Hi Crafty Friends! This is Toph and this is my very first blog post here at Technique Tuesday. I am so excited to share my garden scrapbook page with you. And some of my favorite spring card ideas from our creative team!
My Garden Scrapbook Layout
Drive southeast from Portland on Highway 224, and you'll see a little yellow farmhouse sitting across from the Barton store. Every time I drive that road it takes me back to simpler times. In the 90s, this little farmhouse was nestled into acres of bright petunias, foxgloves, sunflowers, and zinnias. This was my kingdom, and I ran through it barefoot and wild.
The garden was one of my dad’s passions. I wish I could say I picked up his gardening skills, but I can barely keep houseplants alive. Instead of growing flowers of my own, I make handmade spring cards and scrapbook pages about gardening to capture my fond memories of these times gone by.
I wanted the focal point of my scrapbook page to be photos of me as a child standing at the edge of my father's garden. Recently, during a big move, I rediscovered these photos so they seemed like the perfect centerpiece for this gardening-themed layout. I chose green and yellow cardstock for my layout background in order to compliment the garden setting.
To make the title block for my gardening-themed scrapbook page, I used white cardstock and the smallest label from the set of Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies. Then I stamped the "Remember Your Roots" sentiment and the line-flourish stamp from the Love Grows Here Stamp Set onto the small die-cut label. The "Remember Your Roots" sentiment was perfect for this project because the open font allowed me to add my own pop of color. I simply colored in the letters in the word "Roots" with a yellow pencil so my title coordinated nicely with the yellow flowers that my child self held while posing for this photo.
To make the journaling block, I used the "Cultivate a Good Life" sentiment and the small flower accent stamp (both from the Love Grows Here Stamp Set) and added some handwritten details.
I’ve moved far away from Barton, Oregon, but I will always have roots there. I’ve called many places home over the years, and while my current home is far away, my scrapbook page brings back fond childhood memories of time spent in my father's Oregon garden.
Spring Card Ideas
Our creative team members have made so many beautiful spring cards. It was hard to choose which ones to include here. I think my current favorite is the first one. The sentiment “Full of Promise” (from our Growing Garden Stamp Set) captures what I love about springtime. This is the season when the green returns and the world around us reawakens. This is the season of planting what will soon bloom. I love the promises of light and joy that springtime brings each year!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my garden scrapbook page and all of these spring cards. You can see more projects like these by visiting the Spring and Garden Collection of stamps and craft dies on our website. When you click on the stamps or dies, it will bring up projects too!
Limited Time Special Offer
See a project you like and want to recreate it? Or are you inspired to make some unique spring cards of your own? From now through Thursday, 4/29/2021, we're offering 15% off all of our stamps and craft dies that are spring or gardening themed. That includes the products I used to make my scrapbook layout and our team used to make the spring cards. Use coupon code GARDENING and get your favorites today! Then have some fun creating a garden full of paper craft projects for your family and friends!