Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interactive Scrapbook Page

Even though I love to make cards, my true passion in papercrafting is scrapbooking. Whether it be an album page, CD folder, or a shadowbox frame to hang on the wall, I just seem to easily pass into "the zone" when I am scrapbooking :) Needless to say, I love it when May rolls around because it is National Scrapbooking Month. It is the perfect reason to focus on more projects :)

Last fall, I learned how to make "interactive" scrapbook pages from Sherrill Graff. It was so fun and easy to do and now I find it difficult sometimes to do just a single!! Well, my friends in college always did accuse me of being an over-achiever :) Anyway, in an effort to consolidate some of the boxes in my craft room, I sorted through some of my retired cardstock and fell in love all over again with Afternoon Tea. Once I took it out, I had to search for some Groovy Guava and Soft Sky ink and cardstock as well.

I don't normally post many projects using retired items, but I couldn't resist sharing this with you:

An interactive scrapbook page starts with a 12x12 page and then you add an 8 1x2x11 page on top. This first photo shows what it looks like when it is in your album. When you turn back the top page, it reveals the full layout:

On the left is the backside of the 8 1/2x11 page and on the right is the full 12x12 page. You will notice a pair of Rounded Tab labels toward the top. Those are actually the "hinges" for the 6x6 page that is attached on the front of the 12x12 page protector. When you open that, it reveals another portion of the original 12x12 page:

The scallop circle on the front of the 8 1/2x11 page is one of the Carousel Notes we used to sell. Luckily, I had purchased some extra sets that included them in Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, and Wild Wasabi. I used on the front and added a pearl in each of the scallops and then used some of them in the corners of the pages and traced around one on a piece of the designer series paper and cut it out for the 12x12 page. I like these because they are a little bigger than the scallop circle die for the Big Shot:

I didn't want to bore you with a ton of pictues, but I wanted to show you this top note accent piece. This pattern of the dsp is so pretty and when I ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder, it truly looked like tapestry fabric. It is difficult to see, but I also embossed the Chocolate Chip top note on the front page using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and I used the Finial Press embossing folder on the Chocolate Chip strip on this page:

The complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set:
Baby Blossoms (Occasions Mini), En Francais

Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP (retired)

Groovy Guava (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip

Big Shot, Top Note Exclusive Die, Embossing Folders (Square Lattice, Finial Press, Perfect Polka Dots, Carousel Notes (retired), Basic Pearls, Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Groovy Guava Stitched Ribbon (retired), Punches (Rounded Tab, Scallop Trim Border, Photo Corner), Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

The flowers and butterflies I added to these pages are actually images that I cut from the designer series paper. It took awhile, but was well worth the effort. I love the way this turned out and once we get moved and settled, I think I will add some of our wedding pictures to these pages. Our colors were peach and brown so I think they will fit nicely :)

My only regret is that I didn't order a bunch of this paper before it retired.......I just love it!!! Let that be a lesson to all of you. If you have a favorite dsp, start stocking up on it now. The new catalog comes out July 1st and your favorite may be gone forever :) And especially if you love the Springtime Vintage paper in the Occasions Mini Catalog - that will be gone in just a few days!!! You can stock up on it here. If you would like the tutorial for the Interactive Scrapbook Page, just click the paypal link in the left column and I will send it to you :)

I hope you enjoyed this page as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more scrapbook projects and cards with you. 'Til next time...........................,

Happy Stamping,


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  1. WOW WOW WOW!!! This is just FABULOUS!!!! I love how this turned out. I want to do one!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is an absolutely amazing scrap layout. I love all your attention to details. I can see how one of these pages could become addictive. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Awesome! I hope you find more retired stuff, haha!

  4. Oh My Gosh! This is so-o beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I really want to try this! You make it look so easy and I'll bet it isn't! The sketch is awesome and I love all of the beautiful details you have added!

  5. I'm impressed, nice work!! love them, sherrill graff

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