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Monday, August 2, 2010

Creative Thinking With Pris - Stamping Your Layouts

Welcome to another new addition to Lasting Memories!! Each week we will be posting a "Creative Thinking" post which will highlight something fun and exciting that you can incorporate right into your layouts!! Our first "Creative Thinking" is hosted by Priscilla, and she is going to tell you how to incorporate stamping techniques right into your layouts!!
This was a tough assignment for me. Mentally. As a rule, I don't stamp in my scrapbooks. I am paranoid about ink rubbing off on the plastic page protectors (happened to me once!) so I usually shy away from stamping near my precious pics!

I was very surprised to find that I love Love LOVE this layout! Here is how it went:

Despite me stamping-in-my-scrapbook apprehensions, I DO own quite a number of stamps and some very lovely Close To My Heart ink-pads (which I use when I {very rarely} make cards). At first I was only going to use my giant snowflake and 'Barn-Red' ink, but I was soon enjoying stamping and needed to add 'New England Ivy' snowflakes as well. It then evolved, and I ended up stamping "a very merry Christmas to you" on a side-bar piece of paper as well.

I randomly stamped snowflakes, in varying shades (this is the famous "keep stamping till you run out of ink" technique). IMPORTANT: The biggest problem with this sort of thing, is knowing when to stop. Your page can very easily become over crowded. LESS IS MORE!

I used my Creative Memories "Tag Maker" punch on a bunch of pictures, and attached small pieces of white ribbon to each one to make them look like Christmas gift tags. I randomly stamped "a very merry Christmas to you" in black ink on this red side-bar piece of paper, and then attached some of my picture tags on top of it.

I used my handy-dandy cricut and "storybook" cartridge to spell out Christmas Eve in the same red paper, lovely!

This "Special Day" sticker is from Creative Memories, mounted on white paper, cut out, and then mounted on green paper. I also used several Creative Memories holly stickers to add a little 'something.'

And there you have it... a lovely stamped page!! I just may use stamps in my scrapbook again, who knows!!

Let me know if this "Creative Thinking" post was helpful for you and we'd love to see what you come up with!! Don't forget to link your layout with our current "Stamp Those Layouts" challenge and also have a chance to win a great giveaway, courtesy of Twyla!


Melly said...

Oh so fab petal!
Love all the details and defo going try this at somepoint hee!
Hugs melly xxx

Nancy said...

Wow Pris how informative and percise you are. I wouldnt have the patience to write all that. Great job. Your layout looks amazing and I just love the picture tags with white ribbon.

suezie said...

Pris I just love that snowflake stamp. You did a great job on this 'Creative Thinking' spot - way to go girl. Oh and I think I'm jealous of your ink pad collection LOL!

Karen Wilson said...

Awesome job Priscilla!! You definitely outdid yourself here...!

Kelli said...

Gotta love background stamping!

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