What a crazy week last week! I didn't have a chance to stamp at all last week, so it was nice to be able to do a little bit this weekend. This layout is for my November stamp club.
The layout is created on a 12x12 piece of Old Olive cardstock. The designer paper at the bottom is a 3x12" piece from Dashing. I love this stripe! The line of snowmen was created with a 2 7/8x12" piece of Real Red cardstock. It was stamped with the snowflake stamp from Merry & Bright in Real Red. I then marked on the back every 1 1/2" and punched 7 squares with the 1 3/8" square punch. By pushing the punch all the way in and lining up my marks in the middle of the punch, I was able to keep them evenly spaced. After punching the cardstock, I adhered a piece of Very Vanilla behind it and stamped the snowman from Merry & Bright with Basic Grey in each square. The snowmen were colored with Real Red and Old Olive markers and a blender pen with River Rock ink.
The photos were cropped to approximately 5x3" and adhered to River Rock cardstock. The "notebook paper" was created on a piece of 5x4" Very Vanilla cardstock. I made horizontal lines on the cardstock with a Bashful Blue marker. I used a ruler and just eyeballed it to keep it as even as possible. I then used the Real Red marker for the vertical line. It was punched with the spiral punch on the left side and the corner rounder on the upper right corner. (I plan to add journaling on this piece later. I just haven't decided what I want to write yet!) I then stamped Christmas from the Merry Christmas stamp in Holidays & Wishes (inked with my Real Red marker) and 2006 with Short Order Numbers in River Rock. I haven't had much time to play with my spiral punch since I got it, but I really like how the notebook paper turned out! My DH commented that he thought it was real notebook paper. I'm sure I'll be using this technique quite a bit in my scrapbooks.
Stamps: Merry & Bright, Holidays & Wishes, Short Order Numbers
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Dashing
Ink: Basic Grey, River Rock
Markers: Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Blender Pen
Punches: 1 3/8" Square, Spiral, Corner Rounder, Photo Corner
Side note: Sorry this isn't the greatest picture. I'm not really sure the best way to photograph 12x12 layouts, so if anyone has some tips for me I'd love to hear them.