I read somewhere that today is International Scrapbooking Industry Day, not to be confused with National Scrapbook Day which this year is on May 4th. Still, it’s a great day to announce Well Said as the featured stamp set for this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge.
As soon as I saw this set I knew I needed it for my stash. It’s a red rubber stamp set containing 51 individual stamps with cling mount labels. There’s individual words and a variety of phrases and longer sentiments. In addition you can buy it in a bundle with the gorgeous 24 piece Well Written Dies. It’s perfect for cards and other projects, and today I have a scrapbook page I’ve been working on.
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
Let me just say that scrapbooking doesn’t come easily to me, so it takes way longer to do than I’d like. That said I’m really happy with this page featuring a couple of photographs from my daughter’s wedding last summer.
I began with the 12″ x 12″ leafy design from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). It seemed to echo the plant colours in the photo of the wedding rings. Next I attached a piece of Whisper White Card followed by a more subtle piece from the Floral Romance DSP pack.
Then I used my die-cutting machine and magnetic plate with the #C8 (largest) die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut out two pieces of Soft Sea Foam Card. These were used as mounts for the photographs that I’d cut with the slightly smaller #C7 dies.
So far so good, but here’s where it got tricky for me.
I’d already decided to use two sentiments from the Well Said Stamp Set on the page. One simply says “Time for a new adventure!”. The other says “May the rest of your lives be the best of your lives”.
Well, let’s just say that I stamped the sentiments in three different ink colours. I also stamped and die cut them separately and together before I found something I liked.
In the end I decided I preferred the sentiments together on one die-cut piece. I also settled on Balmy Blue as my ink colour, pulling in the blue from my son-in-law’s tie.
I was nearly there.
Now I needed to use my machine and magnetic plate to cut the title and decorative elements from Balmy Blue Card. First though, I remembered to attach some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the card and used the edge of my Bone Folder to really press the adhesive down.
So now I could start die-cutting, the bride & groom title uses three dies from the Well Written Dies I mentioned earlier. Once cut, I peeled off the backing from the adhesive sheet and then pressed them into place.
Finally I turned to the Stitched Be Mine Dies for the fancy embellishments. I cut four of the small half -flower piece and added them under each corner of the Whisper White Layer. Then I added the small border piece just under the top edge of the sentiment. to finish it all off.
I’m sure I say this every time I complete a scrapbook page. I love how it turned out, and despite all the stressing over layout and colours it was so worth the effort. I hope you think so too.
WWYS209 – Well Said
I created my scrapbook page as part of the Design Team for this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. You’ll find more inspiration from other members of the team over on our website today.
If you have this set we’d love you to join our challenge and
show us your creations.
Simply design a new project using at least one stamp from the Well Said Stamp Set. Then upload it to our challenge gallery for all to see. At the end of the challenge we’ll randomly select one person to be our winner. They’ll get bragging rights and a winner’s badge to display on their social media. They’ll also receive an invitation to be our Guest Designer two week’s later. You never know it might even be you!
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper has retired and is no longer available from Stampin; Up!