Story Card Sunday: Simply Amazing

Woot! Woot!

Sunday means it is time for another installment in our Story Card Sunday blog series.


Today's Story Card pays tribute to the Olympics since so many us are watching the events unfold. Anyone have a favorite moment so far? It's the medal ceremonies for me. The tears pretty much start flowing the second they start.

Like many of the cards we feature on Story Card Sunday, this one would look great in a pocket-style scrapbook page. It'd also work well on a traditional page. If you are a card maker, you could use different words on it to make it more card-friendly.

So let's get started.


Start by cutting a base from white cardstock with our Story Card DIY Steel Dies.Scs_20_2

Now you are going to cut five circles from yellow, black, green, blue and red cardstocks. You are going to need the smallest two circles from our Circles steel dies and a small amount of decorative tape (or Painter's tape).

Set the circles down onto the first piece of cardstock like so. Place a piece of tape on top to hold the dies in place.


Run the dies through your die-cutting machine. Repeat this process to make five rings that look like this.


Now use your scissors to snip an opening in each ring.


Arrange the rings onto your base card, connecting them as you go.


Finish the Story Card off with a stamped sentiment. I used words from Technique Tuesday's College Ruled and Look At This stamp sets.


One of the neat things about the Look At This set is that it includes arrows you can add to your sentiment like I did. I like being able to add them because you can make the arrow go the direction you want it to go.

Your completed card should look something like this.



By the way, you can kick this card up a notch by adding a layer of Glossy Accents or glitter glue over the rings. It will make them really stand out!

I'll be back next week with another Story Card. Hope to see you then!


Memory Keeping with Laura

We've got Laura O'Donnell here today with a scrapbook page!

Take it away, Laura!


"My daughter has played softball since second grade and now, in 8th grade, she's on a club team where they start their season in September and finish up in July.  These pictures were taken in September at their first scrimmage on a perfect day to be outside playing ball.


I used a journaling block stamp from the Who What Where by Ali Edwards stamp set, which is one of my most used stamps for both layouts and Project Life.  The All Star stamp is from Go Team and Play Ball is from Baseball.  


I did the stamping with Technique Tuesday's Black and Brown inks, and blue from the Basic Color 5 Pack.  I think I'll be using these 2 sports sets for years to come, and by changing the inks they'll always coordinate with whatever colors the uniforms are."

Thanks, Laura, for sharing your page!


Scrapbooking Volleyball Memories with Sharyn

We've got Sharyn Tormanen here today with layout she made in honor of her daughter playing volleyball.


Sharyn used stamps from our Volleyball stamp set to stamp on her journaling box and pictures and to stamp the volleyballs.

"I used Staz-On to stamp the words directly onto the photos, and then used masking to make the volleyball and the word volleyball joined together as a stronger title. Fun!"

Nice job, Sharyn!