Hi all! It's Lisa here, bringing you a new product spotlight. Fabrips are one of my favorite Studio Calico products, so I'm excited to be here with two layouts featuring ways to use them.
Fabrips are one of those products you can't truly appreciate until you try them. When we used them in a make & take at CHA this summer, it was so so fun to watch people's faces light up as they realized how fun it was to rip them into strips! Once you got a strip, the possibilities are endless. You can fold them, pleat them, bunch them or twist them. And if you decide you don't like it, you can straighten them back out. Since they're fabric based, they won't show the creases - but on the flip side, they're adhesive backed so they WILL hold their shape once you have them just so. They're also thin enough that you can punch them, layer them, stitch through them or staple them with no problem. Kelly and I both used the Fabrips that match the new Elementary Line, but Studio Calico has also made them to coordinate with Home Front, Documentary & Anthology, and you may have gotten them in some older SC kits. These have been a favorite around SC for a long time!
Kelly Purkey made these beautiful flower accents using the Elementary Fabrips. She simply cut circles from the sheet of fabrips, and then cut them into a spiral and twisted them into flowers. Each rosette is finished off with a button and leaves made using a heart punch. Beautiful! You'll also noticed that she added two fabrips as a border under her photo.
Supplies: Patterned paper - Elementary Penmanship, Elementary Harper's Ruler; Fabrips - Elementary; Stickers - Homefront; Punches - Fiskars In Stitches, heart; Other - buttons, gems
While you can do just about anything with Fabrips - I opted to do nothing. I love using little bits and strips of paper on my pages, and for this one, I just substituted some of those strips with Fabrips. The Fabrips come pre-notched to tear at certain widths, but you can still tear them to any width that you'd like. I mixed narrow strips with wider ones, and added some tiny strips around my veneer pieces. They're an awesome way to add a little texture to your page, even if you aren't into techniques.
Supplies : Patterned paper - Elementary Atmosphere, Elementary, Documentary Window Seat, fabrips - Elementary; Stickers - Elementary; veneer frames; Chipboard - Maya Road, Sugar Woods add-on (8/10); Mist - Mr Huey Dark Calico, Lunch Tray, School House, Apple Jack & Atmopshere; Brads - Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye; Tape - Basic Grey, Footpath add-on (8/10); Punches - Fiskars Notebook
I'd love to hear your favorite way to use Fabrips! I'm always for looking for new techniques to try. And if you have any questions on working with this fabulous product, please leave a comment - I'd love to help you out.