Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Scrapbook Store - FabScraps Vintage Elegance Step by Step LO Tutorial

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing my Step by Step Tutorial for March for The Scrapbook Store, using the gorgeous FabScraps ‘Vintage Elegance’ Collection which I received in my parcel of goodies.  

This range is has a beautiful mix of florals, damask, script and stripe patterns, with a gorgeous shabby chic feel to it, which is right up my alley.  I have complemented the papers with pretty pearl accents and a touch of lace in a simple design, with a smattering of fussy cut elements, which is one of my favourite techniques.  To keep the focus on the beautiful papers, I only slightly altered my background with a touch of stamping and lightly flicked mists in several colours.  Would love to see some of your layouts inspired by this beautiful Collection in our gallery!!

Laugh as Much as You Can

Cut 6cm strip from bottom of FabScraps ‘Love is in the Air’ pp and ink edges in pastel blue Prima Chalk Ink.

Cut 2 x 30 cm lengths of white scalloped lace and adhere to top and bottom of paper, then adhere this piece to the stripe side of the ‘Paris’ pp, leaving a 3cm section showing on the top and bottom.

Randomly stamp the background with Kaisercraft Script Background Stamp in Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink, then flick over with winter grey and charcoal Kaisermist.

Spray one or two spritzes of the Candy Kaisermist onto a non-stick craft sheet, then mix in a little of the Peony Scarlet Red Mica from the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Prairie Wildflowers Magicals Set.  Randomly flick over the background.

Cut the Blue Fern Studios Tattered Diamonds Bits into smaller sections and coat with gesso.  Dry off, then paint on the premixed mist onto your chipboard pieces.  To create dimension, add more colour in random spots.  Once dry, lightly stamp over with Kaisercraft Script Stamp.

Fussy cut flowers, leaves and butterflies from the left over piece of FabScraps ‘Love is in the Air’ pp.  Paint the tips of the fussy cut butterflies with the pre-mixed mist and embellish with pearl brads.

Diecut the larger frame from the Kaisercraft Rectangle Fancy Frames in Kaisercraft Neptune cardstock.  Cut down your photo to fit in the frame and adhere.

Using the picture as a guide, adhere your framed photo, then arrange your fussy cut elements chipboard pieces and velvet hydrangeas around your photo and adhere with foam tape.

Adhere the small resin frame to the bottom right of your photo.  Cut the love you words from the Kaisercraft Clear Sticker Sheet to fit in the frame and adhere.  Embellish the frame with a velvet flower, fussy cut leaf, Prima dangle and charm.

TSS Products Used:
Prima Marketing – Shabby Chic Treasures - Resin Frames
Other: pearl brads, lace, bee charms, Prima dangle

Hope you enjoyed my shabby chic tutorial created with the gorgeous FabScraps Vintage Elegance Collection.  Until next time.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)


  1. You simply rock these products! This is such a stunning lay-out!

  2. This is so pretty, loved seeing the steps too...