Sunday, 22 May 2011

Nature scrapbook

Oops, forgot to post this after the scrap class, but here’s a double-page spread which caused a little consternation! Apparently the class-goers were not that keen on double-page spreads. It’s a steep learning curve for me!

I love the look of the Broadsheet Alphabet on this layout. I stamped it at random so that I didn’t have to sweat about it too much and used different coloured inks. I chose the clear-mount version of this stamp set which made positioning the letters really easy!

The flower detail is fun. I used the Fun Flowers Big Shot die and had prepared the Very Vanilla and Early Espresso layers in advance. The largest flower, however, was made from the backing card you get in a pack of Designer Series Paper, which we covered with Designer Series Paper. I’ve found that if you stick it down with Tombow adhesive before running it through the Big Shot, it gives a really nice result – much nicer than die-cutting them separately and sticking them together afterwards.

The button is simply a piece of Designer Series paper stuck to a scrap of cardstock and punched out with the ¾” circle punch. You could also do it in the Big Show as there are flower centres in the Fun Flowers die. Two holes were punched with the Crop-A-Dile™ and some linen thread tied through to represent a button.

Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Growing Green
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
Paper: Woodland Walk
Ink: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: ¾” circle punch, Crop-A-Dile™, Big Shot, Fun Flowers die, corner rounder, linen thread

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Hi Helen!

    My friend Debbie told us it's best not to apply the Tombow before running paper/board through the big shot. The Tombow can ooze a bit and gum up your dies. :-(

  2. Love your scrapbook pages! I'm a keen follower of your blog and have nominated you for a blogger award! You can find out more on my blog. Cate x


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