Scrapbooking Techniques & Tips – Make Coordinating Flowers

Here’s a nifty scrapbooking technique. To make great coordinating embellishments draw (or for those of us who are pencil-challenged, stamp) a flower directly onto patterned paper that coordinates with your layout. Cut it out, ink or chalk around the edges to give it a bit of dimension and fix it to your layout with a big brad in the centre.

Make sure you position the flower on your layout first and pierce a hole with a pin, because the prongs of the brad may damage the layout if you just try to force them through.

Make different sized flowers in coordinating papers and layer them for a great look.


And as an added bonus, it’s also a good way to use up those scraps of leftover papers.

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Scrapbooking Techniques & Tips – The Visual Triangle
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5 Responses to Scrapbooking Techniques & Tips – Make Coordinating Flowers

  1. Kristen October 11, 2006 at 10:54 am #

    Hey Karen! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love yours, I’ll have to bookmark it. :)

  2. kmthornton October 13, 2006 at 3:21 am #

    Love this page. and thanks for the comments.

  3. scrapbooking ideas March 2, 2009 at 4:44 am #

    The layout is awesome, love that you used patterned paper to make the flower designs. Very cool!


  4. karooch March 2, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    Thanks Sharon. It’s a very inexpensive ans effective way of making coordinating embellishments. Let me know if you try it out.

  5. plantes jardins nature September 10, 2009 at 1:18 am #

    wow, it look interesting, I guess I will try it out..