May 2017 Host Code: 3DFNZGMR
Hi Stampers! Today I want to share with you this scrapbook layout that I recently made. I have to be honest… this is the first scrapbooking layout I’ve made in over 15 years! I’m really pleased with the way that it turned out. This page features two 4″ x 6″ photographs (imagine them added where the pink paper is) in the portrait orientation. For this project, I used the new Birthday Blooms stamp set as well as the coordinating Birthday Bouquet designer series paper. Before I get into how I made this, I wanted to ask you…
Are you ready for March Madness, Stampin’ Up Style?
Since it’s the final month of Sale-A-Bration 2016, I thought we could send it out in style with a huge giveaway! So here it is, stampers!
Grand Prize Drawing (1 customer): $30 shopping spree, Watercolor Wishes Project Kit, Honeycomb Happiness Clear Mount Stamp Set and Pedal Pusher Photopolymer Stamp Set! A value of $100!
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The Details: For every $25 you spend in my online store you will receive 1 entry into the grand prize drawing. $50 gets you 2 entries and a Sale-A-Bration freebie! You must use the host code 9XA3B92Q for orders less than $150. Also, please remember that if you choose not to be contacted during checkout that I won’t receive your information and won’t be able to enter you into the drawing! Drawing will be held on March 31st. Winner will be notified via email and announced on my blog, Facebook page and by newsletter!
Making the Scrapbook Layout
I started by stamping the large flower onto the white cardstock using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and the heat tool. Once all the embossing was done, I sponged Blushing Bride ink onto all of the flowers, being sure to cover the entire stamped image. After that, I added Watermelon Wonder ink to each of the flowers to bring them out even more.
The matte panel for the photos was really easy to make. To get the dimensions, I started with the size of my photos and worked backwards to figure out what sizes I needed for all of the mattes. For the white matte directly behind the photo, I decided to have 1/4″ between the photos and on each edge. The white layer directly behind the photos measures 8-3/4″ x 6-1/2″. I arrived at this number by adding the width of the photos together with the width of the white space I wanted around them. 4 + 4 + 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 = 8-3/4. I did the same thing for the height.
The Crumb Cake matte is about 1/8″ wider than the white matte on all sides. It measures 9″ x 6-3/4″.
For the designer paper matte, I cut six pieces of designer paper, each measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/8″ and matted them on a 10-1/4″ x 8-5/8″ piece of whisper white cardstock, leaving about 1/8″ on the edges and between the designer paper pieces.
To decorate this layout, put down a small piece of the now-retired Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape for the page title to rest on. I used the Expressions Natural Elements for the title, which I painted with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. Side note: I can’t believe I waited so long to get these embellishments! I just love them! The best way to adhere these to your project is by using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, which works perfectly to secure these to just about any porous surface. When you’re using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, remember to dot in various locations instead of dragging the glue. Dragging the glue will result in too much glue being applied to your element. When you place it on your project, the glue will seep out from underneath! Yikes! Dotting helps prevent that.
I also hand cut that little scallop banner from the Birthday Bouquet designer series paper, which I added over top of the photo placeholders, being careful not to adhere it to the photo placeholders!
For the bottom of the layout, I pained a scrap of watercolor paper with Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder ink. I used the same watercoloring technique I showed you in my Birthday Blooms and Honeycomb Happiness videos, then die cut the large butterfly using the Bold Butterflies Framelits dies. The smaller butterfly was cut from a piece of vellum cardstock and painted with the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
On the other side of the layout, I used the Little Letters and Little Numbers framelits to cut the letters and numbers for the date. I attached those to a 1″ wide strip of white cardstock and cut a banner tail using the Banner Triple Punch.
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Birthday Blooms Scrapbook Layout Cut List:
✦ (1) Whisper White base, 12″ x 12″
✦ (2) Photos, 4″ x 6″
✦ (1) Small White Matte, 8-3/4″ x 6-1/2″
✦ (1) Crumb Cake Matte, 9″ x 6-3/4″
✦ (6) Designer Series Paper, 3-1/4″ x 4-1/8″
✦ (1) Large White Matte, 10-1/4″ x 8-5/8″
Birthday Blooms Scrapbook Layout Supply List:
✦ Birthday Blooms Clear Mount Stamps
✦ Birthday Blooms Wood Mount Stamps
✦ Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
✦ Versamark Ink
✦ Blushing Bride Ink
✦ Watermelon Wonder Ink
✦ Clear Embossing Powder
✦ Expressions Natural Elements
✦ Bold Butterfly Framelits
✦ Little Letters Thinlits
✦ Little Numbers Thinlits
✦ Watercolor Paper
✦ Whisper White 12″ x 12″ Card Stock
✦ Whisper White Card Stock
✦ Crumb Cake Cardstock
✦ Watermelon Wonder Card Stock
✦ Vellum Card Stock
✦ Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
✦ Fine-Tip Glue Pen
✦ Aqua Painters
✦ Heat Tool
✦ Sponge Daubers
✦ Big Shot
✦ Magnetic Platform
✦ Precision Base Plate