Stamparatus 101 | Stamping on 12 x 12 Card Stock…

Fun Stamped Scrapbook page using Flower stamps from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Stamparatus 101 Stamping on 12 x 12 Card Stock…

Stampin' Up! Stamping Positioning Tool Stamparatus

Ok… so this week’s Stamparatus 101 video was inspired by a question I was asked by a viewer on YouTube; How do you stamp on 12 x 12?

I hope that the video answers the question… but I also have a fun Scrapbook page for you to!

This page came together really quickly, partly because instead of measuring and carefully cutting each layer I chose to rip the card stock and Designer Series Paper…. but also because I wanted to focus on that stamping in the background.

How to use the Stamparatus to stamp on 12 x 12 card stock with Stampin' Up!

The video tutorial shows exactly how I used the Stamparatus to create this fun stamped effect… but I used the Petal Palette Stamp set, along with two new purple tones; Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather, to pick up on some of the purple tones in the photograph

 

Tips:

  • Test stamp on an old piece of Designer Series Paper, or cut down Grid Paper before you stamp on your good card stocks
  • Try turning the card stock to create different looks and patterns using stamps
  • Use a mixture of stamping techniques to create depth and texture

Petal Palette Scrapbook Page video tutorial using Stampin' Up! products

I have a heap of crafty plans for tomorrow… what are you crafting this weekend?

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Scrapbook Page | Share What You Love from Stampin’ Up!

Share What You Love 12 x 12 Scrapbook page using Love What You Do from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Scrapbook Page Share What You Love from Stampin’ Up!

Memory Keeping with Stampin' Up!

Ok, so I have spoken before about how Scrapbooking was my first papercraft… But I’ve never really shared it here on my blog. Until now! I HOPE to be bringing you some more memory keeping really soon, I have 4 of these posts planned but when the other 3 will go live I’m not sure yet!

Share What You Love 12 x 12 Scrapbook page using Love What You Do from Stampin' Up!

I have a video for this one that probably shows this project better than the photos (something else I need to work on!). This page is destined to end up in my Wedding Album, when I am able to get all that goodness back out of storage! All my wedding photos are stored together, hence why there isn’t an actual photograph on this page.

The paper here is all from the Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper pack. I LOVE this paper! It features some lovely pearlised highlights, floral prints and beautiful colours too. This paper is officially released on the 1st June, BUT you can get in now in the Gotta Have It All Bundle as part of the Share What You Love Early Release.

Share What You Love 12 x 12 Scrapbook page using Love What You Do from Stampin' Up!

I’ve also stamped the background with the coordinating Love What You Do stamp set. It’s stamped here in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, straight onto the Whisper White 12 x 12 background.

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Memory Keeping | Wedding Album Update

Wedding themed scrapbook album using Stampin' Up! UK products

A little while ago I mentioned that I had started compiling my Wedding Album. I will openly admit that I’m not sticking completely to Stampin’ Up! products for this one, mainly because it’s such a big project and we don’t currently have any wedding themed Project Life kits, but I am using my Stampin’ Up! inks, some stamps, punches and odd bits and pieces. Wedding themed Scrapbook using Project Life and traditional scrapbook pages

I thought I would share with you today on my progress. My wedding was now over 12 months ago, and I was hoping to have it completed by now, but with one thing and another life has got in the way. Last month I took the opportunity to print all 711 wedding photos taken by our official photographer, I had them all printed in 6 x 4 size, although I knew some would need re-printing in a smaller format – I preferred to get them all printed first so I could work out exactly which photos I wanted to use. I’m using a Project Life base for my album, although I am adding traditional 12 x 12 scrapbook pages in too, and I’m thinking about maybe some A4 pages as well.

Wedding themed scrapbook album using Stampin' Up! UK products

So, my album is coming along quite nicely. I started the album about 18 months ago (yes, before the wedding) to include some of the photographs we had taken at out Engagement shoot. I planned out my album carefully; choosing the classic Black binder from Stampin’ Up! and have both a pack of the Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors as well as the Stampin’ Up! branded ones, although I still need to grab a few more standard 12 x 12 page protectors for my traditional layouts.

