This week's From Start to Finish layout showcases a couple of techniques:
- I explain in a bit more detail how I print my journaling on pre-made tags or stamped journaling spots.
- My layout showcases the design principle of Continuity/Unity as part of 2Peas Design School event that is taking place over the next few weeks. Be sure to check out the Design Garden for incredible layouts, cards and projects showcasing this design principle and others.
I achieved continuity/unity in my design a couple of ways:
- I used patterend papers all from My Little Shoebox which automatically gives a unified look to the design.
- I created my layout in borders: the title border, punched scalloped borders, a border of tags/jounaling/embellishments, the photo border and finally the paper/scalloped border at the bottom of the page.
For my title this week, I chose a design from the Silhouette Store. I wanted a horizontal title rather than vertical so I cut the welded "Top Ten" apart to stretch it along the top of my page. Don't be afraid to alter your die cuts to work with your layouts.
Because my title was cut from one of the My Little Shoebox patterned papers and was being layered on one of the coordinating papers, I cut the title from a solid brown cardstock to give it a bit of a shadow. I do this a lot to give my die cut titles dimension and in this case to help "pop" it off the background paper.
Stamping Bella has some great unmounted rubber stamps that are perfect for journaling blocks on scrapbook layouts. I used one of them on my page today. I love how I will never run out of these and can stamp them in any color. Plus, if I mess it up, I am not out anything other than my time to make another one!
Here are the Stamping Bella Journaling Stamps I love for scrapbooking:
Stamping Bella also has these incredible definition stamps that make the perfect accents for scrapbook layouts. I love these:
And of course, Ali Edwards' August Studio AE Stamp Set, This One is fabulous. I used it to create my own label accents (along with Papertrey Ink's Label Basics Stamp Set)...
... and along the bottom border of the page to support the page's theme and give that bottom border a little somethin' somethin'. :)
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
To view this week's layout/video at 2Peas, click HERE.
To view the entire 2011 From Start to Finish Weekly Series at 2Peas, click HERE.
NEW STUDIO CALICO/HERO ARTS STAMP SETS IN STOCK @2PEAS!
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned in THIS blog post how excited I was that Studio Calico & Hero Arts teamed up to created new stamp sets and background stamps and they are IN STOCK at 2Peas right now! The Hooray Stamp Set (banners/clouds/etc) is the stamp set that includes two cloud stamps that perfectly fit the XLarge Cloud Punch and Large Cloud Punch by Fiskars. I highly recommend picking those up if you haven't already (and are as addicted to clouds as me!). SUPER fun to use on both cards and scrapbook layouts!
ALSO, THE HA/SC STAMMPS ARE IN STOCK AT SIMON SAYS STAMP!
(both cloud punches are in stock here as well as all 9 Hero/Studio Calico Stamp Sets!)
ALL 9 NEW LAWN FAWN FALL/HOLIDAY STAMP SETS ARE IN STOCK AT SIMON SAYS STAMP...
...AND THE JUNE, JULY & AUGUST STUDIO AE STAMP SETS ARE IN STOCK AT SIMON SAYS STAMP! (and for a great retail price of $14.99)
If you love online classes, check out this special sneak peek of
I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this event.
General registration opens on 9/1...so get ready!
See if you can guess which project sneaky peeky is mine in the promotional video. ;)
More information coming soon!