Summer Scrapbooking Series with May Flaum!

Hello there! May Flaum here with a new monthly series for the Simon Says Stamp blog! I’ll be checking in sharing a new scrapbook layout, how-to, and sketch too. This month, I wanted to kick it off with Crate Paper’s line The Pier which is perfect for beachfront crafting – or summer creations in general.

I knew I wanted to work with one of the chipboard frames, some 6×6 paper, and 12×12 paper from The Pier so I began the process of gathering, cropping, and setting up some base layers.

I love how the peaches and greens worked well with all that red rock in my background, and that my girls bright pink shirts still looked nice and not too, well, pink for the page.

Layering with 6×6 paper is so fun – I like to just position it so little bits and pieces peek out here and there. I also love to build a nice mat (as I have above) and stitch on it before adhering to my layout. This lets me play around with position and see what I really like.

Add in some die cuts, dimensional stickers, and a tag I painted with bundled sage and this layout is coming right together!

There is just one thing: I want to add some gold sparkle! So I added in number stickers, and I also sprinkled some gold UTEE in a few spots. For the UTEE I heated from underneath my page so that it left gold sprinkles – I love this effect! It is more dimensional and easier to control verses mist, but a squirt or two of mist would work as well.

Here is my finished page-

and here is a sketch in case you’d like to try a layout like this yourself!

Not a scrapbooker? Look at my sketch and notice that if you removed the 4×4 photo and instead did something with a feature stamp image you could build a cool card or tag.

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Happy (Summer) Crafting!

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