The One with the Ebern Scrappt Recap


Saturday, May 16, 2015


Today I drove an hour and a half north to a cute little town called Ebern to teach a double layout workshop! Side note: I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education - it's really really (REALLY!) fun for me to actually use my college degree, albeit in a slightly different way than I thought I would: I thought I'd be teaching art in high school. But this is a pretty gosh dern fun alternative!

Couldn't get lost with these cute signs taped up all around the building.

Here is the first layout I taught how to make:
COOL GUY by Paige Evans

HOW TO: Punch (100) 1” circles then cut each circle in half. Glue the half circles around the edge of a blue cardstock layout in five rows: there should be 12 half circles on each edge in the first layer, then 11, 10, 9, and 8. Trim a piece of patterned vellum, tear off the bottom edge, and glue it to the center. Cut a kraft doily in half and tuck it under the edges of a photo in the middle. Add a string of hearts and a black button to the left side of the photo and journal on one of the hearts with a black pen. Apply white letter rub ons under the photo for a title and place black mini alphabet stickers below to complete the title. Place a tab sticker and add a teal resin bird on the bottom right corner of the photo. Glue four wooden buttons around the layout and trim sentiment die cuts to tuck under each button. Drop black watercolor paint around the buttons to finish.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, patterned paper: American Crafts; Patterned vellum, die cuts: Elle's Studio; Resin bird, acrylic button, alpha stickers, label sticker: Crate Paper; Kraft doily, alpha rub ons, wood buttons: Maya Road; Circle punch, heart strand: docrafts; Watercolors: Loew Cornell

The first step was to punch 100 (yes, 100!) 1" circles. 
I LOVED the punching sounds.

The layout took about two hours to make then we went outside for a big group photo. This beautiful church was right outside the workplace.
All towns in Germany are top-notch cute. Just sayin'. 
Such a wonderful group of scrappy ladies! Thanks for having me!
"Downtown" Ebern.
Me in front of a particularly cute building. 
Whelp. You know I love these kinds of photos :)
The Stadtmitte, May Pole, lamp post, and a cute sign, all in one.
Trio of half-timbers.
After lunch I taught how to make this layout:

LOVE YOU TO THE MOOD AND BACK by Paige Evans

HOW TO: Hand cut letters to make a title from a variety of patterned papers. Figure out the placement of the words on a white cardstock background and take a picture to remember where they go. Watercolor a rainbow of stripes down the center, one row for each row of words. Glue the letters over the paint once it’s dry. Place a couple of heart stickers on the letters. Add a photo to the bottom right corner. Embellish the top left and bottom right corners using ribbon, stickers, resin frames, dimensional bows, and more. Journal on a die cut tag and place it on the top left corner cluster to finish.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper, die cut: Elle's Studio; Resin frames, bows, lace: docrafts; Stickers: Crate Paper; Watercolors: Loew Cornell

So fun to see which papers people chose.
Workin' away! It's always a little awkward when it's so quiet you can hear a pin drop! Hopefully that just means they're concentrating. That, and I don't understand what anyone is saying when they're chit chatting... But it's all good!
I was so proud of people's creations - hand cutting is tricky business!
My favorite attendee :) 10 year old Lina.
The drive to and from Ebern was breathtaking. The views all around simply can't be beat! I never want to leave!
Hoping to be back in September to teach another workshop in Ebern, so if you're interested in coming, you know where to find me!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN