Saturday, April 20, 2013

Using up your stash blog hop- Waterfall technique

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Shirley's Blog.

There are 8 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing he waterfall technique on a layout. While I am providing instructions to this technique my instructions differ a little from what can be found in the Magic book by Jeanette Lynton, but both will give you the same great results! If you have a copy of it I suggest you check out the Magic book instructions as well. (Currently this book is retired, but you may be able to find it on sites such as amazon.)
I used a 12"x 3" strip of paper, then on one end I scored at 2", 3", 4" and 5"

Fold all the score lines the same direction.

Then on the long flat strip you are going to make a hole in the bottom. I used an eyelet tool, to put an eyelet in it.

Lightly pressing down.. Once the hole is made put some ribbon in it. This will later be the spot that you pull the waterfall out at.

You are going to messure out a strip of paper that is longer than the width of the strip... in this case it needed to be longer than 3" so I have it at around 3 1/2" but sometimes going an inch longer will prove to be better since your waterfall will not get stuck on it. You want to attach this strip over top of the waterfall strip of paper.

It is hard to see here but the brown edge has glue on it (this is the back of the last picture which is attached to the end that was the first scored area. That glued edge is going to attach to that strip going over the waterfall (my strip is pink.)

This is the entire layout "done" it is just mainly missing a title over on the left.

here is the waterfall in work.

The waterfall completely pulled out.

I have also done the waterfall technique on a card, which you can view with the same basic instructions Here.

Supply List: This is the list of items that I used for this project, anything that is a current Close to my Heart product I have included the item code with it linked to my website for the easy of pricing and purchasing.

CTMH Eyelets- Retired
CTMH Eyelet tool- Retired
CTMH Clementine paper pack- X7156B
CTMH Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes- X7156C
CTMH Colonial White Grosgrain ribbon- retired
Make it from your Heart Vol. 1- 9035
Desert Sand ink pad-  Z2118

Now hop on over to Janet's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.


  1. Love it, Tabbi! Great layout, too!

  2. Very nice layout. I like the ribbon on the pull tab. It makes it look more like a tag to pull.

  3. Pretty layout! Using the waterfall to add more pictures and give interest is a wonderful addition to your layout. Love it!

  4. You rocked this technique, Tabbi!

  5. WOW, a waterfall and eyelets! Great layout & tips.