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Monday, September 28, 2020

How to Scrapbook Vintage Couple's Photos'

 How to scrapbook vintage couple's photo. Vintage photos are always fun to do and this photo while not in perfect shape is the only one I have of this couple.  So let's get started!

To start this layout I chose a light grey paper that matched the pattern paper that I used for my background.

Next I used a border punch to punch out this black strip. If you notice there are two errors in my punching. It really won't matter though because that area will be covered up with my photo. I think it's important to show how to deal with these little upsets on layouts. Everyone makes mistakes so it's helpful to know how to deal with them. 

Then I added this lovely lace heart shaped doily to match my punched out border. The heart was used to represent the couples love for each other. To glue the doily down I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect

The No Clog Writing Cap allows me to place glue in the tiniest area's on the doily without making a huge mess. Its perfect for these jobs, and will also glue fabric, metal, and wood. 

Added next was my mounted couple's photo.  Sometimes it's more important to use the photos you have even if they aren't the best quality, rather than lose the memories altogether.  

To finish off my layout I added a title, some brads, and a cut out. I also added some pearl bling to give this layout even more vintage feel. 

I hope you enjoyed this layout process, and see how choosing the right paper and accents can enhance your vintage couples photos. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

How to Make a Grandmother Scrapbook Page

How to make a grandmother scrapbook page. This scrapbook page is super easy to make and is perfect for your vintage family photos.

To start my layout I had to pick out my pattern paper. I started with these two patterns.

To those I added this lovely grey piece of pattern paper. 

Then I added my vintage photo of my grandmother reading one of her favorite westerns. This was her favorite pastime since she was confined to this wheelchair for the last 17 years of her life.

Next added was another piece of the tan pattern paper to give more weight to the bottom portion of my layout.

To that combination I added some beige cardstock where I wanted to place my title, and a strip of ribbon.

Now it was time to add a journaling box, accented with some washi tape, brads, and some epoxy stickers. To that combination 

To glue down all of my paper and accessories, I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect

I also added the No Clog Writing Cap  to my glue bottle so that I could easily replace the glue on this plastic embellishment that had dried out from the manufacturer. The tip made it super easy to fill in all the tiny letters with ease.

Next I used some washi tape to accent my title and add more interest to my grandmother scrapbook page.

Here again is my finished layout with the sticker title, bow, plastic words, and epoxy stickers. 

Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

How to Make Christmas Cards With Relative History Scrapbook Paper

How to make Christmas cards with Relative History Scrapbook Store. This is a great company for specialized scrapbook paper. I love many of their kits including the following: PoliceVotes 4 Women1960'sWinter WonderlandArmyHalloween, and more. Today we are working with this beautiful watercolor Christmas Collection

I started this Christmas card collection with these blank card fronts. This is the card prior to folding it in half. It is heavy duty cardstock and has a pre-made crease in the center for easy folding. 

Here it is again folded into a card shape. 

Next I had to choose my card fronts. There were many different styles of Christmas card images. (The one torn below was torn by me to add to a card front. )

The images above were cut from these full sheets. I carefully cut them out without cutting the frame. That way the frame can be used later on a scrapbook page, or to frame a 12 z 12 photo.

Here are some of the Christmas Post Cards

Here are some options for cards that you might want to make later, these Christmas tags are gorgeous. 

To start my first card I started with these supplies. The card base, the postcard, and a piece of the Christmas 6 x 6 Watercolor Collection, and a piece of white cardstock not pictured. 

First the postcard was mounted onto the beige cardstock.

Next the watercolor piece was glued to the blank card base. then the postcard image was glued to the top of that. 

For the inside I added a leftover strip of the watercolor pad. 

To finish off the inside a hello sticker was added along with a small tag, with a banner strip and some bling. Bling was also added to the front of the card along with the word "Hugs". The finished front of the card can be seen at the top of this page.

Here are the rest of the cards that were made using this Christmas Collection, and a few other scrapbooking supplies. First pictured with be the front then the inside. 

Pictured below are all the insides of the cards. 

Now the outsides of all the cards. Various techniques were used on these cards, including punches, bling strips, pearl beads, paper tearing, etc. You of course could use other techniques like inking, stamping, die cuts, fussy cutting. etc. On the card below for example I used glitter glue to highlight the ice and snow on the card. 

Again the card fronts. 

I hope you had fun following along today be sure and check out there facebook page and see the wonderful Christmas collection Video that was posted today showcasing all of these wonderful products. Love Penny 

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

How to Make an Vintage Scrapbook Page

How to make a vintage scrapbook page. I started this layout with a photo of my children's grandmother. It was one she reprinted herself and sent to everyone, so I know it was her favorite photo of herself. I guessing it brought back her feelings of youth and beauty. I loved it.

My background paper was important for this layout because I wanted something that defined that era of time, and style. This Art Deco Collection by Relative History Scrapbook Papers did that perfectly. The sheet I chose to use was art-deco-1920s-style-003. I love that the paper didn't overpower my small black and white vintage photo, but still gave it plenty of style. I also loved that the photo fit perfectly into the grid pattern of black diamonds.

I used photo corners on my photo and title strip to just give them a little more pop. That way they had a defined area amongst the pattern paper.

 Added next was the information label. I loved that these information sections were pre-printed since my handwriting is horrible. A funny thing about her name is that when she was born she was not given a middle name. (That's why one isn't written in.) However as she aged she decided to give herself one so she said her name was now going to be Myrtle Kay Moyer.  (Arnold being her married name.) I had never met anyone before that added a name that she wasn't born with, so I thought it was fantastic.

Also added was a brad to the label, and an art-deco-1920s-style-atc-image-sets cutout tucked in behind it. I loved that the image included a woman in the same color as my background paper.

Next I added the bow embellishment to the title strip just to give it some weight. This was a quick homemade embellishment just using some cardstock, a stamped word, some ribbon, a plastic flower, and a strip of bling. Super easy!

Stickers were used to spell out "Grandma" , but I decided that I needed to add her last name as well because that is what my kid's called her. Again I tried to place these embellishments inside of the diamond grid pattern, but because of the bow I had to move the bottom portion over a bit.

To finish off this vintage scrapbook page I added some washi tape, a few hearts, brads, flowers, and bows. Not a real fancy layout but just enough for this small vintage photo.

Be sure and stop by this blog again for more fun ways to get those photos out of boxes, and get that history recorded. Love Penny 

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