Saturday 26 January 2013

Pretty Polaroid Project: Snap the Second

Welcome to the second installment of the Pretty Polaroid Project!  I've put together another step-by-step guide to creating a little embellishment in a Polaroid frame.  Do feel free to follow along (and let me know if you make one!) and let's get scrapping! Once again, I know you won't necessarily have exactly the same supplies as me, but be creative and use whatever you have lying around!

You can find the first little Polaroid here.  And if you want the Polaroid template that I used to make the little frame, shoot me an email on 

journalofcuriousthing at gmail dot com

So lets get cracking!

So this one kicks off in a way that is almost identical to last time.  Are you feeling the deja vu?  I backed the frame with grid paper, added a paper flower and a strip of lace right across the middle.  

Why 'the big dipper"?  I have no idea.  So I'm going to cover up the words.  That aside, label stickers make lovely little frames and borders, and are a great way to add layers without adding lots of bulky dimension.

I cast around among the scraps and bits and bobs on my table, and found some snippets of patterned paper perfect for punching.  So I started with a stamp-shape...

...progressed to a pinked circle...

...and finished with a butterfly.  Each piece is inked with both links them together and makes them stand out as individual layers.  You can see now how the label sticker pokes out from underneath the punches, but you can't see the writing.  You'd never even know they were there.  Except that I told you.  And I showed you.  So that would be my bad, but if you could go ahead and ignore them and not tell the rest of the internet my shameful secret, that would be perfectly lovely.  

Speaking of perfectly lovely, little buttons are great for butterfly centres, but you could equally well use brads, stickers or enamel dots.

Finally, a little twine bow adds a new texture and finishes off the Polaroid.  You can either tie it on properly or do as I did and just tape the ends of the twine to the back.

And there we have it: TA-DA!!!  

You can't see me, but the jazz hands that I'm a-quivering are impressive.  Seriously, I could be in Glee.  

 I hope you'll join me next week to see how this photo-themed project develops.  And you get extra points if you spotted the oh-so-deliberate-yet-slightly-pathetic pun.

Kisses xxx

P.S. I have recently discovered the joys of the TV programme Miranda.  Why have I not watched this before?  I LOVE it!  Plus if I don't watch it on Monday night, I have nothing to discuss with my Year 12s on Tuesday, so it's basically a contractual obligation.  Or it would be if it weren't for the fact that I'm supposed to teach my Year 12s statistics, and not chat telly with them.

P.P.S. And I have been indulging in more Great British Bake Off Comic Relief action.  The lemon meringues had me giggling into my tea and the custard slices...the less said about those the better :D


  1. I love that we have the same taste in tv programmes! Miranda is 'such fun' isn't it! Will her and Gary ever really get it together? I see myself more as her little sidekick Stevie. You know, the one with the ALLURE. Maybe it's because I'm tiny and tend to befriend tall people. Maybe it's because I wear coloured jeans. Or is it because I keep a picture of Heather Small on a stick?
    Oh the GBBO. I have a guilty secret. I find Paul Hollywood very attractive. Sshhh don't tell anyone. As for the pies and slices, I love the disasters the most!
    Loving the 'development' of the second polaroid by the way ;-)

  2. Really pretty again Kirsty. Yellow is one of my favourite colours. The bake off was hilarious wasn't it? I enjoyed the podcast by the way. Hope the fundraising is going well.

  3. Still haven't gotten around to making any of these Kirsty....maybe tomorrow!!...they are so cute
    Alison xx

  4. Another great tutorial and such a pretty embellishment. What ink do you use? I am so going to try this out ... very soon!

  5. thank you so much for another fab tutorial. I love the polaroid frame and the ideas you've used. I sooooooooooo want to do ur class but haven't got a debit card at the moment so can't pay online for a thing.............boooooooo. I'm gonna email you about the polaroid template,
    Jo xxx

  6. Yet another fabulous tutorial. My second Pretty Polaroid is here

    I love Miranda and I bet you are a Big Bang fan too and as for Great British Bake Off, I watch 3 hours of it yesterday on i-player and found the disasters as entertaining as the triumphs.

  7. Another fab tutorial Kirsty. I've not got round to making any journaling tags yet, for one reason or another, but I certainly plan to do so. I'll be emailing for the polaroid template and thank you for being so inspiring. I am loving your posts!

  8. This one is so pretty ;) Thank you for the polaroid template. Do you use it at that size? So pleased you have found Miranda...without doubt the most hilarious thing on TV!!

  9. HOW have you not seen Miranda! Definitely one of my all time favourite programmes. Download seasons 1 and 2 as they are just as funny. Perhaps more! The polaroid is beautiful.

  10. Love these polaroids and have had a go. Really pleased with the result, so thanks. Wondered what size yours are, spose I'd better email for the template. Also love Miranda, last episode tonight.

  11. I love these - they are so pretty. I keep thinking they would look great on cards too.