I'm finally getting around to posting my layout showcasing the September Studio AE Stamp set.
I ended up combining two stamps from this set with several other stamped words/phrases from some of Ali's other brand new CHA-summer stamp sets. I love mixing and matching my stamps as much as I love mixing and matching patterned paper!
This layout combines several older layouts/photos into 1-1 page layout. Instead of having multiple layouts all on one single event, this layout tidies up my albums by telling the story on 1 page. Less bulk. More story. Happy Nichol. I think I used to think I wouldn't have enough photos to scrap so I s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d the photos I had at the time. Most of the pages didn't say anything so I didn't feel bad at all for pulling the photos off and pitching the old layouts in the trash.
Here's the before mess:
I created the background from strips of patterned papers. I had already pretty much planned out that I would use die cut photo frames to resemble instant photos, where my title would go and how to include 2 of the September Studio AE stamps in my title work.
I ran the one sheet of patterned paper (light tan polka dot) through my Cameo to die cut "beyond measure". This way it gave me the reverse die cut look and I could slide a couple of small strips of contrasting patterned paper behind to make those die cuts "pop".
I die cut the word "Blessed" and layered it over the same word cut from gray cardstock to give it that "shadow" look.
I added one stamped phrase above the die cut title and one below. Both stamped with Hero Arts inks (linked below in supplies).
To compliment the title work and theme of the photos/page, I added a die cut tree branch with fall-inspired/colored leaves, a scarecrow, cornstalks and pumpkins. These all add emphasis to the title, the fall theme and help tie the whole thing together.
Here's a list of the individual cut files I used and where you can find them:
- Instant Photo Frame: Rounded Design ID #5268 from Silhouette Store (small frame)
- Scarecrow Design ID #22714 from Silhouette Store
- "Blessed Beyond Measure" Design ID #22219 from Silhouette Store
- Autumn Tree Branch Design ID #13619 from Silhouette Store
- Pumpkin Design ID #4289 (smaller pumpkin)
- Pumpkin Design ID #4290 (taller pumpkin)
- 3 Frames Design ID #13813 (large & medium frames)
- KBS | This & That Autumn (cornstalk)
Because I had a combination of both black and white and color photos and they were are old photos taken pre-digital I decided to crop them down. But to keep them front and center, I die cut instant frames in several sizes (sized to fit the cropped photos) to help draw your eye in and "ground" them since I was creating a layered photo border with them. The largest photo frame's inside measurement is 4", the middle size 3" and the smallest instant frame's inside measurement is 2x3".
I added a bit of stamping (using stamps from Ali's other brand new stamp sets linked below), word/phrase stickers, Tiny Attacher and mini clips to give each frame some texture and dimension.
I inked up one of Ali's new banner stamps in red and stamped it on the same woodgrain paper as the photo frames (it used up the inside photo frame scrap plus made the words appear to be in "yellow"!), then cut it out with scissors. I added Faded Burlap Distress Ink to the edges to give it some dimension and attached it to the edge of the page with the Tiny Attacher. I cut off what hung off the side of the page.
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup Cardstock Stickers
- Bella Blvd Finally Fall Alpha + Bits Stickers
- Lily Bee Design Catching Fall Fall Festival Patterned Paper
Have a great weekend!
P.S. If you like giveaways, stop by tomorrow! ;)