Stamping On Your Scrapbook Page!
You can get double use out of your stamps that you make cards and other projects with by using them to create one of a kind embellishments for your scrapbook pages! We love these fun stamps from Polkadoodles, an eco friendly craft company. Their Stamp Soup line allows you to mix and match stamp images to be very creative! So learn how to create eco friendly scrapbook pages by stamping on your scrapbook page!
Most of the images used on this page come from the Polka Doodles Not So Simple Stamp Soup Clear Stamp Set.
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To begin with, I cut out hexagons, about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. I had a template I used to cut it out, but you can also find hexagon shapes on the internet you can print out and use to trace around. One I cut out of white cardstock, and then the others in color to match the decorated hexagon.
For the decorated hexagon at the bottom left, I stamped the rectangle image in black ink, and then stamped the tree shaped image for the roof right above it. I stamped the rectangle image again on a sticky note, so that I would have a mask to cover the house base. Once that was protected with the sticky note, I added the sprays of flowers to the left and right of the building. I also added the whimsical bug to the upper left. I colored in all images with colored pencils. I then used our Hero Arts Ombre Neon to Chartruese Ink Pad to sponge a little blue ink on the upper half and green on the lower half (this one ink pad works great to add a little sky and grass coloring).
I trimmed about 3/4 inch from the top and one side of the tan 12 x 12 cardstock sheet. I then adhered it, centered, to a 12 x 12 black cardstock base. Tip - I cut out a large rectangle from the inside of the black cardstock before adhering the tan to it. See below for the back of the layout. Since this area won't show, it reduces the weight of the layout (and thus of the album) and the black cardstock I saved, I used to mat the photos.
I used the little bubbles image from Polkadoodles In A Frenzy Stamp Soup Clear Stamp Set on the tan cardstock in the lower left to extend out from under the hexagon. You could also use the flowers images from the first set. I also added small images in the corners on the right hand of the layout from the Polkadoodles Circling Around Clear Stamp Set, but again, you can use an image from the first set.
I created the title Home Sweet Home with alphabet stickers, mounted on to cardstock, and then layered again on to black cardstock. I placed this in the upper right corner, and adhered the hexagons from the bottom left to the upper right. I pen stitched around the hexagons and the title block, just to add a little more interest. Finally, added my photos, mounted on black!
This layout, with a different title, could easily be used for gardening pictures, pictures of your house, kids playing at home or outdoors, etc. Also, this technique can easily be used with other stamps you have. However, the stamp soup stamps are awfully fun to play with! And you are creating eco friendly scrapbook pages!