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Welcome back to my blog! This week the Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team is featuring another new set of projects using supplies from the Spring Catalog in our blog hop. You might have just arrived from Jeanna’s blog. If not, go back and look at her cute, creative project! I have two things to share today, a scrapbook page and a card. I first made the bottle caps for the scrapbook page, but I decided maybe they were a little too thick for the page. After the fact, I saw Sarah's great tip on our Facebook projects for running them through the Big Shot to flatten them down a bit! But, in the end I decided to use the Silver Basics Designer Buttons on the layout and use the bottle caps on a card instead.

Here is the scrapbook page. I've discovered that I really like to start my pages with a neutral colored background. I actually learned that about myself by looking at a lot of the scrapbook pages that I was pinning to my Scrap It board on Pinterest! It's good for spotting things that you like, even if you aren't conscious of them. My first draft also had some splattered ink on the background, but I went a little overboard and decided it looked like my page had the chicken pox! That's not a good look, so I started with a clean background. I used a stamp greeting for the title, and page about me starting the process of getting a certification in my field for my day job. Feel Goods is rapidly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets! It feels good to get the story down on paper.



I did ink a couple of items using a mix of rubbing alcohol, Pool Party refill ink and our Stampin' them! I used this spray ink for the doily below. I layered the doily with a scallop circle punched piece of the Summer Starfruit pattern from the Sycamore Street Designer Series paper, then a border of the Rich Razzleberry pattern, a strip of Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon stitched down and covered with a Silver Basics Designer Button stitched with Pool Party Baker's Twine.



Here is the title stamped from the Feel Goods set onto a Pool Party tag, with a die cut edge (Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies) and an embossed edge (Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders). I also added some cross stitches with linen thread and the new Paper Piercing Tool.



I printed my journaling on a piece of vellum cardstock, which works really well by the way. But, it was a little to see-through over the patterned paper. So, I cut a circle from the Creped Filter Paper, sprayed it with my Pool Party spritzer and backed the journaling with it. I love how it turned out!


So, onto the card. I stamped images from the Collage Currious set on Whisper White Cardstock, covered them with Versamark Ink and then embossed them with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. I think this helps keep the ink from bleeding for the next step. I put a little Crystal Effects in the bottom of the Bottle Caps, put the punched out stamped images inside the Bottle Caps (I used the 1/2" and 1" Circle Punches) and filled them with more Crystal Effects. I had to wait overnight for them to dry, but they were worth the wait!



Here is a close-up of the bottle caps. I also used a new Single Stamp called Basic Label and the greeting from the Sale-A-Bration set Pretty Petites.



I also paper pierced around the diecut patterned paper, and finished the whole thing off with 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon and some Linen Thread.



Well, that is all for today. You will find the supplies listed below. I’ll have some more Sale-A-Bration samples to share with you later this week. You’ll want to join us again next Wednesday as we feature another hop with our latest round of Facebook Projects! And, don’t forget to click to get to Sarah’s Blog for the next stop on the hop. You won’t want to miss her beautiful and creative project. Thanks for stopping by!

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Feel Goods, Collage Curios, Pretty Petites, Basic Label

Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party

Whisper White Cardstock, Summer Starfruit Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock, Sahara Sand 12x12 Cardstock, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper

Accessories & Tools:
Big Shot, 3 Inch Circle Originals Die, 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon, Linen Thread, Silver Basics Designer Buttons, Soda Pop Tops, Crystal Effects, Petite Curly Label Punch