Greek Island s 6x8" Travel Scrapbooking Album video flip through.

I have finished and uploaded the page by page flip through of my Greek Islands 6x8" travel scrapbook album that I previewed in my previous post.  I have listed all the product links and details in the previous post. Enjoy, and if you have any questions, let me know.

Claire


Make a 6x8" Cruise / Travel Scrapbook Album: My Greek Isles Trip Album

Memory Keeping is my first love, and I really enjoy making scrapbook pages or albums about places I have visited. In July this year, I was lucky enough to go on a 7 day cruise around the Greek Islands from Rome. Here's how I scrapbooked my trip in a 6x8" pocket album. I started with these Stampin' Up! memory keeping products:

I used  a combination of 6"x 8", 6"x 4" and 3" x 4" photos. I printed all my photos at the Officeworks self serve kiosk (for my 3x4" photos I had already cropped them to size and saved them side by side on a 6x4" background using Photoshop). Other options would include just trimming 6x4" photos to size, printing yourself at home or persnickityprints.com also offer this smaller print size (based in US though).

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

When putting my album together I always start with the photos. I leave room for a cover page, and then I sort and place my photos in the album. For this album I divided it into:

  • pre trip & embarking
  • sea days, events days and Stampin' Up! people
  • each stop on the cruise (I started each section with a 6x8" photo and used Handwritten Prose Dies for a diecut letter title as shown in the photo below)
  • our last night at sea / disembarking / reflections

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The next step was to include ephemera (scrapbookers terms for all the bits and pieces you collect), For this trip I had things like:

  • My Stampin' Up! name tag
  • Boarding passes
  • Tickets for day trips
  • Business cards from places we ate or shopped
  • Tags that were included on room gifts
  • Stampin' Up! trip guide
  • Tourist brochures (one of the ship layout, one of a tourist train)
  • A printout of my ship account

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Next up I went through and added journaling and filler cards to fill the gaps. These were from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack (and a couple of scraps of the coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. These were perfect for a cruise themed album.  On this photo below, you can see another thing I like to do on cruises for my scrapbooking albums. This is a photo of the cabin TV screen when it was on the navigational channel showing where the ship was positioned. Other things I photographed and included in the album were:

  • Departure gate to Rome from Dubai airport
  • Travel documents and passport
  • Cabin door and welcome signage
  • Lots of food and plant photos (my two loves)

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia
On the journaling and filler cards, I either adhered typed journaling boxes made on my computer, punched out typed travel quotes or embellishments. I measured the journaling boxes to fit the shape of the space of each of the journaling boxes I had used. I don't always type my journaling, but chose to for this project and I do like how neat and tidy it looks (it's super important to also include your own handwriting in memory keeping projects though, which is why I often do that).

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

In some instances I have also typed strip journaling or small text boxes for photos. I have also used the cardstock stickers (included in the Memories and More pack) and metal trinkets for embellishing photos and journaling / filler cards.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For my album title page I have used a 6x8 photo, and some text which I cut from the Stampin' Up! travel guide for the trip. This is one of my favourite photos of the trip, looking down on the ship and tender boat from the island of Santorini.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I also decorated the outside of the album using the Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Bakers Twine, a metal trinket and some burlap trim. 

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Overall I have included 157 photos in my 6x8 album and they fit fine in the album as you can see here. The individual breakdown of photo size is:

  • 13 6x8" photos
  • 59 6x4" photos
  • 85 3x4" photos

Overall there are 39 6x8" pocket page protectors of various configurations. This also includes the cover page and a clear envelope at the end of the album where I have added a couple of brochures, the rest of the travel guide and the printout of the ship bill.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I had lots of enjoyment putting together these memories of this fabulous trip. A 6x8 album is a great size for a one week cruise. If you would like to put together your own album and have questions, contact me and I would be happy to answer your questions.

