Hi Stampers. I have had some fun recently with an old love – scrapbooking. I was a scrapbooker long before I was a cardmaker. Scrapbooking is what drew me to Stampin’ Up! I had gotten frustrated with the sticker letters that we were all using for titles. I would run out of the right color / right letter I needed and would have lots of excess letters I did not need. Then came Stampin’ Up! and the ability to buy an alphabet stamp set and ink – voila – no more running out of letters!! How cool is that!?!?
When the Large Letter Framelit Dies came out, I knew I had to have them! Look at the word “summer” in this layout – isn’t that awesome!?! Hopefully, you purchased these dies when I told you to because they are now retired. However, we did get a new set of dies – hand-lettered prose.
Whether you have the other set or not, this is a good set of dies to add to your scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies. (The word “prose” was new to me so I looked it up. According to Mirriam-Webster, prose means: “the ordinary language people use in speaking or writing“.)
This summer layout is part of an upcoming class I will be hosting in my craft studio here in Twin Falls, Idaho. I started with a 12″ x 12″ Whisper White base and cut color blocks of CS in Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch and Gorgeous Grape. I found them to be nice bright cheery colors for summer.
The word “summer” was die cut using the Large Letter Framelit Dies (now retired) and Melon Mambo CS. I die cut the Adirondack chair, using the Seasonal Dies, from DSP that had a wood look to it. The beach scene was stamped using the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set and Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Basic Gray ink. The sun was die cut using Daffodil Delight CS and the Layering Circles Dies. I snipped the larger circle using paper snips and sponged the edge of both with Daffodil Delight ink.
Onto the second page of the layout, I used strips of CS as a background and then layered Whisper White squares over it with color blocks inside of those. These will make great spots to put your photos. This two page layout will easily hold 10 photos!
On the bottom of the second page I have three sets of sunglasses. I used the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Pocketful of Sunshine and stamped in Memento Black ink onto Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabanna CS and die cut them with the Pocket Dies. I hope the class attendees like this layout as much as I do! If you would like to purchase the items used in the making of this layout, I have provided links below for your use.
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