My First Scrapbook Page

I was asked to create a scrapbook page for one of my long-time friends (I’ve known her since Kindergarten!) who is getting married this year!!  I have never created a scrapbook page before and I gotta say, it is HARD to think about what to do with all that space!!!  I am truly grateful that handmade cards have a more manageable, for me, creative space to work on.  I’m not in love with this layout but I had a deadline to meet and after many hours of pulling my hair out, I decided to go with the below:

See below for steps to reproduce:

  1. Grab an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of patterned paper (I used a sheet of Pretty Party Invitation Pattern Paper by Crate Paper)
  2. Use the Jasmine Cricut Cartridge on an Cricut Expression 2 (or any other electronic die-cutting machine) to cut personalized names out of DCWV gold foil
  3. Die-cut two film strips using the Pretty Pink Posh Film Strip Die out of 80lb. Ash Cardstock from Paper Presentation
  4. Trace the die twice out on 80lb. Neenah Solar White Cardstock and fussy-cut to back the film-strip die-cuts with Honey Bee Scissors
  5. Cut a 4.25″ x 6.25″ rectangle out of 80lb. Neenah Solar White Cardstock and lightly blend Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Spun Sugar) with a mini ink blending tool.
  6. Stamp the vase from The Ton Stamps Fresh Cut Peonies Stamp Set using Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink on 80lb. Neenah Solar White Cardstock and vellum and fussy-cut
  7. Stamp the three-step flowers from The Ton Stamps Fresh Cut Peonies Stamp Set using Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick) with this very helpful stamping guide and MISTI and fussy-cut
  8. Stamp the two-step leaves from the Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life Stamp Set using Avery Elle Pigment Inks (Lemon Grass, Celery) and fussy-cut
  9. Stamp the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Wet Paint III Stamp Set on vellum using Versamark Ink, heat emboss with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder and die-cut using Sizzix Fancy Labels No. 3 Framelits
  10. Embellish with a couple of Pretty Pink Posh sequins (Sparkling Clear Assorted, Pretty Peonies 4mm)
  11. Adhere everything together using the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider and Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
  12. Take a moment to sit back and remember some wonderful times you have had over the years with your life-long friend(s)!!  Make sure to tell them you love them!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and Happy Crafting!

Stamped Menagerie!

Okay….I had to keep playing with my MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) because I had so much fun with it the other day!  My crafty friend, Rubeena, is on the Design Team for a new stamp company called The Ton Stamps.  Their stamps are very unique and their sequins/confetti (aka Gilding) are in such lovely colors!!  I ended up purchasing their entire line of couture sequin mixes as well as the Sketchy Menagerie Stamp Set.  The moment I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to “mount” these animal heads and create some simple masculine notecards.  Whaddya think?!

See below for steps to reproduce:

  1. Create A2 top-folding card bases out of Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
  2. Stamp the animal heads from The Ton Stamps Sketchy Menagerie Stamp Set and the flourish from JustRite Large Fancy Sentiments Stamp Set using VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
  3. Stamp the laurel using the Papertrey Ink Lovely Laurels Stamp Set with Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Ink
  4. There is no need for you to have to go out and hunt to mount some animal heads!  Enjoy your stamped menagerie!

I will be submitting this set of note cards to Virginia’s View Challenge #13: All Things Embossed!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and Happy Crafting!