Monday, August 17, 2009

Friends Cottage Wall Scrapbook Pages


Aren't those colors just gorgeous together?? The NEW Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (DSP) makes it easy to design scrapbook pages, cards, and other crafty projects because the colors make it so darn hard to "un-cute" anything!! I love it! Want to see other Cottage Wall inspired projects? CLICK HERE! Helpful Hint: I've found although Orchid Opulence is listed in the Idea Book as one of the DSP colors, I prefer to use Pale Plum, instead. Orchid Opulence seems to compete too much with Rich Razzleberry.

After you have decided on a general layout (this layout was inspired by this sketch challenge) and color scheme, scrapbook pages are all about the embellishments and "finishing touches". Here's a look at a few of the fine finishes I used for these pages:

  • The Tag punch and 1/16" circle punch work together to create an adorable "friends" greeting. You could also title these pages with "Sisters", "Cousins", or your daughter/niece/granddaughter/etc's name.

  • If you have a Tag-job too big for the regular Tag or Large Tag punches, the Tag Corner punch will come to the rescue! Use it on the corners of any rectangle to create any size of tag your heart desires.
  • Use the Double Rectangle punch to make side-by-side slots, perfect for tucking in ribbon for a fancy-but-so-easy way to dress up your projects (shown above). This is a really cute treatment of ribbon bows on cards, too!

  • A slim strip of paper adhered to my tags helps to keep the pages feeling visually unified because it pulls in just a bit of the purple to the top of this page. And, of course, a little hardware, like this pewter brad from the Vintage Brads set, goes a long way!
  • Adding photo corners using the Photo Corners punch is almost magic! (Sometimes it makes me feel like I'm cheating because it's so cheap, easy, and yet CUTE!) Photo corners help to pull in design and color from other parts of the page (notice how it pulls in the Razzleberry from the photo frames and designer paper), plus it really dresses up the white photo frames. It is a very inexpensive embellishment!

Want to give these pages a try? All of the supplies I used are listed below. Just CLICK HERE to go to my Stampin' Up! website to order any of the supplies you need. Once you get there, click on "Shop Now" in the upper right hand corner, and use the item numbers listed below.

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Happy Stampin!

Stampin' Supplies (and item numbers):

Stamps: Contempo Alphabet (111570)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP (115671), 12" x 12" Old Olive (106544), Rich Razzleberry (115613), Whisper White (100730), Pale Plum (101658), Certainly Celery (105125)
Tools: Photo Corners punch (109042), Tag Corner Punch (107215), Tag Punch (108264), Corner Rounder punch (109047), Double Rectangle Punch (105088), 1/16" Circle Punch (101227), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), So Swirly Jumbo Wheel (no longer available, but you could easily substitute "Whimsy": 109688), Jumbo Wheel Handle (103611), Wheel Guide (104834)
Embellishments:Old Olive (111368), Whisper White (109025), and Certainly Celery (109031) 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/16" Jumbo Brads (112534, assorted), Vintage Brads (109109, assorted)


Kimberly said...

Love this layout. I am going to try it tonight for a friends page. Beautiful job!!

Mr Bee said...
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Butterfly Girl said...

Hi Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I'd love to see how your pages turn out, so come back soon and do a little "show-boatin" ! ~smile

Happy Stampin!!

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