Meet Shimelle! London-based scrapbooker, Shimelle Laine created her first scrapbook while she was at university. She has now worked in the scrapbook business for more than a decade – designing products, editing books and magazines and leading workshops. Check out her blog at shimelle.com for lots more ideas, tutorial videos and online crafting classes.
How to Scrapbook – For a Friend
Making a page about a friend is a lovely way to preserve a glimpse of your life. As it’s Spring, use butterflies as your motif.
Time to make : Around two hours
Skill level : Intermediate
You Will Need
- Scrapbooking papers
- Background card
- Scissors or a paper trimmer
- Glitter ribbon border
- Letter stickers
- Transfer tape
- Die cut butterfly toppers
- Needle and Thread (optional)
How to Make
- Trim patterned paper from 12 inch by 12 inch to 11 and a half inch and stick to the background card with your transfer tape.
- Add a rectangle of lavender-patterned paper (four inch by 12 inch) and stick horizontally across the page. Top with a border of glitter ribbon. Add a vertical box of blue patterned paper (three inch by ten and a half inch) on the left of the page.
- Add your photo, overlapping the corner where the two patterns meet.
- Place your butterflies along a a diagonal path to guide your eyes across the page. This leaves room for the title on the bottom and for writing above and below the photo on the left.
- For a little extra detail, add stitches to the centre of each butterfly.