Welcome to Day Sixteen of 31 Pages in 31 Days, Song of My Heart Stamper's exclusive blog series and challenge!
Every day in August I am posting a scrapbook page or spread for your inspiration, as we strive towards our goal of getting 31 total pages done for the month. The pages people are making for the challenge can be viewed on the Facebook 31 Pages in 31 Days support group.
We are officially halfway through the month already. is it just me or is it going really, really fast? Today's inspiration page is a Fourth of July layout for those parade pictures. You could easily add a second page if you had more photos to use up.
I tried out the fun new Dapper Denim color for my red, white and blue combination and I think it worked well. I might pair it with Cherry Cobbler next time instead of Real Red. It's so fun to have a fresh infusion of In Colors each year to stir up my mojo and get out of the ruts I fall into. You can see this year's new colors here.
TODAY'S TIP: Do you recognize the lined journalling paper I used? It's actually a pin-striped pattern from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Papers! I cut across the "grain" to make 3x6-inch journalling spaces for this page and it worked really well! You don't have to have a journalling stamp, cards or tracing template--any striped paper will do. If the stripe is too wide and dark, use a white gel pen instead of colored ink. You can even alternate every other line. Fun!
The headline for this fun layout is a combination of a Thinlet die-cut for the Big Shot, "happy," and numbers from the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Framelit die cuts. Do you know the difference between a Thinlet and a Framelit? I just found this out myself not too long ago! Thinlets just cut something out. The "thin" just refers to the fact that it's not a big steel-ruled die. Framelits, on the other hand, "frame" a stamped image and cut it out. Cool, huh? It's the little things!
If you love this page, here's a complete list of what you'll need to gather to make it happen in your own craft room!
Supplies Needed for Fourth of July Layout:
- 2016-2018 In Color 12" X 12" Cardstock (Dapper Denim)
- 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Dapper Denim)
- Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper (white strip at top)
- Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (journalling "box")
- Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Silver Foil Sheets
- Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
- Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
- Hello You Thinlits Dies
- Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
- Large Numbers Framelits Dies
- Metallics Sequin Assortment
- Glue Dots
- Stampin' Dimensionals
- Medium Star Punch
Appreciate you popping in today! Be sure to let me know if there's anything I can help you with. You can email me directly at Lyssa@songofmyheartstampers.com anytime. I love to hear from fellow crafters! And don't forget to leave a comment on any 31 Pages in 31 Days post in order to be entered to win the Scrapbooker's Giveaway each week.
Then... turn off the computer and go get in the craft room :)