Thursday, 16 May 2013

Stampin' Up! Scrapbook Made Easy

Have you ever worried about creating a 12x12 layout and given up at the first hurdle? Well luckily for you (and me) Stampin' Up! currently supply us with beautiful 12x12 Linen Ring Albums and as well as supplying Page Protectors you can also get a pack of wonderful 12x12 Divided Page Protectors. So instead of tackling a full 12x12 page in one go, you can do it in smaller chunks. You'll see what I mean - here is a 6" x 4" section of my page.


I've used Pool Party and Crumb Cake Card with Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. The photo is edged with a strip of Whisper White card using the Scallop Border Punch. I've added a sentiment and punched flowers and then after putting my Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to good use I've done some sewing by hand to tart it up a bit. Yep - you read that right folks, it's not fake it's real!!!

Here is the completed page:


As you can most of the sections on this page are 6" x 4" and the other is 6" x  8". I've linked the bottom two together by creating bunting on both sections - really easy to do. I'm finding this a great way to scrap lots of photos as once. I've got boxes full of them. These are from a trip to Spain in 2007 when I was pregnant with Zac. We went with our friends Mark and Shell and got to spend lots of time with my Mum (she lives there).

Here's the opposite page:


And together:


One of the sections close up:


You can see more sewing! I really enjoyed doing it and it was so easy after I'd pierced all the holes.
I've been using the Flower Trim again:


Can you see the raised background on the Pool Party card? I used the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder from the Stampin' Up! Summer catalogue - I hope it stays in the next one.

Just for fun - here is a shot of my desk as I was designing these layouts!


Right, I'm off for a lie down. My body doesn't know what I've done to it this week, I did boot camp in the park on Tuesday morning and went for a walk with the girls this morning - ouch!

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  1. Fab layouts, showing happy times. X

  2. What a clever way to tell the story! Thanks for sharing.


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