Hi everyone… this is Bev here. Today I am going to share some tips for using the Love Home stamp set. I hope you enjoy seeing all the projects and hearing about all the tips in the video! (Or you can just read the tips below.)
When we were designing this stamp set, we were thinking about scrapbookers, pocket page crafters, folks who are doing traveler’s notebooks, and really anyone who makes memory keeper projects. So in the video, I'll start with those projects. But we have also been using these stamps to make cards, gift tags, and some home décor projects, so I’ll show you some of those too.
Tip 1: Make photo captions ahead of time.
While I have a stamp set out, I like to make some extra accents and embellishments. I have found that using neutral colors or a rainbow of my favorite colors works best. The neutral or rainbow-colored photo captions and embellishments coordinate with lots of different photos and are ready to be used immediately in a traveler's notebook or on scrapbook pages.
Tip 2: Use stamps to make journal card prompts.
Often stamp sets designed for memory keepers make great journaling card prompts. And the Love Home stamp set seems to be especially well suited for that. Using this stamp set, I made a deck of journal cards for my friend to use to document life in her new home.
Tip 3: Use a photo caption to hide something.
When I printed out this picture of my cousin's travel trailer, I was mostly focused on the beautiful sky and green landscape. But when I actually sat down to scrapbook my dream of going RVing with my husband, I realized there were some RV hookups in the lower, right corner of the picture. Somehow they weren't part of my RV dreams. I think one of those pre-made photo captions is the perfect way to cover those up!
Tip 4: Make a gift tag.
Although this stamp set was designed for memory keeper projects, I've found several occasions recently to use them for other things. For example, I've had several friends who recently moved into new homes. And don't forget about gift tags for babies who are just coming home from the hospital.
Tip 5: Make cards for any homey reason.
So yeah... this is kind of obvious... you can use these stamps to make cards for your friends who just moved in together, who just bought their first home, or who just had a baby. But I think these stamps can go even further and help you celebrate all the people who help make your house a home. Hopefully my husband doesn't read this blog post because on our next date night I am planning to give this card to my husband to let him know how much I appreciate the love he brings into our home!
Ok... I have one more confession. For awhile I've been feeling kind of blah about my scrapbook projects. But this new travelers notebook format and the pre-stamped photo captions and journal cards have me feeling excited about memory keeping again. I hope you have found a system that lets you capture your memories in a way that makes you happy too!
PS: Are you a Memory Keepers Studio auto-ship member? We will start shipping the Love Home set to members tomorrow. When you get them I hope these projects inspire you to get out your new stamps and make something!
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