My desktop computer hit a major snag last night while I was creating yesterday's post. My husband set me up on his laptop at my worktable which faces the window in my work room. I have to say that sitting here looking out on all the colors of Summer is pretty awesome. We've had some pretty consistent rain lately and the grass is such a vivid green against all the blooming flowers and shrubs. It's hard to stop gazing and get back to writing. Fortunately, today's post has lots of bright color to attract the eye.
I wanted to use the Floral District Designer Series Paper because I just love all the bright and fun colors that were used for all the wonderful eye-popping designs in this paper. I chose this pretty print because of the Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, and Lucky Limeade color palette. You really don't see it except for a small area along the far left side of the left page and the far right edge of the right page, but the base page color for both pages is Rich Razzleberry. Strips of Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Lucky Limeade cardstock were die cut in the Big Shot using the large scallop border of the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die and adhered together in a staggered pattern. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and placed under the inside facing edge of a strip of Floral District Designer Series Paper then adhered to the scallop border stack. Lucky Limeade 3/8" Scallop ribbon was wrapped around the border and knotted before the border treatment was adhered to the base page with the outer (non-scallop) edge of the border approximately 1/8" from the outer edge of the base page.
Pieces of Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, and Lucky Limeade cardstock were cut into 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces and embossed in the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder. The Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade embossed cardstock pieces were cut into fourths (2 1/8" x 2 3/4") and the Rich Razzleberry embossed cardstock pieces were cut into 3/4" x 5 1/2" strips. The embossed rectangles and strips were arranged on the base page to create color blocks and adhered to the base page. Note that the Rich Razzleberry embossed pieces at the top and bottom edges of the page are just a hair less than 1/4" wide. I adhered the 3/4" strip and trimmed the excess away from the top and bottom edges using Paper Snips.
[These scrapbook pages are 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". With the retirement of the 6" x 6" scrapbook albums and page protectors, I've begun making the larger pages. However, the page protectors for the 8" x 8" albums are actually 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" to allow for bulky embellishments. Since these pages don't have bulky embellishments, I made the base page a bit larger to more completely fill the page protector.]
The photo frames for each page are comprised of Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight cardstocks. The bottom Whisper White layer is extended to allow for journaling below the photo. Strips of Floral District Designer Series Paper provide a vertical border on the left page and a horizontal border on the right page. The photo frames were adhered to the base pages using Stampin' Dimensionals with the frame on the left page placed near the upper right corner of the base page and the frame on the right page placed centered in the open area with the bottom edge of the frame approximately 1/2" from the bottom edge of the base page.
Title blocks for each page were created by inking the rectangular "Congratulations" image from the Layered Labels stamp set using the brush tip of Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers and avoiding inking the "Congratulations". [Huff on the inked stamp before stamping to remoisten the ink.] The inked image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips. Rich Razzleberry cardstock was die cut using the corresponding frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits using the Big Shot. The title blocks were adhered to the frames and then adhered to the base pages. For the left page, the title block is below the photo frame and for the right page the photo block is above the photo frame.
Here are some greeting cards inspired by the scrapbook page designs.
And here are some ideas for matching envelopes.
I'll be back this weekend with the final project from the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop, the Wedding card that opens to a box. See you soon!
Stamps: Layered Labels; Stampin' Write Markers: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Floral District; Embellishments: Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled ribbon, Jewels Basic Rhinestones (cards); Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools: Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool (cards), Paper Snips, Bone Folder (cards), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Scallop Edge Border punch (cards), Big Shot w/XL Cutting Plates, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Multi-Purpose Platform w/Standard Cutting Plates, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other: 8" x 8" Page Protectors, Medium Whisper White Envelope (cards)