Last weekend, I did a presentation at the Northwest Women’s Show that was based around the idea that you can take one of the many scrapbook sketches out there and use them even if you are not a scrapbooker. I don’t know about you, but while I like designing cards, sometimes my brain just isn’t working and so it is so nice to have a sketch or design to borrow from. Often I will use the Stampin’ Up! idea book and catalog and just tweak a card that they use as a sample, but sometimes a scrapbook sketch is perfect! As in this case:
I cased a scrapbook layout made by a friend and mixed it up using my Stampin’ Up! supplies (I posted about it recently) and so I took the same elements of the scrapbook page and just shrunk them down a lot to make them fit on a card.
One of my favorite elements of the original scrapbook page was the color blocked row along the bottom of the layout. In my version of the scrapbook page, I had taken pieces of cardstock and ran them through my Big Shot with an embossing folder to give them texture; so I did the same thing with my card…only much smaller.
I also kept the Crumb Cake strip to separate the color blocking from the bottom of the card and the white background. Then I added in the baker’s twine to keep going with my texture theme. Now, with a card, I didn’t really have room for both a picture (or stamped image) and the flower, so I decided to keep the flower since I’m totally digging this Mixed Bunch stamp set right now. And then I stamped my sentiment in the same color (Rich Razzleberry) as my title on my scrapbook page.
Overall, I love how this card turned out and that I didn’t have to think too hard since I was just copying another design of a scrapbook layout!
So, here is the challenge for you – take a scrapbook page that you found somewhere and turn it into a card! Post a link here in the comments of my blog or on my facebook page. I’d love to see what you come up with.
First Tooth Scrapbook Page Recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Wisteria Wonder classic, So Saffron classic, Rich Razzleberry classic
Paper: Chocolate Chip cardstock, Whisper White cs, Wisteria Wonder cs, Pink Pirouette cs, Rich Razzleberry cs, Lucky Limeade cs, So Saffron cs, Island Indigo cs, Crumb Cake cs, Concord Crush cs, Very Vanilla cs
Accessories: Blossom punch, Scallop Trim border punch, 1” circle punch, Wisteria Wonder bakers twine, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals