Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Enjoy Creativity | Memory Keeping

October is over, we are practically midway through November and soon it will be Christmas! But what if you haven’t preserved your memories from last Christmas? Don’t be haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past—instead use the Joy of Noel Bundle and the Christmas Classics Bundle to preserve some of your favourite Christmas memories before you start making new ones this year!

To make these pages, stamp and die cut five pieces of holly bough from Basic White Cardstock using the Joy of Noel Bundle. Colour the leaves and holly with Real Red, Old Olive, and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends [Pssst, if you are reading this between 14-16 November, check out the items on sale], then die cut a few pine branches from Old Olive Cardstock.

Shape all the pieces together to make a partial wreath and finish it off with some Black & Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon and a few numbers from the Alphabet à La Mode Dies.

Next, stamp the dotted line image from the Christmas Classics Bundle on a panel of Basic White Cardstock to create writing lines. Finish your project by adding some Loose Holly Gems & Sequins—the red gems do make the holly berries shine.

Enjoy

Memory Keeping with Memories and More

Pocket pages are a great way to scrapbook—you can use small details mixed with photos and journaling to add interest without putting in a lot of work! Preserving your memories this way is super easy and it’s fun for both avid crafters and for those crafters who are just starting out.

As you create, don’t be afraid to figure out different ways to use cards and stickers. That’s where the Memories and More card packs come in really useful.

Using the Bright & Beautiful Memories & More Card Pack, fussy cut a balloon from one of the 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) cards and add some 2022–2024 In Colour Baker’s Twine. For your journalling, use the bullet tip of a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to jot down a few memories from the day you are scrapbooking. Finish off with a few Loose Silver Sequins to add some shine.

Pocket scrapbooking with the Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ (15.2 x 20.3 cm) Photo Pocket Pages can get you started and your creation can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be. Plus, your photos can be the focal point of your project while still finding subtle ways to add interest. 

Enjoy Creativity | Memory Keeping

I must admit that I haven’t done any scrapbooking for a while.  After my ‘brain fart’ last year and the turmoil in the months before it, I didn’t craft much.  I hope to get back into it, although will have to get a larger space to craft on as trying on my current set up, it’s as soon as I get anything out that resembles paper, one or more of the three cats decides that my space is their space!

Anyway, here is a lovely piece of creativity from one of the Stampin’ Up! concept artists.  The thing with paper crafting, is that card making and scrapbooking meld nicely together and both make great gifts.

This lovely layout is using the Sweetest Christmas Suite Collection and all you need is that photo to complete the page and you are done!

To create this festive layout, the Concept Artist used tone-on-tone stamping to add dimension and depth to the Real Red and Garden Green Cardstock layers. She also distressed the cardstock using Paper Snips and used the Gingerbread House Dies border to make the vintage spiral notebook edges on her cardstock layers.

Sequins from the suite really make the page pop, but the behind-the-scenes heavy lifters of this adorable composition are the Stampin’ Dimensionals—which she used throughout to make elements emerge from the page and bring this project to the next level.

If you get inspired, why not CASEd this project and share it on my Facebook page – —but whatever you do, have fun crafting.

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