Hello and welcome to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink July Countdown and the first Design Team group post. Today's post is all about the new Shutterbug Special stamp set and dies. For today's assignment we bring you two types of projects... one card application and one scrapbook application using Shutterbug Special.
Honestly, I first shuttered at the idea of having to create a scrapbook layout or project (as you may know, scrapbooking almost never happens around here) but as it turns out... I truly enjoyed it! I've adored working with this adorable set and I found the gorgeously detailed camera image so inspiring that I've created a bunch of projects to share with you today. So, let me get started...
First, lets begin with (gasp!) the scrapbook layout. I chose to work with an 8 1/2" X 11" size (only because I currently do not own and 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock. Shocking... I know).
As per my usual style... I kept things simple. I grouped all the elements together, creating a visual flow across the mid section of the layout. The colors are simple too, allowing the photo to truly shine and become a strong focal point.
I began the layout by stamping a cardstock strip with the camera image and sentiment in Smokey Shadow ink. I then trimmed the panel into three strips and adhered with dimensional adhesive.
I trimmed the photo to a 3 3/4" square, rounded the bottom right corner and attached with dimensional adhesive. Behind the photo I attached an interactive tab stamped with "Pull Here".
The tab pulls out to reveal a bit of useful info and a date. This is a photo from our camping trip a couple of weeks ago. As the sentiment implies... a happy time for sure!
Here's How: The pull-out tab was simple to make. It only took a few pieces of dimensional adhesive to holed it into place. Two pieces, one per side, as a guide. Another at the bottom edge as a stop, to keep it from disappearing behind the picture permanently (you can find more info on this die and how it works at Nichole's blog). I carefully set the pull-out tab into place as I was layering the page pieces together. Then finished the layout with a few well placed buttons.
Now, how about we move onto more familiar territory... cards!
This friendly little card features a kraft panel stamped with the camera image three times, in a color combo of Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores & Berry Sorbet. Which is attached to a kraft card base.
I used the pull-out tab as a perfect spot for my chosen sentiment... die cut, stamp, attach and trim. Then finished the card off with a few Smokey Shadow buttons.
Feeling inspired by the trimmed image from the above layout, I again chose to work with three panels. This time around I went with a bit more color... Aqua Mist, Melon Berry & Spring Moss.
Mounted the panels over some Smokey Shadow pattern paper and finished the card off with a few matching buttons.
Last, but definitely not lease... a sweet and innocent little number. This one features a little surprise, but I'll get to that in a bit. I began by attaching an Aqua Mist pattern paper strip to the left edge of a Rustic White card base and rounded the bottom corner.
I then impressed the camera die into a matching Rustic White cardstock panel and carefully (using a sharp kraft knife) cut open the designated slit at the bottom of the camera.
Well, there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed! Just remember that both the Shutterbug Special stamp set and dies will be available beginning July 15, at Papertrey Ink. Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
- Nichole Heady
- Betsy Veldman
- Dawn McVey
- Heather Nichols
- Melissa Phillips
- Erin Lincoln
- Jessica Witty
- Danielle Flanders
- Ashley Newell
- Cristina Kowalczyk (Please welcome this sweet lady to the team!)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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