Stamping and Scrapbooking Sunday with Stampin’ Up!

By | 21 April, 2013

I’ve decided to start a new series called Stamping and Scrapbooking Sunday!  Earlier this week, I was asked if I knew of any place to get information about combining our two favorite crafts!  I did some research and discovered that there are many card making websites and many scrapbooking websites, but I didn’t find any devoted to the combination of the two.  I’ve decided to create a page on my website to do just that and I will be creating a series of video tutorials to go along with it.  I have a Board on my Pinterest Page for scrapbooking as well.

For years, I did Creative Memories.  I loved their products, but they required their demonstrators to keep a considerable inventory and we weren’t allowed to have independent blogs.  I still have several of the tools from my time doing that and I still use them  to this day.  I still love the corner rounder and that multi-purpose tool that looks like a spatula.  LOVE that.

I love the freedom Stampin’ Up! gives me to have my own blog and the ability to share all of my ideas and tips with other people.  I also like having an online store that handles the business end!  It’s a fabulous thing to be able to create projects and then share them immediately with other people.  I also have a tiny house, so not storing any inventory is fabulous!

stamping_and_scrapbookingI think that there are 3 or 4 basic concepts to adding our stamping techniques to our scrapbook pages.

  1. Use your stamps to create your background paper.  You can make it bold and bright or you can make it tone-on-tone as I have here. It is almost like a watermarked image.  This is the technique I have used in my page layouts for today’s sample.
  2. You can create stamped elements to add as page embellishments or focal points.  I imagine myself using this technique the most!  I can picture all of the great stamp and framelit sets or stamp and punch sets that would make this easy.  Plus, you can pop the stamped images up on dimenionals and create texture and dimension.  I used this technique in my scrapbook layout a couple of days ago.  Check it out HERE.
  3. You can create pockets, journaling boxes, title elements and so forth to add interest to your page.
  4. Add great stamped sentiments to your pages!  Get double duty out of the stamp sets you buy when you use them to create scrapbook pages!  I always feel better making a purchase if I know I’m going to use it and if I know I can use it for more than one purpose!

stamping_and_scrapbooking_layoutFor this scrapbook layout, I used a variety of sentiments from a number of stamp sets.  I ordinarily try to limit my stamps set use to 2 per project so it’s easier for someone to recreate a project without needing a craft room full of supplies.  Not so here!  I wanted a variety of sentiments in a variety of fonts, so lots of stamp sets were necessary!

My stamp set selection:  Best of Love (#132987), Loving Thoughts (#125845), Kindness Matters (#122902) and You Are My Sunshine from the single stamp set sale (#132671), A Round Array (#129090).

My paper selection:  Whisper White (8×8″ background, 3×4″ Mat), Marina Mist (3-1/4 x 4-1/4″ mat), Crumb Cake (5-1/2 x 8″), Print Poetry Designer Series Paper (#129312), Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (#129311).

Ink:  Crumb Cake (#126975) and Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731)

Accessories:  1-3/8″ Circle Punch (#119860), 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (#119850), This and That Washi Tape (#131269), 7/8″ Circle Punch (#129404), Pool Party Baker’s Twine (#125574), Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882), Snail adhesive (#104332) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

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I personally, always make a two page layout each time I scrapbook.  When I open my scrapbooks, I want the two pages facing each other to have the same theme.  I either make them alike, I mirror image them, or I rearrange elements from one page to the next.  The papers, and colors all match.  That is no doubt a personal preference, but it also makes scrapbooking so much quicker!

stamp_in_scrapbooksI just need to add pictures and journaling and my pages are complete!  Only 9 more double page layouts and my scrapbook is done!

Video tutorial of the process:

 

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