Most of the Project Life cards I’m using for the PL sections of the album are from the (a think now retired) Wedding themed pack from Becky Higgins, as well as some cards from some other companies (like I said, I’m not sticky religiously to Stampin’ Up! here), but for the 12 x 12 pages I’m using a mixture of Stampin’ Up! stamps as well as some Patterned Paper collected over the years from various different places and companies. This particular page though is very Stampin’ Up! heavy.

Wedding scrapbook using Project Life by Stampin' Up! and traditional scrapbook layoutsThe glitter paper is Silver Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up! while the stamped images are taken from Birthday Blossoms and are stamped in Elegant Eggplant. I just love this series of photo’s from our day, walking with my dad down the aisle, that middle picture makes me cry almost every single time I look at it!

Wedding scrapbook layout using Stampin' Up! UK products

I wish I could remember where these letters are from, but I have had them for so long I have no idea anymore. They probably came in a kit years ago, but which one and what brand I couldn’t say. The layout was completed with a scattering of Stampin’ Up! Metal Rimmed Pearls and and the date stamped on the Vellum tag.

I am really enjoying putting our Wedding album together, and I am sure I will be posting about it again once it is finished, anyone want a video walk-through once it’s finished?


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Go Wild Scrapbook Page

12x12 Scrapbook page Engagement shoot Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up!

Something that you may not know about me, is that originally I was a 12×12 scrapbooker, and I only started making cards to use up my scraps of patterned paper. I don’t tend to show you guys much memory keeping on the blog, mainly because I don’t get much time to make 12×12 layouts very often anymore. However, I am about to embark on the enormous project that is my Wedding Album! I have everything ready, I just haven’t gotten around to printing the pictures! I am hoping to have at least made a start on the album by the time our first anniversary rolls around in August.

12x12 Scrapbook page Go Wild Designer Series Paper Rose Wonder Stampin' Up! UK

So, this layout will be finding its way into the Wedding Album, as it is part of our Engagement photo shoot.

12x12 Scrapbook page Engagement shoot Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up!

I was challenged by my wonderful upline to use up a pack of Designer Series Paper a few weeks ago. At a Team Training event she presented us all with a pack of the Go Wild Designer Series Paper, as well as a couple of embellishment type bits and bobs and asked us to see what we could create. I have a whole heap of card using this paper now – which you will see if you are subscribed to my Email Newsletter today.

Wedding Album 12x12 Scrapbook page Rose Wonder Stampin' Up! UK

The layout is actually pretty simple. There are several layers of Designer Series Paper and Card Stock behind the photo. Because I enjoy the layered effect some of the layers have raised corner – popped up with a dimensional, and then I die cut the Rose Garden thinlits out of Blushing Bride Card Stock as embellishments. The title is stamped using the Layered Letters Alphabet, and the layout was completed with a scattering of Blushing Bride sequins.

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Christmas Wishes Pocket Project

I do love a cute Christmas make – and this would be great to make for you children and grandchildren to remember why they love Christmas, why Christmas is so special, or to teach them a little bit about the Christmas story.

Before you watch the video, I recorded this a couple of weeks ago (and I forgot all about it!) and so I’m sorry for a waffle at the beginning about the Good Greetings offer which has sadly now ended.

 

 

I found a similar looking item in my local Craft Superstore, however, I thought I could totally make something similar at home.

Stampin' Up! UK Christmas Wishes Pocket

The measurements:

Cardstock = 8 x 4 1/2″ (20.4 x 11.5 cm)

A piece of cardstock that measures 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (9.5 x 9.5 cm)

and 10 stripes that measure 3/4″ x 5″ (2 x 12.7 cm)

Score the short side at – 1/2″ and 4″ ( 0.6 and 10.2cm)

Score the short side at – 4 1/2″ (11.5cm)

Now, I think this would be a really cute idea to add to your Project Life or December Daily! but the pocket is too big!

So, to make a pocket which fits your project life: You need a piece of cardstock that measure = 6 1/2 x 4″ (16.5 x 10.2 cm), score the short side at 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ (1.2cm and 9cm), and the long side at 4″ (10.2 cm)

 

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Memory Monday – 12×12 layout

I love scrapbooking! I found card making through scrapbooking actually. I started making cards because I wanted to find a use for all my scraps of pattern paper, and found that I love making cards as much as I love memory keeping! Recently, what with working as a nurse, card-making, businesses, and wedding planning, scrapbooking has become a bit forgotten, but I’m hoping that this series ‘Memory Mondays’ will help to get me back on track!

