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Finally Scrapbooking with Paper Beads!

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 1 comment

I have a guest blogger today.  Kayla, loves to scrapbook and incorporate a lot of paper beads into her jewelry.

I have found that most people who craft and make jewelry also dabble in scrap booking. Making art out of memories is so much fun.  I love going through all of my pictures, giving me the opportunity to reminisce on past memories I have made over the years. Scrap booking is like creating a your own little book that displays different parts of your life in fun, creative and cute ways.

I got the urge to scrap book and since I am always trying to come up with new ways of using paper beads, I figured why not incorporate them into my next scrap booking project? So I did!

I decided to make a page dedicated to my parents for their 25th Anniversary. I took an old picture of them, back from the 1970’s and used it as my center piece.


I created a theme by finding different patterned paper, that somewhat had a 70’s vintage look and went on from there. I picked out the perfect strand of  Diamond Shaped paper beads, which consisted of brown, burgundy, blue, pink and creamier colored beads, that went absolutely amazing with my scrap booking paper. I then took 4mm white ribbon and stitched the paper beads about 1/2 inch from the edge and around the background paper.


After I added a few cute knick-knack objects to help accent the page to give it a more romantic feel/look.


I then took small Spacer Shape paper beads and glued them on at random using a hot glue gun.


In the end, I found that the paper beads really helped add to the 1970’s look I was going for. I am genuinely pleased with how this design came out. It helps demonstrate how paper beads can be used in many different varieties of creative activities.

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