Scrapbooking Eyelets

Written by Liza Hartung
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The first time I came across scrapbooking eyelets, I was ecstatic. I had no idea that something like this existed. Eyelets were about to open a whole new world of scrapbooking possibilities for me. It's like when Aladdin takes Jasmine on a carpet ride, a creative journey. Some of you may be completely in the dark as to what eyelets are. They are basically metal rings that attach to paper or fabric by clasping front and back pieces.

Scrapbooking eyelets make great decorations, accents, and places for you to thread string, ribbon or any other creative piece you come up with. Try putting a row of them along the top or side of your page. Thread it with lacy ribbon and you've got perfect edging for occasions like weddings or Easter. If you use a green background and thread your eyelets with rope, your page is ready for camping or scouting photos. Feel free to hang accents, photos or memorabilia from eyelets as well.

New Creations with Scrapbooking Eyelets

I saw a divine border once, on a page about boating. It was strip of cardstock that resembled dark wood, or the hull of old sailboats. Silver eyelets were punched in and silver cording was run through it. It reminded me of what runs along the side of boats. Running wire through the eyelets gives a fun, playful look to your page. You can also use them to hang journaling tags.

You can create very eye-catching title pages with scrapbooking eyelets. If your title is short, put one letter each on paper-cut boxes. Attach eyelets to the sides of the boxes and string your title together. Another idea is to hang your title like a store sign. Put your title on paper or cardstock. Place eyelets in the upper corners. Put another eyelet on the actual scrapbook page. You have now created a way to hang your title.


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