Scrapbooking is the creative way to preserve your memories and the perfect way to use your retired designer series paper, to make the most out of your stash of cardstock and to create stunning layouts using your punches, dies and stamps. And with every new catalog, Stampin’ Up releases more beautiful designer series papers that works wonderfully for creating stunning scrapbook pages.
In this blog post, I am will show you how to use full and partial sheets of retired designer series paper and hopefully inspire you to create stunning scrapbook pages using your punches, dies and stamps. Let’s get started.
I just loved the colorful Bird Ballad DSP. For this layout, I used two full sheets of DSP and layered partial sheets and strips of DSP as borders in order to create a pretty background. So Saffron cardstock was used to create the photo mats.
And, I fussy cut some bird images from the DSP to create the cutest embellishments that just pop when attached to Whisper White cardstock and matted with more So Saffron DSP. Now, I just need to add a title and photos, and this 2-page scrapbook layout is complete.
Do you recognize this designer series paper on this masculine layout? Believe it or not, this is the Lily Impressions DSP paper inspired by Claude Monet. Because our designer series paper is double sided – with pretty big bold patterned paper on one side and coordinating more subtle pattern on the back – I was able to create this masculine 2-page layout. The painted brush stroke designer paper in Bermuda Bay and in Garden Green is the perfect backdrop for some Garage Gear die cuts using Silver Foil and accent strips of Galvanized Metallic Specialty Paper. I used some left over pieces of textured Pumpkin Pie paper from Classic Garage DSP as an accent color. Photo mats using Smoky Slate cardstock perfectly complement the bright colors of this layout. Now, this layout is ready for photos and journaling.
For this next layout, I used both sizes of our cardstock – 12×12 and 8.5×11 – to create the background of Soft Sky and Petal Pink. With a half sheet of Parisian Blossom DSP, I created two borders that were matted with Smoky Slate cardstock. Some photo mats in Smoky Slate and tone on tone stamping with Forever Blossom stamp set with Petal Pink ink was used to add a few floral embellishments.
For this final layout, I used Pear Pizzazz cardstock and strips of Peaceful Poppy DSP. I also use the recently retired Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to add the lacy Whisper White Border. And, the subtle side of DSP is used for photo mats. So now, I need to add a title and a few photos and this 2-page layout is ready to be inserted into my scrapbook album.
As you probably know, scrapbooking is a lot of fun but is a very messy and time consuming activity — especially when compared to card making. Several times a year, I attend long weekend scrapbook retreats for concentrated scrapbooking time when I can have everything out, and I can print/crop photos and add journaling. When I am at home, I typically pre-make 2-page layouts so that half the design work is done and then store those pre-made 2-page layouts in 12x12x3 clear plastic boxes. That way, I am ready to crank out lots of completed scrapbook pages at the next scrapbook retreat.
Next up is wonderfully talented Ann Murray from Murray Stamps, Ink. I hope that you will consider joining our next blog hop on July 5th with your creative talents.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes to make scrapbook pages today!