Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A Family Wedding Scrap Page plus a card made with the leftovers

Morning Everyone,

It's another bright and sunny day here in my little corner of the world and I hope your getting it as good wherever you are.

Today I have the scrap page that appeared briefly on my desk a couple of weeks ago - WOYWW 266. I finally finished thinking about it and got down to putting it altogether.
Sigh ... it wasn't the easiest page to photograph. It's difficult to take a shot of those over-sized photos without producing glare. Anyway, I hope you can see it well enough. The patterned paper kit is from Hot of The Press (Botanical Etchings). The kit came free with Scrapbooking Magazine so it is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/21.0 x 29.7cm) and  I wanted to create a 12"x12" page so I chose a sheet of American Craft smooth cardstock as the base.
Once I decided what the layout was going to be, I stamped the area of base card that was still going to be on show with a word stamp - from another freebie, this time a Special Occasion stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft - with VersaMark to create a watermark effect. The labels were computer generated, printed on to white card, and punched out with a Stampin' Up label punch which I think is called It's Only Words. To make the flowers I punched out circles in two sizes, scrunched them up and then inked with Rangers Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink. Probably the easiest flowers to make, ever!
The butterflies and other labels used to embellish the page all came from the HOTP paper kit.

I did have difficulty dating the photograph but my aunt Betty and Uncle Bryson being in the centre gave me a clue and after a bit of detective work I was able to establish that the year was 1975 ... they were attending the marriage of their son, my cousin, Graham, to Bernadette ... for some forgotten reason I could not attend. Shame really ... my family always threw such fabulous wedding parties :)

Now it's not a hard and fast rule I've imposed on myself but I am trying to use up any bits left after making a page ... if only to keep the snippet mountain manageable!
So here's the card I made with some of the leftovers and snippets for Pixie's Snippets Playground - Di will like it I'm sure ... it's pink :)

I used pink cardstock to make a tent shaped base and then just cut the paper into suitable sized chunks, edged with faux stitching in black, to create the layered look. The topper and greeting label are both from the kit too - there was a couple of sheets of these included. All the embellishments - ivory spider web, satin ribbon in two shades of pink, gem swirls - were all found in the stash mountain!

Almost a card for nothing!

Time for lunch here so I'm off to make a sandwich and have a much needed cuppa.

Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments - otherwise I might believe I'm just talking to myself ... something I find myself doing more and more as I get older anyway :)

Happy Crafting,
Materials used: 
Scrap Page - American Crafts smooth cardstock, turquoise; Crafters Companion Printable Light Card - whit for labels; Hot Of The Press Botanical Etchings patterned paper kit; Ranger's Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink; VersaMark; Special Occasions stamp as mentioned; Alphabets - American Crafts Amy Tangerine Thickers white foam letters and Jillibean Soup Whipped White Alphabeans; Punches - Stampin' Up's It's Only Word label punch and 1¼" and 1" circle punches; Woodware tiny daisy and small leaf; adhesive pearls from stash.
Card - Pink cardstock from Papermill Direct; leftover paper, topper and greetings from the HOTP kit used on scrap page; fine black pen for faux stitching; ivory spider web trim, satin ribbon in two shades of pink; K& Company Swirl Adhesives from stash.


  1. First of all, a super layout there Elizabeth! And of course I totally adore your snippets card - really lovely! Inside and out!I do so love that you try to used up your snippets as you go after doing something like a layout.

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Wow Elizabeth just loving your page layout l have wedding photos like yours and what a fabulous scrap page also liking your other card so great to use up snippets it's amazing what you can make from bits left over so good both makes xx

  3. Gorgeous layout Elizabeth:) and the card is really lovely huggles Sue xx

  4. I really enjoy seeing older photos like this documented into pages! Those who come behind us will appreciate them in the future! Your snippet card is so pretty too, and I wish I was as focused as you to use my scraps immediately! I seem to wait until they've got a home of their own :)

  5. This is such a great way to show off this photo, Elizabeth! And what a wonderful idea to use up the snippets as they come. Wish I could do that! And it made a beautiful card!

  6. A beautiful page and a very pretty card :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Your layout is fab...such a wonderful photo to create your layout for.
    I love that you are trying to use the snippets to make card...right after you create the layout. I need to try something like that idea...

    I mainly scrapbook in the winter. Just too busy in the summer and I can only fit so much craft stuff in that bunkhouse. DH is already grumbling that I brought too much this summer!

  8. A beautiful layout Elizabeth. Great job on using up your scraps, beautiful job there too.
    Happy Crafting.


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