Last week I used Project Life to document a trip to Castle Howard, a gorgeous stately home set in  the glorious countryside of North Yorkshire! I love Project Life but sometime I need a little more space to tell my story, and then I return to 12×12 layouts!

Stampin' Up! UK Scrapbook 12x12 Memory Keeping

The weather wasnt the best the day we went to Castle Howard, but in my option Memory Keeping isnt really about the quality of the photograph – its about the memory associated with it!

I used the Flashback Designer Series Paper Pack, in particular the sheets that had Pool Party, Basic Black and Real Red! I love that Stampin’ Up! use the same colours for each product line, it makes coordination just so easy! I picked out the Smokey Slate camera from one of the pieces of Flashback, I often use 3’s both in card making and scrapbooking – I’ll cluster either 3 or 5 embellishments, even numbers just dont look right to me. So, I created 3 patches of embellishments using on of the camera’s on a Dimentional, a piece of Washi Tape and a acetate accent from the Everyday Adventure Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Accessory Pack.

The title uses our Product of the Month – the Back to Basics Alphabet Stamp set, stamped in Pool Party (see, that coordination again!).

The layout looked a little bare at this point, so I added my journalling, argueably the most important aspect of scrapbooking, getting your memories onto the page! This is not always the easiest bit, or the most fun, but ask yourself, why are you making this page if your not saying anything about why! I generally take the who, what, when, where, why approach. Use your journalling to explain who you’re with (or who you are!), what you did, when you did it, where you went, and why you went there.

To finish the layout, as it still looked a little bare, I used a small paint brush with some water, and Pool Party and Smokey Slate ink to create some splatter on the white section of the page.

What do you think? let me know in the comments below….

 

Hannah Wilks

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! July 2014

Another month come and gone, and a heap of photos to get into albums, isnt it great that we have Project Life by Stampin’ Up! to make that process easier.

Project Life by Stampin Up July 2014

I really do love how simple you can make Project Life, and how complex it can become by adding items from the accessory packs, stamping, extra cardstock or DSP, and other memorabilia alongside your photos and journalling.

This month I created 3 pages (or spreads), the first focuses on the first week in the month. Usually I’m not too fussy about which order my photos from the month go in on the page, however, I knew I wanted this week to be seperate and a little different as it is about a very important week in our wedding planning process (12 months to go now! eeeek!), and included the taking of our engagement photos, buying our rings and me finding THE dress! Of course I havent included the photo of the dress (dont want the Mr. seeing it do we!) but I have mentioned it in my journalling.

Project Life by Stampin Up July 2014

 

The other two pages this month include the other photos and events from the month of July. I have discovered that I seem to take more photos of food than anything else! We’re supposed to be dieting (wedding prep again!) but this month has been horrendous with work, we’ve both had a heap of night shifts and horrible periods of not seeing each other at all, and so we’ve had a bit of a treat with a date night to Pizza Express, payday takeaway, and I might have been very naughty one of the nights James was on nightshift and I couldnt be bothered to find real food! Ooops! oh well, back to the dieting grindstone in August!

Project Life by Stampin Up July 2014

This month, as well as using the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection, and Accessory Pack, I’ve mixed it up a little with the addition of some of the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I’m planning on working on these pages a little longer (put a nice order recently to add to my ever growing stash!), will do a full video share once they are completely finished, but I didnt want you to think I hadnt been working on it at all, so….

Until next time

 

Hannah Wilks

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Take a shot………

Or just take advantage of the latest Stampin’ Up! awesome deal and get your Stampin’ Up! Big Shot in August, and get a free stamp and framelit bundle, as well as getting 15% off other selected bundles!

This offer, only available for one month, lets you into a whole new world (sorry!) of crafting, giving you even more options for cards and projects. The Big Shot is a great die cutting machine, enabling you to emboss, cut and score, using framelits, bigz dies, embossing folders and other wonderful ways to give your cards more dimension and impact.

The Big Shot allows you to cut and emboss a number of different materials, including; card and paper, vellum, coaster board, window sheet, glimmer paper, foil, felt and many others. Use your Big Shot to create 3D projects using the Stampin’ Up! Bigz Die; Hamburger box, Spiral flowers, gift bows, and designer rosettes. Create embossed cards for your Project Life album. Use stamp and framelit bundles to stamp and cut intricate shapes and images, giving your projects that extra special something!

