It’s been awhile since my last Scrapbooking 101 post, so I figured it was time for another. One technique I like to use on scrapbook pages is to add an embellishment in the form of an initial. You can choose the initial you use from
- the title of the page (ex: S for Snow Day)
- the main subject of the page (ex: B for Birthday)
- the people in the photographs (ex: T for Tara)
On my page, I chose the initial M because the main subject of the page is Mother’s Day and mothers. I stamped the M on cardstock, then punched it out with my circle punch. I added this to the bottom of a tag-shaped die-cut and then tied a ribbon around the top. Just a fun way to draw attention to my initial. Try adding an initial embellishment or two on your next page!
About the page: On Mother’s Day in 2005, our church held a Baby Dedication Day for its members and any babies born within a certain time period. Seth was 3 months old at the time and my mom drove up for the occasion. It was a great opportunity to get photos of our family and mom and I with the kids afterwards.
Note: the rose red cardstock on the side is not part of the page….I just used it to help distinguish the white page from the white background. But seeing it here in the photo, I’m thinking that some rose red accents might look nice on the page. Hmmm…maybe a few changes are in order!
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Stamp sets: lovely letters alphabet, all holidays; Inks: regal rose, tempting turquoise; Cardstock: whisper white, tempting turquoise, regal rose, island blossoms simply scrappin’ kit; Embellishments: white gel pen, whisper white organza ribbon, playground designer buttons; Tools: big shot, standard cutting pads, two tags bigz die