Can you remember your first Easter Egg Hunt? If you were 16 months old, then the answer is “probably not”. But my son Tucker will have every chance to recall this fun event, all through the miracle of scrapbooking!
You may not know, but I’m a scrapbooker at heart. I was a scrapper before I started as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and I still get excited whenever I have a chance to sit down and commit some fun photos to a page.
This page uses the In Color Pacific Point, which is my “Favorite Color of the Week”. The blue is so strong, but in a perfect color to complement photo elements, strengthening the colors without washing them out. (oh, and don’t miss out on Pacific Point–it’s only available through June 30th, and then it will retire from the Stampin’ Up! catalog. To shop, click here then “shop now”, then put “Pacific Point” in the ‘search the store’ box to see what yummy products come in this color)
Here are a few extra highlights on this page… Kiwi Kiss die-cuts (yay, Big Shot!). I even put the Top NotePacific Point Grosgrain Ribbon on my cardstock before running it through my Big Shot. That way the ribbon got cut perfectly in line with the edge of the Top Note die-cut. Cool, eh? 🙂
I also used the negative cut-out from the Top Note die (the scrap frame left over after you use the fun die-cut) as a mask so I could sponge Pacific Point Classic Ink on my Textured Pacific Point cardstock behind the “JOY” letters. The framing is subtle this way, but gives the lettering a little extra ‘oomph’. I also used a Top Note mask so that the stamped lily flower from the 5th Avenue Floral stamp set (113734, $24.95) DIDN’T end up behind my “JOY” letters, even though it’s all over the rest of the background paper.
And yes, those J-O-Y letters are Big Shot, it’s the fabulous Serif Essentials Alphabet Die Set (113464). I used Tombow Multiadhesive to attach some Tangerine Tango Textured Cardstock to chipboard before putting the chipboard through my Big Shot. Finally, couldn’t let the center of the “O” in JOY go to waste… it looked like a little Easter egg once it had been cut out! So I stamped it and added it as an accent piece.