Welcome to the first Scrapbook Blog Hop sponsored by Ann Murray from Murray Stamps, Ink and I. Our scrapbook designs showcase our favorite Stampin’ Up! products because scrapbooking is another creative outlet for using our paper stash and for getting the most value from our punches, dies and other crafting supplies!
We are so glad you dropped by. We made some great scrapbook pages to record our favorite memories — or — in my case, memories of a future date when my family gets together to celebrate Mother’s Day after the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
This month’s theme is anything *MOM & FAMILY* which to me represents a very full and beautiful life. Because there are 25 people in my immediate family, I almost always make 2-page layouts because of all the photographs I take! LOL! This 2-page layout showcases the Ornate Garden Suite Collection, specifically Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper and Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set.
My inspiration is a March 2020 sketch from PageMap.com. PageMaps is a wonderful resource for when you need a little creative inspiration for your scrapbooking as well as your cardmaking needs.
For this 2-page layout, you will need 12×12 cardstock in So Saffron, Old Olive, and Early Espresso as well as two sheets from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. These cut instructions will help you get the most out of your cardstock and DSP. And, guess what? You will still have plenty of beautiful DSP to support your card making needs. So, be happy, be confident, chop your beautiful DSP! I promise you will love the beautiful results of cutting and chopping your DSP to add pops of color in your scrapbook layouts and card designs.
This layout is great for using up scraps of cardstock to embellish your layout using Stampin’ Up punches. For this layout, I used cardstock scraps in Mint Macaroon, Pear Pizzazz, Terracotta Tile and Whisper White. I had so much fun creating these daisy embellishments using my favorite Stampin’ Up punches. This layout would have been great with just the color from the cardstock and DSP. However, the Tone-on-Tone stamping adds some depth while the Stampin’ Up punches add some wonderful dimension to step up this layout design taking it from great to fabulous!
***Note: This is our very first Scrapbook Blog Hop for Ann Murray from Murray Stamps, Ink and I. Please consider participating in our future hops — as we would love to have you joining us in your scrapbooking journey using mostly current and retired Stampin’ Up products. And, please follow us on Facebook at Scrapbooking Blog Hop.
Please show us some love by commenting on our creations! We love to read your comments and to see how these designs inspired creativity in your scrapbooks.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of every month for more scrapbook inspiration using the wonderful coordinating products from Stampin’ Up!
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!
P.S. Did you realize Stampin’ Up products coordinate beautifully to make fabulous scrapbook pages? Did you know that Stampin’ Up actually sells 12×12 cardstock? Yes, everything used on this 2-page spread is available from Stampin’ Up. We are very fortunate that Stampin’ Up recognizes the many needs of all paper crafters — both stampers and scrapbookers alike. Stampin’ Up offers high-quality 12×12 cardstock in its exclusive core colors as well as 12×12 specialty papers — Foil Sheets, Vellum and Glimmer Paper. Our 12×12 cardstock is sold by color collections, usually 2-4 sheets of every color in each package. (Tip: use the 8.5×11 cardstock for photo mats, diecuts and punches because packages of 8.5×11 cardstock are sold by individual colors and you get 24 sheets per package). And of course, our cardstock coordinates perfectly with our Designer Series Paper packs that we love to purchase for cardmaking. Scrapbooking is a great way to use that beautiful Designer Series Paper that we love and get more value from the punches, dies and other crafting supplies that we buy. And, scrapbooking is a great way to use up our scraps from cardmaking. It’s a win-win!
P.S.S Punches used: Daisy punch, Medium Daisy punch, Sprig punch, Leaf punch, Braided Border punch, 1/2″ Circle punch and 3/4″ Circle punch (retired). Other products used: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Terracotta Tile Classic Ink, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Mini-Glue Dots, Pearlized Doily and Layering Circles Dies. Because I love to use big scripty fonts on my scrapbook pages, the sentiment from Colorful Seasons stamp sets was perfect for this scrapbook layout. One Final Tip: Many of our Birthday, Friendship and Holiday themed stamps sets have great sentiments that can be used for title pages, journal headings as well as embellishments. Take a good look at your stamps. I am confident that you will find some great sentiments for stamping on your scrapbook layouts. Sending Crafting Hugs/Lisa