Hi, this is Vickie Kipp and I am happy to be guest blogging again! Today, I am going to share one of my premade scrapbook layouts that I sell.
I have been making and selling premade scrapbook pages since 2003. I make multiples of each layout design using different paper and handmade embellishments. One reason I decided to purchase a GrandeMARK was so I could save time cutting multiples and I also love cutting chipboard titles. I keep the cost of my premade layouts down by making my own embellishments from chipboard, craft metal, and clear plastic sheets. I also love using paper, fabric and felt to make embellishments.
The other reason I wanted a GrandeMARK was for my own scrapbooking. Currently, I am working on heritage scrapbooks for my family. I am making six books and there will be 30 pages in each book so it is really nice using my AccuCut Dies to make multiples of each page including all of the embellishments.
Using the Stamp-11 1/2" die, cut two pieces of cardstock to match your background paper. Overlap the stamp shapes adhering with temporary adhesive and position them on your background paper at an angle. There are two ways to cut the stamp shapes to use on the double layout.
In the first example I angled the two 11 1/2" Stamps overlapping them about 3 inches and drew a line from side to side creating the bottom edge of the stamps and layout. In the first two photos I don't show the background paper, I used my cutting mat grids to draw straight across. Using scissors I cut across the bottom line first (A) and will use the two pieces (C and D) I cut off for the top of the page. Then I cut on the center line removing the two pieces of overlapped paper (B) that is cut off and put those pieces in my scraps to use at a later date.
In the second example, I overlapped and temporarily adhered the two stamp shapes to the background paper, checking to make sure the center lines and design of the Stamp meet. Then I just flipped the paper over and used the edge of the backround paper to cut the stamps to fit the background paper. This is much easier but there is more room for error. Make sure you cut across horizontally first so you can use those long pieces for the top of the layout.
Ink along the edge of the stamp design.
Using my new adorable Apricot lowercase alphabet, I cut the title from AccuCut White chipboard. I also cut five Photo Turn from white chipboard. This was my first time using the white chipboard and I love it.
The next two photos show the supplies I used to alter the chipboard. You can read about how I altered the chipboard on my blog here.
These photos are upclose views of the altered chipboard letters and photo turns. I didn't have black brads to attach the photo turns to the layout so I stuck purple brads into a piece of cardboard to hold them with the heads up and spray painted them black. See how nicely my black spray painted brads look! The handstitching was done with 6 strand embroidery floss.
When my customers recieve the layout it looks like the following photo
And this is my completed page with photos and my little journaling tags tucked along the edge of the stamp shape. And yes, that is my adorable son.