Come Sail Away Scrapbook Page& Cards

So I started writing this post way back in July!  It was shortly after returning from the Incentive trip to Greece.  But as you can see I never finished it and never posted it.  Life happens.  When we got back I was trying to spend as much time as I could with my son knowing that he would be leaving the country.  So I let some things slide – like my blog.  He left last week on Monday.  He has been gone for 1 week now and I need to get my butt in gear and get back on track.  So here we go…..

I have a scrapbook page and cards to share with you using the Come Sail Away Suite.  I shared these on a Facebook Live video a while ago and you can see that here.

The left page of this two page layout was what my Stamp Club made for one of their projects back in July.  And the right hand page was the one I added as part of my Facebook Live video.  The bottom left corner is actually a card idea that I created for a swap and then decided that I wanted to base a scrapbook page on it. 

Fun Fact:  in case you didn’t know I grew up sailing.  That was my sport from about 10 years old until I went to college.  My dad and brother are sailors and my mom used to sail too.  I grew up living in a sailing club on the lake.  At that time there weren’t very many girls that were sailing.  I always say that I grew up in a boys world and had to join Stampin’ Up! to find some girls to hang out with. 

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #149481 Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
  • #151006 Sailing Home Bundle = Sailing Home Stamp Set + Smooth Sailing Dies
  • #149483 Baker’s Twine
  • #149482 Sail Away Trinkets
  • #147110 Night of Navy Ink
  • #147117 Sahara Sand Ink

Since not everyone in my stamp club is a scrapbooker I also give them the option to create two cards instead of the one scrapbook page.  I utilize the same supplies.  Here are the two cards from this layout.

The card on the left was the one I made for my swap card and that is the one that inspired the scrapbook page.  You should be able to see where the second card is taken from the scrapbook page too.  And you could also use that bottom right corner on the second page to create a card layout.  I hope you like these ideas.

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Amazing Life Scrapbook

This bright fun scrapbook page was one that I created for my Stamp Club and also used for a class at a Spring Scrapbook Crop that I was a Vendor at.  I used the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper – the same as my Birthday Bingo cards – to make this happy layout – plus I have a couple of cards too.  For my Stamp Club I created the left page of the two page layout.  I also used those supplies to create two cards for those members that would rather have cards instead of the page.  Last week I shared the two page layout and the cards in a Facebook Live. 

You can view my April 22, 2019 FB live video HERE.   Be sure to catch my next FB live video on Monday, April 29th. 

I started with a Night of Navy 12 x 12 piece of card stock.  Trim a piece of Whisper White to be 11 x 11.  The cake image and Yay! were just randomly stamped in the background using Night of Navy ink.  Next I added Pineapple Punch little dots and colored the flames in too.  I chose two patterns from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series paper and cut strips to cover the left side of the page.  Cut one at 1-1/2″ and the other at 1″ wide.  The photo frames/mats are cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies – since they will layer inside each other you can actually cut all the pieces with one pass through the die cutting machine.  To finish the page I added a fun tag for the title at the top.

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 Cardstock (Night of Navy)
  • #124302 Whisper White 12 x 12 Carstock
  • #148750 Amazing Life stamp set
  • #150624 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
  • #150624 Amazing Life Bundle (stamp set + Framelits dies)
  • #148795 Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper
  • #148805 Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
  • #146973 In Color 2018-2020 Cardstock pack (Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover)
  • #147110 Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147141 Pineapple Punch Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147024 Call Me Clover Dark Stampin’ Blends
  • #146336 Medium Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
  • #143717 Starburst Punch
  • #133782 2” Circle Punch
  • #138292 Banner Triple Punch

The second page of the layout is similar with an accent piece in the bottom corner featuring the cake.

For my stamp club members that don’t want to make a scrapbook page they have the option to make two cards instead.  They used the  same supplies which is more than enough for two cards.  Because the cards are smaller the strips of Designer Series paper where changed to be 1″ and 1/2″ and the tag was shortened a little bit.

The inside of each card has a piece of Whisper White that is stamped with the cake like the background on the scrapbook page.  I hope you like the projects.  The Amazing Life stamp set is retiring and so is the Happiness Blooms Designer Series paper – be sure to get those now before they are gone for good.

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Love You February 2019 Scrapbook layout

Let’s take a look at the scrapbook layout I created for February.  It’s a love, heart themed page but doesn’t actually say Valentine’s Day so it could be used for any number of things.  My monthly stamp club created the left page and then I added the right page and showed them both in my Facebook Live. Be sure you watch my Facebook Live video from Sunday, March 10th and you can see both of these pages plus some bonus tags. 

