Welcome to our May Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop! Our projects are all about scrapbooking this month.
Since I brought a new kitten, Noah, home this month, the Cheerful Basket Bundle was a perfect choice for my scrapbook project. I decided to make a one-page layout that I’ll frame and hang on my bedroom wall. It was challenging to sort through the dozens of photos that have been taken and pick just a couple to use. Noah is definitely going to need a whole album of his own at some point!
When I took Noah for his first vet appointment, the technicians had fun taking photos for his chart. They got the cutest picture of him wearing a lemon hat and were kind enough to share it with me – isn’t he the cutest! I also got a picture of him in a frog hat made by my niece.
I used a 12 x 12 sheet of Pool Party cardstock for my background and matted my photos and sentiment layer with Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight cardstock. I stamped my images and sentiment from the Cheerful Basket stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink, and die cut the shapes with the coordinating Full Basket dies. The sentiment was die cut using a die from the Seasonal Labels collection. Using the Slim Card Dies, I cut two border strips from a Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper pattern.
I colored my kittens, basket, butterflies and hearts using Stampin’ Blends. I also colored a couple of pieces of White ¼” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend to make a faux bow for my sentiment layer.
Using the Alphabest stamp and punch bundle, I punched out white labels and stamped the letters for Noah’s name in Bermuda Bay ink. And I was finally ready to put my page together!
I used just about every adhesive Stampin’ Up! has in the catalog to put my page together – multi-purpose liquid glue to adhere my border strips to the page and the sentiment and hearts basket topper to the baskets; Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere the baskets, kittens and butterflies; and Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Seal and Seal+ for the photos and mats. And I finished off my page by coloring some Classic Matte Dots with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend.
Our photos of special moments deserve to be preserved and celebrated and not just stored on a digital devise or in a box. A scrapbook project, whether it’s an album, a framed photo layout, or even a photo card, is a great way to share those photos!
Thanks for hopping with us today. Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below! We appreciate your feedback, so please let us know you stopped by commenting and sharing what you loved about the projects!