Later in the week I will post a video which flips through this album page by page, for a final look at this project.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow with the video of this album,

Claire


Art With Heart Team October Blog Hop: Ways to use Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders

Art With Heart Stampin Up Team October Blog Hop Embossing Folders

Hey there. Welcome to another Art With Heart Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Stampin' Up's! versatile range of Embossing Folders. There are new Embossing Folders available in every Stampin' Up! catalogue and they are an inexpensive way of adding WOW! to your projects. Currently there are 24 different Embossing Folders in the range.

Tonight we plan on showing you lots of ideas on how to use these folders. My projects are using the Heirloom Frames Dies and coordinating embossing folders.

Woven Heirlooms Dies and Embossing Folders Stampin Up

I have used these products to create some faux wood antique photo frames, which I have used on a scrapbook page and a card. I love how they turned out and they were super easy to make.

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I used the woodgrain 12x12" paper in the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. I adhered this onto some backing cardstock before I cut the frames.

Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

The steps to make the frames are:

  1. Adhere the woodgrain DSP to the backing card.
  2. Cut the frames first using the dies.
  3. Place the cut dies in the embossing folders, paying particular attention to which parts you wanted raised. As these are 3D folders, I recommend using the 3D embossing plate (link at bottom of page) to give extra ooomph to the sandwich and a good impression.
  4. Remove the frames, and then sponge Early Espresso ink over the raised pieces, building up to the desired shade.

Now it's time to use the frames. My first project is a heritage style scrapbook page with some childhood photos of myself and my brother, who died 12 years ago. I love these photos, and I think he would forgive me for scrapbooking them in floral papers and pink, lol. 

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used more of the Pressed Petals DSP on the page (I adhered the backing page oto Crumb Cake cardstock, ditressing the edges and spongeing with Early Espresso ink), as well as some of the coordinating Pressed Petals specialty washi tape, metal Designer Elements and a page from the coordinating Pressed Petals journal (the pages are perforated so can be torn off and added to scrapbook pages or cards).  The die-cut 'Forever' word is from the Sweet Silhouettes die set (links below the post).

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

As an extra embellishment, I created a vintage looking daisy with the Medium Daisy Punch and some Very Vanilla cardstock, which I sponged with Rococo Rose ink and a touch of Early Espresso to age it a bit. Love those Perennial Essence floral centres to give a realistic look to the daisy.

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

How beautiful is that vintage washi tape from the Pressed Petals Designer Washi tape. I also added a few subtle butterflies around the page which were cut from the Pressed Petals DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch. Now I just need to add the journaling to my page.

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My second project is a Christmas card, using the rectangle frame and Toile Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up 2019 Christmas card using Toile Christmas stamp set and Woven Heirloom Frame dies and embossing folders. Card by Claire Daly, demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have watercoloured the images on our awesome Fluid 100 cotton watercolour paper. I've used Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Garden Green ink and an Aquapainter. I've added a couple of Garden Green die cut pieces from the Leaf punch. The backing piece of DSP is from Toile Tidings.

Stampin Up 2019 Christmas card using Toile Christmas stamp set and Woven Heirloom Frame dies and embossing folders. Card by Claire Daly, demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Now it's time to leave the Yarra Valley region on the outskirts of Melbourne and visit the very clever Catherine Proctor in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view all the participants below:

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Palmieri

Andrea Sargent

Sujatha Harding

 

Thanks for checking out our blog post this month. I hope you have lots of fun with your embossing folders and learned some new ways to use them. Look forward to seeing you back here soon. 

Remember, if you would like to take part in our blog hops, we welcome hobby demonstrators into our team from right throughout Australia and are ready to help you join in our fun creating and sharing.  Just ask me, or any of the team on the blog hop tonight.

Warm regards,

Claire Daly

Product List

Heirloom Frames Dies And 3D Embossing Folder
 
Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
 
Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape
 
Pressed Petals Journal
 
Sweet Silhouettes Dies
 
Butterfly Duet Punch
 
Medium Daisy Punch
 
Perennial Essence Floral Centers
 
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
 
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Toile Christmas Bundle (En)
 
Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper
 
Leaf Punch
 

Heart of Christmas Week 5 - Spreading the joy of being creative for a handmade Christmas.

