At 14, goodie bags at a birthday party just aren’t cool anymore (unless you want to spend $$ on each guest), so for Isabel’s friends coming on her birthday road trip, we did scrapbook pages. I really loved the 2012 Convention Make & Take using the “You’re Amazing” stamp set and divided scrapbook pages from Stampin’ Up! so I decided to CASE that for the girls.
You’ll see that we once again used the Travel Log images that I had stamped when I borrowed the stamps from a fellow demonstrator. Funny story with that stamp set. I was meeting the other demonstrator at a SU meeting and I wanted to stamp the images I needed and return the stamp set at the meeting. I totally forgot that they were clear mounted stamps so I had no blocks with me. ACK! What’s a stampin’ girl to do? Use your iPhone as a block. Yep, I attached the clear stamps to the back of my phone and stamped away! 🙂 I’d post a picture, but I only had my phone with me so I couldn’t take a picture of my phone with my phone. 🙂
Back to the originally scheduled post here. In addition to the Travel Log Stamp set, the girls also used Sentimental Journey (retired) and Feel Goods from the current 2013 Occasions Catalog. For Designer Series paper, I used Tea for Two. I also used the Tea for Two fabric. Isabel hand picked the pattern for each girl. Consistent with the original design from convention, I used Natural Composition and First Edition Specialty Papers. My color pallet was the 2011-2013 In Colors- Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party. I couldn’t resist adding a some Hung Up Cute Clips and also a Soda Pop Top.
The lower right pocket holds a booklet that opens to include more photos and embellishments. I gave all the girls extra images from Travel Log.
Here’s a trick with the Soda Pop Tops- to flatten them, run them through the Big Shot between your cutting plates using your platform. Super fun and cute! I might have to stock up on the soda pop tops before the catalog ends in May.
I used Crystal Effects on the Soda Pop Top image. I ended up buying a new bottle of Crystal Effects for the project. If you haven’t bought a bottle since the 2012-2013 catalog came out, you will be pleasantly surprised! There is a little pokey thing in the lid to help keep it from clogging. Very cool! Those folks at Stampin’ Up! headquarters are so smart!
The Cute Clips are a fun accent for cards and scrapbook pages. And, at $4.95 for a container of 24, it is a bargain. The Hung Up clips have an arrow, hanger, and thought bubble. I also purchased the Elements clips which have a whale, heart, and bird. I used the arrow clips along with some small banners that I made with scraps of the Designer Series paper and cardstock. They stamped the word “Journey” (Sentimental Journey Stamp Set) on the cardstock. I also used a bit of Island Indigo ribbon from the Sycamore Street Ribbons and Buttons. I stacked things together and attached with glue dots before adding the Cute Clip. The whole arrangement was attached to the outer plastic with another couple of glue dots.
Isabel and her friends loved their pages and it was a fun activity for them in between sight seeing while we were in Forks and Port Angeles. Plus, they have a great way to capture their memories.
While on our trip, we toured the sights of Port Angeles and Forks (beach, Twighlight, shopping, etc.). The girls also went out to the driving ranch to hit some golf balls and they went roller skating. Birthday dinner was at Pacific Pizza in Forks and we had a great cake made by a friend of my mom. It was a fun weekend for everyone.
God Bless and Happy Stampin’!