Friday, October 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Themed Cathedral Window Scrapbook Page

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun little 12" x 12" Fall Themed scrapbook page for you.  This page has a very unique feature that showcases some of the Beauty of The Earth Designer Series Paper.  Here's a little sneak peek! 

I have a Fall scrapbook layout for you today using the Cathedral Window technique.  Find out more on my blog

Cathedral Window: 

The Cathedral Window pattern is a pattern taken from quilt makers.  It became popular in the 1930s especially in North America.  This quilt pattern was inspired by historic church and cathedral stain glass windows. The blocks of the quilt are made by using a folded patchwork technique.  For our purposes we are repeating the same type of technique but with pieces of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper that have been cut into 2" circles and a piece of cardstock scarp that is cut into a perfect square.  Since I made this page over a month ago I can not remember the exact size square that I used.  It was either a 1 3/4" or 1 1/2" square.  This was my template to make the folded Cathedral Window blocks. 

I have a Fall scrapbook layout for you today using the Cathedral Window technique.  Find out more on my blog

I cut out about twenty 2" circles from a couple sheets of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. And used the square template and my Bone Folder to fold up all the sides of the die cut circles to make the Cathedral Window blocks.  Back during the summer I had a add on class to my Spring/Summer Retreat that made a Cathedral Window Home D├ęcor Sampler.  If you are interested in that tutorial you can pick it up in my Online Tutorial Store as an instant download.    I had seen these done in a couple of videos when I first started crafting, but had forgotten about them until the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog came out this year and on one of the pages was a picture of some designer series paper made into the little Cathedral Window blocks.  So, I had to do a little research and learn how to make them.   Below is the catalog image I am talking about.  

image by Stampin' Up!

So, after the class I did in the Spring/Summer Retreat I had to give it a go again, but wanted to use them as elements on a scrapbook page instead.  Depending on which side of the designer series paper (DSP) that you have facing up when you fold is which pattern will show up in the center.  I will tell you that your Take Your Pick Tool and Bone Folder are fabulous tools to have on hand to make all the folding easier.  The paper piercing end of the Take Your Pick Tool will allow you to left the corner of the circle up with easy.  Especially when you have no fingernails or stubby little fingers like I do.  

I have a Fall scrapbook layout for you today using the Cathedral Window technique.  Find out more on my blog

Once I had all the circles folded I laid them all out on my 12" x 12" piece of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock which came from the 2020-2022 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock Pack.  And, by the way you get 20 sheets of the 12" x 12" cardstock with four sheets each of the five 2020-2022 In Colors.  So, plenty to use for scrapbooking and other projects.  Once I had all of the blocks laid out I went back in and added them in the pattern I wanted attaching each with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I found the liquid glue to be the best option for this because I had time to move them around to get them back in place.  I started at the bottom and worked my way up.  Once they were all attached I then cut off the ones that were sticking out over the edges.  

Next I added my mat for my 4" x 6" photo for the page.  I cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" so that I had a nice boarder around the picture that I will add later.  I then stamped some leaves using the Love of Leaves Stamp Set in Bumblebee, Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, and Cinnamon Cider Classic Inks onto some Basic White Cardstock.  I used the matching Stitched Leaves Dies to cut them each out before adding them to the page.  I added a little Linen Thread for a little more texture to the page and added interest.  

I have a Fall scrapbook layout for you today using the Cathedral Window technique.  Find out more on my blog

And that is my finished Fall Scrapbooking page in a nut shell.  Thanks for dropping by and make sure that if you want to get your hands on the supplies to recreate this page you will want to order them ASAP.  With the global shipping issues going on currently we never know when things will go and come.  I will have a link below to order all the supplies that I used to created this card in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List posted below.  If your order is over $50 (before shipping and taxes) and you use the host code this month I will send you a little gift as a thank you.  You can always find the latest host code in the side bar to the right on my blog.  Click here to shop with the September 18th - October 15th 2021 Host Code FTY4RRSR

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Creative Stampers October Tutorial Bundle: 

Get the October 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.   This month's tutorial bundle features 8 creative makes themed around Thankfulness!  So, you will be ready for your Fall & needs for showing thanks with your crafting needs.  You may even find a few new favorite techniques or products while looking through it.   

Fall 2021 Crafty Corner Full Weekend Online Retreat To Go is Now Open to Register:  

ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT CLOSES OCT. 2nd - Join me for a full weekend retreat right from the comfort of your own home.  You will enjoy the same benefits as a in person retreat.  Register today before the early bird deadline has passed on September 18th.  Click here to register today! I have four optional add on classes for you to pick from also to extend your festive fun during your online retreat to go!   Deadline to register for this year's retreat is October 2nd.  
Crafty Corner Monthly: 


Join me for the October Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class.  You can join the card club as a member for $39.00 a month and get all the perks of being a member or take the class for only $44.00 a month with no commitment. The featured Stamp Set for the October Club is the Great Tidings Bundle.  Click here to find out all the details and to register by October 20th to get this month's kit.     



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