Hello all! Happy Monday morning. Julie here with a scrapbook project that is all about happy faces and laughter! Jung used the Laugh and Smile Stamp Set and the Layered Smile Crafting Dies to make a traveler's notebook layout about her daughter's sassy smile and the funny faces she makes. I love how Jung combined a clean and simple design and bright colors to bring a happy, light-hearted feeling to this memory keeping project.
Hello crafty friends! It’s Jung here, and I am so happy to be back sharing a post on the Technique Tuesday blog.
Today, I’m working with the Laugh and Smile stamp set along with the Layered Smile die set. I have a Travelers Notebook that I fill with some of my favorite photos and memories, and I decided to make a TN spread featuring a photo of a meme that I created of my youngest daughter.
First, I worked on making a stamped page for the left side. Since my daughter is wearing a red polkadot bow in the photo, I knew I wanted to use red ink. I chose Distress Oxide inks in the colors abandoned coral and picked raspberry. I used my misti stamping tool, and set up the two stamps: “start each day with a,” and the “SMILE” in the middle of the stamping platform. I used the gridlines to help line everything up, and I was able to move my paper up in different intervals to create a nice even stamped sheet. I loved the way it turned out!
I set aside the stamped page, and began to work on my right side. I chose a red & pink polkadot paper to match the bow in the photo, and the colors in the stamped page. I trimmed it to completely fill up my TN page. I adhered my photo, and added just a little bit of machine stitching.
Next, I stamped the label image from the Remember When stamp set with the same DO ink in abandoned coral. I fussy cut it out, and wrote in my journaling, which says “my sweet sassy girl... your funny faces are perfect for memes!” I also stamped the “I love your” stamp from the Laugh and Smile stamp set, but trimmed off the “r” to make it say I Love You, and added it to my page as well.
Then, I die cut the word smile from glitter cardstock. I glued it to the layout directly about the photo. I managed not to loose that tiny dot for the letter i, ha!
I decided to keep my layout pretty monochromatic, so I choose embellishments in reds, pinks, and golds. I choose some cute little stickers, and embellished along the right side of the page.
To finish off the left side of the spread, I adhered a strip of the same polkadot pattern paper to the left side of the page. Then, I trimmed down my stamped panel and adhered it to the page as well. I added some machine stitching, and roughened up the edge of the stamped paper. I also stamped the “start each day with a” sentiment in black, fussy cut it out, and adhered it on top of the last row of stamping with foam tape to bring a little black to the left side.
I love the way my TN spread turned out, and I hope you do too! That photo of my daughter just cracks me up! I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty! Don’t forget to check out the Laugh and Smile stamp set…it’s perfect for memory keeping! Thanks for stopping by!
I really like Jung's bright and happy Traveler's Notebook layout. And I love the idea of using a meme for memory keeping projects!
If you like this project, you aren't going to want to miss Jung's Laugh and Smile pocket page project. It shows another example of how to use the Laugh and Smile stamp set, the Layered Smile dies, and the Layered Laugh Dies together to make scrapbook layouts about being happy!