Sunday, 20 March 2011

So tall- spring cleaning for Scrap Our stash two

The challenge this week at Scrap Our Stash is Spring Cleaning- dig out something old that needs to be used again- some stash- some equipment or a technique

My first thought when I heard the challenge for this month was- what am I going to do?
All the other ladies seemed to have various bit of machinery they could dust off and use again but I have never bought any machinery except my sewing machine which I use regularly. I thought about using some of my old stash but it didn't seem very exciting so instead I went for a technique I used to use all the time when I started scrapbooking.
I had a collection of fonts on my computer that I downloaded from free sites and I would print out the titles for my LOs in whichever size I wanted and then trace them onto patterned paper and cut them out ( tracing rather than printing directly onto the paper was a bit more economical with the patterned paper). And yes I used to stand up at the window to trace through just like I did at school

Anyway it was such a long time since I did this that we had updated our computer and all the fonts had been lost so I had to download a few again- the font I chose to use was called Bounty and I printed the title of at font size 200!

To update the look a bit I decided to overlap the letters and stitch through them 138/365
I added some detail with some punched circles that I stuck together in groups of three to make 3D shapes


  1. Love your hand cut title and the 3d circles. Fab xxxxx

  2. Great layout! Love how your title turned out and how you did those circles!

  3. Saw this over at the SOS blog. Your letters looks fantastic! Wonderful, colorful layout!

  4. wow, hand cut. that's some work. the alphabet looks adorable. great layout. =)