Recently I attended a scrapbook retreat in Santa Claus, IN sponsored by Doodlebug Scrapbook Store in Jasper, IN. They offered a paper folding layout class which I did not take. Once I saw the ladies next to us whipping out their cute layouts I was intrigued. They gladly showed us how to do these cute layouts!
This technique is super easy and the results are amazing. Here is the completed layout with step by step directions following:
Choose two sheets of 12X12 paper. Here I used a denim cardstock looking piece because it would pull out the denim the boys are wearing in the photo and a double-sided patterned paper from the kit. One of the 12X12″ papers must be double-sided for this technique to work. Cut the patterned paper into four 6X6” squares. Set one square aside; for the next few steps, you will be working with three of the 6X6” squares.
Line up the squares and cut into triangles. Line up the top and bottom points with the cutting edge of your paper cutter. When this is done the left point is on 4.25”.
After cutting all three squares you will have six triangles as shown here.
Line up each triangle on your cutter with the long edge along the edge of the trimmer. The top point should be lined up with the cutting groove and cut.
Cut all six and you will have 12 triangles as shown here.
Line the edges of the background paper with the LONG edge of the triangles as shown. Use adhesive on the LONG edge only of each triangle and adhere to the background. This will use eight (two per side of the background) of the twelve triangles.
Add the remaining four triangles leaving a 6X6” square in the center. Again, use adhesive on the long edge of the triangles only and adhere to the background.
Fold the points of each triangle towards the long edge this will show the back of your two-sided paper and the background paper that is underneath.
Use a bone folder to crease the edges of the fold. If you don’t have a bone folder a credit card or anything with an edge will work. At this point, I decided to ink the edges of the triangle flaps. I probably should have made the decision to ink before I glued down the triangles!
Add your photo/photos to the center of the layout. This photo is 5X5” so I backed it with a piece of brown cardstock before adhering it to the patterned paper. This paper that backs the photo is the leftover 6X6” square. I trimmed it down so part of the background showed around the photo.
Embellish!!! This is my favorite part.