Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Album Title Page - Pinwheel Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Stamp of the Month blog hop! If you have arrived here from Lalia Harris' blog, or if you are just starting out, you are in the right place.  When we're done here, we'll hop along to Wendy Coffman's blog.  This month we are featuring Pinwheel, a set of 10 fun stamps perfect for any day! I am already envisioning birthday cards, as well as scrapbook layouts for Spring or Summer fun, the 4th of July, and more...  For today, I decided to create a title page for our 2012 scrapbook.

I rarely create single page layouts, but of course they are necessary for the first and last pages in an album! I find these pages perfect for random pictures and when I  have just a couple of pictures.  Because I so rarely scrap a single page, I used a layout sketch from Make It From Your Heart volume 1 to create my page. I rotated the sketch to work with my main photo and changed it up a little bit.  I didn't need journaling, so I placed my pinwheels in that area, and moved the title over to the right to  balance things out a bit.

My background paper is from Tommy and my photo mat is a pattern from Surf's Up matted on Cranberry cardstock.  The yellows are not identical, but they are close enough to work really well together. I substituted Washi Tape for the paper strip called for in the sketch. I like how the background pattern kind of shows through it a bit to make them work together better.

I stamped the pinwheel "sticks" in Slate to match the Washi Tape.  This stamp set does coordinate with the Artiste Cricut cartridge, but I chose to cut mine by hand since I was just doing a few.  After stamping and cutting, I curled all of ends around the "wrong" end of my quilling tool so they roll forward and look more realistic. I layered the pieces with 3-D Foam Tape in between the layers for more dimension.  I finished the pinwheels off by adding a dark blue Epoxy Bubble to the center of each one.

For the title, I cut numbers from both the Art Philosophy (0, 2) and Artiste (2, 1) cartridges from Outdoor Denim at 1 1/2". (Yes, they are cut at the same size, producing different size numbers.) I also cut a 1 1/2" circle to stamp the "Let's Celebrate" image in Honey.  I stamped it again in Cranberry and trimmed out the word "Celebrate" to layer on top of the circle using 3-D Foam Tape.

All supplies used are from Close To My Heart:
I hope you enjoyed my project today - I'd love if you take a minute to leave a comment.  Now let's hop over to Wendy Coffman's blog and see what fun project she has for us this month!


  1. I love this layout! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Those layered pinwheels are great!

  3. Great layout! I haven't really liked Tommy until this hop. :)

  4. I find myself challenged when it comes to making single-page layouts. Thanks for the inspiration!


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