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Story Scrapbook Page

Whether you have photos from places you've travelled or have pictures of places you'd like to someday visit, making a scrapbook page is a great way to create your story. In this paper project, we combine pictures, artwork prints, stamps and paper scraps to create an Italian inspired 12x12 page.  We create each card individually so you can complete this project in a short time or over several days. Each card is essentially a journal card.  To put them altogether, you can use clear, pre-configured scrapbook pages or 12x12 card stock. The page protectors come with pockets already to slide your photo or card in. To search for these, use the term 'Scrapbook Page Protectors' and many companies make them as full 12x12 or ones that feature pockets like what we used here. Or, if you don't want to use page protectors, you can just use 12x12 card stock and tape the cards on. (I'll show how to add tape to the back and fold lines if you opt to create a foldable one). For thi

Stamping a New Journal Cover

Take any sketch book or journal that has a spiral or coil binding and make a new customized cover by rubber stamping.  The secret it to use a blank page out of the book and glue it back onto the cover and I will share with you how to do this. For this project, I used a mixed media journal by Strathmore with a coil binding and 90 lb pages. Easily tear out a page.  I decided to apply a beautiful acrylic paint, Metallic Teal with a sponge brush. But if you do not wish to paint, you can apply stamping ink with sponge brushes or daubers, or spritz alcohol inks. For the centerpiece of the cover, I stamped our  Water Beads Rubber Stamp  onto card stock that I had added 3 different Distress Oxide inks with a sponge. I then stamped our  Art Soul Life Rubber Stamp  with Palette's Hybrid Noir ink. I stamped our  Floral Corners Rubber Stamp  directly onto the painted page. Our  Floral Corners Rubber Stamp  features two intricately detailed stamps. You can use the stamp without cutting it apart