Saturday, 28 August 2010

Stapled Paper Ribbon Frame

This layout uses Basic Grey "Phoebe" which, like lots of ranges from Basic Grey and other manufacturers includes some very busy papers. The paper on the left hand side of the page seemed very daunting when sat on the table. It featured a myriad of colours and mixed patterns.

I used the strip on the left cutting across the stripes to create lots of short stripes rather than going along the stripe creating long stripes.

With some of the remaining paper I cut a variety of small pieces a couple of inches long and between 0.5 and 1 inches wide utilising the different patterns and colours.

The small pieces were then folded over and stapled to the mounted photo to frame it and to tie it in with the section of paper on the left hand side of the layout.

Of course this style of frame can be done with folded ribbon pieces as well and is a great way to use up those odds and ends of ribbon that exist in the bottom of your ribbon box!