Tranquil Tulips and Lined Alphabet Scrapbook Page

My project today is probably my favorite project of all my display board samples! It is a 12 x 12 inch scrapbook page of my son and me picking tulips last year at a local tulip farm.  This project combines NEW product from the upcoming catalog with both current and retiring product. The new products are the Love What You Do and Lined Alphabet stamp sets, and the current/retiring product is the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and the Tranquil Tulips stamp set.  All colors are also current, and are STAYING current, even when the current annual catalog retires on May 31st!

The base of this project is a pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  It is a subtle wood grain pattern in Early Espresso and neutral shades, which I love against the bright colors of the flowers and letters!  Here is the full color palette for this project:

For the background color of each of the letters, I used the large watercolor stamp from the new Love What You Do stamp set.  I stamped off the color one time, and then stamped it again, so that the colors were a little more muted and not as bright as they are full strength.  I then stamped the letters I needed in Early Espresso ink, and punched them with the 1-3/4 inch circle punch.  The back layer of each circle was cut from Very Vanilla card stock using the Layering Circle Framelits, and measures 1-7/8 inches.  The watercolor stamp gives almost a weathered look to the colored background of each circle, which you can see if you look closely in the pic below:

 

 

I stamped the tulips in the same colors, using the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, which is ONLY available for “purchase” using Host Rewards!  (But it IS available until May 31st, so if you place an order of $150 or more before then, you can still earn this set!)  I purposely did not clean off the stamps as well as I should have so that the colors would blend a bit.  You can see this blending better in the yellow/orange tulips:

 

 

I adhered the letters and tulips with Dimensionals to give them a little height off the paper, but kept the pictures adhered with regular Snail adhesive.  I matted the pictures with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to match the stems and leaves of the tulips and also to add a little more pop of color to the page!

 

 

This was a fun project to commemorate a fun day with my little guy!  If you are ever in the southern New England area between late April and mid-May, you must plan a visit to Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Johnston, RI!  It is one of my favorite places in the world, and I am so lucky that it is only 30 minutes from my house!  I absolutely LOVE tulips, so I try to go once a week while they are open!  To check out their website, click HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today! 🌷🌷🌷

Nicolle

 

Be Merry Christmas Scrapbook Page and Last Day to Order for Christmas Delivery

Got a phone call at 5:10 am that my son’s school has a two hour delay today.  Nothing like being woken up by the phone ringing at such an early hour!  Now I am praying to the snow gods that my boys sleep in this morning.  🙂  Today’s project is something I haven’t done in ages: an actual, good old fashioned 12 x 12 scrapbook page!  I love scrapbooking, but with two small kids and most of my craft stuff packed in boxes and piled into a cabinet while my house is being finished, I don’t have a lot of time for it right now!  When I do have time, I have been doing pocket scrapbooking.  The pre-laid out pages and pre-printed cards make it so easy to put together gorgeous pages with very little effort.  And if you don’t like the finished product, you can just switch things around or swap in different cards until you get it just right!  Stampin’ Up’s pocket scrapboking system is called Memories and More, and you can learn more about it here.

But for today, let’s talk about traditional scrapbooking!  I created this page the other day to showcase my boys’ Christmas pictures.  I used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper as the background, stamped the letters and numbers with the Letters for You and Large Numbers stamp sets in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, then cut them all out with the coordinating framelits.  (Large Letters and Large Numbers Framelits).  I layered the photos with Garden Green cardstock, and embellished with some snowflakes cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.  The dies I used for the snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  And there’s one little silver glimmer swirl from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits as well!

While Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive tend to be my go to red/green combo for Christmas, I love the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green together as well!  I also love the weathered look of the letters and numbers.  The stamps in the Letters for You and Number of Years sets are designed to look that way, and I think it adds a nice touch!

This whole page took me about an hour to put together. I could have dressed it up a lot more by adding more layers or embellishments, but I wanted to keep it simple!

Also, don’t forget TODAY is the last day to order for on time Christmas delivery!  Click here to visit the online store and get the perfect gifts for your crafty friends!  (And be sure to pick something up for yourself as well!)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle