Classic Summer Layout

Have you ever tried using a PageMaps sketch as inspiration for your layouts? This year, to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day,  Scrapbook & Cards Today challenged it’s readers to create a layout using this NSD PageMaps Sketch.  As you know, I always love a challenge.

I also like to inspire you to use stamped images to enhance your scrapbook pages, so for this “Fresh Summer Lemonade” layout I chose to use both the Postcard Perfect and the Classic Summer Bash stamp sets.  This layout reminded me of the days when my children would set up a lemonade stand for the neighborhood.  I am not sure if the lemonade was very tasty, but everyone was always a good sport and supported their efforts.

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You can find the complete list of supplies used at the very bottom of this post. 

Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Bashful Cardstock, 12″ x 12″ Dotted Vellum (Postcard Perfect), 10″ x 7″ B&T Paper (Beautiful Friendship)

Techniques Used on This Layout:
1. To create the stitching around the page, I used a Ruler with our Piercing & Embossing Tool to create the holes, then used Pink thread for the border.
2. The “Jute Twine” was created by pulling apart the White Burlap Ribbon into individual threads.  Three of the threads were wrapped around the B&T paper. The three remaining threads were used to create the bow.
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3. The Lemon & Flower border was created with images from the Postcard Perfect and the Classic Summer Bash stamp sets. After cutting out the images, they were placed onto the page using Thin 3D & 3D Foam Dots.
4. The “Tags” were stamped using Smoothie Ink.  I added the paper strip from a piece of the “True Story” PML card, punched a hole, and added threads of White Burlap Ribbon.
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5. The “Straw” was stamped using Pixie ink, then I re-stamped the rim of the “Jar” along the top, and added the “Straw” to the “Jar”.
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These exclusive, summer-themed stamp sets and the Postcard Perfect products that I used on my layout are only available during the month of May.  You can purchase each of these by visiting the Promotions Tab on my website, but they are only available while supplies last so make sure you grab them before they are gone. I would love to see what you create using this sketch or these exclusive stamp sets.  Feel free to post your work on my Facebook page for all to see.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Classic Summer Bash Stamp Set

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Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet

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Postcard Perfect Cardstock

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Postcard Perfect Paper Packet

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Postcard Perfect Stamp Set

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Tweezers

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Corner Rounder

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Piercing & Embossing Tool

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Thin 3D Foam Dots
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Tombow® Permanent Adhesive
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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
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3D Foam Dots

 

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Welcome Home Kit How-To

Our assembly continues with the beautiful Welcome Home Wreath Kit.  At this point you should have created Succulents One, Two, (2)Three, and (2)Four, giving you SIXsucculentsix succulents. Throughout the month of January, I have been posting tips to create each piece of this beautiful wreath kit.  This week we will be making Succulent Five from the kit. I kept this succulent simple so that it would not contrast too much with the others I had made.   You can go to the Succulent Five  page, follow the detailed instructions, and create your sixth piece of the wreath.

Remember.. I am hosting a FREE Workshop for everyone who purchases this kit from my website. 

Welcome Home Kit How-To

To celebrate National Papercrafting Month, Close to My Heart is offering a beautiful Welcome Home Wreath Kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces that can easily be assembled and placed onto the wreath. You may have looked at this beautiful project and thought “I could never make that!” I truly believe YOU CAN succulentoneand I want to help you make it happen.   Throughout the month of January, I will be posting tips to create each piece of this beautiful wreath kit.  This week we will be making Succulent One from the kit. You can go to the Succulent One page, follow the detailed instructions, and create your first piece of the wreath.

Remember.. I am hosting a FREE Workshop for everyone who purchases this kit from my website during the month of January.