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An Affection for Lace

Hi there!

One of the most enduring memories of my childhood is my mother at her sewing machine.  Over the years I think she developed a love/hate relationship with the sewing machine; however, there was no disputing her creative genius.  One of the neat things about her sewing was all the stuff that she used to make clothes:  fabrics, buttons, lace, and threads.  There were so many different textures, and colors, and patterns.  I was particularly fascinated by the laces.  I loved looking at them on the giant spools at the fabric store.  When I saw the lace patterns used in the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper, I was transported to Mom's sewing area in the family room; the floor covered in fabric scraps and snipped threads.  With the romantic look of the lace, I felt the Affection Collection stamp set would be a good fit for these scrapbook pages.

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We'll begin with the left hand page.  The Island Indigo lace you see in the banners was cut out from the page design and matted on Pink Pirouette cardstock stamped with the flourish image using Soft Suede ink.  The edges of the lace pieces and the Pink Pirouette cardstock were sponged with Soft Suede ink to give the banners a more vintage look.  The banners were adhered to the upper left corner of the 8" x 8" Riding Hood Red base page.  You can see that the flourish image was stamped in two rows along the upper and lower edges of the scrapbook page using Soft Suede ink and the edges of the scrapbook page sponged with Soft Suede ink.

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The Love medallion was created by stamping the lacy oval image twice on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Pink Pirouette ink.  The diamond-shaped image was stamped on top of the lacy oval images using Island Indigo ink stamped on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the cardstock (a process called Stamping Off).  The "always" image was stamped just below the modern label part of the diamond-shaped image using Riding Hood Red ink.  The cardstock was die cut using the Labels Collection Framelits with the edges of the die cut sponged with Soft Suede ink.

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The wings image was stamped three (3) times on Very Vanilla cardstock:  twice using Riding Hood Red ink and once using Pink Pirouette ink.  The "Love" image and "no. 1" banner were stamped using Riding Hood Red ink.  The "no. 1" banner, "Love" image, one Riding Hood Red wings and the Pink Pirouette wings were cut out using Paper Snips and the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The Small Heart punch was used to punch the heart from the remaining Riding Hood Red wings.  Soft Suede ink was sponged along the edges of the punched heart.

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A Bone Folder was used to curve the Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red wings.  SNAIL was applied to the back of the heart of the Riding Hood Red wings and the wings were adhered to the center of the Modern Label area of the diamond-shaped image.  The Pink Pirouette wings were adhered on top of the Riding Hood Red wings using a Stampin' Dimensional.  The punched heart was adhered on top of the heart of the Pink Pirouette wings using a Stampin' Dimensional.  The "Love" image was adhered above the wings using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A piece of Island Indigo cardstock was die cut using the Labels Collection Framelits (the same size used for the medallion).  The cardstock was cut in half vertically and 1/2" cut away from each side along the center cut line.  The edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink and each half adhered behind the right and left side of the medallion.  The medallion was adhered over the banners using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Stampin' Dimensionals were adhered to the back of the "no. 1" banner to use as a page embellishment.

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For the right hand scrapbook page, the flourish image was stamped in two rows along the top and bottom edges of the base page and the edges of the page sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The outside edges of the lace patterned paper were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, and adhered along the top and bottom edges of the base page.  The wings image was stamped six (6) times using Riding Hood Red ink and three (3) times using Pink Pirouette ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The three Pink Pirouette wings and three of the Riding Hood Red wings were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, and the wings curved with the Bone Folder.  The Small Heart punch was used to punch out the hearts from the remaining three Riding Hood Red wings and the edges of the punched hearts sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The Riding Hood Red wings were adhered along the bottom edge of the base page using SNAIL, the Pink Pirouette wings were adhered atop the Riding Hood Red wings using Stampin' Dimensionals, and the punched hearts adhered over the Pink Pirouette hearts using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "Love" image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Riding Hood Red ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The "Love" image was adhered to a piece of Island Indigo cardstock die cut with the Labels Collection Framelits that was cut in half vertically and an additional 1/2" cut away from the center cut.  The edges of the die cut piece were sponged with Soft Suede ink and the piece adhered at the center top edge of the base page.

A photo frame was created for the center of the page with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock.  The flourishes image was stamped along the bottom edge of the cardstock using Soft Suede ink and the edges of the cardstock sponged with Soft Suede ink.  A piece of the lace patterned paper, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, was adhered along the top edge of the cardstock.  A piece of Victoria Crochet Trim was wrapped around the cardstock and knotted on the front.  The photo frame was adhered to the base page using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The members of the SASS Stamp Club made the left hand scrapbook page at the first club meeting for the 2012-2013 Catalog year.  The non-scrapbookers made the card you see below.

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I received the Affection Collection stamp set as part of my Make & Takes Kit at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  You can find this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog on page 35.  I'm not sure that I would have chosen this stamp set on my own; however, I really love the images and the opportunity to get my fingers good and inky making vintage-type projects.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Affection Collection; Inks:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede;  Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Fan Fair; Embellishments:  Victoria Crochet Trim; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Small Heart punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Labels Collection Framelits; Other:  Page Protectors, Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

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Adriana

Gorgeous projects; even more so because of the memories that go along with them. Thanks for sharing both with us.

Yapha

Wow!! What spectacular pages! That's a lot of cutting, but look at the end result! Amazing!

Tanya Boser

Lots of beautiful details, so soft and romantic!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Gorgeous! So many details to love on these. And I love the memories you shared too.

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