If you're just joining us, welcome to Song of My Heart Stampers' blog series, 31 Pages In 31 Days! Every day during the month of August, I'll be posting a single or double page scrapbook layout for your inspiration. I am running a Scrapbooking Summer School on four consecutive Thursday nights in August, and I've issued them a challenge--complete thirty-one pages in just thirty-one days, and they'll receive a bonus pack of Designer Series Papers at the end of the month!
Each week in August I have had SCRAPPER'S BLOG CANDY given away to one lucky winner from the week's comments here at the Song of My Heart blog. For the final week, I have an amazing giveaway--read all the details here, and share the news so your friends can enter, too!
This two-page wedding-themed spread was inspired entirely by my scrap pile! My 12-year-old helped me sort the overflowing scrap bin the other day after intense allowance negotiations, and in the pile of pieces he didn't know how to categorize was a LOT of gold... Goil Foil cardstock, Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper, Gold Designer Series Vellum, and gold Baker's Twine all found their way onto the page in a glorious mix of patterns and textures. I had a lot of fun pulling this one together.
I paired the old-fashioned lacy printed papers with Polaroid-style retro-mod frames cut on my Big Shot with the On Film Framelits, sponging them to soften them up a bit. Last, I added a tiny twist of Pool Party silky seam binding ribbon and colored my Very VIntage Designer Buttons with my lightest Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Marker to add just the perfect vintage "something blue."
I know, I know, you're totally jelly of my scrap pile... perks of being a demonstrator! Click here to see how I organize mine so I can use my scraps as efficiently as possible. The ONLY papers on this spread that were "new" were the two 12x12 Gold Soiree patterned pieces I used for the backgrounds. The rest came from the rubble on my stampin' desk. I mean, from my highly organized and efficient workspace.
The headline for this page could easily be recreated with any alphabet stamps and a circle punch, but mine actually came from the generous leftovers of a cute Paper Pumpkin gift bag kit I got this spring. If you haven't tried those kits yet, you are in for a real treat, and a lot of cool, exclusive embellishments and project ideas. I can even order past kits for you to try it out, if you'd like--just let me know.
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