Scrapbooking Sunday: Butterflies & Tea for Two!

Ugh, I am terrible at titles for blog posts but I am so excited to share this scrapbook layout with you today!  I just LOVE how it turned out and hope you can use some of the ideas I had to dress up your own scrapbooking layouts and cards.  I used the Tea for Two designer paper and the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set as my inspiration for the theme of the page.


So, this is a layout that I had to create because each year I always go to the Stampin’ Up! convention and of course, the big celebrity is Shelli Gardner herself!  And so, I had to get Caitlin (and my) photo with her last year and document it.  Because if there aren’t pictures, it didn’t happen…. right?  Smile

So, let me show you some of my accents and details that went into this page so you can use them on your own projects later:

Heat Embossed Title

Ok, so, if you’ve been in my craft room, you know I’m obsessed with alphabet stickers and alphabet dies so I can create custom titles for my pages.  Well, sometimes I have stamps that fit just right for my title and when that happens, I love to do some heat embossing.

In this case, I pulled the convention-exclusive stamp set they handed out last year and stamped the flourish frame in Versamark and embossed with Basic Black embossing powder.  Then I stamped the words from the same set in Versamark and embossed again with white embossing powder.

And did you see those butterflies?  My mom suggested earlier this week that you could layer the small butterfly punch on top of the Elegant butterfly punch.  Well, I decided to give it a try by stamping the butterfly from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Sale-a-Bration stamp set and punching it out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  Add a little Dazzling Details glitter glue in the center of each butterfly and you get this:

I wanted to add some texture and so I first added the Stitched Grosgrain Whisper White ribbon along the middle of the strip of chevron designer paper from the Tea for Two designer paper pack.  It was a perfect subtle touch.  And then (of course after I glued down my pictures) I decided I wanted to add a doily too.  So, I hacked up one of the paper doilies and gently pulled up the edges of my photos to tuck it under.

And then finally, even after sponging the entire edge of the page with Calypso Coral ink, I decided that the upper left corner needed something.  So I grabbed some scraps of the different patterns from the Tea for Two designer paper pack and snipped the ends into banners and glued/stapled them to the top of the page.

I am really happy with how it turned out and hope you got some fun ideas too!  I’d love to hear what you think.

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