Friday, April 26, 2013

Ruffled Crepe Paper by Izzy Anderson

Yay, it's Friday! Today My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Izzy Anderson is sharing a fun idea for using the crepe paper included in our April Creative kit.

Here's Izzy:

"Crepe paper streamers are fun and festive and are even more so when they’re ruffled. If you have access to a sewing machine, ruffled crepe paper streamers are a cinch to make.

Ruffled crepe paper follows the same general principle as gathering ribbon, but is much easier. No strings to pull.

Start by feeding one end of crepe paper under the foot of your sewing machine. Set the machine to the longest stitch, then tighten the tension. Do a quick backstitch, then slowly start to sew. As the crepe paper feeds, the tight tension will automatically ruffle the crepe paper. The higher your tension, the tighter your ruffles.

When you’re done, you have a ruffled crepe paper streamer. It would be pretty on a card or layout. Just use it in place of lace or ribbon.

You can also use it to make a flower, just as you would with gathered ribbon. With the crepe streamer, just make a circle and secure. You can add a brad, button or decorative element in the center if you like.

Ruffled crepe paper can be used for all types of party elements. Of course, they make great streamers, but the ruffles would also be cute as gift packaging or bottle wraps. Here I wrapped the ruffled crepe paper around a vase for a festive feel."

Izzy Anderson
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member


Here's the April Creative kit that Izzy designed with:

and here are more of her beautiful creations using this kit:

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