Watch the video here – Facebook Live March 10th

The Meant To Be Bundle and All My Love Designer Series Paper were perfect for a February scrapbook page.  I used strips of paper in varying widths and lengths.  This is a perfect way to use up scraps left from other projects.  The hearts stamped in the background are 3 different ones from the Meant to Be stamp set and I mounted all three on one block so they could be inked and stamped together. 

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 Card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock
  • #46970 Lovely Lipstick Card stock
  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle (Meant to Be stamp set + Be Mine Stitched Framelits)
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • #148583 Heart Epoxy Droplets
  • #147116 Crumb Cake classic ink
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #148534 Well Written Framelits Dies

The Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies have so many different elements and they even fit perfectly on some of the hearts on the Designer Series paper.  You also have the option to add stitching on some of the solid hearts with the stitching dies. 

I scattered the little hearts from the die cut and the epoxy hearts in with the background stamping on each page.

With some of my left over scrap pieces I also made tags.  These go on the orders that customers pick up from my house.

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Easy Heart Treats

I kept seeing these adorable heart shaped treat holders on Pinterest but everyone linked to a foreign demonstrator with instructions in french.  Unfortunately for me I don’t know any french.  I finally found one with some photographs with measurements in centimeters so I started with that and tried to convert to inches and round it up to make it even.  Played around with it a little bit until I got measurements that worked for me. They are much easier to make than they might seem.  So let’s get to it.

I started by creating this version for my Stamper’s Club.  This was one of their February club projects and uses the All My Love Designers Series paper.  The stamp set I used for my words is Petal Palette. The little box on the inside holds a Lindor Truffle – the strawberries & cream version for Valentine’s Day.  Cut your strip of Designer Series paper to be 1-1/2″ wide and 12″ long.  Fold it in half.  Then put some tear & tape on the end on the outside and curl the two ends together to form the heart. 

To make the box I used a 3-1/2″ square of card stock – Lovely Lipstick for this one.  Score all four sides at 1″ and snip two sides and fold to form a box.  The tear & tape is perfect for this project.  Use it to create the box and then use it on the bottom and one end to add the box inside the heart. 

Supply List

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape

After my stamp club made these I decided to make another one as an alternate project for my January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper – which coordinates with the kit and the Baker’s twine to make some of these hearts out of the kit contents.

The box for this project comes from the pillow box in the paper pumpkin kit.  The stamp set, ink spot and white label are all part of the kit too.  If you’d like to see a Facebook Live video of this project and my other alternate projects from the January Be Mine Valentine kit go here.

Supply List

  • Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape (or use the tape in the kit)

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2019 Adventure – January Scrapbook Page

Earlier in 2018 I added some memory keeping back into my Stampin’ Up! business.  I used to have a regular monthly scrapbook class but had gotten away from it and I missed it.  So I decided to add a scrapbook page to my monthly stamp club.  Each month we make one 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page in our monthly meeting.  It’s ready to just add photos.  Everyone has been enjoying the pages.  So now I’m trying to start regular Facebook Live videos and plan to include a scrapbook page once a month.  For January I decided to take the page for stamp club and create a second page to go with it.  Be sure you watch my Facebook Live video from Sunday, Jan 27th and you can see both of these pages. 

Watch the video here – Facebook Live Jan. 27th.

The January 2019 Stamper’s Club scrapbook layout is a New Year’s celebration layout – Gold Foil, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Basic Gray are the colors I used.  Watch the video to see the trick on getting the Baker’s Twine added, the little flowers added, as well as some tips on the numbers and the detailed word dies.  Below is a list of supplies that I used.

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 card stock (Basic Gray)
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #121045 Basic Black card stock
  • #146277 Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • #132622 Gold Foil Sheets
  • #146282 Metallic Pearls
  • #141682 Solid Basic Black Baker’s Twine
  • #145055 Smoky Slate Dark Stampin’ Blends
  • #119868 1″ Circle Punch
  • #119869 1/2″ Circle Punch
  • #134365 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch
  • #144106 Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #104332 Snail Adhesive
  • #148551 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
  • #150609 Well Said Bundle = stamp set + Well Written Framelits
  • #101406 Jet Black Stazon ink
  • #143263 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Cut strips of Designer Paper to 2-1/4″ x 9″, and also cut a strip of white.  Then center four strips on each piece of Basic Gray card stock.  Use the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine to cut the Black rectangles wit the new Rectangle Stitched dies – don’t miss them in the Occasions catalog on page 28 – these are the photo mats.  It’s hard to see the stitching in these photos. 

