Stampin' Up! is not just about rubber stamps or card making! We have a wide range of gorgeous colour and design coordinated products just perfect for Scrapbooking. I'd been a scrapbooker for 4 years before Stampin' Up! came to Australia. I had seen these products voted best rubber stamps year after year by Creating Keepsakes readers, but it wasn't until I opened my first catalogue that I saw the huge potential for my scrapbooking. Three things really hit me:
- How cool and unique the designs were. These were up to the minute trendy designs that I could see myself using in my layouts.
- Instead of continually replacing store bought embellishments, I could create my own individual effects with stamping (my husband soon grew to like that one too as I started spending lots less on scrapbooking supplies); and
- The ease of creating a fabulous page because of the coordinating designs and colours available.
Consider this page for example:
I started this page with the photo and I really liked how well it worked with the Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series paper from the 2009 Spring Mini Catalogue.
In the catalogue, it lists that the coordinating colours for this cardstock pack are Kraft, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip so I automatically knew which cardstock colours to choose to match the paper. This also extended to the ink colours. I used Baja Breeze ink to colour the chipboard with a sponge dauber, and used the Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the alphabet I used to make the letters on the photo. I achieved the subtle stamping on the Kraft cardstock by using clear embossing, but we have a great colour called Sahara Sand that looks great on Kraft cardstock as well.
To embellish my page I had so many choices as Stampin' Up! have a range of embellishments in many colours to coordinate with the cardstock, ink and Designer Series Paper. Here's just a few of the embellishments I could chosen to use on this page.
In the end I chose the 1" wide Chocolate Chip wide stitched grosgrain which I tied with some twine. I also used some corduroy brads in Baja Breeze. These are new in the Spring Mini catalogue and I just LOVE them. I hope this has given you some idea why I love Stampin' Up! products for scrapbooking! Here's a quick summary, but the best idea is to get yourself a catalogue so you can view them all!
Exclusive rubber stamps: These include alphabet, background, calendar,word and image stamps in a wide variety of styles. These are deeply etched wood mounted foam-backed rubber stamps with that are excellent quality. This means you get a crisp exceptional quality image. We also have coordinating Stampin' Around Wheels which are great for borders. These are available in standard and jumbo size.
Fabulous quality cardstock: 12 x 12 and A4 cardstock sold in single colour (not all colours available in single packs) and mixed colour packs. Both smooth and textured cardstock is available in 48 standard colours, 6 incolours and 7 neutral colours.
Classic Stampin Ink Pads and Stampin Write Markers (Dye based ink): Available in 52 colours which perfectly match our cardstock, plus the best white pigment ink for an opaque finish on dark cardstock! The Stampin Write Markers have a dual tip, with a thicker end to colour rubber stamps (so you can omit parts of the stamped image or get a multicolured image) and a 0.5mm tip which is perfect for coordinated journaling.
Designer Series Papers: Currently available in 18 different packs, plus 8 single colour multidesign packs. Each pack contains 2 each of 6 patterns of 12x12 double sided high quality paper. 2 of the packs are cardstock weight. The best bit is, our catalogues and Demonstrators tell you EXACTLY what ink, cardstock and embellishment colours perfectly match your papers, so it's easy to create a great looking colour coordinated page. Many of our Designer Series Papers also match the design of our stamp sets.
Simply Scrappin' Kits: These include textured cardstock, Designer Series Paper and cardstock weight embellishments to make creating multiple pages easy.
Punches: 33 different paper punches including shaped, edge and scalloped punches. These are great quality that punch through cardstock.
Embellishments: Ribbons, buttons, brads, felt flowers, rub-ons, chipboard, die cuts, rhinestones, flowers, pearls, glitter and more! These often also coordinate in colour and design with our products.
Albums, page protectors and art journals.
Toolssuch as our famous Stampin' Scrub (the ultimate on the go stamp cleaner!) and Stampamajig stamp positioner, plus MANY more tools.
To find out more about our products, contact your nearest Demonstrator in the right side panel. They would be happy to personally show you the products and/or get a catalogue to you. If there isn't one listed close to you, contact me (Claire) by email or phone (03 9735 2946) and I will be happy to help you or put you onto someone who can.