Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Scrapbooking with Stamps

I started out stamping, so it was just natural for me to use stamps on my layouts when I started scrapbooking. I know others who keep the two totally separate, so I thought I'd share just a few ways you can use stamps in your scrapbook and ensure you get the most from your supplies!
(All example sets listed are Stampin' Up! Contact me for ordering information.)

Create backgrounds with a single stamp or multiple stamps from a set or coordinating sets. Use colored ink on white or light cardstock for a bolder statement or Versamark or the same ink color as the cardstock for a muted background.
Example stamps/sets:
Seeing Spots

Sweet Shapes

All Through the Year

Polka Dots & Petals

Big Pieces & Little Pieces
Big Flowers & Little Flowers
• Any of the Stampin’ Around Wheels

Use a single stamp or multiple stamps from a set to create a border, either for the entire page or an individual element on the page (such as a photo mat).
Example stamps/set:
All In a Row
Happiness (cut out desired section for border)
Sets listed under Backgrounds

Use sentiments for page titles, small captions or quotes or use individual images or small words or phrases under the frames in Hodge Podge Hardware to add dimension to the page.
Example sets:
Happy Everything
Define Your Life
Warm Words
Everyday Flexible Phrases

Letter Replacements
Use an image to replace a letter in a title or caption.
• Hearts, stars, snowflakes and flowers to replace O’s
• Flower with a stem to replace I’s or L’s.

Use Monogram stamps or a large individual letter to create a monogram for a page. Stamp directly on the page or cut out for added dimension. Stamp a small word on top of the monogram to convey the message of the page (ex: monogram F with friends or family).
Example stamps/sets:
Monogram Letters
Big Deal Alphabet
Jumbo Outline Alphabet

Add the who, what, when, and where to your page easily with stamps and a Stampin’ Write Marker or Journaler.
Example stamps/set:
Stamp of Authenticity
Office Accoutrement

Stamp single images from a set, cut out and adhere anywhere on your page. Group multiple images or add a brad or button for additional interest and dimension.
Example sets:
Ginormous Flowers
Pick a Petal
Wild About You (substitute the giraffe for the L in WILD)

Theme Pages
Use stamp sets to create a theme for your page, layout or entire scrapbook.
Ahoy Matey & Matey's Map Wheel
Wanted, Bronc Buster, Starstruck & Bronco Wheel

Office Accoutrement & Stamp of Authenticity

1 comment:

Theresa said...

This is a fantastic post! I never really thought about how/what I stamp...I just do it. But, as a new stamper/scrapper, someone might not understand how to incorporate their stamping into their scrapbooks. Excellent post. Thanks for sharing!