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Hi there!

Here are a couple of scrapbook pages that I really enjoyed designing.  Looking back on what I've made lately, I seem to have focused in on the star burst design.  I've found it in so many places!  The My Friend stamp set, the Starburst Jumbo wheel, the Pocket Full of Posies Designer Series Paper, and in the Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper as you can see in these pages.

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Making the color choices for the scrapbook pages was easy, I just chose the colors used in the Designer Series Paper.  For the paper selected for these pages the colors are Pool Party, Basic Gray and So Saffron.  The base pages are So Saffron Textured cardstock randomly stamped with the solid rounded 5-petal flower image using Versamark.  Then the outline image for the rounded 5-petal flower was stamped over the Versamark image using So Saffron ink.  This process is called Two-Step Stamping.  The inside image is stamped with a light color and the outline image is stamped with a darker contrasting color.  The Raining Flowers stamp set has a number of awesome images that are designed specifically for Two-Step Stamping.  A small solid flower image was stamped at the center of a few of the rounded 5-petal flowers using Pool Party ink. 

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The border treatments for these pages use Island Indigo cardstock scored every 1/2 inch using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  The edges of these pieces of cardstock were sponged with Island Indigo ink.  At the top of the borders is a piece of Pool Party cardstock; the edges of the cardstock sponged with Island Indigo ink.  Centered across the Pool Party cardstock is a piece of Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper; the edges sponged with Island Indigo ink.

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The Big Shot and the Peek-A-Boo Frames Bigz L die was put to use for these pages to create hidden journaling windows.  On the left hand page, the Scallop Square frame was die cut using Island Indigo cardstock.  On the right hand page, the Curly Label frame was die cut using Pool Party cardstock.  These were adhered to the pages with pieces of Whisper White cardstock placed inside the frame opening for the journaling.  The "door" of each frame serves as a photo frame with a piece of contrasting cardstock adhered to the door to create a photo mat.  In between the photo mat and the "door" a piece of Ruffled ribbon was adhered to provide a finger grab to open the journaling doors (limiting the likelihood of fingerprints on the photos).  Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled ribbon for the Island Indigo frame and Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled ribbon for the Pool Party frame. 

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The large flower accent was created by inking the largest flower with Pool Party ink and then rolling the edges of the flower image on the Island Indigo ink pad using a process call Rock and Roll.  The inked image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using Paper Snips.  The solid rounded 5-petal flower was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using So Saffron ink.  The outline image for the rounded 5-petal flower was stamped over the solid rounded 5-petal flower using Basic Gray ink and the flower cut out using Paper Snips.  The center of the flower uses the small solid flower image stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Island Indigo ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  The edges of each layer were rolled up with the edge of the Bone Folder and stacked on top of each other.  A hole was pierced through all the flower layers with the Paper Piercing Tool and a large Clear Rhinestone Brad was inserted through the hole.  The brads legs were set on the back of the flower and the flower was adhered to the page with Stampin' Dimensionals as shown on the scrapbook pages above. 

The smaller accent flower was created by stamping the larger solid flower image three times on Whisper White cardstock using Island Indigo, Pool Party, and So Saffron inks.  The flower images were cut out with Paper Snips:  around the outside edge of the image for the Island Indigo flower, around the first line inside the outer edge for the Pool Party flower, and around the second line inside the outer edge for the So Saffron flower.  The edges of all the flowers were rolled up with the Bone Folder and stacked on top of each other.  A hole was pierced through all the flower layers with the Paper Piercing Tool and a small Clear Rhinestone Brad was inserted through the hole.  The brad legs were set on the back of the flower and the flower was adhered to the page using Stampin' Dimensionals as shown on the scrapbook pages above. 

A couple of the scrapbookers in the SASS Stamp Club asked how the hidden journaling would be accessed once the pages were inserted into the page protectors.  There are a couple of options.  The first would be to do nothing and let the person accessing the page pull the page out of the protector to read the journaling.  The second would be to place the completed page inside the protector and draw a line around the top, bottom and side frame (ribbon tab) of the "door".  Then remove the completed page and insert the small self-healing cutting mat from the Mat Pack and use a craft knife to cut along the lines.  Then reinsert the page into the protector making sure the ribbon tab lies on the outside of the page protector.  The flap will help to protect the photo on the "door".

For the non-scrapbookers of the SASS Stamp Club, I used the scrapbook page design to make greeting cards.  However, because these cards are only 3" tall, I selected smaller frames for each card.

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(click on each card to see larger images)

The borders are also narrower to better balance the frames and flower accents with the smaller frames.  This time I matched the Ruffled ribbon tabs to the contrasting color mat on the frame "door".  For the top card, I used a sentiment from the You're a Gem stamp set for the outside of the door stamped with Island Indigo ink.  For the bottom card, I used the heart image from the Tiny Tags stamp set stamped with Island Indigo ink. 

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(click on each frame to see a larger image)

Whisper White cardstock was placed inside each of the frames.  Sentiments from the Tiny Tags stamp set were stamped inside each frame using Island Indigo ink.

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The inside sentiment area of each card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The solid rounded 5-petal flower image was stamped three times along the left side using Versamark ink.  The outline image for the rounded 5-petal flower was stamped over the solid rounded 5-petal flowers using So Saffron ink.  The small solid flower image was stamped at the center of each flower using Pool Party ink.

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A piece of Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper was adhered to the flap of the Small Open End Envelope.  The edges of the envelope flap were sponged with Island Indigo ink.

I'm really tickled with how nicely these pages and cards turned out.  They seem so fun and friendly!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Raining Flowers, Tiny Tags, You're a Gem; Inks:  Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron, Versamark;  Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron Textured, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Domestic Goddess; Embellishments:  Clear Rhinestone Brads, Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled ribbon, Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Peek-A-Boo Frames Bigz L die; Other:  Small Open End Envelope, Page Protectors

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Shelley Z.

I really love how you create pages and cards! Your color choice is outstanding!

Yapha

Gorgeous pages, I love all the textures! Fabulous card versions, too!

Cindy E.

Mickey, I love the use of the Peekaboo Frames on the SB pages and cards - that is sooo clever! Love all the projects.

Heidi Baks

I love the peek a boo idea for the journaling!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Beautiful projects, all of them. Love the windows on the scrapbook pages.

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Very pretty!! I love the colors you used to so vibrant!

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