Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, October 15, 2007

'Tis the Season

On Friday night I had a holiday scrapbooking class here. We made two 12x12 layouts (2 pages each for a total of 4 pages). One layout was Halloween and the other was Christmas. Today I am going to share the Christmas layout we did. It took me a while to scan and then stitch together each side of these layouts and unfortunately part of the layout is cut off and looks kind of crooked...but I've lost my patience for trying to mess with it any further. Just wanted you to know that in real life these aren't crooked and there is more of a border at the top and bottom of each page. I also noticed after scanning that I didn't write my journaling yet...oops!I just love the Wintergreen double sided papers, so I was excited to use them for scrapbooking. Same goes for the Season of Joy stamp set, this was my first time using both of these in my scrapbook. I had seen the snowflake image used as a scalloped border in the October Stampin' Success magazine and knew I wanted to try that. (shown above on the left side of layout) I also knew I wanted to use the word stamp included in this set as a border.(shown below) To get the spacing of each word block image, the Stamp-a-ma-jig became my best friend! Isn't that poinsettia in the center of the layout awesome? I learned how to make this from a very creative woman that came up with this design and then posted the instructions on SCS. You use both the large and small tag punches to create this. I still don't know how she looked at the tag punch outs and thought to herself...I am going to create a beautiful poinsettia or star burst out of these! I guess she is just a creative genius! After talking with her in emails I have also learned that she is a very nice person besides! Thanks again Donna for not only coming up with this fabulous design, but also for taking the time to share your instructions! I can't wait to make more of these. I didn't have any mulberry paper or the pretty sparkly paper that Donna used on her sample card, so I used card stock that matched my layout along with vellum. I cut out the poinsettia from one of the sheets of Wintergreen papers for the center and topped it off with a clear rhinestone brad.

Stamps: Season of Joy, Big Deal Alphabet, Typeset Alphabet-Lower

Card stock: Always Artichoke, Sage shadow, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Wintergreen double-sided designer paper

Ink: Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow & Certainly Celery

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Rhinestone brads, Silver eyelets, Celery grosgrain, Soft Sky Double stitched ribbon, Large & Small Tag punches, Photo Corner punch, Ticket Corner punch, Round Tab punch, 1/2", 1" & 1-3/8" circle punches.

Tomorrow I will share the Halloween layout we did during this don't forget to check back! Enjoy your day!


Shadow Mill said...

Hey, Lynn, Thanks for the nice things you said about me! I think you've taken my basic starburst and improved it! I love visiting your blog and seeing all your great ideas.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Lynn for all the wonderful inspiration Friday and for posting this! Hope you had a great time at The Point! See you soon.