Friday, December 23, 2011

Fabulous Friday Fun 12-23-11

This week I am going to show you a fun thing to do with twine, hemp, floss or you could even do it with ribbon. I stamped a background stamp onto my cardstock and there was a seam I wanted to cover up. Here is the end results:

Here are the supplies I used:
A paper piercer, cardstock, hemp and leaf brads.

I taped a piece of hemp to the back of the paper with regular scotch tape. If you were doing this for a scrapbook they sell acid free regular tape for things like this. Since this is for a calendar I didn't worry about it. I taped it to one side of the scalloped border.

From there I wrapped it around the front to the back and end up with the hemp in the front.

When I came back around from the top I crossed the hemp. This is where my first brad is going to be. If spacing is important to you it may be best to use a ruler and make marks on your paper as to where each brad should go.

I poked my hole and inserted my brad. Tuck the hemp under the brad where you want it to line up on your paper-like me covering the line of the overlapping stamp.

On the backside of the paper use the brad prongs to secure the hemp to the cardstock. This way you don't have to use glue to hold the hemp in place.

From there you cross the hemp again, poke your hole and insert the next brad. Tighten the hemp for a clean criss crossed look.

Secure the hemp in the back with the brad prongs and move on to the last one.

 To make my crosses tighter I snipped the hemp in the back and secured it down with the last brad prongs. After that I taped the remaining piece of hemp to the back. (last step not shown)

Here is what it looks like once I was finished tucking and arranging the crosses of the hemp just right.

Here is the final layout I made using this technique.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Don't forget you have until January 1st to use one of my Fabulous Friday tutorials for your chance to win a fabulous prize from me. I will get a picture up of the prize after Christmas. I'm crazy busy making calendars for Christmas presents and just have no spare time. So sorry.

You can see the post HERE.


  1. Cindy, this is super. I love how you braided the hemp. Great way to hide the seams while making it super pretty!!!

  2. This is such a great idea. I love it.

    Be Blessed, Beckie


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