Tips for Using Pom-Poms on Your Layouts

Hello there CK blog readers! I am happy to be here with you on this beautiful day which started out with the most glorious sunrise in my neck of the woods. Yes, I was up that early! I hope yours was super too!

I am excited to share some more about my texture idea as seen on my scrapbook page Cuddle Bunny, as featured in the March/April 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Cuddle Bunny by Kim Watson.

I settled on using pom-poms for texture on my page, which are so versatile and come in so many varieties. Perfect for adding dimension to my cute blue bunny rabbit.

Now for the fun part. . .I have a PDF download for you to make a bunny just like mine for yourself, with a template for the little pom-pom tail too.

Download the PDF.

Instructions:

1. Download and print out the template. I suggest you print it out using the ‘mirror’ setting on your printer to make sure the stitchlines remain visible once stuck onto your cardstoc

2. Roughly cut out shapes and adhere on the underside of your paper choice. I used plain blue for my bunny, white for his face, and patterned paper for his tummy. Cut out neatly.

3. Piece together. You will notice I gave you a little bit of overlap for his tummy to fit comfortably behind his body shape.

4. Using the stitching marks, pierce with thick needle or awl.

5. Using running stitch and white thread stitch your bunny’s ears, arms, and leg.

6. Draw on his face using a brown marker and attach bunny to your page.

7. Using brown thread this time stitch his whiskers.

8. Cut out pom-pom template onto thick card x2.

9. Wind wool around ‘outer circle’ pulling through the center until center hole is filled.    

10. Carefully snip between card circles and tie wool threads together with a longer piece. Trim off long threads and pom-pom until neat. If you are a first time pom-pom maker you can try out this great online tutorial.

11. Voila! A sweet little bunny tail.

The great thing about pom-poms is that they also come in ready made trim, on wire, braid, ric rac, or even ribbon.

See here for other examples:

                 Big Dangling Pom-pom Ball Fringe/Trim

                 Colored fuzzy wire Pom-pom Ball Fringe/Trim

                 Petite Pom-pom Ball Fringe/Trim

                 Pom-pom Rainbow    

                      

I have another example of just how cute pom-poms can be. Here I used the wire version for my fluffy sun on my page “A Day in Spring” as featured in the Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks Issue: Texture.

A Day in Spring by Kim Watson: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Pebbles Inc (Stripe, Green dot, Yellow floral), Ame, scene), Bella Boulevard (Multi color floral), Bakers Twine: Twinery, Paper floss: Karen Foster, Buttons: American Crafts & Fancy Pants, Metal accent, brads, alpha stickers: American Crafts, Wire pom-pom trim: Alexx Kesh, Tools: Slice by Making Memories, Border punches by Fiskars & Stam, Xacto knife by Elmer’s, Pen: Sakura, Adhesives: Thermoweb, Tombo, 3L, Paper & Printer: HP, Software: Adobe, Other: Sewing Machine, Thread

I twisted it into a spiral shape and adhered it into the center of my stitched sun.

I hope these have inspired you to try some pom-pom ideas of your own. If you have done or plan to try something like this, please share and upload your pages into the CK gallery; we’d love to see them! Remember to link up to us here on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kim Watson, dream team member

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9 Responses to Tips for Using Pom-Poms on Your Layouts

  1. Cindy Tobey says:

    Beautiful pages Kim and I love your bunny! Super cute!

  2. Annette A says:

    What a great layout and how cute is that bunny…that is very creative and I love it…thanks for sharing

  3. calamityjane says:

    I think your bunny is just too darn cute!! Thanks for the template Kim! Using the pom-poms for your sun is a super idea. It brought a big ol’ grin to my face when I saw it my mag.

  4. Kim, I just had to comment after the HUGE smile that came across my face as I read the lead-in to your blog post from Facebook!

    I am a digital scrapbook designer and I kid you not, I just jotted down four things on my idea list for my Spring/Easter kit last night before retiring. A plaid (I think all of my kits have 2-3 plaid papers in them!) paper bunny with button eyes, a pom-pom nose and stitches! LOL! GMTA!

    Your layouts are darling and I love what you’ve done with the sun adorned with pom-poms as well!

    We have wild cotton-tailed bunnies hopping about our property and I’ve been trying so hard to capture a few photos of them, but don’t wish to make myself too obvious with our Golden Lab, a great hunter, nearby. They are just the sweetest things and we have a baby that comes out to eat the grass just beneath our dining room window every day! We discovered this when noticing one of our cats was staring straight down from the window sill for the longest time!

    Happy spring! :D

  5. Judy says:

    Thanks for the bunny download! Love your ideas.

  6. Felicitas says:

    thanks for sharing this awesom ides. love this bunny so much (the one on the layout as the cuties on the picture) :)

    Felicitas from Germany

  7. Esti Erasmus says:

    Wow Kim – you never fail to inspire with al your lovely and creative ideas! Thanks for letting us tap into that creativity and use your wonderful ideas to create our own memories x x

  8. suzy plantamura says:

    I’d like to compliment your pages, but I got stuck on your new profile picture – it is gorgeous!!! You look so happy and pretty – love it! The pages are cute too – heehehe. Miss you!

  9. mandi says:

    Here is a page I did that had pom poms on it. http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/509237.aspx

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