Hi there, my name is Dawn Nudi, I am super excited to be a part of Jaimee’s team and share a fun hybrid project with you. I use Just Jaimee’s Storyteller kits each month for my traditional scrapping and my project-life pages, but this month the colors are perfect for a little extra special project for my daughter’s room. This is a really simple project that you can whip up in no time at all using your silhouette and Just Jaimee’s July Storyteller kit and, of course, your favorite photos.
note: I picked up my supplies at local stores and used what I had lying around. I have created links to Amazon for these similar items if you want a one-stop-shop & delivery service
For my frame, I actually had an old picture frame in the garage, I removed the “guts” leaving just the frame itself. Then I picked up some inexpensive eye screws at my local hardware store. The cost was under a $1 and I only needed 8 (2 for each clothesline row that you want to hang). I had a giant roll of hemp twine that I use for other mixed media projects, it was thick enough to grip the clothes pins and gives it a natural finish. I cut 4 generous pieces to loop through the eye hooks, (tip: don’t tie up both sides until you are finished and you know how much slack you want to leave). The mini clothespins I also picked up at Wal Mart, I wanted the plain ones, but they have a variety of colors to choose from.
Now comes the fun part…. Print some of the kit’s journal & filler cards. I used different sizes to give my finished “clothesline” look more variety. Print a few pattern only cards so you can add the svg cuts that come in the kit to give the cards more dimension.
Just Jaimee’s svg’s are super easy to use in your silhouette software and start cutting right away, no tracing necessary. Grab the DXF file right from your folder and drag it onto your open cutting mat.
*Note it comes over in pieces so you will need to select it all, and group it before you can move it around and resize. Once you have the size you want, you will want to turn it into a compound path and then send it off to the silhouette to cut. Glue your cuts to the journal cards. (I have linked to a video of this at the bottom if you want more visual instructions).
For my summer love card I welded two DXF files together to make one unique card. Keep your eyes open for some welding tips in Just Jaimee’s August Storyteller Magazine. I love this card!
Once you have everything printed and created, clip your pics and cards to the clothes lines, tie up the opposite side of the string and hang it on your wall!
My oldest daughter loved it so much we are creating a larger version for her college dorm room using a poster frame! This would also make a great display for photos at a graduation, wedding or birthday party! Have fun and I would love to see what you create!
You can watch me in action below!