Thursday, February 10, 2011

How to Make Decorative Page Pebbles...A Quick Tutorial

This is what I woke up to this morning...isn't it pretty? Anyway, I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how to make your own decorative page pebbles. Here is an example of page pebbles from Prima:


And here are mine:

It only took a few easy steps to make them!



1. Gather your supplies. I used some old leftover Making Memories Page Pebbles, but if you don't have those, you can use Glossy Accents. Just be aware that the Page Pebbles sometimes yellow with age-that doesn't bother me, because it kind of adds to the vintage/aged look. I also used free Vintage Sheet music from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Steampunk and Posh and Trendy digistamps, and Harlequin digipaper from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Bold Black And White Collection of digipapers, along with other various scraps of patterned paper with small prints (it's a great way to use up those small scraps you just can't bear to throw away!).

2. Leave your pebbles on the plastic backing and trim around with fine tipped scissors.
3. Trace arount the circle or oval with a pencil and cut with your fine tipped scissors on the marks(don't worry if it's not perfect, we'll fix it in a minute). Then you can ink or chalk your circles before adhering the pebbles if you want, I did with some of mine. Adhere the pebbles and trim any excess, using the pebbles as your guide for your scissors (don't be scared, it's easy!)
4. Voila! Page Pebbles-and you can customize them how you like!

Now hop over to Lindsay and the rest of the LSS Design Team for more crafty inspiration and another freebie!

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick(me)
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tracey Allen
Tamara Bennett

11 comments:

  1. WOW! That's pretty awesome! I would have never thought of this on my own! LOL Thanks!

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  2. girl, you rock because I have some of those pebbles and was quite honestly at a loss as to use them. THANK U!

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  3. I like your pebbles better than the store bought ones! They look totally awesome, thanks for sharing how to make them.

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  4. Oh now how cool is this! I don't have any of the store bought pebbles so I guess I will need to try it with glossy accents or do you know if you can still by the Making Memories ones? I love yours!! This is such a neat idea and would love to make some! You probably will be hearing from me soon on how to do these with glossy accents!! Thanks and great tutorial! Hugs, Leanne

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  5. great idea margie! they look awesome!

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  6. I really like the idea of inking or chalking them at the end...it looks really cool!
    *meridy*

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  7. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  8. Very cool indeed! Great use of Lindsay's papers too!

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  9. Thank you Margie! These are very clever. I especially like the ones with the music paper. I am going to try this.

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