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Before it gets too late, I wanted to share a couple of scrapbook pages that I designed for the January meeting of the SASS Stamp Club. These pages use one of my favorite new items from the Occasions Mini Catalog: Real Red Glimmer Paper! This stuff is WAY COOL! The glitter on this paper is so stuck to the paper that it doesn't fall off in puddles of glitter all over your work surface. As you can see on these pages, you can die cut it, punch it, or just plain cut it with scissors and you get nice crisp edges with no annoying residue! Woohoo! I sure do hope that Stampin' Up! plans to offer this product in a whole bunch of colors. I just love how easy it is to work with!
The base cardstock for these pages is Basic Gray Textured. For the left hand page, strips of Love Impresssions Specialty Designer Series Paper were adhered to the Real Red cardstock and placed vertically near the right and left sides of the base page. In the upper center of the page, a small heart punched from the Glimmer Paper is adhered to a Real Red heart embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder for the Big Shot and punched with the Full Heart punch. The Real Red heart was adhered with SNAIL to a Pink Pirouette heart die cute with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit for the Big Shot. Tombow Multi Adhesive was used to adhere the Pink Pirouette heart to the base page. Next to the heart is an uppercase "U" die cut from the Glimmer Paper using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits and adhered to the base page using SNAIL. A scallop square of Pink Pirouette cardstock was die cut using the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die for the Big Shot. (This die cut was introduced in the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog and is still available for purchase.) The scallop square was adhered to the base page with SNAIL.
The right hand page features another strip of Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom third of the page. The top border of the Designer Series Paper is covered with a strip of Glimmer Paper punched with the Scallop Border punch. The Glimmer Paper is adhered with SNAIL. To add a little interest, I inserted a Whisper White 5/16" Jumbo Brad on the right and left sides to "hold" the Glimmer Paper strip in place. The upper center of this scrapbook page features the smaller of the Scallop Squares Duo. One scallop square in Whisper White cardstock and the other in Real Red cardstock and adhered with SNAIL.
It's pretty easy to create these scrapbook pages when the Big Shot and punches do all the work for you!
Of course, not all the folks in the SASS Stamp Club are scrapbookers, so here are a couple of 3" x 6" (completed size) cards made using the elements of both scrapbook pages.
For the first card, you can see that one of the border strips, the stacked hearts, and the "U" from the left hand scrapbook page were used with the Whisper White cardstock small Scallop Square. The inside of the card features the vertical rows of hearts cut from the second border strip adhered to the left and right sides of a piece of Whisper White cardstock used to line the inside sentiment area of the card.
For the second card, the 2 1/2" x 6" strip of Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper on the right hand scrapbook page was cut into two pieces: the first piece is approximately 1" x 6" and the second piece is 1 1/2" x 6". The wider strip was adhered to the lower edge of the card front and the narrower strip was adhered to the lower edge of the Whisper White cardstock liner for the inside sentiment area of the card. As with the right hand scrapbook page, the Glimmer Paper was punched and adhered over the top edge of the Designer Series Paper. However, this time the brads were inserted into the Glimmer Paper BEFORE the Glimmer Paper was adhered to the card. I used tiny pieces of Sticky Strip between the brad legs and the outer left and right edges of the back of the Glimmer Paper to prevent the edges from "flapping" up. The upper right corner of the card front features the "happy valentine's day" sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped with Real Red on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched with the Word Window punch. This piece is mounted to a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock punched with the Modern Label punch and adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The envelopes for these cards feature a coordinating piece of Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper adhered to the flap of the Open-End envelope.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks: Real Red; Cardstock: Basic Gray Textured, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper; Embellishments: Real Red Glimmer Paper, Neutrals 5/16" Jumbo Brads (Whisper White); Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Sticky Strip; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Scallop Border punch, Small Heart punch, Full Heart punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, 1/16" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die; Other: 6" x 6" Page Protectors, Small Open-End Envelopes