Hi friend! Kim from Stamping Imperfection. I knew the moment that I opened the April kit and saw the package of die cut ephemera that I would be using those to create a couple of scrapbook layouts. I rediscovered scrapbooking during this past year.
The stamp sets and stencils included in the kit had me even more excited to create a couple of layouts!
I love using my stamping supplies on my scrapbook layouts. I always feel like I’m stretching my stash and getting more for my crafty dollars when I use my supplies for multiple kinds of projects.
I have 3 general ways that I like to stamp on my scrapbook layouts:
1. I like to create my own background papers for a real custom feel.
2. I like to create my own die cuts by stamping and fussy cutting them out.
3. I like to stamp sentiments for subtitles or as a way to create a little heading or title for my photos.
The stencils were perfect for creating my own background paper! The fishing one was a lot of fun to create a background scene using some green and brown distress oxides.
I made a second sheet using the fishing stamp from the largest stamp set and just created a repeating pattern using my Color Hive Eclipse Black ink.
You can see that the papers don’t have to be perfect since you will be covering them with your photos and ephemera, so don’t stress about lining things up perfectly!
I also added one of the Alex Syberia patterned papers here because the pattern and colors worked with my fishing them. You will also see some Bittersweet Crown Jewel Gems for a nice pop of color and a little bling!
I used all the fishing ephemera pieces on this…I am a little heavy handed when it comes to adding die cuts!
I also created a golf layout in the same manner. For this one, I tried to control myself with the ephemera and leave more white space on the page.
You can see that my patterned papers are stamped and stenciled in single colors. I used fired brick and faded jeans distress oxides with some gold splatter.
I also used some of the Alex Syberia Rosey Days patterned paper from Maker Forte as a nice anchor under my photo. A few puffy stickers and Washi tape from my stash completed my layout.
On both of these, you can see how nicely some of the stamp sentiments worked with the themes of my layouts. You can also see one of the die cut pieces I made from the fisherman stamp on the fishing page as well.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to look at your stamps and stencils and find some that will work in your scrapbook layouts and traveler’s notebooks!