Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! (With Hampton Art!)

Welcome scrappers! Happy Scrappy holiday!

In celebration of tomorrow’s NSD holiday, I have created a page and a tutorial to inspire you.  I know that some people still have Easter photos that they are scrapping, so I wanted to use this page to give you some ideas about how to used Hampton Art and Clearsnap products to make a SWEET scrapbook layout. 

Here we go. First, a sneak peek:


(It wouldn’t be a PEEK if it was really in focus, now would it?)

Tutorial time:

“Decorating the Eggs”


You will need: Oval punches, scrap patterned paper, white cardstock, tiny icon punches (hearts, butterflies, ect.), Glue Gloss, Smooch Spritz, glitter


Punch several small icon shapes, attach to white cardstock with Glue Gloss.


Let dry, and then punch oval to create “egg”.


Repeat steps with different shapes and papers to add interest.


Now it’s time to color the eggs! Spray Smooch Spritz onto craft sheet or tray. Use small mister to add a bit of water in order to thin the spritz


Use paint brush to apply color to your eggs. (Note: If you wish to create a more saturated, metallic look, just spritz directly onto the egg and blot with a paper towel – the blotting really brings out the shine!)NDSEggs7

After spritz dries (quick!) apply Glue Gloss over the eggs and sprinkle with glitter.  Allow to dry completely.  Eggs, done!

"Weaving” your Basket:


You will need: cream cardstock, Brown ink, Scratch Pattern stamp, paper trimmer, transparent tape, ribbon, yarn

NSDTut2 Stamp Scratch Pattern stamp from edge to edge of cardstock both vertically and horizontally to create cross hatch pattern.  Trim into 1/2 inch wide strips (the length is up to you, depending how big you want your basket).


Line up several strips vertically and horizontally, overlapping each other on a piece of paper.  Tape the strips in place on ONE end – this creates a “loom” for you to weave your paper.


Weave paper strips to create the body of the basket.  When the weaving is done, tape the loose end to secure the weaving BEFORE you remove it from the plain paper “loom”.


Fold the loose ends to create the “rounded” bottom and sides of the basket.


Use a spare paper strip to create the lip of the basket by attaching a fabric strip to it and attaching it to the body of the basket.

(I lost the natural light here, so the rest of the pictures are a bit different – oops!)


Braid yarn and ribbon together to create handle and attach coordinated ribbon to basket.   Stack your “eggs” in the top!

Assembling the Page:

You will need: Your basket and eggs, Curvaceous Border stamp set and Background Borders stamp set, brown chalk ink, patterned paper, scissors, paper trimmer, chip board pieces, Smooch Spritz, letter stickers, butterfly punch, Smooch Glitz, 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 matted photo.


Trim patterned papers and distress edges with scissors.


Stamp border stamps around the area where your distressed papers will be attached.  Layer papers over stamped images.

Adhere extra strips of the “basket” paper to frame the distressed layers. Attach Basket (with a little fiber grass added!)eggs, photo, and title.


Use Smooch Spritz to add color and shine to your chipboard pieces.  Layer the chipboard and attach to layout.

Punch butterflies. Add sparkle with Smooch Glitz and attach to layout. Add small butterfly stickers.

And HERE is the finished project!:




Stamps: Curvaceous Borders SC0401, Border Background SC0163, Scratch Pattern (Diffusion) DF2635 | Studio G: (Chalks) Pigment Ink: VP0017 | Clearsnap: Smooch Glitz: Frost, Smooch Spritz: Carmel Latte, Cosmic Pink, Wine Berry, Citrus Tickle, Colorbox Chalk Ink: Bark Brown, Glue Gloss | Patterned Paper: Best of K & Company Stack | Cardstock: (Cream and White) Recollections | Tools: .Monarch Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, Micro Icon punches: (Flower/Heart/Butterfly) Unknown, (Dot) Recollections | Accents: Grunge Board: (Solid Shapes) Tim Holtz | Thickers: (White Vinyl) “Root Beer Float”, (Yellow Glitter Puffy) “Bumble” | Ribbon:(Light and Medium Yellow) Offray, (White bow) Martha Stewart | Yarn: (White) Hobby Lobby, (yellow) unknown | Fiber: (Green Grass Fiber) Adornments by EK Success | Stickers: (Tranparent Butterflies) The Paper Studio | Adhesive:Tape: Scotch, ATG: Scotch, Dimensional Tape: The REAL Super Glue


There it is!: Your National Scrapbooking Day Hampton Art inspiration! Hopefully you are going to be heading to a crop or logging onto one of the many online events tomorrow.

Go ahead, celebrate the ART in you – and CREATE something!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

It’s so GOOD to be queen on NSD!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! This is so detailed and beautiful! Thank you for showing us how you made the baskets and eggs. You have me thinking now. :)


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