Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Using Metal Embellishments to Create a Journaling Block on Your Scrapbook Pages

Together Again

Hardware Hodgepodge
Create an eye-catching journaling circle simply by raiding your stash of hardware!  See how I mix various photo hangers, brads, eyelets, flower brads, and photo holders to create a scrapbook page you can’t help but run your hands over!

Patterned paper in greens, blues, and browns
Vellum accent paper
Circle punches or circle cutter (two sizes)
Hardware: photo hangers, brads, eyelets, flower brads, photo holders
Lace trim and ribbon
Fabric flower
Alphabet stickers
Hemp twine
Gem border trim
Brown ink
Paper piercer

Step One:  Arrange a grouping of patterned paper squares.  Cut or punch two circles.  Ink the edges of all the elements including the circles.  Glue together the bottom square and rectangle papers but do not glue any of these papers to the base patterned cardstock of the scrapbook page.  Glue together the circles but do not glue the circle down to the papers yet.

Step Two:  Arrange some brads, eyelets, photo hangers and a photo holder in varying areas around the journaling circle.  You will be stringing a piece of hemp twine through and around these pieces.  I am also adding a couple photo hangers to the outside edges of the patterned paper cluster.

Step Three:  Use a pencil to mark where the holes for the brads and eyelets will be placed. 

Step Four:  Use a Crop-A-Dile and a paper piercer to create holes into which you will anchor your metal pieces to.

Step Five:  Start the hemp twine in one of the eyelets.  Secure the twine to the back of the journaling circle with tape.

Step Seven:  Finish threading and winding the twine through the rest of the metal pieces.  

Step Eight:  Thread the twine through the first eyelet again to complete the design.

Step Nine:  Cut off the excess twine and secure to the back of the journaling circle with more tape.  Your fancy fun journaling circle is all jazzed up!

I hope you enjoyed that tutorial!  If you want to see more scrapbooking or cardmaking tutorials on my YouTube Channel, just comment here or send me an email letting me know what you want to see or learn!



  1. This is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and your design!!!

  2. Fabulous layout! Loving the touches of metal and pretty colors.


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