Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer Scrapbooking Series with May Flaum!

Hello there! May Flaum here with a new monthly series for the Simon Says Stamp blog! I'll be checking in sharing a new scrapbook layout, how-to, and sketch too. This month, I wanted to kick it off with Crate Paper's line The Pier which is perfect for beachfront crafting - or summer creations in general.

I knew I wanted to work with one of the chipboard frames, some 6x6 paper, and 12x12 paper from The Pier so I began the process of gathering, cropping, and setting up some base layers.

I love how the peaches and greens worked well with all that red rock in my background, and that my girls bright pink shirts still looked nice and not too, well, pink for the page.

Layering with 6x6 paper is so fun - I like to just position it so little bits and pieces peek out here and there. I also love to build a nice mat (as I have above) and stitch on it before adhering to my layout. This lets me play around with position and see what I really like.

Add in some die cuts, dimensional stickers, and a tag I painted with bundled sage and this layout is coming right together!

There is just one thing: I want to add some gold sparkle! So I added in number stickers, and I also sprinkled some gold UTEE in a few spots. For the UTEE I heated from underneath my page so that it left gold sprinkles - I love this effect! It is more dimensional and easier to control verses mist, but a squirt or two of mist would work as well.

Here is my finished page-
and here is a sketch in case you'd like to try a layout like this yourself!
Not a scrapbooker? Look at my sketch and notice that if you removed the 4x4 photo and instead did something with a feature stamp image you could build a cool card or tag.

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Happy (Summer) Crafting!

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  2. This is really cool, loving the page and the way May put it together

  3. so excited for this new series!!!

  4. Super layout May. Thanks for the sketch.

  5. Great page and sketch! I like how you sprinkled the page with UTEE.

  6. Wonderful layout!! Love the sparkly bits and other accessories!! Great background paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. How do you manage to take all these things that don't look they would work together and make them work, May? Great page.

  9. Very pretty. Love the colors and the many layers that add interest.

  10. Thanks May for another great layout, even though I'm not a scrapbooker. I enjoy the way you put layers together and do find inspiration in your layouts and sketches for cardmaking ideas.

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  13. that is a cool layered page.
    I do alittle scrapbooking. Ive seriously been thinking about breaking the big scrapbook folder type book back out.
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  23. Trying to find a photograph that will go with the 6x6 papers I have.

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  25. Love the way you used the 6x6 papers. Trying
    to make a dent in my stash...layering these should
    help tremendously! :)
    Thanks for the sketch, too. Can't wait to try it out.

  26. This is a really great scrapbook page, I think it has the perfect amount of embellishment vs white space, and the sketch is adorable :) TFS!

  27. I loved the layering in this! Here's my take: I ended up layering my photos & creating a mini book in the middle of my page :)

  28. Great layout. Love the glitter on the numbers.


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