Classy Scraps

Diary of a Paper Crafter

Summer at the Library May 16, 2009

Filed under: SCRAPBOOK PAGES — classyscraps @ 5:04 am

I was proud of this page because the patterned paper I used has been waiting to go on a page for at least six years! I have a hard time parting with paper even if I never seem to have a use for it. I was really happy with the way the flowers looked on this page even though I had passed on using this paper many times before. I used my Cricut and the Mickey Font and Opposites Attract Font to create the title. I used a tab punch to make the labels and attached them with brads. I used a 2″ square punch to cut the two square pictures. This is one of my favorite tricks for getting lots of pictures on a page and keeping them a uniform size.Summer at the Library


Sweet Smile

Filed under: SCRAPBOOK PAGES — classyscraps @ 4:58 am

This is one of the first of Gracie’s smiles I got on film. I used Stampin Up paper and the Crazy for Cupcakes set to create this page. I used a journal spot from Jenni Bowlin and added a sweet trim I found at my local scrapbook store. The little “the sweetest” label was stamped onto a piece of patterned paper I’d punched with a square scallop punch. I used two button brads to secure them. I stamped and heat embossed the title using my Headline Alphabet stamps (Stampin Up, retired) and a script font from Fontwerks.Sweet Smile


The Claw

Filed under: SCRAPBOOK PAGES — classyscraps @ 4:53 am

When I saw Nathan with his face pressed against the glass of this popular game at our local pizza place I knew it would make a great scrapbook page! His Grandpa tried so hard to get him a ball, but it wasn’t within reach that night. I used yellow cardstock and mounted the two large pictures with red cardstock. I used my Cricut and the Opposites Attract cartridge for the title. The journaling spot was from Jenni Bowlin and the ribbon and square eyelets finished off the page.The Claw


Another Spinner Card! April 21, 2009

Filed under: Handmade Cards — classyscraps @ 5:47 am

We had another child’s birthday to go to so I made this spinner card since my son had so much fun with his. This time I stamped the detail over the card top and card base so the entire flower would show. The butterfly spins over the flowers. I hope you like it!butterfly-slider


Frog Spinner

Filed under: Handmade Cards — classyscraps @ 5:43 am

I made this card for my son, Nathan’s 7th birthday. He had fun tipping it back and forth and watching the frog do cartwheels. These cards are so fun to make! Check out my Baby Card for William for a link to the directions.frog-spinner


Rainy Weekend April 15, 2009

Filed under: SCRAPBOOK PAGES — classyscraps @ 4:13 am

I love these colors so much together that you will find them in every room of my house! For some reason I never seem to use browns and reds together on a scrapbook page. I tried it this time and I loved the results. I used Jenni Bowlin’s ledger style paper as the background. It doubled as a place to journal. I used my scallop border punch from Stampin’ Up with some solid red cardstock along the top. For the title I used Close To My Heart’s Chocolate Alphabet set. My embellishments were a ticket from Jenni Bowlin and a threaded black button. I think I’ll stick with this color scheme with more pages in the future!rainy-weekend


Gracie Sits

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I love capturing the first few times a baby sits! This was actually the second time she sat unassisted. Her brothers were very impressed. She sat up a few seconds and then slowly she toppled over. The expression on her face after she fell is so cute! You can almost hear her asking, “What happened? I thought I had it!” It was fun laying out the page to mimic the action of her falling. I don’t think I’ve ever used this color combo before but I think it works. I created all of the embellishments using stamps in my collection. The faux zig zag stitching is a stamp from the In Stitches set from Close To My Heart.gracie-sits