Emboss Resist Technique for Cards, Tags, & Scrapbook Pages


This is a fun technique that makes a great background for cards, tags, and scrapbooks. You can use just about any stamp or color of ink you have for the technique. I used Ranger Distress Inks, Inkadinkado’s Utopiary Stamps (the big tree), and Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry Stamp Set (background splotches). The most important of all is Clear Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Other miscellaneous items that I used were a heat tool, a foam ink blending tool, and then to finish this project as a card, I used a birthday stamp to make a tag, 2 leaves, and a piece of twine for the bow.



Once Upon A Time Wedding Scrapbook Page


A lot of people start scrapbooking when there’s a major life event such as a wedding or a birth. This is a simple wedding scrapbook page that anyone can make. I did use my Cricut to cut the shaped photo mat and the “Once Upon a Time”, but you can use a square photo mat or any other letters such as chipboard or stickers to personalize your scrapbook page with names and dates.

I used a doily, lace, and adhesive pearls on this layout, and also used Old Paper Distress Ink to age the doily and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist so the “Once Upon A Time” wouldn’t be as white. Thanks for stopping by!

Le Romantique Rose Scrapbook Page


Here’s a simple scrapbook page that I made from cream cardstock, lace, a rose rub-on, and 3 designs of Graphic 45’s Papers –

Celebration (for the “ribbon” under the title)

My Beloved (the brown paper)

Enamored Embrace (pearl strings).

The rose rub-on was placed on a piece of cream cardstock that I aged with Old Paper Distress Ink and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist. The back can be used for a journal mat or another smaller picture.

The paper sizes from back to front are:

Cream background – 12″ x 12″

My Beloved (brown layer) – 11.5″ x 11.5″

Cream layer – 10″ x 10″

Enamored Embrace – 9.75″ x 9.75″

Photo Mat – 4.5″ x 6.5″

Rub-on/Journal Mat – 3.5″ x 5″

Ribbon – 12″ long

Title Letters – Cricut Storybook 1.5″

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10 Minute Family Scrapbook Page

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This is a very simple scrapbook page, and to me, the hardest part is picking out the papers I want to use. For this page, I used a white piece of cardstock as a solid base to attach my other papers. Then I used 3 coordinating papers (paper pads or paper collections are great for this because the papers already go together), 3 flowers, a tag and another piece of white cardstock for the photo mats and letters. If you’re having trouble deciding on what colors of papers to use, a silly rule I use is to squint at my pics and pic out the colors that stand out. It sounds weird, but it works :).

The letters I cut with Cricut Storybook at 2″, but of course you can use stickers or chipboard to accomplish the same thing. The tag was a sticker, and I cut a 3″ tag from Cricut Accent Essentials at 3″, put the sticker on it and added ribbon and a heart brad at the top. For glue, I just used double-sided Scor-tape and a permanent glue stick.

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