For the month of August get your Big Shot, with a Stamp and Die bundle, for £87.95, AND get 15% off other selected bundles!

 

Hannah Wilks

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Why you absolutely NEED the new Stampin’ Up! UK Catalogue!

Sorry this post is up a little later than usual (you can blame my UPS man!) but I was waiting on my order of shiny new things from the new Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 catalogue

Stampin Up! - New things from the 2014-2015 catalogue

As usual all the new items in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue are gorgeous (and I want them all!) but I had to make a selection and so these are my picks for the next couple of months! Stampin Up! Itty Bitty Accents punch pack

Stampin’ Up! make the most awesome punches, and the small punch packs are always popular, this new offering is no exception! The Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack coordinates with the Something to Say Stamp Set. The stamped images (a heart, a star, and the flower) fit well in the punches and help you create your own custom embellishments, quickly! I love them!

But I think the most exciting thing for me are the new Designer Series Papers! I ordered two this time: Flashback and Sweet Taffy. As usual the papers use Stampin’ Up! colour collections and In Colours, coordinating with all the cardstock, inks and embellishments already in your stash!

Stampin Up Flashback DSP
Flashback!

Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Real Red, Smokey Slate, Very Vanilla

Stampin Up! Sweet Taffy DSP
Sweet Taffy!

 

Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Of course I have a video with all this gorgeousness in as well!

and then you can purchase all these items from my shop – by clicking the pretty boxes below!

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! June 2014

Hello! Welcome! to my new monthly blog post!

Each month, hopefully the first Saturday / Sunday of each month, I will be posting a look at my Project Life.

If you havent checked out the latest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products you really should (links at the end of this post). Stampin’ Up have now released a number of Project Life kits, Everyday Adventure and Happiness Is (both great for everyday events and regular Project Life-ing), Little Moments (for baby), and Playground (awesome for all those photos of the kids! Then, later this month; Love Story, which is definitely on my wish list, designed for love, engagements, weddings and related events!  Each kit has an associated accessory pack, and there are blank grid cards, pens, pocket pages, binders, framelits dies, stamps and a corner rounder punch available.
Stampin Up Project Life June 2014

As I have previously mentioned (HERE), I love this method of ‘quick’ scrapbooking. So much so that I already have one of the larger Becky Higgins Project Life Kits, and the Wedding mini-kit (see a theme here!) and I will be using this system for my wedding album, more on that in next months Project Life by Stampin Up! post!

So, on with June. June was a little busy round here; I work 3 or 4 days a week, becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Blogging and YouTube, meeting friends, wedding planning, and trying to have 30 seconds to myself; I only filled 2 page protector. But thats ok, one of the great things about this system for scrapbooking is the versatility; what do you want to document? Is it the daily events in your life, a big event (such as a wedding, or the birth of a child), a family holiday, or getting all those family photos into an album other people can look at. For me, I’m planning on documenting our daily lives; as well as the planning and countdown to our wedding next year. I’m hoping to have at least one page per month, any more than that is a bonus! I have a couple of tools to help me: a good diary, and two iPhone apps remindingme to take some pictures! Stampin Up Project Life June 2014

Last month I only used one, Collect (From Free), an app which describes itself as a everyday photo diary. This month I’m continuing to use Collect, but I am also using the Little Moments app by  Fat Mum Slim (£1.49), this app not only gives you a great range of photo embellishment and editing tools, but also links to the #FMSphotoaday prompts.
The pages themselves came together very quickly. I print my photos at home, one my regular printer, so trimming my photos takes a little while, buts worth it in the end. Once you have your photos, and have a page protector selected, its a simple task of laying out your photos and matching them to a card. Then is the fun bit, adding journalling and embellishments. Stampin’ Up! make this even easier by giving you the option of purchasing the co-coordinating accessory pack, as well as using Stampin’ Up Colours – so you can customise embellishments with your Inks, Stampin-Write markers, Blendabilities, and cardstock!

Like I said, this months pages are quite simple; I know I could have embellished a lot more, but really I just needed to get my memories out of my head and onto the page, and that took enough time this month!

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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