Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Just The Ticket

Jimjams - Tickets
There is Daily December Inspiration over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog at the moment and today it's my turn with a post all about embellishment clusters with tickets.

I adore the way you can include tickets in almost any embellishment cluster, adding a sentiment, a symbol, some colour or a date in a subtle way.

I've included some great links to digi & printable tickets over at the CKCB but I also wanted to include a quick & easy tutorial for making your own tickets from scratch over here.


Cut a strip of cardstock 1" (2.5cm) wide and add faint pencil lines it at 2" (5cm intervals).  Using a sewing machine with a large needle (but no thread), sew across the strip along these lines.  A needle, pokey tool, paper percer or tracing wheel will do the job too, but a sewing machine is quick!


Use a longer stitch lenth if you want to keep the ticket strip intact.  Use a shorter stitch length to make it easy to rip the tickets apart.


Using a hole punch take a semi circle out of each edge of the perforated lines.Some tickets have large holes punched half-way up the perforations as well (like the Maya Road adore ticket above).


If you want your tickets to have an inner frame then make a ¾" x 1¾" (2cm x 4.5cm) template to draw around.

Finally, have some fun decorating your tickets!

16 comments:

Lesley G said...

VERY clever, great idea with the perforations to make it looked "torn" :)

Helen said...

I too love using tickets and use those old deckle edged scissors I bought when I first started scrapping to get a perforated look to the edges - though I think your stitching looks better!

S said...

You made it look easy!

Sandra said...

You really are to to clever :)

Sassy Breese said...

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Sandie said...

Thanks Jemma! I have the Tim Holtz die but sometimes don't want to get all the equipment out. This looks really good and I'd even cut with scissors for quickness though the stitched holes look more authentic.

alexa said...

Oooh, I like this idea Jemma! I have a punch somewhwere which does corners like this but of course my hole punch could do it too. Ingenious!

Angela Coles said...

this is so cool, I'm going to try this out. Thank you.

K said...

Very clever Jem :)

scrappyjacky said...

You've definately made it look easy.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Such a fun tutorial for a really cute embellishment! Really clever. :o)

LCSmithSAVED said...

Okay - I'm persuaded to dig out my ticket stamp. LOve how you added different sentiments!

Sian said...

A really neat idea - it's so effective

Missus Wookie said...

What a neat idea - I've got a ticket stamp too but not used it much. You've tempted me to get it out.

Stephanie said...

These are great - very "Jenni Bowlin" ... they would look fantastic in a December Daily album!

PsyDCarolyn said...

Wow! I've been looking for a way to make tickets for ever now, and I'm SO glad the CKC blog hop brought me to you and then to this post. Amazing! Definitely pinning for future reference, and following you for more inspiration! thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try this!