I've just recently started creating scrapbook pages…it's such a natural progression from stamping! And, I love how the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kits make it SO easy!
Each kit comes with two 12×12" sheets each of four colors of textured card stock, and three 12×12" sheets each of two styles of coordinating, double-sided Designer Series Papers. But, the best part is all the matching images that come with the kit—two sheets each of three 6×12" sheets filled with cool, self-adhesive die-cuts! These accents not only make it quick and easy to put a page together, they also create a wonderful theme throughout all of the pages in your album! The whole SS Kit is just $24.95!
Take the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit filled with with flowers, birds, clouds and hearts in bright, cheery colors. It's great for all the memories you're making on these beautiful, sunny Spring days! The pretty papers remind me of a day at the lake, or a trip to the ice cream parlor! (Seriously, who calls them parlors anymore? It's either the DQ or Zestos around here!)
And, I really like the high quality Textured Card Stock that comes with it, rather than standard card stock—it may be subtle, but it adds so much to the look (and feel!) of your page!
My Sunny Day Progressive Scrap Page
Have you ever created a progressive scrapbook page? Being a newbie to the scrapping world, I was very excited, and much less intimidated, to start designing pages when I learned this step-by-step approach to getting pages created! The basic idea is to start with simple mini pages and build on those until you've created an awesome, layered, full-size page.
6×6" Page: So, my first step was to design a 6×6" page—that's easy! Even I can do that!
I used a 6×6" of the Pink Passion Textured card stock, a strip of some decorative paper, and a simple flower and stem accent from my sticker sheet. The only thing I added that wasn't in the kit was the Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and a piece of Whisper White card stock.
As you can see, I again used card stock from the kit, as well as a larger piece of Designer Paper. The striped strip is one of the self-adhesive accents—no cutting or gluing—just peel it off and apply! There are several of these strips included in each of the styles of Kits.
I added a few more flower accents, and a couple of places to mount photos (or journal) and the page is done…
…at least in that size!
12×12" Page: Now, it's time to move up to the standard 12×12" size page!
This time, I decorated a full sheet of Old Olive Textured card stock with coordinating Designer Paper, a quick-strip accent, and some small flower details—all stuff from the kit. A couple of small photo mats and ribbon finish the background, and I layer my 8-1/2 x 11" page on top again.
I've heard some scrappers say they don't like to "waste their time" doing small 6×6" album pages, since you can only fit one or two photos on them, at the most.
Actually, I've found that the 6×6" page is very versatile. They are quick to put together, because your canvas is so small. You can pop it right into a 6×6" Linen Post Brag Book, or use it on a calendar page. Or, you can use it as an excellent starting point for turning it into a great 12×12" page just by adding a couple more
photos and some journaling—Progressive Pages!
With just one page, I've barely even dug into all the contents of the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit. There's enough card stock, paper and embellishments to create several more pages, and even then, have LOTS of die-cuts left over.
Why not try the leftovers on some quick and easy cards? In fact, these Simply Scrappin' Kits could be used solely for that purpose!
I found this photo on the Stamping With Aimee website showing more than 30 cards that she created using the Sunny Day Kit! All that she added was a spool of grosgrain ribbon and a package of Library Clips.
Wow! Absolutely Too Cool!