Good morning everyone!

I’ve got a really fun technique that I can’t wait to share with you all!

Today I’m excited to show you my quick and easy method to make paper fringe.

This technique works especially well when you need to add just a bit of dimension and texture to your page or project by using a rather ingenious and unique kitchen tool- herb cutting scissors! These babies are not only a kitchen staple of mine to add fresh herbs to my cooking, but they also work in my studio as a great way to make paper fringe! These can be found just about anywhere other kitchen tools are sold.

For this page, I wanted to add just a bit of whimsy while still keeping the overall design fairly simple, so adding fringe-cut paper layered under my photos seemed like a great way to do just that.

“Character Dining” by Nancy Burke

I made fringe by cutting directly into my floral print paper at a 90 degree angle from the edge, making sure not to cut more than 1.5″ deep. I moved the scissors along the edge and continued to cut until the entire piece had “fringe” along the bottom.
I used my fingers to roll the fringe and create crumpled, uneven curls.
While I went with a messy look, you could just as easily roll the fringe with a small wooden dowel for smooth, uniform curls.
Besides having a cute fringe accent, my page also incorporates 2 NEW products from Scraps & Ink Crafts!
The Character Dining Cutting Die is exclusive to the shop and was used to create the title piece for my page about my daughter’s friend having breakfast with us at The Garden Grill Restaurant in EPCOT.
And speaking of breakfast, check out the new Mickey waffle flatback silicone! Another fun new product! It looks good enough to eat, don’t you think?! I layered it with a Mouse Shaker embellishment and a faux denim pocket made with the Mouse Pockets cutting die set.
Let’s take a look at a few other projects that incorporate fringe made this same way.
I love how the purple paper curls to reveal green and purple glitter polka dots.
Rather than curl the paper on this card, I kept the fringe straight to convey a relaxed, beachy vibe.
Give this technique a try and share it with us! We’d love to see your creations, so tag us on Facebook & Instagram.
From all of us here at DCC, have a magical day!