Ok, so I know I promised to share some projects with the Christmas Star single stamp today… but that was before I remembered that today was the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration’s scrapbook sketch for the month! I love playing along with sketches and I don’t scrapbook nearly enough…. so design team duties came first today. But, I do have my Christmas Star projects and post ready for you… it is just moved to Wednesday now. I promise this time.
But, I still have a fun project to share today! The amazing Jennifer Campbell put together a great sketch this month and I love it because it was so easy to put together an interesting layout with it. In fact, this page came together from looking at the sketch to done in less than an hour!!
September Scrapbook Sketch Layout
I have a stash of photos that I know I want to scrap that I got printed at Costco a couple months ago, and so I grabbed the pile and started flipping through until I found the perfect photos I wanted to scrap.
It was so special to me this year at convention that I had a group of downline who were able to attend with me and share the awesome experience. And it was so fun to have some friends to cheer with, lounge with, or just share ideas we saw or heard around the convention center. I really am lucky to be able to call these gals my friends!
Once I found the pictures and looked at the sketch, I knew I wanted to recreate the group bag tag for my main embellishment. I used the Fun Flower die to create the same shape, added the Fancy Flower punch, and then a 1-1/4” circle punch out of designer paper. Then, instead of our group name, I used the Banner Greetings hostess set to create my sentiment and as a throwback to the banner shape in the original sketch.
My other fun variation was to use the Quatrefancy window sheet that comes with the Quatrefancy Specialty designer series paper. This is one of those papers that often you look at and think,” how in the heck am I going to use this?” Well, I loved the subtle pattern effect it gave and thought it would be a great accent to pull out the pattern from the Convention backpack we received this year. Since the pattern was the same, it was a great way to tie together the photos, designer series paper (from the same pack) and the background paper.
Using window sheet papers this way is great because it is EASY to figure out adhesive. If nothing else, you have a HUGE piece of cardstock (from your photo mat) that will be covering up parts of the window sheet strip, and so you can happily put adhesive in that area. And in this case, I decided to layer some Pear Pizzazz taffeta ribbon over the top, and so I could also run a strip of adhesive across the window sheet to glue it to the base cardstock and then just adhere the ribbon over the top of the window sheet to hide the glue. Sneaky, huh?!
So, there you go. A fun, easy sketch and some ideas to get you started. If you want to play along and try it out yourself, you can use the sketch above and then hop on over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration blog to add your finished photo to the Linky there. Or just visit to see other great takes on the basic sketch. Have fun!
Card Supplies Used
Stamps – Banner Greetings
Ink – Midnight Muse
Paper – Pool Party Core’dinations cardstock, Quatrefancy designer paper, Pear Pizzazz cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories – Big Shot, Fun Flower die, Fancy Flower punch, 1-1/4” circle punch, Pear Pizzazz taffeta ribbon, Rhinestones