Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to Use the March Main Kit Trim by Mary Ann Jenkins

My Creative Scrapbook design team member Mary Ann Jenkins is up today sharing how she used the trim in our March Main Kit!

Here's Mary Ann:

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Hi friends! It's Mary Ann here today to share a layout and some ideas on how to use the fun Heidi Swapp scallop trim that is included in the March main kit.
As you can see, I used the trim under the photo. I love the scallop edge, and although it would have worked to just lay it flat under the photo, I did a little "quick" sewing to give it a bit of dimension.
I did an easy straight stitch by hand, then pulled the thread just a bit to gather the trim together for a ruffle effect.
This was really simple to do, and since the stitching would be hidden under the photo, I didn't even have to worry about what color the thread was ;)

Here's a few other ways you could use the scalloped trim too.

For the shabby flower, I misted the trim and let it dry. This look could also be achieved by adding a little color from a stamp pad. I then did the same straight stitch, but this time pulled the thread together tightly so it would gather to look almost like a rose. 
For the gold flower, I did the same straight stitch again, and instead of gathering tightly, I kept it loose to form a flat flower shape. I also used a bit of mist to give it a splash of gold color (this would also look very pretty with just the natural color of the trim)  After the mist had dried, I stitch on an old button from grandma's button jar.

Be sure to check out the website to see all the March kits!

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Take a look at Mary Ann's beautiful work in our Design Team Gallery!

Here's the March Main Kit:


We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer. To purchase a kit, please visit our website, here.

2 comments:

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Mary Ann, Love your flower tutorial! Thank you

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great tutorial!