I was in the mood to scrapbook tonight, so I pulled out pictures I had put aside and picked out the ones showing my mom making her first stamped card. She picked a card I had previously done that she liked and I showed her how to copy it step by step. She did really good for someone who had never stamped before! But then again, I wasn't really surprised, because my mom is a perfectionist, so it took forever to get the card done, but the result was just perfect.
Since the card had been done with the Rockabilly Designer Series Paper, they seemed like an obvious choice for my page. As I was trying to decide between a pocket protector type of page or a traditional scrapbooking one, I saw that I had two pieces of paper left in the scrap pile that were large enough for a 12" x 12" page, so that settled it. I looked at past Page Maps sketches, found one from October 2015 I liked and modified it to fit my pictures.
I spoiled myself and got the Letters for You stamp set with hostess benefits. Now that Stampin' Up! does not print a few letters full size like they used to for alphabet, I always have a hard time imagining how big a stamp set will be based on a single letter. This time was no exception and well - it is bigger than I anticipated. I still think it's really pretty - I just realized the second I opened my box that I wouldn't be using this alphabet set much on Project Life pages, the larger pockets being 6" x 4", which does not leave room for much. With that in mind, since I was making a traditional page here and had free space at the bottom, I jumped on the chance to use my new set.
I also used a new favorite, the Labeler Alphabet stamp set for the first part of the title, on the red banner tag. I stamped my letters in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and then I used the 1/4" Square Punch we used to carry 12 years ago (I kid you not, this was on one of my very first orders with the matching Alphabits). I also used the numbers from the same set to add the date on the half circle at the top of the card. The journaling was written on a grid card (too bad those were discontinued - they are very handy) and I added little pluses from the Tin of Cards stamp set on each side at the top.
I used a sentiment from the Sincere Creations stamp set that reads, "I made this!" in the right circle.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Letters for You, Labeler Alphabet, Sincères créations, Coffret de souhaits (Tin of Cards)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Designer Series Paper: Rockabilly
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelet, Tag Topper Punch, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Grid Card,
Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Buttons,
Jumbo Grommets, 1/4" Square Punch, Journaling Pen, Large Letters Framelits Dies