Time to spread some more Christmas creating joy around the internet! Welcome to week 5 of the Heart of Christmas blog hops, bought to you by my fabulous Art with Heart team.

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This week I have been playing with the Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack, and the coordinating cards and envelopes. These two products together make for some very quick and easy cards, and the card pack is also great for pocket scrapbooking.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the products I am playing with this week. Here is the card pack.

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The coordinating cards and envelope pack is perfectly sized to fit the cards, and is patterned  if you want to use a smaller card.

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I made three quick Christmas cards, and dressed them up a little with a few extra embellishments.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For this first card I added a copper star element, some red rhinestones on the tree and a stamped greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For my second card I added some of the coordinating Night Before Christmas DSP, a Toile Tiding glitter enamel dot, and some red rhinestones. The Old Olice piece at the top and bottom of the 3x4 card, is from a piece of cardstock punched with the Everyday Label Punch.

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Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For the final card, I have trimmed down one of the bigger Memories and More cards so I could add some red glimmer paper behind it for a bit more sparkle. I also added some of the Holiday Rhinestones to the stars on the card.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.
Finally I used some of the cards in a double-sided 6x8 pocket scrapbooking page.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

A tip for keeping photos in place in the top loading pocket pages. I cut a strip from one of the coordinating cards and made banner ends in it. I then folded this over the top of the top pocket and adhered it each side. I decorated it with an embellishment sticker from the kit and a couple of rhinestones. This keeps the top photos from falling out of the pockets.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to check in and see what else the clever Art with Heart team girls have come up with for Heart of Christmas this week.

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Rachel Woollard

Christina Barnes

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Michelle Taylor

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our creations this week.

Claire

 

Product List
Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack
Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Night Before Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Itty Bitty Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Real Red Glimmer Paper
Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots
Star Designer Elements
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Everyday Label Punch
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive A4 Card Stock
Variety Pack 6" X 8" Photo Pocket Pages

Stampin' Up! To a Wild Rose Stamp Set 3 ways

Hello crafty friends.

I'm super excited that the new 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue goes live at 8am AEST (Melbourne time) tomorrow! 

One of the new stamp sets that took my fancy, was the To a Wild Rose stamp set. This is a super versatile stamp set, and I even used the greeting on a scrapbook page. It's a 2 or 3 step stamp, and here I have used all three layers: an outline layer in Early Espresso, the base flower in Rococo Rose (stamped off once), and the final highlights layer in Rococo Rose.  I have used Mossy Meadow for the leaves. The base card here is one of the Magnolia Lane Large Memories and More cards which come in a set of 20 with matching envelopes.

Stampin Up To a Wild Rose 2019 annual catalog stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Birch background stamp on one of the new Nested Label Dies (this is a great new shape to add interest to cards). I love that we have some brass embellishments back (top left corner) - these are the Bird Ballad embellishments and there are a few different designs in the pack. I have also used some of the beautiful scalloped linen ribbon which comes in all the five new in colours.

Stampin Up To a Wild Rose 2019 annual catalog stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This next card is much simpler, as I have used just 2 layers for the stamp (and also the centre part of the flower). The base flower is Rococo Rose stamped off once, and the highlight layer is Melon Mambo. I used Early Espresso for the flower centre, and Old Olive for the leaves on this one. I stamped my greeting in Early Espresso and have just added 3 metallic pearls to finish this one off.

Stampin Up To a Wild Rose 2019 annual catalog stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I have a scrapbook page for you where I have used the To a Wild Rose stamp set for the title.

Stampin Up 2019 Scrapbook Layout using Bird Ballad DSP. Page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have also used some of the bits and pieces from the beautiful Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit (now sold out), and some new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up 2019 Scrapbook Layout using Bird Ballad DSP. Page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed tonight's projects. Pop back tomorrow for the links etc for the new catalogue. Until then, stay happy :)

Claire

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