The “hooray” is from the Well Said Bundle. Use the Adhesive Sheets for detailed words like this.  Add the adhesive sheet to the foil sheet before running through the Big Shot.  Next remove the backing and attach to your page.  The Well Written die set will be a great for all kinds of paper crafts – it has so many words and you can combine with the stamps for endless possibilities. Try cutting words apart and combine different letters or parts of the words – I checked and almost the whole alphabet is included in these words.

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2019 Seasonal Desktop Calendar

For quite a few years now I’ve been creating a seasonal desktop calendar for my Stamper’s Club and a private stamping group.  Since both groups meet at the beginning of the month that is usually our first class when we start a new year.  This calendar is different from the ones most people make – which is just a stand with rip off calendar for each month of the year.  My Seasonal Calendar has four panels – one for each quarter/season of the year and allows you to view multiple months at a time for planning and scheduling.  My ladies love to have these on their desk at work so I continue to make one each year for them. 

1st quarter

Each panel is built on a square with the calendar strip on the right side and a decorative seasonal element on the left side.  Then all the squares are attached to a base piece and held up on the desk with a little stand.  On Sunday, January 13, 2019 I did a Facebook Live video on my business page – At Monika’s Place – showing exactly how I made this whole project.  It’s much easier to show it than to describe it in words.  I had planned to upload to my Youtube Channel as well but I haven’t quite figured out how to get it there from my FB page. 

Supply List – 1st quarter Jan – Mar

  • Gray Granite card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Tranquil Tide card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Tranquil Tide ink
  • Stamparatus
  • Winter Woods stamp set
  • Part of My Story stamp set (SAB)
  • Whisper White Bakers Twine

On this 1st quarter panel I used the Stamparatus for positioning my stamps.  The little image for the ground under my trees was done using the hinge-step technique.  The small grid paper is also helpful for positioning the card stock on the stamparatus – I marked alignment positions on the paper so everyone could use the stamps as I had them arranged on the stamparatus.

2nd quarter

Supply List – 2nd quarter Apr – Jun

  • Basic Black card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Old Olive card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Old Olive ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Clear Blocks
  • Butterfly Gala stamp set
  • Artisan Textures stamp set
  • Butterfly Duet punch
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (SAB)
  • Old Olive Linen Thread

For this second quarter panel I used the Butterfly Duet punch to punch out the butterflies from the designer paper.  If you watch the video I’ll show you a handy trick for getting these lined up in your punch. 

3rd quarter

Supply List – 3rd quarter Jul – Sep

  • Soft Suede card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Pool Party card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Ink in these colors: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry
  • Waterfront stamp set
  • Clear Blocks
  • Pool Party/Silver Bakers Twine

For this third quarter panel I used the Pool Party & Silver Baker’s Twine – which is three strands twisted together – one Pool Party, one Whisper White and one Silver.  I slightly twisted one end to separate them and then pulled out just the Pool Party piece to use on the panel.  You can see how to do this in the video.  You could use the white or the white and the silver twisted piece on the 1st quarter panel. 

4th quarter

Supply List – 4th quarter Oct – Dec

  • Mossy Meadow card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Crumb Cake card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Stamparatus
  • Rooted in Nature stamp set
  • Linen Thread

On this 4th panel I used a Stampin’ Sponge to ink up the wood slice image to make it a little lighter than a full on inking of it.  And I also used the sponge to add a bit of ink around in the background. 

More on the Calendar strips

On each panel I added the calendar strip.  These were created in the old My Digital Studio program.  I still have it saved on my old laptop.  In the program I exported the calendar images and then printed them on my printer here at home.  I used Whisper White card stock for my printing.  I’ve added the images here.  If you save them to your computer then select them both to print as 5×7 photos on one sheet.  Make sure that the box for Fit Picture to Frame is not selected.  Once you print them I trim them to 5-3/4″ long and 2″ wide.  You may need to adjust the printing on your printer to get them to the right size. 


Putting it all together

Once all four panels are made I attach them to the base piece which was 12″ x 6″ Early Espresso card stock.  And the little stand piece is 5-1/2″ x 2-1/8″ and scored at 1-3/4″ & 3-3/4″.  When attaching each panel to the base use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the sides and across the top but don’t place one in the center of the bottom.  That needs to stay open to slide the stand piece in for holding the calendar upright on your desk. 

I hope you enjoy this project.  Be sure to visit my FB page to watch the video and while you are there like/get notifications for my page so you’ll see future videos and post.  I’d love to hear what you think.  You can order the products I used to make this project by clicking the link below.  Thanks so much for visiting!

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