects! I love the awesome "feel" that burlap adds to layouts. I originally thought of layering burlap with my patterned paper on this page, but then the idea popped into my head that I could use burlap for a background. I tacked the burlap on the page with a little help from my ATG (glue runner). A tip on that-- put your glue on the paper, NOT on the burlap. Burlap is very loosely woven so if you try putting a glue runner on the burlap, the burlap will stretch and look terrible. And you will be disappointed.

So, after I lightly adhered the burlap to the paper, I stitched around the edges of the burlap a couple of times with my sewing machine, adding an "X" pattern through the center of the page to help secure the burlap. I really like this technique because it holds the burlap very well! After that I just built my page from there! One last thing- I thought the duck saying, "Dare Devil" was too funny. I have had this journaling card (from October Afternoon) for a while and never thought of a clever way to use it. Now I can say it is on a page!

I would love to see YOUR ideas about using burlap! Link up your works of he{art} HERE at T*T*D!


Andrea said...

Love that you used it as a full background! too cool!

Ashley Horton said...

Love the burlap as your background Heather!! Perfect with the theme of your page! And a very Happy Birthday to you!! :)

Doreen Vasquez said...

Cool page! That Burlap does look good and good tip about how to adhere it!