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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Practical Scrappers: 10 Things To Do With BURLAP!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This week for 10 Things Tuesday at Practical Scrappers, the challenge is to use BURLAP! I have been purchasing and adding various burlap items to my scrap stash for the past year, but have not used a lot of it. I love the texture that it adds to layouts, although it makes a mess when cutting.  And... I have discovered I am allergic to it. I itch constantly while working with it. 

For this challenge I adhered a 6 x 12 piece of burlap to a 6 x 12 piece of cardstock that was adhesive on one side.  This made cutting the burlap a lot easier and gave me cleaner edges when I cut my tag and banner piece.   I then sewed around the edges of the banner and tag.  I punched a star in the middle of the small kraft bag so the inserted tag would show through the bag, added a button and twine.
 I layered the burlap banner with a smaller banner cut from a piece patterned paper and also added a punch border, button and twine to create a small bunting for the upper right hand corner of the layout!.  
Supplies:  Badic Grey~ Hey Boy Collection
Simple Stories ~ "Awesome Collection" Bingo Card
Canvas Corp ~ Kraft Bag & Burlap

The design of my layout was inspired by this Susan Stringfellow sketch:
Please stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to see all of the creative and inspiring ways the Design Team used BURLAP!!!

I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
(Buttons on the bunting and the tag)
(Punches:  MS Border and Star Punches, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook: Circle)


  1. Beautiful Page. Thanks for joining us at Loves To Scrap.

  2. Fantastic and so cute masculine LO. Love the clean and simple style. Thanks for joining us for the Scrap It Girl April Challenge. Hope to see ya again soon.

  3. Great colors and I like your take on the sketch...Thanks for taking the Scrap It Girl Challenge!

  4. Wonderful layout, I love it. I'm always looking for ideas for boy/masculine pages, love the burlap. Thanks for entering in at Scrap It Girl angels or arrows challenge.

  5. so darn cute.. love the arrows.. Thank you for joining our Scrap It Girl Challenge.. love it

  6. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

  7. How cute! Love the title! :) Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  8. This is just absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl this month....great use of arrows!

  9. That burlap adds such great texture! LOVE THIS :)